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Month: December 2016

Lawn Grass Alternatives

Many homeowners love having a front lawn full of green grass, but, for some people, the traditional lawn is more trouble than it’s worth. With growing awareness of sustainable design and ecological approaches to landscaping, more home gardeners are ready to get rid of their lawns and explore lawn grass alternatives. Others are simply looking for a low maintenance lawn. Mixed Green Lawns The fastest way to a low maintenance lawn is to just do less maintenance! Instead of weeding, feeding and obsessing over your lawn, just mow it every week or two as needed. Over time, you will...

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Lawn Care Basics for Homeowners

There is a broad spectrum of approaches to the care and maintenance of lawns. Some people are content to mow every couple of weeks and leave it at that. Others view lawn care as an ongoing challenge and responsibility, spending hours every weekend to try and produce perfect, weed-free, evenly grown turf. For the average homeowner, it is possible to get a nice looking, well-maintained lawn without too much effort. Here is what you need to know. The health of an overall lawn depends mostly upon what is hidden from view, the soil. A good quality, well drained topsoil...

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All About Compost

Once overlooked and misunderstood, compost has become a valuable commodity in the landscaping and gardening industries. Different types of compost can be found in bags at big box home improvement stores, your local garden center or ordered in bulk from landscape suppliers. On a smaller scale, many people have compost bins at home where they make their own compost by mixing food scraps, leaves and lawn clippings. Because of its nutritional value, many consider compost a viable alternative to commercial fertilizers. What is Compost? Compost is basically decayed organic matter. Almost any natural material, if left alone long enough,...

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