Container gardens have become wildly popular in recent years, and for good reasons. They’re colorful, adaptable, attractive, provide the opportunity to grow vegetables as well as flowers and are great for accommodating people with disabilities or just need a little greater ease in movement.
Tree Leaves – Are They Treasure or Trash?
The old saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. It was never more true than with tree leaves. Soon they will be raining down (if they haven’t already) and you can cast your vote. Perhaps a case can be made for both perspectives.
Should you Aerate?
Throughout the growing season, lawn enthusiasts (and lawn worriers too!) tend to focus their thoughts to mowing, fertilizing and controlling weeds. Often, aeration comes up in conversations between neighbors as a point of concern as well as what is it and do we want it or not?
Should You De-Thatch?
Every year at this time, lawn enthusiasts (and lawn worriers too!) turn their thoughts to mowing, fertilizing and controlling weeds. Often, thatch comes up in conversations between neighbors as a point of concern as well as what is it and do we want it or not?
Container Plantings Winding Down
It’s the end of September in eastern Nebraska, which signals the very near end of patio plantings and container plants in the out of doors. There are several reasons for this:
Readying the Garden Soil for Winter
Plan now to boost your soil’s health by taking steps this fall.
Drip, Drip, Drip – Efficient Watering for Veggie Gardens
Are you looking for a good way to water your veggie garden? Think drip. Drip irrigation has many advantages over overhead watering, including less evaporation loss, fewer foliar diseases and fewer weeds.
Watering New Trees and Shrubs
Many new trees and shrubs are planted in April, May and June. By far, the two most important considerations are implementing the proper techniques for planting and watering.
Mushrooms in the Lawn
What’s that in the middle of the lawn? They look like mushrooms. If you’ve had a tree cut down in the past few years, they probably are.
Plant Not Where You Want It?
It happens all the time; good looking plants are interspersed in your landscape, just not where you want them or where they are best suited. This is especially true for folks who just bought a home, spent their time and money fixing the deck and changing out the curtains, and have now turned their attention to the landscape.