Principles of Landscape Design

01/10/2017 J Gennaro 0

Whether you plan on “borrowing ideas” or plan on creating your own landscaping design, you should have at the very least a basic understanding of the principles of landscape design. This doesn’t mean that you have to apply every principle to every part of your plan. But just having an understanding of these principles will help you generate ideas and increase your creativity. Great landscaping lies in the eyes of the its creator. So, while the principles of landscape design are great guidelines to follow, don’t feel like they’re the “have to rules” of landscaping. Abstract and creativity are allowed. […]

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Tips for Using Manual and Automatic Sprinklers

12/14/2016 J Gennaro 0

When it comes to watering your garden and providing irrigation for your plants, your trusty old garden hose will perform well.  The only problem is keeping up and maintaining an efficient watering system that will benefit your lawn and preventing water waste.  If you want to use a system that can offer both convenience and efficiency, consider installing either a manual or automatic sprinklers. Go manual or automatic with sprinklers? If you’re the type of person who has time to spend on your lawn or garden and don’t mind the job, go for the manual sprinkler system.  A manual system […]

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Landscaping is Important

12/12/2016 J Gennaro 0

A lot of homeowners landscape their homes primarily because they want to make their surroundings more attractive. But more than that, a landscaped house usually has a higher real estate value than one that isn’t. People who want to have their properties landscaped usually acquire the services of professionals. Landscaping is a time and labor-intensive task, so in order to do that in no time at all, homeowners invest in landscaping services to turn their vision into reality. But there are also those who want to take a hands-on approach to landscaping. Again, this is a task that requires a […]

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Controlling weeds

11/27/2016 J Gennaro 0

If you are maintaining the beauty or are simply taking care of your lawn, it is imperative that you effectively and regularly get rid of weeds. You know that weeds are unwanted because: first, they compete with the turf for the minerals and nutrients in the soil content; second: they compete for adequate sunlight; third, they can be destructive to the turfs’ existence; and lastly, they simply are eye sores.   A good and well maintained lawn is characterized by the absence of unwanted weeds. That is why you should strive to make sure you weed out your lawn regularly. […]

How to Identify Lawn Diseases

10/22/2016 J Gennaro 3

Top 3 Lawn Diseases There is nothing more frustrating and pitiful than watching your lawn deteriorate because of a rampant lawn disease. Usually, these lawn diseases are a result of fungal infections that can have debilitating and unsightly effects on the landscape. Therefore, it is important to know about these diseases and some ways to fix them. Here are three of the most common types of lawn diseases that you need to be aware of to keep your lawn in check:   1. Leptosphaeria Korrae It is a lawn disease that is usually known by the name Necrotic Ring Spot […]

Lawn Sprinkler Ultimate Guide

10/21/2016 J Gennaro 3

All of us look to ensure that our lawns retain their beautiful appearance. There is nothing more relaxing than the sight of a beautiful lawn to make all the fatigue of the day wash away. However, to ensure that the beauty of your lawn is not hampered, a bit of work is required. Attention needs to be paid to its maintenance, and one of the major aspects of lawn care is watering. The watering needs to be just right with the right manner and frequency used. A lawn sprinkler system is used for this purpose. We are going to shed […]

Lawn Fertilizing and Liming

10/20/2016 D Gennaro 0

Take care of your lawn with fertilizer and lime. Depending on the ground and the target you fertilized with organic or artificial fertilizer. Apply lime acidity of the ground level. Thatching the Grass Frost out of the ground? Then get your thatching rake or machine out of the barn. With annual liming make the soil lighter so the land is accessible to oxygen, nutrients and water … and also better grass roots. Check out our post “Thatching Your Lawn” to learn more Seeding the Lawn Bare spots in the lawn? A well-known problem. Bare spots in the lawn can be […]

Pruning and Cutting Guide

10/19/2016 D Gennaro 2

Pruning is not difficult. It stimulates growth, the plant gets older and remains longer in bloom. Always use good pruning tools and keep you on the cutting rules. Prune or cut Pruning is the removal or shortening of entire branches and twigs. Clipping is the removal of projections of a plant to get that in some form or maintain. Hedges and boxwood figures are not pruned, but clipped. Get your taking a whole branch road, you are pruning. It is also prune the tops of plants. Prune The main reasons for pruning are: Encourage flowering and fruiting. Create more space […]

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Fall Lawn Prep Guide

10/19/2016 J Gennaro 1

As fall arrives with the fall of dead leaves and the promise of winter, there are a lot of changes in the needs of plants and trees. Fall brings with it a series of changes, all of which we learn to get used to as quickly as possible. But while we can adapt quickly, plants and trees take longer, especially the delicate plants and grass in one’s lawn which need special care. Preparing your lawn for the fall can be a difficult, delicate task with a lot of things that you have to look after. There are a number of […]

Summer Pruning of trees, flowers and bushes

10/18/2016 D Gennaro 2

A proper summer pruning for trees and bushes can cause fruit trees to bear more fruit, bring about a second round of flowers, or even allow bushes to remain healthier into their winter dormancy period Summer Pruning Summer pruning of fruit trees like apple, pear, cherry, plum and peach is from June to August, preferably in dry weather. With regular pruning fruit get enough space and light to grow and mature. It is also a good way to remove infected branches and leaves with fungi, pests and parasites. At the same time, inhibit the growth of shoots that do not […]