The Importance and Benefits of Aeration, Overseeding and Fertilization

fertilizationCooling temperatures and falling leaves may not bring to mind the idea of vibrant green lawns, but autumn is a critical time to take important steps toward ensuring that you posses healthy spring turf. The heat and drought of summer, coupled with the wear-and-tear of outdoor play, can cause significant damage to your lawn and proper fall maintenance is required to make sure fresh new grass will thrive next season. Fall is the time to make certain that your lawn is not only well-prepared to endure the coming winter, but also to return in lush, optimal condition next spring.

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The Importance and Benefits of Implementing a Fire Pit or Outdoor Fireplace in the Fall to use in the Winter

Even as it gets colder, many people still want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Spending time outside gardening, admiring the parade of color outside as the leaves fall and enjoying the invigorating air is one way to greet the colder weather to follow. Homeowners everywhere know the joy of using all areas of their property. To that end, many homeowners think about the ways they can enjoy their property even when the weather gets cooler. One such way is with the use of a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are elegant, easy to use and can help provide a warm area for activities like sledding and evening winter parties.

Maintaining Plants in Autumn

protecting plantsAutumn is a wonderful time of the year. The extreme heat of summer finally begins to subside and the leaves start changing into a beautiful array of colors, signaling that winter is on its way. Nonetheless, once the nights start getting cooler, it is important that you also change up your routine to keep your plants healthy throughout the cold. For this reason, we’ll provide you with some important lawn, plant and landscaping maintenance tips to remember once the weather begins turning cold.

Watering Tips for Transplants in the Summer

The key to healthy transplants lies in their root development, which starts shortly after they’re planted. Water, in the right amount, is key to their early survival, growth and development. Too much water and the plants will drown, and too little will harm the roots.

A water or moisture meter is indispensable for assessing the soil moisture around their root zones. The meters use terms like low, medium and high or numbers from 1 to 4 to indicate the amount of water in the soil.

The ideal range for new transplants is in the medium range, or 2.5 to 3 on a numbered meter. It’s important to moderate the amount of water on the roots because flooding the plants replaces the oxygen in the soil with water, and plants that grow in soil need oxygen near their root zones. Without oxygen, plants can’t complete the photosynthesis cycle.

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Implementing a Synthetic Turf Dog Run

If you are trying to figure out how to keep your yard pristine and manicured as well as maintain your dog’s happiness, minus the work and hassle of any yard repair and the care of your dog outside, there are ways to cut down on lawn and dog care by utilizing a synthetic turf dog run. It very well could be the answer to your yard care woes and worries while accommodating your dog’s comfort.

Security Within Your Landscape

When seeing the words ‘security system’, most people think of installed cameras and loud alarms and motion detectors. However, security systems can also be a part of your landscaping design. A security system d

oesn’t have to be strictly technological. Thorn bushes planted in a thoughtful place, lights in the yard, and a light in the street can all act together as a security system to help protect your home.

The Power of Groundcover and Perennials

Admit it: luscious green grass in your yard has its benefits with your neighbors, but there is so much maintenance involved when keeping your grass looking great. Whether it is impossible to grow grass in your lawn or you want to save energy creating a beautiful garden, groundcover and perennial beds are a great way to bring new life to your home.

Creating a Plan to Compost Your Garden

Compost is one of the easiest and best things to make for your garden. Two methods are utilized by the majority of home gardeners. They’re called hot and cold composting. Both are equally effective. However, some people prefer one over another based on environmental conditions, materials available and the amount of effort each takes.

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Why Proper Drainage is Important When Landscaping

When it comes to any new landscaping project, most people tend to focus on things like deciding what type of trees, bushes and flowers to plant and choosing the color and style of stone for their beautiful new garden paths. This obviously makes sense as these various factors are what determine how the finished landscaping will look. However, there’s one other factor that’s at least equally important and that many people tend to overlook, which is ensuring that the yard has proper drainage.