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Date Archive for August, 2010

Pick the Right Grass Variety

We talk a lot about selecting the right plant, for the right spot, and for your climate.  A recent article in the Star Tribune talks about what grasses work best in the Twin Cities:  Fescue versus Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Rye. Although the latter grows lush and quickly, it can be a water hog.    Wherever [...]

Helping Plants Survive Hot August

One more month to go with unrelenting heat.  It’s always good to be reminded of how to water plants ‘strategically’ so that you help them survive and don’t overuse water – quantity does not equal quality when it comes to watering.  The CBS Early Show had a segment on how to save your green spaces.  [...]