On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to of ensue and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakne of will, which is the same as saying lore through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish.
Curb appeal can be a powerful motivator for buyers when you're looking to sell your home, and is desirable for any homeowner who is proud of his or her home. Here are some tips to help you increase your home's curb appeal.
Deadheading is the process by which a gardener removes the dead flowers from the plant by pinching or cutting them off of the stem. Deadheading is done for a variety of reasons such as making your garden look more fresh and vibrant by getting rid of the brown and crunchy flowers, encouraging the plant to bloom again, and preventing the plant from going to seed.
Getting your garden going in the Spring can seem like an overwhelming task. After the long winter, there's cleanup to be done and weeds to be pulled, not to mention remembering where you planted your bulbs!
A grub is the larvae of a few different kinds of beetle, such as Japanese beetles and European Chafer. Before they reach adulthood, they sit below the surface of the soil and munch on the roots of your grass and plants, which can cause brown spots and dead zones. They also attract moles and raccoons who eat them. Moles will leave tunnels which kill the turf above them (and create an injury hazard in your lawn when they settle) and raccoons will tear the turf apart to get to them.
Did you know landscaping can actually save you money? A well-designed landscape can lower your air conditioning cost by anywhere from 15% to a whopping 50%. And it's not just in the summer time. Trees and shrubs can lower the wind chill near your home in the colder months, saving you money on heating. In this post, I will share some statistics and advice from the United States Department of Energy on how much of an impact these savings can have on your wallet.
Core aeration and over-seeding are great ways to improve the health of your lawn and to help it look its golf-course best. In this post, we'll be going over some methods of core aeration and over-seeding, best practices, and how you can tell if your lawn could benefit from these services.
Trees can make or break a yard. In the right place, they can accent your other landscaping and features of your home, such as bay or picture windows. Flowering trees are beautiful, but some of them can make quite a mess, and planting the wrong kind of tree in the wrong place can even damage your property. This guide is meant to help you avoid any missteps and to choose the right tree and the right site on your property.
I've heard more than once that watering your lawn or landscaping is as simple as hooking up a sprinkler and letting it spray away. That's one way to do it, but it certainly isn't the best. Different plants need different amounts of water, and even the makeup of the soil can influence how often it needs water and how much. In this article, I'll be detailing some of the methods and techniques that will ensure the health of your plants and prevent you from wasting water (saving you some green!).
Weeds are a problem every homeowner faces. They're tenacious, fast-growing and unsightly more often than not. Everyone seems to have their favorite method for dealing with weeds, some more effective than others and there is no one-size- fits-all solution. In this post, we're going to explore some options for weed control.
A "hardscape" is any exterior landscaping element made from brick or stone. This includes everything from sidewalks and to patios and retaining walls. There are a lot of benefits to having a hardscape installed in lieu of a wooden deck or landscaped beds. In this article, we'll be going over those benefits as well as some drawbacks.
In our area, winter is a time of dormancy and rest. Not much grows in these parts during the winter months but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tricks and techniques that will help your lawn and landscape come back strong in the spring. Keep reading to find out how you can give your plants the best chance of surviving the winter and thriving next summer!