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Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn

Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn Don't give up on your lawn until you try this. Grow lush grass, even if your lawn looks worn out and unhealthy. By using a combination of soil additives, fertilizers, and tender, loving care, you can change your lawn from scraggly to golf-course green in one season. -Overview -Spring care -Late spring, early summer -Mid to late summer -Fall care


No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

Rock Garden A rock garden can be an attractive alternative to a grass lawn. This one has a rock streambed as the centerpiece, with low-water perennials flanking and overflowing its sides. The garden's natural look offers a lot of color and visual interest.

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

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How to Grow Greener Grass

How to Grow Greener Grass l Learn the secrets on how to grow healthier, thicker and greener grass l The Family Handyman

So my wife found something awesome, 1 gallon of vinegar, 1/2 cup of salt and a couple of squirts of dawn dish detergent... Kills weeds and grass in less than two hours, and it's safe for kids and pets and less than $5.....that is all

Red Creeping Thyme. grows 3 inches tall max so very neat--no mowing needed ever. beautiful fresh lemony scent. gorgeous with lavender. perennial. repels mosquitoes. can grow as entire lawn.

Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. Also changes colors with the seasons

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How to Create a Level Lawn

How to Create a Level Lawn : Page 02 : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television

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Finding the Best Garden Hose

Finding the Best Garden Hose: Perform an easy test right in the store!

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Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn

Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn et salut

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How to Use Epsom Salt in a Number of Ways

Remember for Spring ~ Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spray your lawn for a lusher, greener lawn. REALLY?? Hmm

from Condo Blues

Five Natural Ways to Repair Brown Grass from Dog Pee

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.

Plan for the future when you are old and cannot do gardening (or you are lazy right now, but like nice exteriors. This is the easiest scenario: Hydrangeas and Hostas..

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Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn

Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn | The Family Handyman

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall.

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Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

flower bed edging with cobblestones... Want to do this to divide my rock from my grass instead of the stupid metal divide they put in!!