Plugging Dead Spots on Your Lawn.

Benefits of Grass Plugs Lawn grass plugs are one of the very best ways to get your new lawn established or fill in bare spots in an existing lawn. If you’ve wondered how to get a beautiful lawn started or renovated without the hassle of seed or the expensive costs of sod then grass plugs are for you. Lawn grass plugs are clumps of sod with soil and roots that have been lifted out of a stand of grass. Dead spots crop up for a variety of reasons, inluding poorly nourished grass, as well as diseased grass and inadequate nutrition. You should know what your grass needs- and doesn’t need- based on specific requirements. If you have children and/or pets, …

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Hardscaping With Rocks and Stones

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Hardscaping is a great way to cut back on lawn care chores while keep your yard beautiful. It basically includes any type of landscaping that doesn’t exclusively utilize plants to cover the ground. Popular hardscaping practices you might recognize are rock gardens, stone paths, and stone-based edging around gardens, decks, trees, etc. So it’s safe to say that most hardscaping installations include some form of rocks- either natural or manicured. Let’s take a look at a few popular choices for hardscaping projects. River Rocks and Tumbled Stones River rocks are naturally sourced, often found at either your local quarry or major gardening store. They range in color from grey and off-white to light pinks and browns. Good for full rock …

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3 TIPS FOR SOD INSTALLATION

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1.  Do your homework– Sod installation is more successful if you choose the correct sod for your soil! Do a little research to find out which types of sod thrive in your climate and which sods will hold up against the type of wear and tear you plan on issuing. It’s also important to test the soil before sod installation. Sod grows best in well-aerated, acidic soil. For a minimal cost, you can have the soil sent to a lab to be tested to make sure it will be fertile enough for sod.  2. Preparation is key– It is important to make sure that the soil is properly prepared before sod installation. It is unadvisable to leave existing grass, no …

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