Tips for Summer Yard Maintenance
When the landscape is in full bloom, use these DIY yard care tips to keep it neat.
Check your trees for dead hanging limbs that you might need to cut away. Thunderstorms are frequent during the summer and tree limbs can do a great deal of damage. Also, prune any plants that might interfere with your AC condenser and trim bushes that might be too close to the house.
Trim any bushes. If left untrimmed, they can trap moisture and they invite termites. Keeping bushes trimmed can also eliminate potential hiding places for burglars or other unwanted visitors.
Vines come from the ground and grow on the house. Creepy crawlies come from the ground, too, and they can use those vines to get into your house. Vines also trap moisture against the house and they can eat away the mortar in between your bricks, jeopardizing the stability of your exterior walls.
So, while vines might be pretty they are not good for your house and you should trim them back regularly. If you really want to keep the vines hanging around, here's a tip — install a garden trellis next to your house. They come in a variety of sizes and they keep vines away from your foundation.
Tips for Watering Lawn in Summer
Watering the lawn efficiently and appropriately involves more than simply watering every day.
To-Do List for Fall Gardening
October and November are good months to do some gardening and landscaping. Here are just a few things a gardener could -- or should -- be doing.
Extend Your Outdoor Living
With the temperatures cooling down, we show you how to extend the season with our kick-off to fall entertaining and gardening.
Fall Soil Preparation
Learn how amending garden soil in the fall can make things a lot easier come spring.
Spring Home Maintenance Guide
Preventive maintenance is crucial to the value of your home. Keep your place in tiptop shape with regular check-ups to save you the headache and cost of emergency repairs.
Autumn Maintenance Tips
Use these must-do fall maintenance tips to keep your house in shape and help keep you warm this winter.
Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.
Some things need to be cleaned every day: other jobs need to be done only once a year. Try marking a calendar to remember when the yearly cleaning ritual should be performed.
How to Build a Sled From a Pair of Old Skis and a Wheelbarrow
Attach a wheelbarrow bucket to an old pair of skis to make a custom sled to hit the slopes in style.
Cleanup and Compost Tips
Getting your garden ready for winter isn't a major chore -- but it will save you ample time and energy when the next growing season rolls around.
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