Backyard PondsWritten by Robert Dorrance
Backyard ponds are a great source of fun and enjoyment. With them come all kinds of different nature. From fish and all of other wildlife, to all different pond plants and flowers. It truly is a relaxing hobby, once you get it all set up.
Backyard ponds are not extremely hard to build, and once you do, they’re pretty easy to take care of. The hardest part, by far, is digging of pond. Depending on what kind of soil you have in your region will determine how difficult it would be.
The kind of pond to have is entirely up to you. From a small preformed one, to one that’s several thousand gallons that needs a liner, or anything in between.
Try and picture where you sit most while you’re outside. Now picture where a great place to put a pond would be. Is it a flat area? Is it close to an electrical supply? Is it close to a water source? These are just some of questions you need to answer, if you’re going to have one of these backyard ponds.
Lawn FertilizerWritten by Linda Paquette
Let’s not talk about lawn fertilizer. Let’s talk about air. Air has oxygen and carbon dioxide and a bunch of other elements in it but mostly air is composed of nitrogen. This is good news for your lawn since other day I read this, “Few soils have enough natural nitrogen to maintain desired turf grass quality and recuperative ability throughout growing season.” However, good news is that grass is one of most efficient nitrogen processors on planet!
Now, if you want to fertilize your lawn, you can find plenty of information on how to do it from every company that sells chemical lawn fertilizers on Internet. However, fertilizer is really just a four-letter word— food. Lawn fertilizer, like any other type of fertilizer is plant food. Unfortunately, for your lawn that isn’t a dirty word, because lawn fertilizer typically does nothing for soil. At best, it’s only a temporary fix for your turf.
Fertilizers have three major components: •(N) Nitrogen: promotes blade growth, forms proteins and chlorophyll (the green stuff) •(P) Phosphorus: helps root, flower, and fruit development – last two are probably elements you don’t want to see in your lawn! •(K) Potassium: Helps stems and roots grow and helps your grass turn protein into nutrients (photosynthesis)