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    Sod Install

    How to Water New Sod after Installation

    One of the most important steps after installing your new sod is watering.  This process is not always as simple as one may think.  These new sod watering tips will ensure proper root development and a healthy new lawn… Use a sprinkler Setting a sprinkler ensures that watering is done evenly in the entire lawn.  The sprinklers are relatively low costly coupled with the fact that it enhances effective watering of the new sod.  One of the sprinklers that is recommended in this case is an impact style sprinkler. This is premised on the fact that it covers a vast area compared to other styles. Overlap In other instances where…

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    Landscaping

    Homemade Playground Ideas for Kids

    Having kids is a blessing, and watching them play can be so exciting. However, it will be necessary to have something very important for them to do like providing them with fun activities to make sure that they are active and are not getting bored whenever they are at home. Whenever holidays are on the horizon you should consider coming up with unique ideas that can help you keep your kids active. Playground ideas are easy to come up with and you can use them to make a fun place where your kids can play for hours and hours. The following are some of the homemade playground ideas we’ve come…

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    Gardening

    Easy Growing Vegetables in Texas – Onions

    Growing Onions Some plants are easier to grow than others. Easy growing vegetables are abundant in Texas, but one in particular is easy to grow and a common item in our diets. Onions are an easy to grow cold season crop because of their hardiness. Start planting onions early in the spring and harvest in the fall after their tops begin to turn yellow and fall over. Onions roots grow shallow and not efficient at soaking up moisture, therefore they need regular watering to grow efficiently. Onions can recover from drought and start growing again when watered. Maintain soil’s moisture consistency and water when needed. Soil preparation Onions grow best in full…

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    Gardening

    Best Outdoor Potted Plants in Full Sun

    A home or perhaps commercial establishment must have attractive surroundings. Therefore, many people choose to plant trees, grass, flowers, together with other types of foliage. Outside potted plants are perfect to start with because they do not require one to have a lot of knowledge. Put simply, much deeper grasp of gardening and landscaping cannot really prevent your plan to nurture potted plants. Potted plants may be used as an addition to your garden in the soil or landscape. They are often placed at different levels and also give more interest to an outdoor space. At times, he might not exactly have enough room for a garden. Potted plants can…

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    Fertilization

    How To Properly Apply Lawn Fertilizer

    To avoid striping or burning, set your spreader settings according to the fertilizer manufacturer recommended settings.  Often fertilizer has the specific settings for different spreaders right on the bag. If it’s not there, contact the manufacturer of your spreader for help on how to properly apply lawn fertilizer. What To Avoid No overlap. Overlap gives you strips of double fertilizer, which can cause burning. You want the set rate of spread only once. Ideally, you want the passes to touch, but not overlap. Do not spread fertilizer by hand, Spreading by is very difficult and lead uneven spread, thus sure leave your lawn striped or burned from too much applied…

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    lawn care

    First Spring Lawn Mowing

    When your lawn snaps out of it dormancy, it will be quick to start growing and will need of some tender loving care. If you fertilized your lawn properly in the fall, then it will start growing as soon as the temperature hits around 65 degrees in the spring. Aside from getting a good soaking from spring rains, you lawn needs a little more fertilizers and a good first spring lawn mowing. What, When and How? Lawn mowing is not exactly a science and it is not exactly an art form. So what is it?  Mowing the lawn in spring isn’t just about waiting until a specific length or time…

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    Landscaping

    Easy Winter Landscaping Ideas

    Landscaping During The Winter Months Winter is typically drab compared to the other 3 seasons, but a well planned landscape keeps the color in your landscape.  Adding just a little bit of color changes the balance of your yard. The color of these plants and the blanket of snow enhances your picturesque winter landscape. Easy Winter Landscaping ideas will add some color to your landscape. Trees and Plants Planting evergreens trees and shrubs will not lose their leaves.  You will have year round color. Berry trees and shrubs offer spots color during fall and winter, as well as provide food for birds overwintering in your area. Bare deciduous trees really…

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    lawn care

    5 Easy Ways To Save On Lawn Care

    Lawn care is not rocket science and these 5 easy ways to save on lawn care will keep your lawn looking fabulous year round.  Aside from mowing your lawn more often with a little taller blade because the longer blades will absorb more sunlight to sustain proper photosynthesis.  Photosynthesis is the process plants use to gain nutrient and sustain life. Water Wisely Healthy lawns needs about 1 inch of water per week in the growing season. A light daily watering will not promote a deep root system. To establish deep roots, water thoroughly once a week, using a 1-inch deep. Early in the morning is ideal, say before 8 a.m.,…

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    lawn care

    How to Fix a Patchy Lawn

    Please Feed Me Even the healthiest lawn gets hungry and needs a solid meal. Twice a year, spring and fall, is the bare minimum most experts recommend for fertilization, though some add a feeding in the middle of the summer. But beware the common N-P-K (nitrogen-phosphate-potassium) fertilizers popular with most gardeners, says Gary; they don’t provide everything your hungry grass needs. Instead, he recommends a complete fertilizer that includes micronutrients such as sulfur, copper and iron. “Just like you take a multivitamin, your grass needs one too,” says Gary. In addition to regular fertilizing, he recommends an application of dolomitic lime every few years. This is because watering and fertilizing…

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    Gardening

    10 Insect Repelling Plants

    10 Insect Repelling Plants A great list of insect repelling plants that you can use in and around your house to help keep mosquitoes and other insect pests away.  They vary in strength, but all of them work great to plant in your landscaping area. 10 insect repelling plants  Basil Repels mosquitoes & flies. The intense scent and oil in basil seem to have repellent properties for many varieties of flies. Bee Balm Bee Balm is a pretty easy plant to grow and hard to kill. It can grow to about 3 feet high and wide, has pretty flowers that butterflies love. The reason these and other fragrant flowers repel mosquitoes is…