We all know we are supposed to mulch and we know it’s good for our beds. Do we really know when we should do it, how much we should mulch and what kind to use? If you have questions like I did then read on and get those questions answered. I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t know too much about mulch when I started gardening. I’ve learned a bit over the years by asking questions and trial and error. I am glad I can share my tips and insights into mulch with you.
Is there anything better than a garden filled with spring vegetables? I don’t think so but maybe I’m biased. When I walked out to the garden this morning it was a wonderful site. My lettuce is fully grown and ready to be harvested, I can’t decide which to pick first. My tomatoes have been started and are growing into their cages. The green beans are starting to sprout and will be ready to start climbing up the trellis soon. I love the smell of my basil, oregano and lemon thyme. Spending the morning in my garden kicks my day off in a wonderful way.
I love garden tools! Is there anything more fun than dusting off your garden tools as you get ready to bring your yard to life, in spring? There are so many options that it can be hard to choose. What garden tools do you really need? What tools are necessary and what tools are just fun to have? Is it actually important to invest in good garden tools? Do I really need watering cans if I have a hose? All these questions run through the average gardeners mind as they are assembling their tools to maintain their gardens.
It’s exciting to move, but you have a new yard – now what do you do? You’ve picked the perfect house, in the perfect neighborhood and can’t wait to get settled. Then you look outside and realize there’s a whole new yard you’ve never taken care of. You don’t know what’s been done to it or how it’s been maintained. You don’t know what issues it might have. Is the drainage good, has it been fertilized, how will I know? It can be overwhelming to take over a new yard but making a plan is the key. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through coming up with a plan so you can create the yard you’ve always dreamed of.
We’ve all seen the dreaded Bog Pit after a heavy rain and hope it doesn’t happen to us. If your lawn has water sitting in it for hours or days after a heavy rain, you may have a drainage problem. Do you have problems with your grass but are able to grow moss? Is the yard wet and squishy a lot of the time? If you answered yes to any of these questions you might have a drainage problem, but the issues can be solved.
Curb Appeal makes your home stand out from everyone else’s in the neighborhood! If you want everyone to drive by your home and say – I wish my house looked like that. Or when you drive up it makes you say – I love my home! By using some of the suggestions below you can have your home looking brand new. Most of these projects can be completed in a weekend and can be done yourself. There are some suggestions that may require professional assistance but will be worth the cost.
When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your tree. Below are a number of tips on caring for your tree:
Things to Remember in Advance of Freezing Temperatures
Pets, plants and pipes get a lot of attention in the media when the weather turns wintry, but don’t forget about your irrigation system!
Protecting your plants this Winter should be at the top of your to do list! The weather for this coming Winter is predicted to be colder than normal, and we are expected to have higher chances of precipitation than usual. Now is the time to be proactive, get prepared, so you don’t end up losing half of your shrubs when we get an unexpected over night freeze!