Have you ever ended up with a bed of dead flowers, mountains of mulch and a whopping garden center receipt? Let’s do something about that, shall we? Get your gardening groove back with these nine tips. 1. Start with a clean slate There are two kinds of flower beds: those that have been well-prepared and
Even if your lawn is made up of weeds more than actual grass, you can turn it around with some basic spring maintenance. Try these five tips to get your lawn ready before the weather warms up and the grass (and weeds) leave you in the dust. Prevent weeds Proper mowing, irrigation and feeding practices
It isn’t just you – your houseplants really do look worse in winter. Blame it on dry air, shorter days, changing light patterns, cold drafts – and the fact that some plants go nearly dormant in winter anyway, even in their own habitat. These obstacles make houseplants more vulnerable to problems like overwatering, poor drainage and
Despite their destructive habits and overall “ick” factor, snails and slugs are anything but formidable. In fact, there are so many creative ways to repel or kill them that you might have a hard time choosing just one. Commercial snail and slug killers work, but they’re dangerous and can harm the “good” creatures in your garden.
The bad news is that it’s time to get your act together and clean up your garden before winter makes the task more difficult. But the good news? Fall garden chores don’t have to be a pain. Whether you love or hate fall gardening chores, this checklist will help you make them easier. 1. Make a