SSSHHHH, I won't tell As some of you know, I did a bunch of work to my yard this year. I had the driveway widened and made the house entry wheelchair accessible. I corrected the erosion problem along the drive by edging it with stone then back filling, so the lawn would be level (that's going to … Read more about Mental benefits of gardening
Love the lawn Lawns offer us several benefits. Beside preventing erosion, filtering the air, muffling noise, weed control, insect control, varmint and snake control (that's an important one for some of you), lawns also give us a place to entertain family, friends and pets. Yards define … Read more about Grass!
Rain vs. tap water If you have paid any attention lately, you will have noticed that we have enjoyed some much-needed rain. We haven't heard one complaint about it. Even though most of us watered our yards last year, the plants just seemed to exist, almost like a suspended animation. We didn't … Read more about Water is water…right?
...it's an invasive grass! Most of us want a lush green lawn, there are exceptions...and those people can stop reading now. St. Augustine is the most common grass we have. It tolerates sun, shade, kids and dogs (up to a point). Most importantly, it tolerates water. Just accept the fact that our … Read more about Battling Bermuda
Cheap, easy and does it all! Not your kitchen molasses! Horticulture Molasses does things for your plants like nothing else can and it's the cheapest gardening product per square foot...a gallon can cover a half-acre. Put it in a sprayer, turn some music on and start spraying every inch of your … Read more about Molasses does what?
To my horror... I deliver the monthly news letter for my civic club on my street. Last Monday, after passing out the stack, I headed home. The view on foot is very different from inside my car. As I approached my house, I almost became ill from what I was seeing on my neighbors side of the … Read more about Goodbye, dear friend
A lose your mind moment You know them, when what you have just seen or heard, makes you come undone. I mean one of those "panties in a knot/twist/bunch" kind of moments, as The South is partial to saying. In the "gardener" part of my life, it doesn't happen very often. I have pretty much seen … Read more about We all have them
If you grow tomatoes... ...you know exactly which ones I am talking about. Wretched gangs of orange bugs with black legs, hanging out on your tomatoes, like thugs on a street corners. Reeking havoc, ruining all your hard work...sucking your tomatoes dry...rotten little _______(fill in your own … Read more about I have that bug too!