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What Should I Put In My Compost Bin?

Composting has recently become more popular among home gardeners looking for a cheap alternative to purchasing fertilizer. Not only does composting save you money, but it also helps the environment by reducing the amount of organic matter that you throw away. This limits the amount of methane gas landfills create, reducing the amount of greenhouse […]

Is Vigoro Fertilizer As Good As Scotts?

Is Vigoro Fertilizer As Good As Scotts? Fertilizer and lawn care products have become a multimillion dollar industry. There are several reputable companies producing products specifically designed to help maintain and beautify lawns and recreational areas. Two of the most common products are Vigoro fertilizer and Scotts. Both are well known and have a reputation for […]

How Long Can Grass Seed Be Stored?

Grass seed can last quite a long time, but the life expectancy of grass seed varies depending upon a variety of factors. In some cases, grass seeds can last for years. It’s also important to note that the longer grass seed is stored, the fewer blades of grass are likely to germinate.How Much Does The […]

How Much Grass Seed Do I Need Per Square Foot?

How Much Grass Seed Do I Need Per Square Foot?Everyone wants a lawn that is beautiful and healthy. To achieve that, it takes effort, time, and the right amount of grass seed. Whether you measure your lawn per acre or per square feet, you need to know how many lbs of seed to buy.Following are […]

How To Keep Birds From Eating Grass Seed

When you have spent hours researching, preparing  and spreading new grass seed, the last thing you want to see is pesky birds enjoying a feast of your seeds. Luckily, there are many techniques that you can employ to discourage birds from ruining your efforts.Because on average it takes four weeks for the grass seeds to […]

When Should I Aerate And Overseed My Lawn?

If you’re thinking of aerating your lawn, here’s some information that might come in handy. Aeration must be done at a specific time of year, depending on the type of soil and grass you have. There are two different types of lawn grass – cool season and warm season.Cool season turf wakes up from its summer […]

How To Connect Two Rain Barrels In Series

Many of you, whether you’re using one lone rain barrel or a gigantic poly tank, have come to the stage where the amount of available rainwater has exceeded your storage capacity. If this is the case, it might be time to buy an additional rain barrel or storage container. There are several methods that are […]

What Is A Lawn Aerator Used For?

A lawn aerator is a machine or garden tool which has been designed for making holes inside soil into which grass can grow. It is especially useful for compacted lawns, since lawn aeration encourages worms, microflora and micro fauna that need oxygen to grow, and improves soil drainage as well. Aeration reduces soil compaction, which […]

What Is A Rain Barrel And How Do They Work

A rain barrel is a water tank which is used both to collect rain water runoff, usually transferred from rooftops through rain gutters. Harvesting rain water in this way can yield 623 gallons of water from approximately 1,000 square feet of roof. Rain barrels serve many purposes: Collecting rainwater for a later useReducing the use […]

How To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Rain Barrels

Rain barrels have become increasingly important in providing water for gardens and lawns, while at the same time conserving potable water. An unfortunate consequence of saving standing water in any container is that mosquitoes are drawn to it like magnets. They will emerge from hibernation and begin to breed in hot weather. The breeding cycle […]

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