A good garden design with plants that have been carefully chosen for the perfect place will produce healthy flowers that will thrive with proper care. Flowers purchased in a garden center will all grow well locally, but if you order seeds and plants from afar, be sure and check that they are suitable for the local climate and weather conditions. Read more
Do you have a dark interior space where plants don’t thrive? You may have the wrong plants. While most plants prefer bright, filtered light, there are some that do well in low light conditions. Let’s take a look at seven of them.
1. ZZ Plant – Zamioculcas
Although the ZZ plant is a relative of the peace lily, you’d never know it by looking at it. This one has leaves so glossy they look as though they’ve been dressed with a leaf shine product. It has recently gained popularity recently for its unusual, rather tropical look. This one is a slow grower. Although most plants grow to two to three feet in height, they can grow taller (and faster) with moderate light. Read more
A yard of thick, verdant grass is the ideal for both appearances and daily use. However, achieving a carpet of green over the landscape can be tricky and can take time a lot of labor without the right tools and knowledge.
If you want a super low-maintenance indoor plant, check out an air plant, also known as tillandsia (“tuh-LAND-zee-uh”). It’s part of the bromeliad family, and requires even less attention than those exotic plants. Tillandsia has the added advantage of an eye catching, otherworldly appearance. There are more than 500 varieties, and some have brilliant yellow, red, or pink blooms. Read more
A lot of people have spots on their lawns, due to the weather, their pets, and everyday wear and tear that come from people walking over it. While you are fixing your lawn, you can also use the opportunity to improve the appearance of your lawn, by planting flowers and trees. If you are interested in doing so, it is important that you remember to use mulch, preferably bark mulch. Read more
Pine mulch can be an excellent addition to every garden to improve its look, increase water retention, and reduce weeds. It is a natural mulch created from pine trees that comes in two forms: pine straw and pine bark. Pine straw is when pine needles are used as mulch, whereas pine bark is when the bark is cut into nuggets to be used as mulch. Read more
Your lawn is the forefront of your home and the carpet of your backyard, and it’s understandable that you want it to be as fresh and as green as possible. Nothing hinders your picturesque yard more than brown spots or splotchy areas. With these quick and simple tips for maintaining a lawn, you will always have a yard worth showing off! Read more
Maintaining a lush lawn doesn’t mean paying a fortune for a lawn service to douse your grass with chemicals, instead, use this smart lawn care tip on maintaining healthy green grass by watering wisely and providing the most important, fundamental requirement of your lawn—the right amount of water. Read more
Trim the Right Way…
You may have heard about trimming flowers to last longer in the vase, and this is definitely true. Take a pair of very sharp shears or a knife and cut the end of the stem at a 45-degree angle before putting the flowers in a very clean vase filled with clean water. This type of cut makes sure that as much of the steam-end as possible is exposed to the water, which makes it easier for the flower to get water and nutrients, especially compared to a flat cut. It’s best to cut as soon as you are ready to position flowers, not before. Read more
So we’ll make it easy for you. Here are tips on the best ways to mow your lawn. Read more