Robot Lawn Mowers Better At Backyard Maintenance?

Is A Robotic Lawn Mower Right For My Backyard? Most of us dread mowing the lawn during the summer. The mere thought of pushing your gas-powered across the yard under the sticky, hot weather every other week is exhausting. Also, if your weekdays are always loaded with work, you’d rather relax and unwind over the weekend than trim grass. But […]

How to properly take care of a lawn

Every house owner wants his lawn to be healthy and good-looking. But a healthy lawn is not just a sight for sore eyes. A healthy lawn helps cool the air and enrich it with oxygen. A novice gardener may think that caring for a lawn is a hard and energy-intensive job. The truth is, with proper technique and good timing, […]

Best Tips on How to Dethatch a Lawn

Thatch is a combination of living and dead materials that forms an organic mulch. It is located between the soil surface and green grass blades. Organic matters such as mulched leaves and grass clippings break down quickly. However, other materials such as twigs and stems take a longer time to decompose. When the build-up outpaces the breakdown, then the thatch […]

Helping Your St. Augustine Grass Survive the Winter

When you live in the south, there’s nothing quite like St. Augustine Grass to give you a lush and beautiful front lawn.  Its durability helps it stand up the rigors of a southern summer, and its resistance to salinity means it’s appropriate even if you have a home on the coast.  For those who live a bit further north and […]

How to Aerate and Overseed Your Centipede Grass

Centipede grass is a staple for lawns and backyards for many homeowners. Centipede grass grows best in plant hardiness zones 7 through 10 and reaches heights of 1 to 3 inches. Grass thins out as time goes by and it is important to regularly overseed your lawn to keep that lush green field around each season. Aeration is the process […]

Lawn care – How to Plant a Lawn or Grass

How many times have you heard this remark? “Oh, what a beautiful home!” Frequently the person who says this refers to the green, velvety lawn, for a lawn adds more to the beauty of a home than any other single factor. Many homeowners have admired the lawns of others and wished that his/her own lawn could be made as attractive. […]

Growing Figs trees in a greenhouse

Where as figs in the open will only ripen one crop of fruit a year, those in a heated greenhouse can ripen two. With sufficient heat it is even possible to secure three crops a year, but this is a heavy drain on the strength of the tree and expensive in fuel consumption as it is necessary to start growth […]

Garden Guides on Bulbs

Fall planted bulbs for Spring Beauty Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Crocuses … the bulbs of spring … are plants in miniature, having within them the flowers, leaves, etc.. waiting only for warmth and moisture to start rapid growth toward a complete blooming plant. WHERE TO PLANT BULBS: Bulbous flowers can be used in. many places in the garden on the lawn, […]

How to Grow Raspberries

Raspberries Most raspberries bear red fruit but a few have white or yellow berries. Most ripen in July, some in September or October, and some in either season according to when they are pruned. For varieties fruiting in summer, pruning is carried out immediately picking has finished, the old canes being cut out completely and replaced by the new canes […]

How to start Gardening

No recreation costs so little or gives so much fun and satisfaction as gardening. A few dollars and  just a little plot of ground starts you. Here are the basic tools needed for a small garden: Spade or spading fork. Hoe for conditioning soil and weeding. Rake to prepare a fine seedbed and keep things neat. A watering can or […]