PEAT AND PEAT MOSS The first step in all gardening is proper soil preparation. No matter what else is used, a garden needs a good soil conditioner consisting of decayed organic matter. Organic matter will improve many problem soils. It will loosen clay soils to improve drainage and airflow. It will hold moisture and nutrients […]READ MORE
Lawn and garden chemicals raise special concerns. While the active ingredients remain the same in many cases, new pesticides are available that are faster acting and easier to apply. Make sure to follow proper instructions on how to safely apply, use and dispose of fertilizers and pesticides. Also be familiar with state and local regulations regarding lawn and garden chemicals.
Grass, vegetable and flower seeds are sold either in bulk or packages, with packages far more widespread. Seed packages are extremely functional because they carry complete planting instructions, showing planting and harvesting times for geographic areas. LAWN SEED Grass seed is sold in boxes and bags as well as in bulk. Coverage rate is more […]READ MORE
Pesticide is an umbrella term that covers insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Although chemical pesticides in dry and liquid forms are widely used, there are other forms of lawn, garden and household insect control. There are a variety of solid insect repellent sticks and special insect traps, such as those used for Japanese beetles and gypsy […]READ MORE
All lawns are deficient in nitrogen because grass quickly uses up the natural supply. Some also need phosphorus and potassium. There are three common types of fertilizers: natural organic, inorganic and synthetic organic. Natural organic fertilizers, such as manure, do not dissolve in water. They are converted to usable forms by microorganisms in the soil. […]READ MORE