A well-maintained cool-season turf grass lawn is a pleasure. Whether you have children or grandchildren that play on it, pets that roll on it, or just enjoy looking at it, all lawns benefit from some fertilizer. However, there are a few things you need to consider when deciding to fertilize your cool-season turf grass.
A greenhouse is a perfect way to keep flowers and vegetables growing through the winter months. It has a number of other fun uses too. In this quick introduction, we tell you the basics of how to set up a greenhouse, as well as some of the many reasons why it’s a great idea.
To everything there is a season, as the song goes. That includes your garden, its plants, and its colors. While it may not stay lush and green during winter, it still can have all of its charm and appeal. Far from going on a total hibernation during the winter months, there is no reason why your garden can’t continue to be beautiful even as the earthy browns and icy whites set in. One way to dress your yard in the colors of winter is to foster some of these ten native wildflowers. While summer is the flowering season, winter is the time of the seedpod. They come in all shapes and sizes as well as in varying earth tones, and each one has its own particular beautiful quality.
Common buckthorn is an invasive plant species that can cause severe damage to the north-eastern eco system. How do you identify it? You will usually find it growing aggressively in the shade of deciduous tree canopies, and it can reach heights of around 35 feet. Common buckthorn also tends to lose its leaves much later in the fall than many other native species.
Luckily, there is a host of options to choose from when it comes to planting native alternatives in place of this invader. Here are a few that are worth considering:
Despite fall making its presence known, summer is still lingering in the air in September. This makes it an enjoyable and abundant month in the Northeastener’s garden. Make the most of the weather while it lasts with this comprehensive checklist.
Autumn is a time of change—the kids are heading back to school, the weather starts cooling down and fall foliage puts on a colorful show that even the staunchest devotees of summer can enjoy. Brightening your yard with fiery fall foliage isn’t all that complicated—there are plenty of trees, shrubs and flowers that produce brilliant hues and do well over a range of climates and seasons. These six ideas for autumn color will make your yard pop.
Living a busy lifestyle means having much less time to spend tending to your garden. Never mind the fact that you probably will not be all that keen to spend an endless amount of time outdoors when the weather is less than pleasant!
With this in mind, we would like to recommend a beautiful evergreen that does not need regular watering, and that will add interest to your garden during the fall and winter months. Introducing Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana).
As an avid gardener, you no doubt face various challenges. Your flowers and plants could be preyed on by pests such as aphids and cutworms.
Controlling them with chemicals isn’t advisable because they’re harmful to the environment and costly. Pests are also increasingly showing immunity to chemicals. The only feasible solution is to use organic means.
Beating the summer heat in a pristine pool is every family’s dream, but you may feel like keeping your pool clean is a nightmare. Fortunately, you can save yourself time and money by being proactive about pool maintenance. Keep the following things in mind when caring for and maintaining your pool.