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…

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…