You can make lawn-maintenance confusion a thing of the past once you have a handy chart on-hand. Whether it’s mowing, aerating, raking or watering, Lifehacker’s seasonal lawn maintenance cheat sheet clarifies the grey areas on how to keep your lawn green.
To Repair Dead Grass Spots from Dog Pee- Neutralize the nitrogen with baking soda. Pour 2 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in a gallon of water on a burn spot, which neutralizes the concentrated amounts of ammonia and nitrogen in the dog pee that burned the grass.
In general, remove dead, damaged or diseased stems as soon as you see them. Find out the best time to trim hydrangeas, fruit trees, clipped hedges, roses, deciduous shade trees, evergreens, pines, shrubs, annual and perennial flowers, and berry plants. Also, check out our tips on how to prune different plants!
Has anyone tried this? Mosquito Spray. Pinner says: I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well!