Autumn doesn’t just have to be exciting for adults, kids can learn to enjoy the experience through some fun and simple activities you can do with them in your own backyard. It is a great opportunity to teach kids about theseasons, allow them to explore some of the colors and sights that fall brings, and allows you time to bond with your little one. To get you started, we put together some simple activities that will help you and your little ones begin your backyard adventures.
A green, healthy lawn is what most people want to see when they look out their window or drive up to their home after work. It can be a battle to get your lawn to that point where it is lush and lovely to look at and you can enjoy a fun afternoon on the patio. The health of your lawn is important not only for aesthetics but also how hardy you turf is. A healthy lawn is able to withstand more stress without showing signs of struggle. This means the better your lawn will look throughout the year. When you take the time to learn how to improve the health of your lawn, you are also going to improve how it looks. Here are some basic tips and tricks that can help you improve your lawn’s health, and by so doing, keep it green, lovely, and beautiful!
Everyone has heard that they need to fertilize their lawn and make sure that the plants are getting all the nutrients they need to grow. It is also probably familiar to most that it can be a good idea to test the soil for different levels of nutrients. Depending on soil tests, soil amendments and nutrients may be added to balance out or increase the right amount of the nutrients in the soil.
If you have a backyard that has a lot of shade, from trees, your house, bushes, or other things, you have probably had a hard time growing a good cover of grass in that area. This is because grass really likes the sun. Some grass types will not grow in areas that are shaded during even only a few hours or so a day. If you do get some grass to grow, you may notice it seems straggly or uneven.
The basic rule for preparing your garden for the winter and getting things cleaned up is the more you do this fall, the better prepared you will be when spring rolls around again. This means that all your efforts will be greatly appreciated by youself when the weather warms up. The basics of getting things ready for the colder months is cleaning things up and covering others.
For some reason, burning the leaves that fall off your trees has been a staple of many people's’ fall routines. The smell of burning leaves is something many of us know well and even associate with simpler days of childhood. Crisp autumn days were spent raking out the fence lines and making a large pile of leaves somewhere. If you were lucky, your parents let you play in the piles for a while before setting them on fire. While this was and is a good way of getting rid of a lot of leaves quickly, it does little else. Check out our suggestions below to help you get the most out of the natural ways you can get rid of your leaves.
Are you battling your current lawn? Do you have weeds that are thriving instead of grass that is growing? If you have thatch that is out of control or your soil is completely out of whack when it comes to providing appropriate nutrients to your turf, it may be a sign that you should take the time to replant your lawn. This sounds like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to drive you crazy or take a ridiculous amount of time, either.
When things get broken, it is necessary to repair them or to replace them. Since replacing an entire lawn can be a pretty big project, and can cost a lot of money, it is good practice to first attempt to repair the damage you are seeing. Lawns can be susceptible to many different problems that are manifested in a variety of ways. The first thing to do when you aren’t getting the results you want from your lawn is to identify the symptoms you are seeing.
There are quite a few small rodents that like to take up residency in your lawn or garden area, the most destructive being moles. You can tell when you have these little creatures on your property by the raised dirt mounds and tunnels you can observe about your lawn. Voles can also cause some destruction about your lawn, but typically will use previously made mole tunnels in your lawn.
There are some basic joys in life that should be utilized more for their cheerful, lovely, and entertaining values. One of those joys is watching birds in the backyard. For those that are lucky enough to have the space, time, and money to provide birds with feeders, seed, and lavish baths, it is even easier to be entertained by these quirky little creatures.