Great Gardening

Buying a house is a fun process, albeit one that entails a lot of work and critical decision-making. However, this is only so because of the sheer importance that the house-buying process represents – it is a huge financial investment, and one that you literally have to live with (and in) most likely for the rest of your life, so it is a move that is best made well. Once you actually buy it, though, the really real work begins – maintaining the house and keeping it in good condition. Of course, when we say maintaining the house, we really mean maintaining the entire house – separate individual parts, from room to yard, each with their own unique requirements.

Caring for your yard, in particular, is one thing you should not overlook as a homeowner. For one thing, the overall look of the house’s exterior is immediately affected by how well the yard looks. For another, a yard is a tremendous resource that should not go underutilized or unmaximized. A good garden can be very attractive and enjoyable, and can even save you money if you raise it right. Fortunately, there are many ways through which you can make the most of what your yard has to offer. 

1. Regular cutting is always helpful for a garden, especially where the grass is involved. Cut the lawn regularly to keep the grass low to the ground and manageable – and can even help the grass by thickening it. Try moving in different directions so that the grass is not pressed upon on the same side every single time. You can, of course, let the grass grow a little longer (but not by much) in the summer, so that it can weather drought better.
2. Fertilize the grass well. For fertilizing elements like colored mulch Perth and other areas have plenty of suppliers on hand, but you can make your own for less if you like. Fertilization – ideally every four to five weeks – gives grass a good supply of potassium, nitrogen and phosphorous, which it needs in order to grow healthily.
3. Make sure to water the grass regularlyabout once a day will be enough to spur germination and good root system growth – with frequency increasing according to the general heat level of your area. Along with the older grass blades starting to curl up because of the general dryness, the grass’ overall hue will change subtly over time as it dries, taking on a blue-green tint that will suggest that the lawn needs watering.

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Things You Should Know Before Buying Mulch

There are many benefits of mulching plants and trees. It helps keep soil temperature more steady, while protecting the roots both from too much heat and too much coldness. It keeps the moisture of the soil from evaporating so you won’t have to water regularly, consequently conserving water. Also, it prevents weed seeds from sprouting by blocking off sunlight.

mulch-supplies-perthA mulched tree receives protection from lawn movers and string trimmers that could harm the tree’s bark. And if the mulch used is organic, it decomposes over time and provides nourishment to the plant and makes the soil a much better home for the roots. Below are some things to consider when you are shopping around for mulch.

1. Consider the source of the mulch. Many commercial organic based mulches, except for straw, are byproducts of wood coming from the timber industry. Mulches in bags from reliable garden supply stores or home improvement centers or bulk mulches coming from good landscape or lawn care supply firms are likely safe and clean. But cheap bagged mulches, like those usually available at gas stations may contain shredded debris from construction sites or other wastes containing toxic chemicals, lead paint, or metals.

2. Consider your plant when you’re choosing mulch. Mulches that are medium-textured, such as hardwood work well in most places. On the other hand, for permanent mulching like around trees, bigger chunks like the pine bark nuggets last longer. For a vegetable bed, use a more fluffy, easily-decomposed mulch, like straw.  Recycled rubber tires, recycled glass, or gravel mulch could be a nice cover for the ground, however, they will not enhance the soil as organic-based mulch does. Also, the pieces can stray all over the walkway or yard which is unsightly and sometimes unsafe. To help hinder the growth of weeds, you could place an underlying layer of garden fabric underneath the mulch. Periodically tidy up and replenish your mulch so the fabric won’t be exposed. Mulch colour is mainly a matter or personal preference. Dark brown mulch that is not dyed provides the most classic look.

3. Bulk or bag? Usually, mulches come in bags, often containing two to three cubic fee, or truckloads which are measured in cubic yards. Mulches in bags are more expensive but a lot easier to handle, particularly when you don’t have a place for a bulk or pile of mulch. If you purchase bagged mulch, you could get different types for various purposes. Prices differ, and delivery distance can affect cost, considering gas prices today.

4. Plan ahead. Break down the area you want to mulch into smaller shapes, like circles or rectangles. Then measure them and calculate the area of every partition.  Add all figures to get the total area. And then decide on the depth: one to two inches for a perennial bed; and three to four inches for a tree. One cubic foot could cover about four square feet three inches deep; while one cubic yard will could cover around 110 square feet at the same depth.

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