Planting pollution absorbing indoor plants in homes, offices or buildings especially with closed ventilation system is essential to keeping the indoor air pure and enhancing the aesthetics of the property. This infographic shares some essential factors worth considering when selecting the indoor plants and enumerates five top-rated plants that can be selected for their foliage and flowers and excellent pollutants -absorbing characteristics.
Colorado State University horticultural professors recommend winter watering when the daytime temperatures are above 40 degrees F. Do this twice a month during our fall and winter drought season from October through March. For large trees, apply water to the most critical parts of the root zone within the drip line of the tree to keep the roots from drying out.
The snow we had so far this winter is a drop in the bucket when it comes to moisture needed to keep plants healthy. This is not a time to be complacent about dry plants. We need 10 inches of snowfall to equal 1 inch of moisture. Most winters along the Front Range, there is not enough snowfall to give plants the moisture they need.
Adding supplemental water during the fall and winter keeps roots from drying out. Plants that receive water consistently will enter the spring as healthier plants. Here are some “Pro Tips” on winter watering.
Soil compaction is a major cause of turf deterioration. Compacted soil is caused by lawn traffic, walking, and mowing that reduce the area where roots can grow. Adequate amount of vital turf nutrients, including water, nitrates, phosphorous, potassium are unable to reach the level, where the roots lie.
Aeration removes small cores of turf that relieves the compacted soil and improves the exchange of air and water. The soil can easily absorb water, fertilizers, and nutrients promoting the deeper growth of the roots and thicker grass for next spring with fewer pest and disease problems. Once aeration is done, water the lawn and apply fertilizer to promote growth and allow grass to crowd out weeds for a thick healthy turf..
For optimal effectiveness CSU professors recommend aeration should be done twice a year in the spring and fall. Lawns that get regular aeration will be greener, healthier, and more drought resistant.
If you want to take your Christmas decoration a notch higher, you need to pay attention to the lighting techniques for brightening up the holiday spree. There are different types of lighting techniques which includes roof lighting that has two categories; facia lighting and ridge lighting. In addition, window lighting enhances the look of each and every corner of your home. On the other hand, stack lighting is considered best for an easy and unobtrusive mounting in limited spaces. Wreath and lit garlands are very much part of daytime decoration as they can be lit or unlit as per the penchants. Also, tree and shrub lighting add a streak of grace and poise to the surrounding.
Fall is a beautiful time when leaves turn yellow and trees transform in vibrant color taking your breath away. But soon the leaves make their way to the ground. Fall cleanup of your yard/garden is very important to give your lawn a healthy start for the next spring. The most efficient way to start fall cleanup is by pruning trees, trimming hedges and ornamental grasses, dividing plants, and cleaning gutters. A winter fertilizer improves soil conditions, prepares your lawn for our harsh winters, and yield maximum results next spring.
The lawn should be mowed to prevent fungal problems and snow damage. Deadwood or cross branches should be pruned to eliminate the chance of pest issues. Removing all leaves, branches, twigs, and debris from lawn and planting beds. In addition, perennial flowers should be “dead-headed” to promote growth in the spring season. Proper fall cleanup will make your yard look beautiful and healthy.
If the grueling summer heat has taken a toll on your lawn, here are “7 Secrets to a Beautiful Yard This Fall” to help your lawn recover from the summer stress and be beautifully green and healthy this fall.
- Effective Weed Treatment:Weed control along with regular fertilization, proper trimming, and correct watering application will keep the grass lush green.
- Early Fall Fertilization:Helpyour lawn recover from the grueling summer heat and drought.
- Lawn Aeration: Aeration allows turf’s root system to breathe and absorb nutrients and water.
- Over Seeding: Fall over seeding allows turf to become solid and oust weeds that grew during the summer.
- Early Winter Fertilization: It promotes a healthy and flourishing root system. It also helps in storing essential nutrients to survive the harsh winter and thrive early next spring.
- Mite Control Treatment: This is proactive step to be taken as mites can severely damage your lawn if left untreated.
- Complete Fall Clean Up: Put your yard “to bed” by planting fall bulbs, trimming, picking up leaves, and cleaning up the whole area to give your yard a healthy start next spring.
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As a garden owner, you know that hot weather is tougher on plants than people, due to which it demands special care. Most of the vegetables and plants usually flourish better under the sun, but a scorching heat wave can damage them severely.
Harms done by heat waves commonly include burned leaves of plants and soil-moisture evaporation. However, you can fight these adverse effects of temperature anomaly and protect your garden by following the do’s and don’ts suggested by experts.
Help your crops in keeping their cool in summer by protecting them with filtered shades. It is also important to water your plants deeply, using automatic drip irrigation to let your plants receive consistent moisture. Further, watering plants early in the morning is also advised. You can also use the latest technologies of managing moisture to keep water in the roots of plants for their healthy growth.
Everyone wants a green, flourishing lawn; however, one needs to have basic knowledge on how to keep a lawn healthy. It’s essential to follow proper lawn care procedure so that it continues to flourish throughout the year. In most regions, maintaining a healthy lawn during the summers largely depends on watering practices.
In order to appropriately maintain your lawn, you need to sharpen your irrigation skills and also learn how you can prevent brown patches from cropping up. During the summer, your lawn can get excessively dry without the right amount of water or due to bad watering technique. Take help of the following information on how much water is required by your lawn and the right time to water the lawn.
These days, sprinklers are widely used to water gardens, as they ensure the water is dispensed equally to the entire lawn. You should either use a rotary sprinkler or a fixed spray head sprinkler instead of a standard plastic pipe to water your lawn.
Nobody wants their lawn or garden to look shabby, coarse, or having brown patches. A lot of effort is required to keep your lawn manicured and moisturized. However, you could make your garden lively again by adopting a few water-saving strategies.
One of the water saving tips for your lawn and garden is to adopt Moisture Manager Program.
Benefits of using moisture manager program
- Minimize drought stress
- Reduce watering up to 50%
- Control or eliminate dry spots
- Enhance nutrient efficiency
- Optimize pesticide efficiency
- Improve seed germination
- Increase transplant survival
- Reduce watering expenses
- Improve seed germination
- Minimize transplant loss
In the following Infographic, created by BestYard.com, we are sharing one of the best water saving tips for your lawn and garden that helps in maintaining existing turf and plants as well as ensuring the survival of new sod, seed, sprigs, bedding plants, shrubs, or trees.