How to Measure and Adjust Your Soil’s pH Level

A major factor in determining whether a plant will thrive in your garden soil or not is your soil’s pH level. Each plant requires a different soil pH level to sustain and flourish. In the absence of compatible soil acidity or alkalinity, the plants fail to draw proper nutrients and eventually die. The pH level of garden soil generally ranges from 5.5 to 8.0. If the number frequently varies, then you’ll need to adjust the pH level to make it more suitable for the plants to survive. Therefore, Read more [...]

5 Lawn Care Tips to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

If you’re planning to sell your home, then an important consideration is curb appeal. It maximizes the overall look of your property and helps attract potential buyers. How a home looks from the outside street enhances its ability to be sold. The secret to a home’s enhanced curb appeal is a beautiful and well-maintained lawn. The outdoor landscape plays a vital role in making the property more attractive and eye-catching. If you have a potential buyer visiting your property in a few Read more [...]

How to Identify and Remove Common Lawn Weeds: Part-II

In our previous blog post, we discussed how to identify and remove some common lawn weeds. In today’s post, we’ll continue the discussion by explaining how to identify and remove 4 more weeds that are commonly found in lawns. Oxalis Oxalis is also known as ‘wood sorrels’ due to its acidic taste like sorrel (Rumex acetosa). It has characteristic cup-shaped yellow flowers and clover-shaped light green leaves. It is a perennial weed that grows mostly in dry and open spots. It spreads rapidly Read more [...]

How to Identify and Remove Common Lawn Weeds: Part-I

Weeds are the last thing anyone wants in their lawns. They are difficult to handle and hard to remove entirely. They are so invasive that sometimes, it becomes hard to differentiate between shrubs and weeds. Many gardeners fail to identify common lawn weeds and keep on nurturing them like a shrub. To deal with this problem, here’s a guide to identify and remove common lawn weeds. Crabgrass Crabgrass is an annual weed that is 18” tall and 20” wide. It spreads in the form of a tight, Read more [...]

5 Types of Drought-Tolerant Lawn Grasses

Drought-tolerant grasses are a great way to conserve water in your lawn. They remain green for an extended period without much water or attention. You can plant them in your lawn to keep it a lush green even during the dry season. If you want to plant drought tolerant grasses in your lawn, then consider these 5 varieties which conserve water and add greenery to your landscape. 1) Buffalo Grass Buffalo grass or Buchloe dactyloides, is widely used by gardeners around the world. It is a Read more [...]

6 Useful Tips for Sustainable Landscaping

Sustainable gardening involves creating a landscape that is environmentally sound. It’s all about designing, constructing and maintaining your garden in an eco-friendly manner without wasting resources and your money. Some gardeners think that adding more fertilizers, pesticides and latest irrigation system is the key to achieving a lush landscape. But, a luxuriant and self-sustaining landscape can also be built with the right knowhow and minimal additional resources. If you want to create Read more [...]

4 Pet-Friendly Weed Preventers for Your Lawn

It’s dangerous to apply chemical-based weed preventers to your garden if you have pets at your home. The weed killers are very effective at killing weeds, but their toxic ingredients can also be harmful to pets. According to a study published by the National Centre for Biotechnology Information in 2013, 19 out of 25 samples of dog urine were found to contain dangerous chemicals after pesticides were applied to the lawn. Some experts are of the opinion that the threat is not limited to the application Read more [...]

FAQ: Lawn Care and Maintenance

Spring is a sensitive time for your lawn. During this time of the year, the weather is unpredictable, the soil becomes spongy and the plants are prone to damage. Therefore, special attention needs to be given to your landscape for it to stay green. But, lawn care and maintenance is not everyone’s cup of tea. Not everyone knows what’s the best time to start seeding, when to water the yard, how to aerate the soil, etc. This means that many lawns will suffer. So, to help homeowners maintain Read more [...]

How to Help Your Landscape Recover from Heavy Rainfall

Canada springs are known for their sudden downpours. The season brings a beautiful view, but also a lot of moisture. For you, the season is all about great weather, but for your garden it’s a different scenario. Light rainfall gives provides enough water to your lawn but a heavy rainfall causes problems. Too much rainfall at frequent intervals make the lawn or garden prone to weeds and fungal diseases. Excessive soaking after the showers can also damage the plant roots and affect their growth. Read more [...]

What’s the Difference between Compost and Mulch?

Healthy soil is essential for a healthy landscape or garden. For good soil health, soil conditioning is important. Keeping this in mind allows for proper water management and enhances the quality of the soil itself. Soil conditioners such as compost and mulch play a pivotal role in making your lawn lush green. They both provide protection and nutrition to the soil but they are not the same thing. Both have different characteristics, uses and benefits. Let’s find out how they differ. Compost Compost Read more [...]