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Date Archive for October, 2011

Fall Maintenance for Spring

As we put away our barbecue grills and sweep up the last of the leaves, spring may seem like a long way off. But maintaining your lawn mower is one great way to be sure your spring starts right come March or April. Like any other piece of equipment, a lawn mower requires cleaning so [...]

Bulb Gardening for Beginners

If you want a colorful garden next spring, consider planting your bulbs now before the first frost sets in. Flower bulbs are best planted when the ground is cool (around 40 to 50°F), but be sure to plant them a good six weeks before the ground freezes. The good news is that the bulbs themselves [...]

Name that tree with a new app

Ever wondered what types of trees are in your city park? Or even in your backyard? Most kids these days grow up without ever learning how to distinguish an oak from an aspen. Collect leaves in your nearest green spaces. The more varieties the better! Then determine which type of tree each belongs to. Need [...]

Got weak limbs? Seek an arborist.

This year’s storms have created some colossal damage not only to people’s properties, but also to the trees that reside on them. Now is a good time to check for any troublesome spots on the trees surrounding your home.  If you have any questions about your trees’ health, an arborist, or “tree doctor,” can  identify, [...]

Grass and arid climates

For those of you who reside in a more arid climate, you might be interested in a new type of grass called Bella Bluegrass – a greener, lush type of Kentucky Bluegrass that actually grows best in places like…Utah! It is said that is uses up to 50% less water than other types of grass. [...]