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.
These are among the most dramatic and rewarding garden plants, lifting your eyes skywards as they reach towards the sun. They are ideal for beautifying walls, fences and ugly outbuildings, and can also be draped over pergolas to provide welcome shade, or used to carpet banks. Some have spectacular flowers that emerge in spring and can be deliciously scented. Others are grown for their leaves, while the evergreens provide year-round interest.
Clematis. There is a clematis for virtually every season of the year. All the following, group 1, flower during the spring on the previous year’s growth. Prune the bushes after flowering.
Enjoy Your Deck In The Winter – The main thing to keep in mind through the autumn and winter months is that the weather can be quite harsh. Therefore spring and summer furniture will need to be replaced with something more hard-wearing. Wicker and light plastic chairs for example will be no use in windy, harsh weather. You should ideally purchase weatherproof furniture that won’t blow away. Continue Reading