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“What is this purple weed all over my yard?”

I had someone contact me recently, asking what this purple weed was in his yard. He submitted the photo above. This weed is called Henbit and is very common around here. Fortunately, it is easy to kill. Any of the broad leaf weed killers like Weed-B-Gone or Weed Out will take care of it in short […]

NO! Zoysia is not made for the shade!

I got a call from a friend yesterday and he was asking me to clarify some conflicting advise he received about what sod to put under his oak tree. Apparently a “Lawn Care Professional” told him his best bet would be to plant Emerald Zoysia under his oak tree in his front yard. The area […]

How to create a vertical garden

  This is a video we made, showing you how to create a vertical garden from some common products. In the video, I mention using five pots, it actually turned out using six pots. These are common terracotta pots and a simple pot display stand. You can use this to plant herbs, small vegetables, flowers, […]

Roundup may be a thing of the past……

This season, Scotts plans to test genetically modified Blue Grass in some of its employees’ lawns in Marryville, Oh, reported here in the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio. I have always been wary of genetically modified products, but I have never fancied myself a Chicken Little type. I understand that there is good to be gained […]

Basic Lawn Care Tips That Make a Difference

Basic Lawn Care Tips That Make a Difference Today we have a guest post by  Graham Mosley –  a product and marketing manager at lawnmowerpros.com     A great looking lawn makes us happy, but caring for it can be a challenge. The following tips can help you be the envy of the neighborhood.   Soil […]

10 Important Lawn Care Tips

1. Don’t plant large shrubbery or trees against your house. The roots from them can damage your foundation and the foliage against the walls can cause mold and mildew.   2. Plan your design ahead of time. Always have a plan going in. This will save you time, money and aggravation. You don’t want to […]