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Reflecting on a Gardening Year
"Scalp the grass and invite my neighbors to give me their grass cuttings, which get mixed... a new grass called African dog grass that is highly durable, drought tolerant *and*... to the grasses as my "babies" and even calculated once how many tens of thousands... them over grass and take them up a month or two later. I aid compost or seeds or plant... buffalo grass in my back yard and blue gramma in my back field. In the front yard..."
8 New Ways to Garden This Year
"Canary grass, other grasses and horsetails. I know that no matter what I do these... rattlesnakes. Grasses are out of the question because, around here, even native grasses will... plant no grass and instead have a permeable circle drive, a few trees that are currently... native grasses and other native plants. We'll save money on mowing bills and save... native grasses, minimizing lawn and hoping to attract the four b's: birds, butterflies..."
7 Ecofriendly Gardening Ideas That Also Cut Chore Time
Spend less time weeding, less money watering and more moments just sitting back and enjoying your healthy garden
"of my grass. I didn't plant it though, actually is a mix of wild grass and weeds... up the grass. Lay the paper down to the shape of the area you want. Edge the outer... patches of grass, just enough to keep my husband happy. What is with men and perfect... time the grass is about 6" tall, so it takes a couple of passes with the ride-on mower... leaves, grass clippings, twigs, and hay in the area that will become a new bed. In..."
Great Garden Combo: 3 Soft-Looking Plants for a Dry Climate
Weave a romantic tapestry with this drought-tolerant combination of plants as tough as they are lovely
"The grass had been allowed to set seed freely, and the daisies scrambled at will... it with grasses. Here it is with a Fescue grass, and a honey bee! Gorgeous picture... Sedum and grass do not only work very well together - they are attractive almost year-round... Sedum and grasses with black-eyed Susan and windflowers. The photo was taken in early... feather grass, but alternatives include pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)..."
Fall Is Calling: What to Do in Your October Garden
Get a jump on winter prep or just sit back and watch the leaves fall. The beauty of an autumn garden is in all the choices you have
"divide grasses and transplant perennials, even tuck in more cool-season edibles.... ornamental grasses at their height of interest but ornamental grasses do not respond well... ornamental grasses (miscanthus is mentioned in the Northeast section) in the fall, when... divide my grasses in spring-early summer. In Florida, it's time to plant our cool-weather... ornamental grasses through division," writes Vermont landscape consultant Charlotte Albers..."
Want a More Colorful, Natural Garden? Try a Perennial Meadow
Spend less time tending and more time taking in the sights by improving on Victorian and prairie garden designs
"other grasses. It is an annual grass and one tiny plant can set hundreds maybe even... the dead grass and reseeding with good grasses may work. The biggest problem is that... t for grasses. Since the grass is an annual, you really want to work at keeping down... other grasses too? I have some cool season grass that pops up in my yard every October... cutting the grasses back, OMG. Big payoff for all that work in late summer: intertwined..."
Try Slow Gardening for Some Unexpected Benefits
"the only grass that bends like that naturally. The long grass is pretty, but all I can... unmowed grass. Grass fire problems. Part of the problem is I have a green mentality... the long grass that is used in the "lawn" areas? I'd like some practical advice: What... than the grass grows. Some of the weeds have sturdy stems which defeat my reel mower... leave my grass on the long side, but lush it is not. Also, I think the former owners..."
Get on a Composting Kick (Hello, Free Fertilizer!)
Quit shelling out for pricey substitutes that aren't even as good. Here's how to give your soil the best while lightening your trash load
"problem with grass is all of the chemicals people put on the grass. Never add lawn grass... bins with grass, leaves as well as the predictable kitchen straps and coffee grounds... spread grass & leave clippings on top when I can. Give this a try you might be surprised... leaves, and grass clippings, then top it off with soil. If you're planning to plant a... leaves, and grass clippings. Cover it with a trash can lid to keep critters--and kids--out..."
Patio Pavers Go Green in Between
Kind to the environment and easy on the eyes, pavers with moss or other foliage in the joints create a charming permeable hardscape
"of the "grass" and lay it between the stones. Or does the "grass" go under the stones... before the grass takes off? We live in Wisconsin and have 4 very distinct seasons. Be... weather the grasses can die and the area fills with weeds unless you can sufficiently water... Also, the grasses can overtake the stones, so one must cut back the greenery around the... use fake grass between stones or paver which wouldn't need water or weeding. I'm going..."
8 Backyard Ideas to Delight Your Dog
Cue the joyous soundtrack. These pet-friendly landscape and garden ideas will keep your pooch safe, happy and well exercised outdoors
"natural grass. armygirl1987, have you considered installing artificial grass for your... enjoying our grass in California. He can't even tell it's not real grass! Learn more at... now the grass is looking crazy.... I tend to take the path(s) of least resistance... have my grass and is area also. There's another ideabook in the works on issues like... somehow grass makes an effective and herbal back scratcher! Wonderful article! As a..."
Modern Planting Ideas From a Historic English Garden
Low-maintenance, climate-fitting plants are just the beginning of the good things in this bishop’s updated garden
"with grasses, shrubs and perennials skillfully planted to create a kaleidoscope... low-water grasses and blooming perennials. Lawn is the highest maintenance ground cover... mostly grass and it was dullsville. Now I've mixed it up with native purple penstemon... (deer grass) and bouteloua. And a sprinkling of California poppy in the spring.... feather grass (Stipa tenuissima), bright purple woodland sage (Salvia nemorosa) and..."
5 Gardens to Inspire Your Outdoor Rooms
"see the grass blowing in the breeze.... friendly grass variety :-) It makes for an interesting question though, doesn't it?... just grow grass in a plant box! Thank you! We are thrilled to see our Gracie Modern... lots of grass are not in California. Here on the East Coast we had so much rain that... landscape Grasses, roses and boxwood fill the planting beds. The lawn mounds up toward... foliage and grasses. In the backyard, smaller “rooms,” like this space between the garage..."
6 Reasons I’m Not Looking Forward to Spring
"swoon over grasses and twiggy shrubs and run past anything fuchsia or orange. In any case... ornamental grasses and perennials. I know what you mean about the negative space. I love... dried grasses. "The flying things" - somebody PLEASE tell me how to get rid of carpenter... waving grasses are flattened from the snow. How's that for grouchy! Dear Benjamin... need some grasses, what’s empty and what’s died out. Designing a winter garden is way..."
Small Garden? You Can Still Do Bamboo
Forget luck. Having bamboo that thrives on a wee plot just takes planning, picking the right variety, and keeping runners in check
6 Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Be Good Neighbors
Everyone wins when your children learn to respect boundaries, get help when they need it and show others they care
"green grass clippings in the subdivision when the wind is blowing our way, etc.)... empty grass field right in the middle of the complex that was football field, picnic... bits of grass and vast quantities of dirt out of the (neighbor) client's yard and into... if the grass were lava...."