Will Watering Dead Grass Bring It Back to Life?

 

A woman with water hose watering dormant yellow grass.

Do you have yellow or brown grass in your yard? If your lawn has dead grass, you may wonder how to restore its green appearance. Will watering dead grass bring it back to life? First you need to decide whether your grass is dead or dormant to determine the best treatment. Here is what you…

What Is the Difference Between Soil and Dirt?

 

Landscaped yard

When kids come in from playing outside, they can be covered in dirt or soil, but you would say they are dirty. While dirt and soil may look similar, they are far from the same thing. Just like all thumbs are fingers, but not all fingers are thumbs, the same is true with soil and…

When to Mow After Overseeding Your Lawn

 

Lawn Mowing after overseeding

Is your lawn thin or displaying bare spots? When your lawn is struggling to become the lush, green carpet you desire, it may require some effort to improve its health. You can aerate and overseed to loosen the soil and add more grass for a thicker lawn, but you need to know the aftercare as…

Which Is Better? Aquaponics vs Hydroponics

 

Lettuce being grown in hydroponic system.

Are you considering using a soil-free growing system for your garden or crops? Both aquaponics and hydroponics offer an option for growing your plants in water without soil, but which is better for your needs? When it comes to hydroponics vs aquaponics, you need to consider the costs, maintenance and limits of each option to…

Which Peperomia Varieties Are Used in Landscaping?

 

Peperomia Plants

Peperomia plants, also called radiator plants, are popular houseplants due to their low maintenance and simplicity. However, these tropical plants can live outdoors and may add a tropical vibe to your landscaping. If you enjoy the fleshy leaves of succulents, many peperomia varieties look similar but enjoy a moister environment. Here are a few of…

What Are the Different Types of Ivy Plants?

 

types of Ivy houseplants

From gorgeous wild ivy climbing trellises to itchy poison ivy and houseplants, there are many different types of ivy plants. Whether you want to grow ivy to cover a slope or you want to know which ivies to avoid when hiking through the woods, it is good to know the differences. Ivy plants can be…

What Are the Fastest Growing Fruit Trees?

 

Citrus Trees

Are you looking to add some fruit-bearing trees to your property, but you do not want to wait for years to get produce? Fruit trees can be a beautiful and beneficial investment, but they mature at varying rates, depending on the types and the climate where you live. If you are looking for fast growing…

Different Types of Pothos Plants for Your Landscaping

 

Pothos used for fence decoration.

Pothos plants are a popular houseplant, but they can also be a wonderful addition to your landscaping. You may know the different types of pothos from planters found in offices, living rooms and kitchens, but they can be also used in some outdoor settings. If you live in a warmer region with mild winters, you…

How Long Does It Take for a Tree to Grow?

 

Row of tall evergreen thuja trees along front yard paver.

Trees provide so much to our environment. For the planet, they create much of the oxygen needed to sustain the life on Earth. For our property, they provide shade, erosion control, beauty and much more – many people even use trees to celebrate holidays like Christmas. While trees are all around us, you may not…

How to Cover Plants for Winter

 

Plants wrapped with tarp for inter.

Some plants are very sensitive to the cold and exposure to the slightest frost can jeopardize their health. If you live in a warmer region with mild winters, you may have many plants in your landscaping that are native to warm or tropical climates. Many of these plants can perish if left exposed when temperatures…