Lawn Care Tips

Written by Hans Dekker

What type of lawn care tips work best for you depends onrepparttar time and money you decide to put into your lawn. If your lawn is your hobby, you can spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of time on it. Onrepparttar 113359 other side ofrepparttar 113360 fence, if what you want is a low-maintenance green expanse that you can enjoy with family and friends, youíve come torepparttar 113361 right page!

The best lawn care tip you can get is to start with a solid plan. 1.Do you need to plant grass? Do some research onrepparttar 113362 best seed for your area, where to buy it cheap, and when itís available. Depending on where you live, youíll plant either cool season or warm season grass.

Cool season grass, planted in northern areas, is usually best planted in early fall, but if you missed planting then, plant it inrepparttar 113363 spring when soil temperatures reach 50 F. Warm season grass needs soil temps of 70F to thrive and isrepparttar 113364 choice for southern plantings. Donít makerepparttar 113365 mistake of thinking you can plant warm season grass inrepparttar 113366 upper Midwest. Warm season grasses are bred to thrive in southern climates and are not winter hardy inrepparttar 113367 north.

2.Of course, youíll keep new grass plantings moist, but once grass reaches a height of three inches, water it deeply once a week. A healthy lawn needs about an inch of water a week. When watering, remember to consider recent rainfalls. Shallow watering techniques keep grass from sinkingrepparttar 113368 deep roots that your lawn needs to compete with deep-rooted weeds.

Planting And Care Of Shrubs

Written by Paul Curran

In general, trees and shrubs are planted and cared for inrepparttar same way,repparttar 113358 difference between them being chiefly one of height. One definition ofrepparttar 113359 difference, however, is that while a tree has only one trunk, a shrub has several stems or trunks.

Not so long agorepparttar 113360 number of reliable shrubs was quite limited, but todayrepparttar 113361 many new hybrids have lengthenedrepparttar 113362 list andrepparttar 113363 gardener's choice is almost endless. No matterrepparttar 113364 region, it is now possible to plant shrubs that will satisfy color needs, bloom at various seasons, cover bare spots where grass won't grow, or grow in such profusion and depth that screening purposes are served.

Shrubs are valuable torepparttar 113365 gardener because they bridgerepparttar 113366 gap between trees and flowers. As do trees, they serve as boundary markers, softenrepparttar 113367 lines of buildings, act as a decorative background for flower beds and hide unsightly views.

Like flowers, they add character and shape torepparttar 113368 garden, blooming forth with colorful blossoms and attracting birds with their berries. One big item in their favor is that they mature rapidly, yet remain as hardy and long-lived as trees.

Planting of shrubs is tittle different from planting of trees. Early spring isrepparttar 113369 most favorable time since it givesrepparttar 113370 plant a long spell of good growing weather to get reestablished. Inrepparttar 113371 milder sections ofrepparttar 113372 country, however, transplanting may be done throughrepparttar 113373 winter months. In New England, evergreens may be planted in September and May, and deciduous shrubs in October and May.

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