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Tree Stump Removal

Tree stump removal instructions that make a very difficult, if not an impossible job, manageable. I spent about 20 years re-landscaping homes. We used to re-landscape three homes a week, and we did all of this work on evenings and Saturdays because I worked a full time job. I have no idea how many homes I re-landscaped over the years, but the number is well over 500. Every one of those re-landscaping jobs had overgrown landscaping that needed to be removed before we could even start the actual landscaping job. That meant that dozens and dozens of tree stumps and large stumps from overgrown shrubbery had to be removed. Of course county wisdom says that you just back up Bubba’s pickup truck, wrap a chain around the stump and drive away as fast as you can. I’ll admit, I’ve done that. Does it work? Sort of. But it’s also a great way to really tear up a pick up truck, completely destroy the lawn, and possibly damage the house.

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles and Grubs in Your Lawn

Japanese Beetles can severely damage your roses and other plants in your landscape because they feed on the leaves and can almost completely defoliate some plants. First, it’s important to make the connection that the white grubs in your lawn will hatch into Japanese Beetles and if you have Japanese Beetles they will lay eggs in your lawn that turn into white grubs. The white grubs ruin your lawn!

Hydrangeas: When Do I Prune Them? Why Didn’t They Flower?

Hydrangeas like more water than most plants, and at least a smidgen of shade helps them stay healthy and happy. So… with all of that said, if your hydrangea did not bloom then the flower buds might have gotten pruned off, or more likely the flower buds were damaged over the winter.

How to Keep Cats From Using Your Yard As a Bathroom

When you are an outdoor cat, the world is your toilet. If you are unfamiliar with the toilet habits of cats… lucky you! Let me fill you in. Cat urine has concentrated amounts of ammonia that grow actually grows stronger as it sits. So it’s no surprise that when your cat pees on your tomato plant, it burns the leaves.

15 Mouth-Watering Edible Weeds

If you take a good look at your yard, you will find many different edible weeds that can be eaten in salads, made into tea or used for health purposes. Amaranth – Found on most continents, Amaranth is an edible weed and Native to the Americas. The whole Amaranth plant can be eaten but if the leaves appear to have spines on them, avoid eating those leaves.

Planting an Edible Landscape For Beginning Gardeners

The idea of getting a harvest out of a traditionally and beautifully manicured landscape might seem unlikely, but the reality is, it’s quite possible to do. Edible landscaping has become a popular trend among homeowners who wish for a hybrid garden of sophisticated beauty that also provides healthy and fresh food, without the backyard taken over by square vegetable beds; Beds that also require tending and work to sustain a crop. Many landscape plants that produce delicious and abundant crops require little work like most landscape plant selections, and they look beautiful doing it. Some seasonal tending may be necessary, but this is true for most landscapes that are properly cared for anyway. How is this done? And what plants should you use? Read on!

The Convenience of Having a Kitchen Garden in Your Backyard

Kitchen gardens have been essentials as part of the home for hundreds, even thousands of years. People all over the world have had them and relied on them as a cheap and very fresh source of expensive herbs and vegetables.

Electric Wheelbarrow Review

Last growing season I was given the opportunity to use, test and review this awesome electric wheelbarrow from ElectricWheelbarrows.com. If you’ve known me or have been following me for any length of time you know that I am huge, flag waving fan of single wheel, construction grade Jackson wheelbarrows. To the point to even offer up “Wheelbarrow Tips and Tricks”. But at the same time, I’m a true believer in using the right tool for the job, and sometimes you need to move large amounts of material long distances, over rough or soft terrain. If you want to take your cardio workout to an insane level, or a truly deadly level for an old guy like me, try pushing a loaded wheelbarrow across a muddy yard or through the snow. So even though I am not ready and never will be ready to give up my Jackson wheelbarrow I can see a ton of uses for this electric wheelbarrow which holds more, crosses rough terrain with ease and will allow just about anybody to move large amounts of material just about any distance they need to safely.

Why Rhododendrons Fail to Grow and Two Super Hardy Rhododendrons for Cold Climates

Believe it or not, Rhododendrons and Azaleas are quite easy to grow and it only takes a few things to make them happy. There’s a fundamental secret about growing Rhododendrons in your yard or your landscape that cannot be overlooked and it cannot be stated strongly enough. Here it is… Rhododendrons Do Not Like Wet Feet!

Yum! Tasty Edible Flowers You Can Grow Yourself

Add a beautiful, aesthetic touch to your next dinner with tasty edible flowers that you can grow yourself. Many upscale restaurants have adopted the practice of garnishing salads and certain dishes with edible flowers.

A Guide to Controlling Fungus Gnats in Hydroponic Gardens

Adult fungus gnats are completely harmless, but their larvae are the real problem in any garden. The larvae dwell in and feed on the roots of plants, ultimately hampering growth and development. As the roots get damaged, they may rot and bacteria will have a place to live.

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