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Fixing Broken Sprinklers, don’t blame the yard man!

sprinkler head next to sidewalksI have heard it all as a lawn care professional, “Watch out for my sprinklers, you ran one over last week that I had to fix!”, “Slow down and look for my sprinklers.”, etc….

Who’s to blame, your yard man? (more…)

Sprinkler Donut, Sprinkler Buddy “Underground View”

Sprinkler Buddy - Custom fits!

Sprinkler Buddy – Custom fits!

Prevents grass from taking root between the indicator and sprinkler head. First product of its kind that doesn’t sink or float away in soft or wet ground conditions.

Had enough broken or leaning sprinkler heads caused from mowing the lawn? Want to know where your sprinkler heads are? My invention “Sprinkler Buddy” isn’t rocket science, it’s just common sense that no one else had thought of before me, a lawn care professional wanting to know where the heads are so I could avoid them with the mower tires. (more…)

MY FRONT YARD GARDEN

 Guest Post by: Dana Jones, AKA Baymule from TheEasyGarden.com
Here is a short article about how I started my garden.
About 8 years ago, I decided I wanted a garden. There was a small problem though, thegetcontent backyard was shrouded in shade. Grass barely grew back there. So I announced to my husband that I was going to put a garden in the front yard. He planted his feet like a balky mule and said, “NO WAY!” My husband, BJ, loves having a pretty yard and a scraggly garden just wasn’t going to cut it. I pleaded my case, pointing out that I would only have a small garden-just three beds between the driveway and sidewalk. The soil there was hard as concrete, his beloved grass wouldn’t grow there and it was weedy. Why, a garden would be a huge improvement. I explained how I wanted to use bricks to make walkways and how attractive it would look. He grumbled. (more…)

Lawn & Gardening Forum

Looking for an awesome lawn and gardening forum to discuss or share your knowledge with others that can relate? The link below is just that!

Enjoy: TEG

Sprinkler Donuts

Let’s pretend for a moment if you will:Sprinkler Donuts
Sprinkler donuts haven’t been invented yet. Pretend I’m on this Blog talking about a concrete round rock with a hole in the middle of it. This rock, I tell you, helps prevent damage to your lawn sprinkler heads.

Would you be running to my website to purchase this amazing new rock, I invented? Keep in mind, you have never heard about this rock until now.

Back to Reality
The “sprinkler donut” has been invented and is used mostly in the state of Florida. It does work well if properly maintained, meaning you keep it (more…)

Fall Tree Maintenance

Guest Post by: Evan Baker trimming

Fall may seem like the perfect time to take a bit of a yard work break after working hard all summer long but you should resist the urge to sit inside with a mug of tea regardless of how tempting it is. With every season comes a new opportunity and fall gives you the perfect opportunity to ensure that your yard will look its best come spring. Fall is also the best time to tend to the trees on your property and give them a little tender love and care.  It’s easy to forget about your trees but there are a few things you should do every fall to keep them as healthy as possible and looking their best. (more…)

Adventures in Fire Safety: The Fire Pit

Guest Post by: Mackenzie Kupfer

I’ve done quite a bit of landscaping in the last couple of years. I’ve taken out garden beds and replaced them with ornamental grasses, I’ve divvied up my vegetable patch into a more orderly state of chaos, and, best of all, I’ve added several large stone features. On top of these stone features, I was giddy to perch my brand new fire pit around which I’ve gathered friends for cookouts and star gazing. So enamored was I with my fire pit that I completely failed to make sure my yard wasn’t a tinderbox waiting to light up my neighborhood. (more…)

Lawn Maintenance Tips You Should Follow

 Guest Post By:  Rachael Jones

When it comes to lawn care, we all know that it is best to cut your grass a little long to prevent rapid regrowth and that it is generally better to water in the morning than in the evening. But what are some of the tips and tricks that professionals use to keep lawns in great shape? You may never have heard about some of these tricks before, but you will be sure to notice the difference once you put them into place. (more…)

Brick patios and stone walkways

Guest Post By: Patio

Aileen Hines

Although you may be familiar with the standard rules for creating a beautiful gardening space and walk-through area for your patio, those typical design concepts may not be adequate for the unique territory that is your property’s landscape. You need to be ready to break with convention in order to produce the best visual effects for the garden you have. For example, sometimes the best natural looking elements of the garden is pre-existing foliage, whose look you don’t want to ruin by following artificial rules about where to break up an area to introduce a walkway. Work with what you already have before you add elements that enhance the setting. (more…)

Using Water Features to Irrigate a Garden

Guest Post By:  Walter Bucket7392

Water irrigation is an essential stage in maintaining your garden, as it gives the appearance of a healthier lawn and can provide the water needed to sustain the vegetation and to prevent the build-up of toxic salts. There are many different forms of irrigation, and each has their benefits, it’s down to assessing the needs and requirements of your garden.

 

Irrigating your garden manually through the use of watering cans and buckets can give you a great deal of control over how your garden is maintained, however, this isn’t an entirely cost effective or efficient method.  Problems may occur when away from home for long periods of time, as you would be unable to tend to the plant’s needs. (more…)