Reducing the Size of a Lawn
Tips for shrinking a large lawn to a more manageable size.
Landscape designer Luis A. Seoane offers tips on shrinking a large lawn down to a more manageable size.
Add privacy by growing tall shrubs where the lawn once was, add color and interest around an entry way and reduce the amount of water and fertilizer used at the same time. Planting perennials, ornamental grasses and shrubs can help reduce the time spent on yard work.
If the decision is to eliminate some of the lawn area, the next decision should be what will take the lawn's place. A patio? A fish pond? What about a vegetable garden? Consider how to use the garden before beginning a large project. Draw a plan on paper to give an idea what the finished project will look like.
After removing areas of lawn, add raised beds to allow the roots of shrubs and trees to spread. Mulch around the new plants to slow weed growth. Choose a variety of shrubs, perennials and grasses to add interest.
Controlling Japanese Beetles
You won't be able to eliminate Japanese beetles forever. Instead, the trick is to learn how to manage them.
The Right Way to Water and Feed a Lawn
Keeping your lawn properly watered and fertilized will ensure its health and appearance. Here are a few tips to keep a lawn healthy.
How to Choose Between Seed and Turf
Not sure whether seed or turf is the way to go when growing your lawn? Learn the advantages and disadvantages of each and decide which groundcover option will work best for your outdoor space.
How to Fight Sweet Potato ‘Wilt’ and Other Diseases
Though sweet potatoes are vulnerable to several diseases and a number of pest predators, keeping them safe and healthy is easy.
Tips for Protecting Corn From Disease, Pests and Animals
Use these DIY tips to keep weeds and insects away from corn crop before harvesting.
Learn a few tips and tricks to keep your lawn looking great all year round.
Thatch and Aerating
Learn how to properly thatch and aerate a lawn for healthy grass.
Check out 11 shade-tolerant plants and the planting information for each zone.
How to Landscape a Shady Yard
See how a landscape designer helps the owners of a large yard solve the problem of too much shade and an unsightly view of the neighbor's utilities.
Bugs, Grubs and Gophers
Follow this advice on the identification, treatment and prevention of the top three lawn pests.
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