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Removing Unwanted Trees And Saplings

Removing Unwanted Trees And Saplings

Trees provide shade, create a breeze on a summer day, provide housing for birds and squirrels, and add nothing but happiness to our neighborhoods and homes. That is unless that lovely old swamp oak is beginning to grow roots that are threatening your home’s water system. That big shade tree with the swaying branches is dropping sap and twigs onto your brand new automobile, and termites are eating up that lovely chestnut tree. What to do?

Different towns and villages have different ordinances for the removal of dead or dying trees. For example, imagine the situation when the town where you live will remove a tree that is dead, obstructing the view of traffic, or lifting the sidewalk due to overgrown roots. After the tree is removed, the burden of fixing the sidewalk is passed to the homeowner. This can cause strife between neighbors, none of which will ever claim ownership of the tree.

How Much Water Does A Lawn Really Need?

How Much Water Does A Lawn Really Need?

It is just as important how you water as how much you water. It is not that difficult to keep your lawn green and lush with a little planning when it comes to watering. You want to water deeply and infrequently to have a healthy deep rooted grass lawn . An oscillating lawn sprinkler can help you ensure that your whole lawn is evenly watered.


Let’s say you decide on 1 1/2 inches a week. You can do it in 2 doses or one, but don’t do just a little each day. If you do a little each day your grass will have shallow roots and you can have all kinds of drought problems.

If you have sandy soil in your garden, it is best to water your lawn twice a week since sandy soil drains faster and soon the water becomes too far down for your thirsty grass roots to reach it.

Gardening In September

Gardening In September

With the summers receding and the drop in temperatures becoming quite evident as the month of September is approaching, days have become slightly shorter. But, September does not have to be the end of summer. Even though many plants will be past their best by now, some care and general maintenance will keep the gardening flourishing often into October. Though the weather conditions would not have much to add to the ornamental aspect of your garden, there still are many reasons to cheer about.

An ideal harvesting month, it is the most perfect time to pick the perfect raspberries and apples for homemade jams and pies, as you can store those for long during the winter months ahead. This is also the month for you to initiate planting for spring, while enjoying the last few of the summer fruits.

Low-Pollen Flower Garden

Low-Pollen Flower Garden

Some people have an allergic reaction to the pollen emitted by grass and flowers, and it called Hay Fever. When pollen that is in the air enters your nose it sets off a reaction with the lining of the nose. The symptoms of Hay Fever therefore tend to be concentrated on the sinuses, the nose and the eyes and this can make life during the spring and summer especially, very uncomfortable.

Whether growing flowers in your garden or displaying them in your home, there are flowers that are low in pollen that will help keep you allergy free. The easiest way to decide which ones to go for is to firstly choose female flowers. The male portion of a flower, known as the stamen, contains the anther. The anther is a sac with four chambers, and pollen is produced inside it. When the anther is full, it bursts, releasing pollen to fertilize other flowers. Female flowers don’t produce pollen and are therefore less likely to set off an allergic reaction.

Decorate Your Summer Garden With Flower Containers

Decorate Your Summer Garden With Flower Containers

These are an excellent way of growing even more plants during the summer, in all kinds of surprising, unlikely places. Hanging baskets can be used beside outside doors, on sheds and pillars, and window boxes on walls at the end of the garden. Whenever you see a space on a wall, imagine it filled with flower containers packed with brightly coloured plants.

The most sensational display is a bright white wall with 20 or 30 small pots, nailed up in rows. Plant them with pelargoniums, which come in all colours from soft salmon pink to brash red, or your favourite herbs.

How To Create A Garden Masterpiece?

How To Create A Garden Masterpiece?

Creating a sleight of hand in your garden takes time and hard work. A discerning gardener wants nothing less than a garden masterpiece, a bowling green lawn, beautiful colours, and flowers, and he/she will want to weave their own special magic into their own garden space.

A beautiful garden gives peace, pleasure, and stimulates us into a state of well-being. There of course are many kinds of gardens, and garden plants are planted in all sorts of places, the most common being obviously the garden that surrounds your house.

Anyone can make a garden anywhere – in a window box, indoor garden, kitchen garden, and of course becoming more and more popular is container plants, these containers can be placed in strategic places around your garden and depending on the container gives interest.