Lawn Fertilizer – When to apply

Lawn fertilizer, when to apply. One of the very finest times to feed established lawns is in early spring….. in the North even before frost is out of the ground. At this time plant nutrients can do the most good-needed nourishment will be readily available for rapid spring growth, And there are other points that make early lawn feeding a […]

6 Common Fall and Winter Diseases

Lawn diseases don’t always appear in the summer. There are many that prefer the cool, wet weather of fall and winter. Here is a brief background on six of the most common diseases you could face during the fall and winter and how to deal with them. Necrotic Ring Spot This disease can occur when temperatures are anywhere from 65 […]

Plant Foods

The three essential elements (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potash) together with the “agents” are secured by plants from the soil, and these are termed collectively “plant foods.” Manures. Manures may be included under this heading, and, strictly speak­ing, they furnish a measure of plant foods to the plants. However, their chief value lies in the supply of better texture, more water-holding […]

Acid Soil Garden

In recent years it has come to be recognized that certain species of plants, including some of the most highly prized ornamental shrubs, are favored by acids in the soil and injured or killed by alka­line materials, such as lime and manure. Universities have made a special study of this and accordingly, there has arisen a new type of horticulture, […]

6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Grass Seed Blend

Before you grab the cheapest grass seed blend off the shelf to use in establishing your new lawn, take a look at the seed label and ask yourself a few questions. Doing so may save you from actually spending more for a poorer quality lawn! What is the purity percentage? The purity percentage tells you how much of the blend […]

How to identify your Garden soil

Countless ages ago the mighty globe upon which we live was cast from the sun; a molten mass of red-hot rock. Its surface cooled and cracked, grad­ually became rock; the rock crumbled, decayed, and finally became soil, and plants started to grow from it. Where plants can grow there is soil; therefore even on the bare surface of a rock […]

Planting a New Lawn

A good lawn is the starting point for any successful home garden. New lawns can be made almost any time during the growing season though spring and fall are preferred, with fall considered the best season in northern sections of the country. However, no matter when you make a new lawn, there are certain steps that must be followed if […]

Growing Giant Pumpkins

GROWING GIANT PUMPKINS Basic Cultural Practices by Joel Holland SOIL PREPARATION: Minimum space is approx. 300 sq. ft. per plant. Doubling this space or even more would be an advantage, and will generally result in a larger pumpkins. Prepare the soil by cultivation. Rake out larger stones, clumps of sod, etc. Incorporate into the soil an inch or more of […]

How to maintain a lawn – Lawn care

Lawn Maintenance Established lawns need regular care if they are to remain beautiful. This care includes such things as plant feeding, reseeding, and proper mowing and watering. In northern sections, fall offers an ideal season for renovating established lawns since it enables gardeners to combine an effective weed control program with lawn care. When feeding lawns in spring, after growth […]

10 Pumpkin Poems

Pumpkin Poem or Two by Tony Hickman All poem’s are copyrighted. Request to publish any poem requires permission by Tony Hickman. Additional Educational Pumpkin Poem’s are on this link. If you would like to see how my pumpkin patch is doing this 2001, please stop by. WHO Who’s got the biggest And who’s didn’t bust Who’s telling lies And who […]