Your lawn may get affected by various problems such as Mite Damage, Ascochyta Leaf Blight, Frog Eye or Necrotic Ring Spot. Whether these problems occur due to extreme weather conditions, insufficient water, or over-watering, you will need experts’ help to overcome these lawn problems. Here is the tip of the week from the lawn experts for the best garden care.
Growing and harvesting a successful veggie garden is not as difficult as many people think about it. This infographic lays down 10 important and basic steps that if followed would provide you a bountiful harvest or a continuously productive vegetable garden.
Planting a variety of trees in your garden is a sure shot way to minimize the risk of damage caused due to the attack of pests or insects on a specific variety of tree. This infographic brings home this point and highlights steps to preserve and maintain a beautiful and productive garden.
This infographic summarises some of the important points or steps to follow for people who want to maintain their gardens or give them a new design to make them more appealing and productive. Hiring professional gardeners or landscaping experts for maintaining beautiful gardens even in harsh conditions can be crucial for the health of your garden or lawn.
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.