Summer Lawn Care Tips

Written by Josh Gray

Summer is just aroundrepparttar corner, and your lawn could probably use a little maintenance beforerepparttar 136411 summer season of backyard BBQs and swimming inrepparttar 136412 pool. So what are you doing now to get your lawn ready? Lawn care is often feared as a difficult and time intensive process, but with a few guidelines and tips, you can easily have a healthy green lawn in time forrepparttar 136413 first backyard party ofrepparttar 136414 season.

First of all, if you can spare a minute of your time, don’t hire a lawn care “specialist” or professional landscaper. Buying your own lawn care products is cheap and easy, with hundreds of vendors offering products online and in Do-It-Yourself stores. A wide variety of products such as weed controllers to fertilizers can be found online, and usually can be found at reasonable prices, especially when you do a little online coupon searching.

Starting off onrepparttar 136415 right foot is important to reviving your lawn after winter. Fertilizer isrepparttar 136416 key to ensuring strong healthy growth ofrepparttar 136417 grass in your yard. Fertilizingrepparttar 136418 grass does more than just make it green. Of course it will make it grow too, but lot's of things happen when you fertilize. Fertilizer makesrepparttar 136419 seed germinate faster, and get started out ofrepparttar 136420 ground. Afterrepparttar 136421 grass has a good start fertilizer will makerepparttar 136422 grass get thicker and send off beneficial chemicals like Rhizomes, Stolons, and Tillers all makingrepparttar 136423 grass thicker and healthier.

What most people want to know about fertilizing is - how much and when? Typically, you want to fertilize 4 times each season, spread 60 days apart. Start in early spring approximately 30 days beforerepparttar 136424 growing season begins in your area, continuing throughrepparttar 136425 growing season until fall. Spring fertilizing getsrepparttar 136426 grass off to a fast start giving you that rich green color everyone wants. A word of warning though, don't use too much fertilizer, followrepparttar 136427 listed guidelines onrepparttar 136428 bag.

Violet Pots

Written by Linda Paquette

Pot size is important for your African violets because they grow best when their roots fillrepparttar pot! Although pot-bound means disaster to many plants, torepparttar 136320 African violet it’s synonymous with comfort! A three-inch pot is ample room for small African violets. A good rule of thumb for repotting is to change pots whenrepparttar 136321 plant overflows its pots or, in other words, whenrepparttar 136322 foliage rosette spills overrepparttar 136323 edges.

Although African violets are easy-growing plants and apt to “bloom where they are planted”, special violet pots come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, colors and sizes forrepparttar 136324 violet growing enthusiast. The most important point to consider when choosing new pots for your African violets is drainage. The African violet is a plant that needs plenty of good circulation. Like many plants, it “breaths” through its roots. Whilerepparttar 136325 violet grows best in a moist potting mixture, roots that stand in water will drown. Pots with good drainage help you ensure that your violet gets a satisfactory mix of both air and moisture.

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