Americans love their lawns. You can tell because we drop around $40 billion annually on taking care of them. Granted, a lot of that goes to lawn care equipment, but it’s still a staggering amount of money. Continue Reading
Spring lawn care – It is time to spring lawn care and get back outside and resume our gardening and landscaping endeavors. If you are one of the few brave enough to tackle your lawn and landscape on your own, kudos to you! It can be hard work, although fun for some, to maintain a healthy, lush lawn and landscape. Continue Reading
Who doesn’t love stepping outside into soft, lush, thick grass? When putting forth the proper effort and care into a lawn, the payoff can be huge. However, lawn care is not only for a single season. Lawn care is more than just a warm-weather task. Continue Reading
After the winter is gone, you will need to perform regular lawncare in order to assure you have a beautiful lawn for the upcoming summer season. When you look at your lawn in spring it may be hard to visualize as it was in the height of its beauty the last time you mowed it in the fall. However, this chore is not as hard as you may think. Continue Reading
Choosing Container Plants – The most important thing to consider when growing any plant in a container is the direction of the sun. In the northern hemisphere, if a patio faces south, it is sheltered, and the general climate is hot enough, heat-loving plants can be grown. If it faces north then you should concentrate on those plants that will flourish in a degree of shade.
Plants For Colorful Spring Garden – Spring is that season when suddenly the days seem to get longer, the sun comes out a little more and occasionally you get to sit in the garden without freezing. More importantly you can start clearing up the garden, doing the last bits of pruning and look forward to plants coming to life. But of course flowers have already started to show in the garden and there is nothing better than doing your gardening amongst big swathes of daffodils and tulips.
Spring bulbs are the one sure way of getting really early color into your spring garden. Plants such as narcissus ‘February Gold’ do what they say on the packet, consistently flowering in early February and sometimes even in January.