When To Stop Mowing The Lawn

Winter Lawn Care – When To Stop Mowing The Lawn

This is the time of the year when we are doing cleanups around the garden. Today I am cutting back grasses and perennials. This is also the time when most people are wondering when to stop mowing the lawn. After maintaining lawns and gardens for the past 12 years, I learned that grass will stop growing Read more about Winter Lawn Care – When To Stop Mowing The Lawn[…]






Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening – Safe Gardening

Is organic gardening much more different that the traditional chemical gardening? To me, there is a big difference! When using chemicals like petroleum based products, you are feeding the plant. It is like your grass or garden being on steroids. You need to feed your plants regularly with fertilizers, and definitely you must use pesticides Read more about Organic Gardening – Safe Gardening[…]






Backyard Full Of Weeds

Backyard Full Of Weeds – From Weeds To Grass

Having a backyard full of weeds can be a good thing. At least to me is good news, because I know exactly what to do in order to transform a weedy yard into a weed free lawn. And I am not thinking about roto-tilling the whole yard. Or spraying toxic chemicals to kill everything on Read more about Backyard Full Of Weeds – From Weeds To Grass[…]






Benefits of Composting

Benefits Of Composting

At the beginning of my landscaping years I used lots of loam when I was doing my plantings and did not know the benefits of composting. It was cheap, readily available and I could buy it basically everywhere. I thought that loam looked fairly good. Sometimes I would find pieces of glass in the loam. Read more about Benefits Of Composting[…]






Planting trees in the Fall - Burlap

Planting Trees In The Fall – Balled And Burlap Wrapped Trees

In my early years getting my associate’s degree in Horticulture, I learned that when planting trees in the Fall with balled and burlap, it was advised to cut the rope from around the tree trunk. I learned to pull the burlap back and push the handles from the wire basket down into the ground. The Read more about Planting Trees In The Fall – Balled And Burlap Wrapped Trees[…]






Green Lawns

Green Lawns And Gardens / Are Pesticides Dangerous?

Not everybody have the same expectations when maintaining green lawns and doing gardening. At least my expectations are totally different than most people… I moved to the US from my native Spain back in 1999. I started maintaining and offering consulting lawn care services since 2004. Back then, I didn’t know there was a chemical way Read more about Green Lawns And Gardens / Are Pesticides Dangerous?[…]






Grub damage and control with nematodes

Grub | Grub Damage

Why is it that organic lawns generally don’t have grub damage in the Spring and Fall? Every season lawn care providers apply pesticides to kill grubs. They do it at least twice a year. One time in the Spring, and again in the Fall. Grubs can do a great deal of damage to our lawn.  In Read more about Grub | Grub Damage[…]






How to get rid of fruit flies

How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

How to get rid of fruit flies. Is it just me, or does it seem fruit flies appear like magic overnight? There is a reason for that. They are attracted to past ripe fruit, that begins to ferment. This fermenting process produces alcohol which is what attracts the flies. There are a few simple steps you Read more about How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies[…]






mulch

Garden Weeds – Ways To Kill Weeds Naturally

Are you looking for easy ways to kill garden weeds naturally? There are many things that can be done in order to get rid of weeds around your lawn and garden. I have compiled a list of ways to eradicating weeds, once and for all. Some of them are just common sense, and just by Read more about Garden Weeds – Ways To Kill Weeds Naturally[…]






Organic Weed killer to kill dandelions

Organic Weed Killer

A weed is a plant that is growing in the wrong place. And what do we do, when we see a weed on the lawn, or in our garden? We use a generic weed killer. Right? What is the best organic weed killer to control weeds? What I have learned for the past several years is that Read more about Organic Weed Killer[…]






Organic Lawn

Organic Lawn | Simple Tips

Organic lawn care doesn’t have to be complicated. There are just a few things you should consider, before applying anything to your lawn. 1. Take a soil sample. Without a soil sample, how do you know how much product is needed? After a few years, most organic lawns will not require any type of fertilizer, Read more about Organic Lawn | Simple Tips[…]






Daisy

What Is A Weed?

What is a weed? A weed is a plant that is growing where it is not wanted. Is a misplaced plant. A weed is a messenger. It is telling us something about the soil. And, what do we do with the messengers? Pesticide is never going to solve the problem. Once the weed is dead Read more about What Is A Weed?[…]