Does Your Lawn Need Aerating?

Aerating your lawn

Your lawn needs to breathe. Every time you step on your lawn, mow your grass, or allow your children to play in the yard, your lawn soil becomes a little more compacted. Minimal use usually isn’t a significant problem. Seasonal freezing and thawing can help keep your soil loose, as well as the occasional earthworm […]

Do you have Grubs?

Do you have Grubs

If you’ve had problems in early summer with beetles, and by late summer dead patches of grass have appeared in your lawn, you probably have grubs. Grubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles, June beetles, chafers, and others. These white, C-shaped grubs feast on organic matter in the soil, including grass roots. Signs of Grub […]

10 Things to Do in Your Garden in May

No matter where you live, May is a busy time in the garden. No matter what your gardening interest/obsession—vegetables, flowers, roses, shrubs, and trees—it’s time to don your work gloves and dig in. 1. Decorate with Hanging Baskets Brighten porches, patios, and pergolas with a generous helping of flowering hanging baskets. Filled to the brim […]

What Every Gardener Should Know About Mulching

mulch

Adding mulch to your garden is one of the best things you can do for healthy soil—here are 6 ways to do it right.The best time-saving measure a gardener can take is applying mulch. This goes for everywhere from vegetable gardens to flower beds. Mulched gardens are healthier, have fewer weeds, and are more drought-resistant […]

Quick Tips On How to Mow the Lawn Properly

Choose the Right Setting, Time and Pattern Grass does better if it’s cut at a higher mower setting. This also helps cut down on weeds. The optimum goal is to cut one-third of the length of grass, allowing clippings to decompose and return nutrients back into the soil. If the lawn is out of control, […]

How To Improve Your Garden Soil With Everyday Kitchen Ingredients

A compost heap is a great way to recycle kitchen waste and improve your garden soil for free. However not everyone has the space needed and depending on where you live, you may want to deter any unwanted furry visitors. It’s not always necessary to compost kitchen waste before adding it to your soil. So […]

TOP 5 ANNUALS FOR INSTANT BEAUTY

Dreaming of color and no more snow in April? Plant carefree flowering annuals for a low-maintenance garden. They’re easy to take care of, making them a great choice for busy lifestyles. Plenty of options come as ready-made planters with one flowering annual variety or several. If you are feeling creative, just choose your favorite flowering annuals from […]

Basic Rose Care

Basic Rose Care Enjoy beautiful, healthy roses with these easy tips. ​Pick the Right Site ​Start your roses off right by making sure you grow them in a good spot. Roses do best in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun a day) and well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter. If your […]

Easter Flowers

Easter is a joyous holiday celebrated in the spring to honor the resurrection of Christ. Easter flowers are often a central theme to religious celebrations, but are also part of secular Easter festivities. Whether you wish to present traditional flowers that symbolize the death and resurrection of  Christ or simply want to brighten the holidays, understanding […]