Timing is everything when it comes to hydroseeded lawns, and that idea applies when you first seed the lawn, when it’s time to mow, and when it’s time to fertilize the lawn. Another issue you may need to deal with is the arrival of weeds like dandelions, clover, and crabgrass.
Did you know that a single dandelion may create up to 15,000 seeds and can survive in the soil to rise again each year even when it’s cut down? Avoiding weeds can feel like a full-time job, but here are some options for taking care of your lawn’s weed problems.
Reduce Weeds by Hydroseeding in the Summer
Most landscaping and yard professionals will suggest planting in the spring or summerl for the best results. To reduce the likelihood of weeds invading the lawn, some professionals recommend getting the lawn hydroseeded to reduce the likelihood of weeds showing up after the initial application. Continue reading
As mankind has expanded civilization across the planet, erosion has impacted homeowners, businesses, and the landscape. Several effective erosion control methods exist that are appropriate for use in a variety of situations from large-scale farms to the lawns surrounding residential homes.
Simple Erosion Control Techniques
For a home or small property, good erosion control often starts before a project has begun. Prior to starting a landscaping plan, it’s necessary to examine the property and consider issues of drainage, whether the land is stable, and how deep the earth is before rock begins.
One of the biggest enemies of a stable and erosion free landscape is improper drainage. If water moves along a slope, it will slowly erode the hillside and cause erosion. Even if a piece of land doesn’t look like it has a steep grade, a slight hill can still cause some significant problems with erosion. Continue reading
There are countless species of plants on earth, and many of them are incredibly beautiful and look like works of art. However, not all plants will thrive in every environment. A cactus might not grow well in the Arctic, and a pine tree might find life in the desert a little difficult.
Here are some simple concepts you’ll want to know before you decide on plantings for your residential home or commercial property. Learning about climate zones can improve the effectiveness of your erosion control efforts and the money you spend on maintaining the property.
Using the Plant Hardiness Zone Map
There’s no need to guess whether a particular plant will thrive on your Texas property. The Untied States Department of Agriculture maintains a helpful map that divides the country into “hardiness zones” where each zone is assigned a number (and sometimes a letter). Continue reading
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