How to Get Rid of Sticker Weeds

 

Sticker Weed Plant

Weeds in general are aggravating when they invade your yard, but sticker weeds take it to a new level. Not only are they invasive, but they can stick to you, your family and your pets. Here is what you need to know about types of sticker weeds and how to get rid of sticker weeds…

Do Succulents Need Sun?

 

succulents

Succulents are low maintenance plants that can add beauty to your landscaping or home. One of the main benefits of succulents is they require very little water or maintenance to survive. But you may wonder, do succulents need sun, especially direct sun? Succulents are heartier than many other plants due to the way they conserve…

Rejuvenate Your Yard with Spring Lawn Aeration

 

A man performing lawn aeration.

Cultivating a lush lawn is a constant battle. Your grass needs to compete against weeds, pests, fungus, drought and many other factors to grow. Every season has maintenance needed to keep grass healthy. One of the best services you can give your grass is spring lawn aeration. What is Lawn Aeration? Two of the nemeses…

What Is the Proper New Sod Watering Schedule?

 

A person watering freshly laid sod.

One of the key factors to nurturing new sod is ensuring it receives the right amount of water. Knowing how often to water new sod is important to the success of your lawn. Adhering to the proper new sod watering schedule can give your lawn the right amount of moisture to thrive. Installing sod can…

How to Fix Patches of Dead Grass in Your Lawn

 

A gardener removing patches of dead grass from a lawn.

It can be difficult work to create a lush, green lawn. Even with fertilizing, weed control, watering and constant care, you may still experience brown spots on your lawn and dead grass. If you have areas of yellow or brown in your yard, it can be caused by a variety of issues that cause patches…

Should You Eradicate Soil Mites or Spider Mites?

 

A professional landscaper spraying plants to eradicate mites.

There are tiny creatures that live in the soil around your plants. Both soil mites and spider mites are microscopic bugs that feed on substances near or around plants, but they are not the same insects. What are these bugs, and should you eradicate them from your gardens or potted plants? Let’s find out. What…

How Long Does It Take for Sod to Take Root?

 

A professional landscaper installing new sod.

Laying sod is the quickest way to create a beautiful lawn, but it does require preparation of the soil and post-installation care. The most important element of sod success is ensuring it takes root in the new soil. How long does it take for sod to take root? Let’s look at the stages to successful…

Can You Use Vinegar and Salt to Kill Weeds?

 

Bottles of vinegar on a table in the garden.

The nemesis of anyone who wants to a grow a lush lawn or healthy garden is weeds. Whether its dandelions or crab grass, weeds can quickly take over a yard and ruin a beautiful lawn or garden. If you want to kill weeds naturally, you can use both vinegar and salt to kill weeds instead…

What Is This Weed with Purple Flowers?

 

Weed plant with purple flowers

Do you have a weed with purple flowers growing in your yard? Identifying your weeds is key to determining the best way to remove them. There are several different types of weeds with purple flowers that can take over your lawn or landscaping areas. Low-Growing Weed with Small Purple Flowers If you have a weed…

Do You Have Lawn Weeds that Look Like Grass?

 

Lawn weeds that look like grass.

When you are cultivating a thick, lush lawn, your nemesis is weeds. There are many invasive plants that will try to take over your lawn, choking out your grass if you let them. Weeds come in many varieties, including some lawn weeds that look like grass but can be detrimental to your turf. What Is…