Lawn

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON GARDENING

You probably know someone (maybe even yourself) who has said, “Gardening is too hard. There is so much to learn. I just know if I plant something, I’ll kill it.” Well, of course you will. Everyone who has ever gardened since Adam and Eve has killed a plant. This is called learning. It’s how we

Caring for Your Lawn – Naturally Part III (Watering)

WATERING AND SOIL pH As counter intuitive as it may seem, you should water your lawn LESS often for better results. Really? The answer is yes, BUT: when you do water, water DEEPLY. Making sure you water sufficiently helps to develop grass roots that go farther down into the soil. Grass watered frequently but shallowly

Caring for Your Lawn – Naturally- Part II (Mowing)

PROMOTING LUSH AND GREEN TURF The way to a lush lawn begins with an understanding of how lawns grow, and the needs of grass plants in terms of mowing, watering, and fertilizing. Misunderstandings and mistakes are common.  Let’s start with what you may or may not mow about mowing.

The Challenge of Controlling Weeds in April

Dandelion, clover, plantain and other broadleaf weeds are among the most common and troublesome pest problems in lawns. Even though most broadleaf weeds can be easily controlled with herbicides, a completely weed-free lawn is neither practical nor environmentally sensible. A safe and sound approach to lawn weed control is to grow healthy turf, spot-treat weeds

Caring for Your Lawn Naturally- Part I (Fertilizing)

In this first of a series on lawn care, learn how fertilizing properly can make the difference  in achieving a great lawn. Fertilizing Grass consumes high levels of nitrogen. While weeds like clover can draw nitrogen from the air, grass cannot. So the presence of those weeds could mean your soil needs more nitrogen. One

Wild Garlic or Wild Onion?

Which one do you have in your lawn or garden?            Wild Garlic                                         Wild Onion Both are perennial, spread by seed, bulb, and bulblet. Wild garlic has 2–4 long narrow leaves that

Weed Control In April

Bonide Products & Weed Control in April Controlling weeds in April is often more challenging than other times of the year due to the fact that most weed killers do not work in colder weather. But in fact, controlling weeds early is the best way to keep them from getting out of control later on

Seeding Your Lawn The Right Way

Going for the Green? Here Are A Few Tips: First, growing a beautiful lawn is NOT easy! It’s quite a process actually and requires patience, persistence and perseverance. Whether you are filling in a patchy lawn or growing grass from scratch in a section of bare earth, compost is key to your success and the

Do you need to control weeds and reseed your lawn?

August 20th is also usually a good time to apply crabgrass or weed control if necessary. Be sure daytime temperatures are no higher than the low 80s. 70s are more ideal. Look for a still day with no rain in the forecast for 24 hours. Wait 2 weeks to seed after applying weed or crabgrass

Soil pH for Landscape Plants

Come in and get a pH test kits or contact Cornell Cooperative Extension-Nassau  horticulture to determine your soil’s pH, then refer to this pH Chart to find the optimum pH for your plantings. A pH of 7 is neutral. To lower your pH (acid), add aluminum sulfate or to raise your pH (alkaline or basic), add

Mycorrhizae: Endo & Ecto! Wait… What?

All About Mycorrhizae Symbiotic relationships exist throughout the natural world. Species tend to develop these mutually beneficial relationships in order to overcome certain obstacles and often they come to depend on the advantage that working together to achieve a common goal supplies. As it turns out one such symbiotic relationship exists that we can take

Natural Alternative Fertilizers

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