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Giving Your Trees The Care That They Need

Giving Your Trees The Care That They Need

If you have trees in your garden, you might well be inclined to take extra care to ensure that it’s given the care that it needs. They’re a much more permanent addition and they can do a lot for curb appeal and the feeling of the area, so when a tree gets sick or starts diminishing, it can feel particularly sad. Here, we’re going to look at some of the ways you can ensure that you give your tree the kind of care that it needs to prevent it from suffering from a range of problems. Prune with care Something of a beginner’s mistake is not giving enough care to how and when you trim it. Indeed, you need to trim those overgrown branches because not only can they be a safety hazard but they can take too many nutrients to support, eventually endangering the tree.… Read Full Post
3 Ways To Make Much Easier Work Of Your Lawn

3 Ways To Make Much Easier Work Of Your Lawn

(Image Credit) For many gardeners, mowing grass is at the very top of the list of their least favourite jobs. This sort of work is time-consuming, uncomfortable, and is something you have to do time and time again if you want to maintain a beautiful lawn. Thankfully, thanks to the common dislike of this job, there are many options available on the market that can make it much easier for you. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring three of these options, giving you the chance to get started on your own lawn revolution. Artificial Grass Many gardeners avoid artificial grass, worrying that it will disrupt the ecosystem in their garden. In reality, though, many of the modern artificial grass options you find on the market are specially designed to allow creatures like ants, spiders, and other critters to live in them like they would with normal grass.… Read Full Post
4 Aspects To Prepare Your Garden And Enjoy It This Spring

4 Aspects To Prepare Your Garden And Enjoy It This Spring

When we find ourselves starting to look forward to warm, sunny days and fewer cold ones we know that spring is here. Most of our plants are coming out of their dormant period, which makes this time the most suitable for setting up our garden. If we want to enjoy it this spring, we must anticipate its arrival and start preparing our green space. These are some of the most critical tasks for preparing our garden for your enjoyment during the spring season: · Check the state of our plants. As a result of the cold and frost, some of our plants may not have withstood these low temperatures and perished during these winter months. Therefore, we have to check their condition, to replace them with new copies.… Read Full Post
The Importance of Maintaining a Perfect Roof

The Importance of Maintaining a Perfect Roof

The first thing you would notice at your home is undoubtedly not the roof. Well, to be fair, the roof is way up high. You can’t really see it from down the floor. If something is not clearly visible, it is hard to notice it. Homeowners tend to neglect the roof of their house. This is a problem because the roof is one of the house’s essential components prone to damage. Unfortunately, not everyone would consider having regular maintenance for their roof. There are several reasons to do so that should encourage you to take action as a homeowner. It Helps In Saving Money The top reason why maintaining your roof in good condition is that you will save money. When you let your roof deteriorate, you let the problem become more extensive.… Read Full Post
Preparing Your Garden For A New Season

Preparing Your Garden For A New Season

January is almost over and now is the perfect time to start looking forward to the spring and the new life we will experience this year. Our garden is dormant from November to February, but once the frost goes away and warmer weather starts to blow in, life will grow and bloom and provide us with the most stunning display.  ‘Peppermint’ But what can we do now to get our garden ready for the spring? To allow the garden to bloom and thrive in spring we will want to prepare now: and today we have some helpful tips for you.  Cut or prune trees  The first thing you will want to do during winter is cut down or prune your trees to make them tidier and less wild.… Read Full Post
4 Essential Tips on Ordering Flowers Online

4 Essential Tips on Ordering Flowers Online

Are you looking to get your hands on a wonderful flower bouquet for your loved one, but don’t have time to physically visit stores? Then, don’t you worry! Nowadays, there are numerous florist sites available online that can cover for you.   An online seller will help you make your loved one feel special with a variety of incredible flowers and gifts. You can get beautiful, exquisite, and unique flowers for someone special in your life. However, you must consider the following things when buying flowers online:  Choose Flowers by Season  First & foremost, you need to find out whether the flowers you are ordering in season or not. If you are looking to give someone something fresh, beautiful, and special, then you must choose from seasonal flowers.… Read Full Post

Why You Shouldn’t Let Garden Pests Bug You

Cultivating a garden means putting up with garden pests. One moment your vegetable patch is coming along nicely, and the next it’s been torn apart by slugs and snails. It’s as if they wait for you to finish before they start eating just to get on your nerves. The problem is two-fold. Aside from wanting a perfect garden, there are millions of bugs in a small surface area. Therefore, pests frustrate you day and night. For many people, it’s a burden they’re happy to bear. However, it might be worth letting go. These are the reasons why. Borders Keep Big Pests Out Unusually, worrying about garden pests is a rare occasion where you’re more bothered about the little things than the big ones.… Read Full Post
Dogwood in Summer

Dogwood in Summer

Why would I write about dogwood in summer? Probably because my big, hulking dogwood are growing like crazy and I need to remind myself how much I love them from November through April. I have three Arctic Fire dogwood in our front bed. During the winter months these stems are a bright red. They almost look fake with their fire engine red color and they are the first thing your eyes find in the garden during these months. As soon as the cool weather comes and the leaves fall off, the branches transform into these amazing colors. This photo shows the same dogwood in early April. Until the leaves begin to grow they remain their bright red color. However, these same dogwood in summer turn in to the big green masses in my front bed.… Read Full Post
Beneficial Garden Insects

Beneficial Garden Insects

Insects can be helpful as well as harmful. Helpful insects control the populations of harmful insects while harmful insects destroy gardens, property, and infest your home. Aphids, potato bugs, whiteflies, slugs, caterpillars, and grasshoppers can invade your property and cause the aforementioned damage. Gardens provide a complex and diverse ecosystem of insects and beneficial insects can prevent an overflow of pests. This article will help detail the helpful bugs you might find and the harmful bugs they prey on. Ladybug Of all the beneficial garden insects, ladybugs are among the most well-known. Their shells range from the iconic red, yellow and orange, always complete with black spots. Ladybugs eat aphids, whiteflies, and Colorado potato beetles. Aphids and whiteflies will bite into the stem of a plant and drink the sap, leaving open wounds that don’t heal and can eventually lead to the death of the plant.… Read Full Post
Grasses that stand up in winter

Grasses that stand up in winter

What can I say? Its been a long winter. We had a blizzard on Sunday– a real one. All of this snow is giving me a new appreciation for grasses that stand up in winter. The photo above shows the ‘Northwind’ switchgrass standing strong with about 8″ of snow at the base. The photos below show the same plants with about 15″ of snow at their base. I have other grasses in my garden, but none of them seem to hold up like these. What use is a floppy grass if you can’t appreciate it in the winter? Grasses that stand up in winter are something to be appreciated, quite honestly, all year long. Their vertical punctuation in an otherwise flat landscape is exactly what is needed.… Read Full Post

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