Alert the media - my lilies are in bloom! Close to ten years ago, when my family and I first relocated to Philadelphia, I was beyond excited to live within driving distance to the world-famous Longwood Gardens. While attending a flower show, I was drawn in by a spectacular grouping of Asiatic lilies with blooms the size of salad plates.
You don’t have time to adequately care for your lawn. It’s okay to admit this; grass requires hours of work every week, especially during growing seasons, and many homeowners simply have too many other high-priority responsibilities to manage lawn care, too. Fortunately, there is no shortage of lawn care services — in fact, in most areas, there is a veritable glut of lawn care providers to choose from.
Posted in Homeowners on Jul 02, 2019
When it comes to the trees on our land and around our property, it can be easy to simply just cut them down. However, this is not always the best outcome for your property and not only because we are obviously told how important trees are for the environment. Some trees may not even need to be removed at all and could just need trimming or thinning out. This is why it is important to speak to somebody that knows all there is to know about the trees and plants on your property. An arborist or as many of you will know them, a tree surgeon will be able to give you that guidance as well as provide a number of services that could be of great benefit to your property.
Posted in Homeowners on Jun 19, 2019
Gone are the days of sore arms and feeling exhausted after trimming your hedges – the manual shears are barely used anymore thanks to modern hedge trimmers that basically do the job for you. Now that recent technology advancements have allowed hedge trimmers to become available and affordable to every homeowner, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying a freshly trimmed garden with a cup of coffee instead of feeling worn out and heading straight to the sofa. Still, hedge trimmers being so popular means that there are many types and models, and this can be a little too overwhelming if you're a first-time buyer. That's why we're here to help!
Posted in Homeowners on Jun 19, 2019
Most homeowners are not aware that they can increase their home value by adding a sprinkler system into their lawn. A sprinkler system creates a huge impact when it comes to watering your lawn which enhances the appearance of your home. To reap the maximum benefits you need to make a choice on the type of the sprinkler system you are planning to install since all sprinklers are not the same and each has its own features which differentiate it from the others. You should consider choosing a sprinkler system with a well-built layout and an efficient system which will do away with runoff, minimize water wastage and save on costs as time goes by.
Safety boots, also known as work boots or Caterpillar boots, are referred to as such for a reason. They're made to give the best protection to your feet, even in the most challenging working conditions. So, before you purchase a pair of safety boots, it is important to do some research and know the important things about them.
Posted in Homeowners on Jun 17, 2019
Trying to find the perfect arrangement for your patio furniture can be challenging. Spending time moving the furniture around in search of the ideal layout is not only time-consuming but also takes a lot of energy. Fortunately, there are some simple furniture arranging tips that you can use to make the most of your space.
Posted in Gardening on Jun 12, 2019
Let’s talk about gardens. Man they look nice, but it’s such a pain to clean them! The worst part is, no one teaches you how to do it. We all know how plants work right; some dirt, water, sunlight, and you’re more or less on the right track. But then something goes wrong. The hostas aren’t as full as last year, or the perennials you planted aren’t looking too hot. What do you do?
Backyards represent a variety of things to different people; they can be places to enjoy nature, or a place for BBQ get-togethers in the summer. And for a others, backyards represent a safe space, with the act of gardening offering therapeutic respite. With 1 in 5 Adults diagnosed with a mental health condition in the U.S. each year, having a safe space can be beneficial. Backyard gardening offers natural meditation that can be beneficial for an individual or for someone working as part of a group, if you choose to garden in a community garden. Through tilling the soil, weeding, planting and watering, you can find true solace right in your backyard.
A lawn scarifier or dethatcher is a tool that removes thatch from lawns. Thatch consists of a buildup of organic debris such as dead grass, leaves, stems, moss, and weeds. This buildup can keep water, oxygen, and nutrients from properly penetrating the soil to the roots of the grass. When that happens, a great deal of the moisture will just sit on the surface, which can further increase the growth of moss.