What To Do With Old Mulch

 

A gardener scooping old bark mulch.

Mulch is important to protecting your landscaping and enhancing your soil. Whether you use bark, wood chips, pine straw or other mulch, most mulch needs to be replaced at least once a year. The question is, should you remove old mulch and if you do, how to dispose of old mulch? Here is what you…

How to Get Rid of Common Spring Weeds

 

Chickweed on a manicured lawn.

Every landscaper and DIY homeowner knows that it takes diligence to keep weeds out of your lawn, garden and landscaped areas. Even in the early spring, weeds are already taking hold before you even get a chance to begin your landscaping or gardening. It can be extremely frustrating! If you are tired of dandelions infiltrating…

Mulching Tips and Tricks for Superior Results

 

Gardener mulching spring garden with pine wood chips mulch.

Mulch is a crucial element for maintaining a beautifully landscaped outdoor area. Mulch comes in many forms, from organic barks and pine straw to rock and other materials. Organic mulch is the most popular option, which has many benefits. Here are some mulching tips and tricks to get the most from your organic mulch. Mulch…

Best Practices for Using Starter Fertilizer for Sod

 

New sod installation

Are you planning a new lawn using sod? With sod installation you can have a new lawn almost instantly, but it does take preparation and aftercare for the best results. One aspect of nurturing your new grass is using starter fertilizer for sod to give it the nutrients it needs to thrive. Sod is grown…

Top Soil vs Garden Soil: Which Is Best?

 

Woman planting seasonal flowers along the yard paver.

If you are heading to the landscape supply store to shop for soil for your outdoor project, be ready to see a wide variety. You may just want “soil,” but there is a big difference between garden soil vs top soil and other types. Depending on the project, you may need to ensure you get…

What Is the Best Dandelion Killer That Won’t Kill Grass?

 

dandelions

The dandelion is the nemesis of many lawns. These weeds are prolific and aggressive, often taking over entire yards with their invasive nature. If you are fighting dandelions in your yard, you need the right dandelion killers. What is the best dandelion killer that won’t kill grass? Let’s go over the options. There is a…

What Are the Different Types of Sod?

 

A man carrying a roll of sod.

Sod is the easiest way to plant a new lawn. Unlike planting grass seed and nurturing it for months, sod is mature turf grass that is ready to roll out onto prepared soil. If you are creating a new lawn with sod, you need to know the different types of sod available, and which will…

How Long Does Sod Last After Installation?

 

sod installation

When you are struggling to achieve a thick lawn, sod installation can be a fast and effective solution. However, it does involve a significant investment into your lawn. If you are considering sod to create a new lawn, you may have questions like, “How long does sod last?” Here is what you need to know.…

How to Get Spray Paint Off Concrete

 

A man power washing concrete paver in his garden.

Whether it is accidental overspray or graffiti, if you have paint on your sidewalk or driveway, it can be a pain to remove. The good news is that it is possible to clean your concrete and make it look new again. If you want to know how to get spray paint off the concrete, here…

What To Do with Rose Petals

 

rose petals

When you have a rose garden, you will enjoy the benefits of beautiful flowers for a few months or more every year. But you will also experience a plethora of rose petals falling after each flower has fully bloomed. Once the roses deteriorate, do you know what to do with rose petals? It seems like…