I remember when we bought our first house and my husband wanted to spend our limited budget on a new roof. I wanted to paint, put in hardwood floors, and buy new, fun furniture. But of course, with a leaky roof, the furniture and walls and floors would soon be wrecked. Well, the same goes… Continue reading Drainage. The boring garden necessity.
Hate to say good-bye to summer? Me too! Today I will be bringing summer indoors for the winter by taking cuttings of my favorite annuals. Specifically, I must get cuttings of Persian shield and fishnet-stockings coleus and King Kong coleus. Once I get those covered, I might take cuttings of all the varieties of coleus,… Continue reading Tip of the Day
Wave goodbye to winter with a little spring-cleaning — in your garden that is. I couldn’t have asked for better weather for doing just that this past weekend. Here are some tips for waking up your garden in the spring: Do overseed your lawn and put some grass seed down. Spring and fall are the best times… Continue reading Spring Forward
Organic Gardening Magazine had a terrific article, The Dark Side of Lawns recently that covered all the great reasons why you should refrain from using the various synthetic fertilizers on your lawn. I found the discussion on “weed and feed” practices particularly relevant. The situation gets worse with the widely popular “weed and feed” products… Continue reading Organic lawn management
Here is my recipe for golf course grass (organic of course). I learned this method of growing grass from my dad, who is known for his beautiful putting green yards. Ingredients: 1 bag of high traffic grass seed 1 bag of sun and shade grass seed 1 bag of shade grass seed 2 bags of organic… Continue reading Growing Green Golf Course Grass