If you haven't started using compost in your yard, now is as good of a time as any to consider doing so. Here are just a few ways you can use compost on your property: Feed Your Plants and Trees Compost is full of nutrients that will help your flowers, foliage, trees, and even your grass grow healthier and stronger throughout the year. It will help retain water near your plants and trees so you don't have to water them as often or worry about the sun drying the soil up too much during the day.
Trimming your trees properly is key to keeping them healthy and looking good. Unfortunately, pruning sometimes hurts trees because plant diseases get spread around in the process. The following tips can help you prune without making your trees sick. Tip #1: Keep your tools clean Shears and pruning saws can be major vectors of disease. If you trim a tree that is infected with a bark fungus, for example, and then use those same shears to trim another tree, the fungus can get into the second tree via the pruning wound.
As a child and teenager, I watched my mother garden, although I wasn't interested in it at the time. I later learned that I had missed out on learning the craft because before I planted my first garden, I thought it would be so easy! Once I finally had a yard of my own, I was eager to plant some beautiful flowers in the yard and do other landscaping work. Unfortunately, I learned a hard lesson and none of things I planted survived more than a few weeks, even though I watered them daily. I gave my mother a call and asked her what could have gone wrong, and I learned that plants have to be chosen carefully. Check out this blog to learn more landscaping plant tips.