If you are shopping for fertilizer, you will see three numbers on the bag, N-P-K, which stands for Nitrogen (N) – Phosphorus (P) – Potassium (K). What is the secret recipe for the right fertilizer combination for your lawn or garden this year? There is no way to know unless you take a soil sampleContinue reading “Treating an Abundance or Deficiency of Phosphorus”
There is a division in fall soils between the needs of lawns and those of winter gardens. Lawns want to be like a bear and gather specific nutrition before hibernation and dormancy. For gardeners and farmers growing crops in the fall and winter, soils want to feast on fertile growing conditions and GROW. Most peopleContinue reading “Fall Soil Sampling Considerations”
Our four-legged friends steal our hearts, but they sure can wreak havoc on a yard and outdoor living space. Yellow patches, holes and damaged flower gardens are common problems dog owners deal with every day. Fortunately, there are solutions that don’t involve keeping your rambunctious pup indoors. Your Dog’s Restroom When it comes to fecalContinue reading “Is Your Dog Destroying Your Lawn?”
Do you know the size of your lawn or garden and why this is important to successful gardening? How about calculating the square feet of your lawn or garden? Many homeowners struggle to calculate square footage especially for odd-shaped lawns and gardens, but one key to successful gardening is knowing the square footage of theContinue reading “Lawn and Garden Square Footage Calculator”
It is Groundhog Day today and what does that mean for me and why should I care? And why should the 100+ million other households with a lawn or garden care? Our ever all-knowing Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow and winter is predicted to shake the chilly hibernation early. We are looking at spring conditions in just 4 weeks.