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.
Even if you own best push lawn mower the chances are that on at least one occasion it would not start and in many instances the inability of the mower to start has meant the lawn did not get cut. Unfortunately there are many instances of this but it does not necessarily mean your plans have to be ruined as on many occasions the mower will start if certain procedures are carried out.
Nothing can be more stressful or scary than a situation where you have to face a downed tree after a heavy storm. It is best to anticipate and to be ready if the time comes when you and your family have to deal with a fallen tree.
Water features such as fountains, waterfalls, small ponds or even bird baths can be an elegant and natural addition to any commercial or residential area. Several creative options and ideas for water features have emerged following their increasing popularity.
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it,” said Edith Wharton, and if you are planning an intimate al fresco dinner or small party, your garden could very well be the ideal mirror for light. Candles add warmth, artistry, and elegance to any dinner table, illuminating guests with a golden glow that brings out their best features. However, there are many more places in your garden that can grace candles beautifully, so if you want to create a special ambience, let your creativity run forth and find inspiration in these unique ways of using candlelight outdoors.
Posted in Homeowners on Mar 22, 2019
One of the most frustrating parts of having a yard or garden is dealing with the pests that it attracts. However, that doesn’t mean you automatically have to resort to chemical sprays or traps. By using deterrents instead you can usually get the job done in a much more humane and eco-friendly way.
Posted in Homeowners on Mar 21, 2019
Most Americans are battling moderate or high stress, according to the American Psychological Association, and this may be one reason why so many are turning to stress-busting activities such as gardening, outdoor yoga, and nature-inspired meditation. Nature has a unique ability to lower your cortisol (stress hormone levels), according to study after study, which is why creating a private ‘relaxation space’ in your yard can help you achieve your aims. You don’t need to break the piggy bank or embark on serious renovation to create a place you can call paradise.
Posted in Homeowners on Mar 16, 2019
Nearly half of all U.S. residents do some type of gardening, according to Green House. If you have the luxury of a space in which to garden, what better place to host a party?
Posted in Homeowners on Jan 14, 2019
Different sites will have different ground conditions and you need to be aware of this. There are some common adverse ground conditions that you might face and need to know about. It is also important to note that more than one of these conditions may be present at a site.
Your home's main water supply contains chalk, dissolved lime, and other minerals that make it unsafe for human consumption. Hard water causes scaling on surfaces it comes in contact with, a reason you should consider investing in a water softener. The water softener helps remove all these minerals and other compounds from the water making it safe to use on the various surfaces. Outlined below are some of the benefits, and reasons to invest in a water softener at home.