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Benefits of Soil Testing

If you look out at your lawn this summer and see dead patches or thinning grass, consider a soil test.A soil test will reveal any underlying lawn issues relating to soil nutrition or pH. This is the first step towards strengthening the health of the lawn.Nutrition deficiency can add stress to a lawn. This makes grass more susceptible to lawn diseases and less tolerant of insects. Healthy soil is a…

Read more| Nov 01, 2016

Be Careful Not to Water Your Lawn Too Much or Too Little

Lawns need water to be green and healthy, but too much or too little can cause damage. If you run your sprinkler system all night long, the lawn can develop diseases. If you only use the sprinkler infrequently and for short periods of time, the lawn will have shallow roots, which can lead to problems in hot weather. Here are some tips to make sure your lawn gets the right amount of water.Rainfall usually…

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Sprinkler Maintenance

Lawn sprinklers have become an integral part of our garden system. It helps keep our lawn grass green and healthy, and it makes for an occasional source of fun for our pets. Maintaining a lawn sprinkler system is not very hard to do, but it must be done properly in order to ensure the longevity of this garden equipment.General Maintenance Be on the lookout for leaks and sprinkler heads that have been…

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Mounting Birdhouses

While having a birdhouse hang out in the open is very appealing, sometimes it’s nice to mount a birdhouse to a post. Whether you have a bird garden or are just going for that nice country look, a birdhouse makes a great addition to any yard and garden.At first it might seem a bit dauting as to how gardeners have managed to mount a birdhouse to the side of the post but it’s not as hard as it seems.…

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How to Have a Healthy Lawn in the Winter

If you live in a region with a mild winter climate, you can enjoy a green lawn year-round. A dormant lawn can be seeded in the winter and can grow lush and green. Ryegrass is a good choice for seeding in the winter. You have to first prepare the dormant grass for overseeding by scalping the lawn. Cut the grass as low as possible two or three times. Bag the grass clippings while you are mowing or rake…

Read more| Nov 01, 2016