In this article we help you prepare for the harsh winter months ahead. Fall is the time to take stock of your shrubs’ health and prep them for the winter ahead, especially if you live in a colder climate.
Lawn fungal diseases take on a variety of forms from dead-looking brown patches to highly visible spots, threads, rings, or slimes. Once they strike your yard, grass fungal diseases can be difficult to treat. Fortunately, the right lawn care practices can go a long way toward prevention and treatment; and in severe cases, a fungicide can help eradicate the spores to keep it from spreading. Here are some tips for preventing and treating fungal diseases in your lawn.
All shade is not equal. knowing what you can grow in shady spaces is important. Some shady conditions will yield more produce than others will, while some areas are better left for hostas and moss. Gardeners should be familiar with the different types of shade, but should also keep in mind that measuring how much shade your garden gets isn’t always easy.
Since so many different types of mulch are readily available, another important question that homeowners need to ask is, “How Much Mulch Should You Order?” To help answer this question, only a few items are necessary—a pen, a piece of paper, a tape measure, and a calculator.
Yellow nutsedge is often mistaken for crabgrass. However, the growth and control and treatment of yellow nutsedge is very different from crabgrass. Unlike crabgrass, there is no pre-emergent product available to help minimize the population of this plant.
Ground Ivy, Wild Strawberry, & Wild Violet can be considered some of the most difficult-to-control weeds in a lawn. They can drive homeowners crazy with their efforts to rid their lawns of these weeds with little or no success. The key to getting rid of ground ivy and wild violets is knowing the best time to apply control products.
The best weapon you have against this annual weed is crabgrass pre-emergence herbicide (also called crabgrass preventer). You apply this product in the spring before the crabgrass seed sprouts. The product forms a barrier over the soil surface that helps to suppress the crabgrass seeds from germinating.
What is it that you’re hoping to accomplish in landscaping your property line? Once you answer that over-arching question, many of the details will fall into place (with a little aid from the ideas we present here). As you’ll see from reading the information below, deciding on how to landscape a boundary largely comes down to sifting through your various options.