How and When to Trim Hedges

Before pulling out the yard-work clothes and purchasing a trimmer of some kind there are some things you should consider.  What is the best tool for the job? Do you want to trim new growth to provide basic uniformity or do you want to … [Read more...]

How to Overseed Your Lawn

Unlike most words that begin with prefix “over” (overdue, overeat, overcook etc) overseeding is actually a good thing.  It can help to renew or renovate a neglected lawn or can help to keep a well maintained yard green even in the “off … [Read more...]

How to Remove a Tree Stump

If you are eight years old and in need of a large beetle for a bug collection or if you need a place to sit outside, and you are not too picky, a tree stump has its uses.   Otherwise a stump is not good for much of anything.  Let’s get … [Read more...]

How to Control Bermuda Grass

Tips to Remove & Control Bermudagrass When you want the perfect lawn, it takes time and many resources to make sure you have the healthiest lawn in town. You may not even realize it, but your lawn may not be regular grass. It could … [Read more...]

How to Control Nut Grass

How to Prevent and Remove Nut Grass What looks like grass but is not grass? It is not a trick question; nut grass or nut sedge is not grass but a weed. It grows in as tall grass with a purple, called purple nut sedge, or yellow, … [Read more...]

How to Kill Red Spider Mites

Prevent, Kill, and Remove Red Spider Mites Take a close look at your indoor or outdoor plants. Do you notice any bugs climbing around on the soil or on the leaves? Most likely, not. Do you notice any discoloring like yellow or … [Read more...]

How to Plant and Care for a Weeping Willow Tree

Growing Weeping Willow Trees Weeping Willow trees, also known as Salix Babylonica, are one of 400+ species of willow! They are often depicted as romantic settings in novels, poems and movies. Their drooping branches and wispy leaves … [Read more...]

How to Prevent and Control Mosquitos

Preventing and Controlling Mosquitoes When you think of pests, mosquitoes usually make the top ten list—especially if you live in a humid area or if there bodies of still water nearby. Mosquitoes are more than pests, though. Because t … [Read more...]

How to Kill and Remove Kudzu

Kudzu originated in CHINA where it was used for medicines and paper for thousands of years and did not make it to the United States in the late 1800’s when it brought to several national expositions.   It is uncommonly “hearty” which is … [Read more...]

How to Cut Down a Tree

Cutting down a tree.  It seems pretty easy.  Take a chainsaw or an axe, find a good spot near the bottom and go to town right?  Clearly, this is not the case.  Thousands of people are injured every year using chainsaws, thousands more b … [Read more...]

How to Create Healthy Soil

How to Improve Your Soil There are a number of ways to make your soil healthy, ranging from the sensible to the almost arcane.  Depending on whether your intention is healthy soil for planting vegetables or if you want to make sure … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Lawn Care Company

The Green Thumb Guide to Choosing a Lawn Care Company A lush lawn can add a certain level of appeal to your home.  Passersby will be green with envy when they see how healthy your grass and plants are.  And on top of that, when you h … [Read more...]

How to Clean and Dust Houseplants

Keeping Houseplants Clean and Healthy Houseplants can enhance the appearance of your home and keep the air that you breathe pure by removing nasty toxins like ammonia and carbon monoxide.  They also tend to make you feel calmer and … [Read more...]

How To Attract Bats

A Guide To Attracting Bats You might wonder why someone would care about attracting bats, but bats feed on certain insects you might not want around your house. So learning how to attract bats to your property becomes a natural form … [Read more...]

How to Kill Ants

How to Kill Ants You wake up one morning and find a skinny tail of ants across your kitchen counter, or maybe it's time to throw the football around in the backyard and you discover a fire ant infestation. Ants are difficult to … [Read more...]

How to Attract Crickets

Are you trying to figure out how to attract crickets? This article explains what you need to do in order to find crickets for a number of purposes. Whether it's to kill them, eat them, or feed them to your reptile, there are a number … [Read more...]

How to Build a Compost Bin

Two Easy-to-Build Compost Bins for Outside Use - How to Build a Compost Bin With the obvious exception of man-made materials, the earth does not waste anything. Natural organisms such as plants, animals and fish are recycled by the … [Read more...]

How to Compost

Composting - A Natural Way To Savings - How to Compost Everyone wants to do their part to reduce organic household wastes. Think about the amount of household waste disposed of daily. This could be better served as organic mulch for … [Read more...]