Green Thumb Glory: 10 Easy and Effective Garden Maintenance Tips

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Effective garden maintenance tips include plant selection, pest control, proper mulching, consistent watering, planning, and mulching to name a few. Taking care of your garden can be challenging as you need to monitor various factors to maintain its health. As a new homeowner, I initially found the idea of gardening and yard maintenance overwhelming and … Read More

6 Effective Ways to Eliminate Grass from Mulch

Gazebo with landscaping showing example of how to eliminate grass from mulch

Looking to eliminate grass from mulch? There are physical and chemical treatments available that can create practical barriers or use herbicides around your plants. Mulch is a material used as a soil covering. It helps to keep the soil cool, suppress weed growth, and retain moisture. Mulch also adds to the beauty of your home … Read More

Get Rid of Flies In Yard [For Your Dogs Sake!]

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Flies are detritivores, meaning that they feed upon the decomposing matter. Therefore, to keep your outside area free from flies, the most effective way is to limit the amount of decomposing matter in your garden including animal feces. There are also many varieties of fly repellents and traps that can be applied; however, one must … Read More

Pool Water & Grass, Can They Mix?

Large pool in backyard with pool water next to the grass

So you’ve got your pool set up in your back yard and it’s time for the summer fun to begin. Friends and family all can rejoice now that you’ve opened your pool for the season and the parties begin in full. If you’re sticking with the trends of an in-ground pool or you own an … Read More