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The Benefits of Using a Reel Push Mower
By: Admin    May 24 2018 , 02:23 pm
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Category: Tools , Lawn Care
Reel push mowers are an underrated tool for lawn maintenance. Although the reel push mower was a popular invention at the time, it was quickly outranked and forgotten after the gas mower’s invention. The lawn mower was invented in 1830 and started being produced in the United States in 1868. At the time, the reel push mower was certainly a better alternative to using shears or a scythe to cut grass, but when the gas mower came along, the reel push mower lost popularity. However, reel push mowers still have their place in the world and have many benefits over a gas mower. Why Use a Reel Push Mower? Reel push mowers have plenty of enticing benefits, such as quietness, low maintenance needs, and eco-friendly results. Gas mowers are noisy and you have to take neighbors into consideration when cutting the grass. With a reel push mower, you can enjoy being outdoors more by hearing ...
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Opening Your Garden Pond for Spring
By: Admin    April 11 2018 , 04:02 pm
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Category: Pond , Landscape
Pondering when to reopen your pond this spring?Reopening a garden pond involves checking off a lot of items and ensuring specific habitation levels are met, but once you do it, its beauty is well worth the work.Winter can leave anything left outdoors damaged or filled with debris. It is normal to open your pond when the water temperature averages 50° or higher. Here is a brief guide to help pond-owners complete this annual task!Basic MaintenanceJust like your lawn or vegetable garden, getting your pond ready for the new season involves performing basic maintenance such as cleaning and prepping.Start by removing any leaves or sticks from the pond cover to prevent accumulated debris from falling into the pond. Using a pond vacuum or a scooper, clear any remaining debris inside the pond. Check to see how much sludge has built up over winter and determine whether you will need to replace all the water, or...
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Beautiful Trees of the South
By: Admin    April 10 2018 , 01:34 pm
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Category: Trees , Outdoors
Southern “Hospitali-Tree”!Homeowners in the southern United States have the unique opportunity to host some of these fascinating and beautiful trees on their lawns.Cherry BlossomThis stunning tree is a popular tourist attraction in our nation’s capital.Cherry blossom flowers are Japan’s national flower. In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry blossom trees to the United States as a gift. These trees provide springtime delight when they bloom, and they are celebrated each year at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. For homeowners interested in cultivating cherry blossom trees, it should be noted that they need particular conditions, and require a lot of maintenance and patience. Soil for cherry blossoms should be acidic and needs to be deep and well-draining. Cherry blossoms need full sunlight and they thrive when planted in multiples to help with pollination.Crepe MyrtleT...
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Spring Lawn Care
By: Admin    April 05 2018 , 08:30 am
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Category: Seasons , Lawn Care
Spring is here, but your lawn might not know it!Frost and cold winter weather can leave your lawn with something to be desired. Your grass may have grown in patchy and foliage debris might have built up.Ensuring your lawn is prepared in the spring will make for a stress-free summer. With the proper care and maintenance, you will be enjoying your lush green lawn soon enough!Clearing Your LawnThe first step in a beautiful lawn is performing damage control. A few leaves on the lawn could be a good thing for the soil, but too much will suffocate it and stunt its growth. Begin by raking the yard thoroughly – this will also help to control thatch (dead grass or roots that have built up) and snow mold. You can spot snow mold if your grass becomes matted and loses it color. After your lawn is cleaned up on the surface, check below ground for the soil pH level. The pH level may vary depending on what type of ...
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Hiring a Landscaping Professional
By: Admin    March 09 2018 , 03:57 pm
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Category: Lawn Care , Landscape
A well-kept yard takes a lot of work. Sometimes, yard maintenance involves too much work for one person. Luckily, there are professionals that will keep your yard looking fantastic and can assist you with improving it. Here are some tips for finding a professional to help with yard work, fencing, or landscaping.Set a BudgetTypically, landscaping a space will cost approximately 10% of the value of your property. However, landscaping can add up to 15% to the value of your home. These approximations depend on the project and what you want done. It is important to be realistic about the cost. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. You want to give yourself extra wiggle room in case any unexpected charges pop up.Create a DesignWhen you have decided what your budget is, the next step is to visualize and design how you want your property to look. This goes beyond “I want to install a fence and put ...
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