You may be dreading spring green up due to the increase in yard work, or you may be looking forward to getting outside more often. Either way, it is motivating to know that there are surprising health benefits of yard work.
All over the United States and beyond, the honey bee population has been in constant decline, and they are disappearing at an increasing rate. Much of this loss has been due to a parasite, but bees have also suffered habitat loss and poor management practices. Commercial bees serve as pollinators for $10 billion of crop production each year. This is not to mention their impact on non-commercial plant life and the ecosystem.
The first thing people think of when they sell their homes is how to improve the home’s value and salability. Is it time to remodel the kitchen and replace the floors? Studies show that this is rarely the best decision, and you will not recoup the money you spend on improvements you won’t use. Instead of dumping a bunch of money into things that cost more than the value they add, invest in landscaping to add value to your home.
Your walk-behind mower is typically considered a complete power tool, meaning it doesn’t typically need accessories. However, there are accessories available to give you the optimal mowing experience.
When you are searching for organic solutions to lawn care, one item you may overlook is seaweed. While seaweed may not contain enough macronutrients to replace other fertilizers, it does contain 60 to 100 micronutrients that support plant growth.
Depending on the winter, you may not need to mow when the temperatures drop, as grass grows very slowly during this year. It may go dormant. However, if your grass is getting a little unsightly during winter months, you should mow it. But take care not to damage it.
If you own a home, then you understand the concept of never-ending projects. This can be a thrilling part of home ownership, but some things leave the home in a consistent state of limbo. If your projects are getting in the way of you enjoying your yard, and you’re more excited for the project to be over than the results of the project, consider these 5 lawn care hacks.
Many people incorrectly assume that they can rest during the winter, as weeds and sometimes grass will go dormant. Not only is this notion faulty, it is also what gives your winter weeds such a sporting chance at growing during winter months.
There are many popular cool season and warm season grasses throughout the United States. In the southern states, warm season grasses are popular because they don’t experience as long of dormancy periods due to warmer average temperatures. Warm season grasses include centipedegrass, zoysiagrass, and bermudagrass.
Many of our own yard choices have a direct impact on liability because they create hazardous conditions that are unsafe for visitors. Here are some things to consider to try to limit liability in your own yard.