Stop Dandelions from Growing with these Lawn Care Tips

Stop Dandelions from Growing with these Lawn Care Tips

Stop Dandelions from Growing with these Lawn Care Tips What’s the most reviled weed in the lawn world? Taraxacum officinale, otherwise known as the dandelion.

Its flower can mature from bud to seed in as little as 24 hours, and once the puff balls appear, the seeds can easily spread on the slightest breeze. Dandelion seeds thrive and germinate in warmer temperatures – over 50 degrees – and moist soil. If temps are cooler or the soil is dryer, these resilient pests can go dormant and sprout decades later, when conditions are more to their liking. This is one hearty weed!
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Indoors House Plants You Can Use as an Air Purifier – Part 2

window-593364_640In a previous blog entry, we explained the value of plants to clean pollutants from the air. We described how polluted indoor air can affect you, common types of chemicals that foul indoor air and listed a few house plants that are exceptionally effective at that task.

In this follow-up blog entry, we’re listing 22 more plants that are up to the job of air purification in your home or office. Remember that it is recommended to have at least one plant (in a 10 inch or 12 inch pot) per 100 square feet of home or office space for effective air cleaning. Read more

Indoor House Plants You Can Use as an Air Purifier

Indoor House Plants You Can Use as an Air Purifier – Part 1

Indoor House Plants You Can Use as an Air Purifier There are lots of good reasons to have plants in your home or office. From an interior design perspective, they provide color and unique texture. From an emotional standpoint, they are another source of life. And from a healthcare outlook, they clean the air.

Of course, all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. But some plants clean pollutants from the air. Read more

Four Easy-to-Grow Indoor Plants Perfect for Offices

Four Easy-to-Grow Indoor Plants Perfect for Offices

Four Easy-to-Grow Indoor Plants Perfect for Offices If it’s time to upgrade your workspace, start by adding a plant or two. Indoor plants for offices not only make your workspace more beautiful and, hopefully, a bit more relaxing, but also they can purify the air to some extent.

Plants that are ideal for offices have to meet several criteria. They need to thrive on little care and not require bright light or a strict range of temperature or humidity. These four fit the bill. Read more

The Basics of Rubber Mulch for Your Garden and More

The Basics of Rubber Mulch for Your Garden and More

The Basics of Rubber Mulch for Your Garden and More Rubber mulch for use in landscaping has been growing in popularity over the last decade or so. It offers a great deal of versatility and helps to relieve landfills of an overabundance of used tires. A win for gardeners and a win for the planet. There are many potential uses for rubber mulch and a list of pros and cons to keep in mind as well, including those listed below. Read more