Lawn Watering Hacks to Use This Summer

Posted on August 28th, 2015 by
Here are a few lawn watering “hacks” that you should know. ©iStockphoto.com/AOtzen

For many homeowners, the easiest way to deal with a lawn is to try to over-water into health. This technique is not the most environmentally sensitive way to handle the problem. With that thought in mind, here are a few lawn watering “hacks” that you should know:

Water at Night – Aside from the fact that the midday sun will cause the majority of your water to evaporate before it can be incorporated into the plant, watering during the day can also cause quite a bit of leaf and stem damage.

Water “Deep,” Not Often – One large soaking is …
Read More

Go Green in Your Landscape With Natural Weed Control

Posted on August 26th, 2015 by
Here are a few suggestions on how to “go green” with your weed control. ©iStockphoto.com/lolostock

Keeping weeds from overtaking your lawn or garden is one of the most important tasks facing any home gardener. While many resort to using man-made herbicides, the more environmentally conscious ones choose to take a more natural approach. Here are a few suggestions on how to “go green” with your weed control:

Get Physical – It has worked for thousands of years and in many ways is the most effective way to rid your garden of those nuisances that threaten your more valuable plants. For best results, ensure that you get as much of the root as possible.

Try Boiling …
Read More

How to Create a Landscape That Won't Eat All Your Time

Posted on August 19th, 2015 by
Here are a few tips on how to create an interesting landscape that will not monopolize your time. ©iStockphoto.com/michaeljung

Some people love the fact and others hate it but there is little doubt that it takes a lot of time to keep up with a home landscape. For those in the latter camp, here are a few tips on how to create an interesting landscape that will not monopolize your time:

Pick the Right Plants – Seems obvious, right? Still, there are countless homeowners who plant maintenance-intensive plants without any consideration for their future needs. Instead, simply consult a professional horticulturalist to find the easiest plants to maintain.

Arrange Them Strategically – Plant maintenance can be made significantly easier …
Read More