Does Grass Grow at Night?

Grass is truly an interesting and essential plant for our earth to have life as we know it.  Without grass, the planet would be a vast dust bowl, and we’d experience Star Wars-like dust storms like never seen before. Furthermore, without grass, it would be impossible to feed all the livestock that humans rely on.  … Read more

When Does St. Augustine Grass Go Dormant?

St. Augustine grass thrives in most soils, shaded areas, and in hot climates by the seaside. Being one of the tolerant grass species, St. Augustine’s blue and green blades create a dense turf that spreads easily and quickly. However, some instances can make a St. Augustine lawn go dormant. St. Augustine grass goes dormant when … Read more

Will Bermuda Grass take over Weeds

Bermuda grass is a warm-season perennial turfgrass that grows well in tropical, subtropical, and temperate climates. It can actually be considered a weed, but you can cultivate it to make a smart-looking lawn, and it will overpower most weed species – though not all. Therefore if you are growing Bermuda grass, it’s good to develop … Read more

How Much Atrazine per Gallon of Water

Atrazine is an effective herbicide widely used on crops to control weeds. It’s also used on lawns to prevent annual weeds. Learning how to use the herbicide is essential as the manufacturer recommends specific dilution rates for atrazine to be effective. But how much atrazine per gallon of water is necessary? According to the manufacturer, … Read more

How to Stop Weeds from Growing Through Pebbles

There are innumerable reasons people get into gardening. Perhaps they have a passion for growing and nurturing something by hand. Others enjoy the opportunity it affords them to commune with nature without having to leave their property. And some just enjoy the fresh air it provides the area. Whatever your reason for loving to garden, … Read more

How to use Water Softener Salt to kill weeds

As a gardener, you’re probably familiar with pesky weeds and their resilience to popping up all throughout your beautiful garden or yard. Even though this is just a part of the joys of gardening, you’re not alone in wishing that you could find a way to get rid of the weeds once and for all.  … Read more

How to Get Rid of Pine Needles on Grass

Evergreen pine trees are beautiful, but the pine needles can be challenging to get rid of, especially if you have a couple of trees in your yard. Trees tend to shed off old needles from the inner part of the branches  as they age. Unfortunately, the wind doesn’t help clean up the pine needles, and … Read more

How to Kill Weeds in Soil

In the growing season, there’s nothing more irritating than a particularly resilient weed – or a whole patch of them – sprouting around your more attractive greenery. Depending on the kind of weed, the level of difficulty killing them increases. It can get such a hassle that even some of the most environmentally-conscious gardeners resort … Read more

How To Keep Weeds Out Of A Playground

Home landscaping can definitely be a fun challenge, especially when the whole family is involved. Besides saving up thousands of dollars, setting up a playground on your own is a rewarding experience. However, maintenance can become more complicated than installing it; without the proper guidance, that is! One of the most common problems for playgrounds … Read more

Can You Fertilize on Top of Mulch?

The straight answer to this question is – yes, you can fertilize on top of mulch. Yet, there are some factors to consider, such as the type of fertilizer you are using and how fast your type of mulch decomposes.  As well, timing is crucial when you apply fertilizer to different kinds of mulch – … Read more