If you’re a recent home buyer, you may not realize that there’s more to maintaining a lawn than just the mowing. Issues arise throughout the year, such as grass diseases and animal invaders that can quickly spoil the look of your freshly cut yard. Thankfully, there’s help nearby! I’ve found that a great place to […]
‘Tis the season for ants and other insects to invade our homes in search of a meal. I hate to tell you this, but it gets worse before it gets better! As I write, it’s the first week of June, and ants have arrived in my kitchen, bathroom, and garage. I placed liquid ant traps […]
It’s that time of year when a drive past home and garden centers gets my own amateur landscaper’s heart racing! I feel a surge of enthusiasm to plant something – anything – as I peruse the aisles of brand new, vibrantly colorful flowers, fluffy green ferns, and musty, aromatic bags of soil on display. […]
Have you planted a garden so you can enjoy delicious, home-grown vegetables and later been terribly disappointed with your slim harvest? Home gardeners make some mistakes that could be easily avoided with better planning beforehand. In my own last-minute, small garden, I learned the hard way that no preparation = disappointment. Anyone who has never […]
New bedding plants are beautiful, even exciting to add to our landscape, but we must remember what sets them off and really makes everything get noticed: The mulch, the quiet hero of our landscape plan. Shrubs and other plantings stand out so much more when framed by a fresh, even layer of pine straw, wood […]
On a snowy day years ago, my grandfather told me with that snow and ice were actually good for the soil. I wondered – could there be any science to back this up? I should have known from my elder, it really was true! Granddad grew up on a farm in Tennessee, and he knew […]
By Sharon Harris, Harris Garden Cards In winter, we humans stay inside to keep warm until spring, and some unwanted guests move in and stay with us – the bugs!