While we are all grateful to snowy winters and rainy springs to keep our lands green and productive, we might also face some lawn drainage issues this time of year. Most gardeners struggle with waterlogged lawns from time to time, so some drainage improvements go a long way after heavy or prolonged rain. However, since not many homeowners afford land drains or are ready to make massive landscape adjustments, they can help lawn drainage with simple changes to their lawn care regimen. Let’s see some tips from our experts in lawn care in McLean, VA, to solve the early spring drainage problems and promote healthy plant growth!
Adding charcoal to the soil is a simple and efficient method of growing lush flowers and green plants in your yard. According to our lawn treatments company in Potomac, VA, charcoal does amazing things in your garden as a soil conditioner and amendments. For instance, it balances the soil’s pH, improves air circulation, enhances its ability to retain moisture and nutrients, etc. Moreover, the charcoal acts for seasons in a row once you add it, making it a sustainable and healthy solution to many of your lawn’s problems. If the topic interests you, let’s see today what our experts say about it!
We know you can’t wait for spring to come and re-start working on your beautiful landscapes and gardens. While the weather is still unfriendly, you could learn about the latest trends in outdoor design. Our landscaping company in McLean, VA, chose some of the most interesting ideas to present to you today. Featured in international magazines and receiving awards, these trends need considering.
Many homeowners living in cold areas know that winter mulches differ from the ones we use during plants’ growing season in type and purpose. In spring, we use a mulch to deter weeds, provide plants with moisture, nourish roots, and keep the soil safe. On the other hand, the main goal of winter mulches is to insulate and protect your plants from winter frost, hard winds, and thaws. Our experts in lawn treatments in McLean, VA, are here to answer some questions regarding winter mulches.
Some lawn experts consider compacted soil dead soil (or at least barely alive soil that needs prompt resuscitation). In other words, compacted winter soil will not sustain healthy plants’ growth. However, our experts in lawn care in Great Falls, VA, say that you have some means to prevent soil compaction and bring damaged soil back to its former glory. So, let’s see what our technicians advise!
If you use your indoor or outdoor fireplaces a lot in the winter, you find yourself having plenty of ash to dispose of every week. But should you throw away wood ashes? Our lawn treatments company in Great Falls, VA, recommends reusing it for your lawn and garden. Let’s see how!
Don’t you just hate it when you see gorgeous Christmas trees waiting at the curb to be picked up by garbage trucks? Can’t we find better ways to repurpose them when we don’t want to pot them, hoping they will take new root? Our landscaping McLean, VA experts, have some suggestions on how you could put the trees to good use in your yards this year!
Sometimes, homeowners get a bit too zealous with their lawn fertilizers? Add fertilizers and amendments to your lawn frequently counts for zealousness. But, on the other hand, seasonal applications done wrong can also lead to over-fertilization issues. As we all know, these substances are an excellent way to ensure your lawn keeps its green, healthy, and luxuriant state throughout the year. However, excess or incorrect applications can dry out the soil, making the grass turn yellow or brown or, in some cases, completely dead. Our experts in lawn treatments in McClean, VA, are here today to explain a few things about over-fertilization and what you can do about it.
Many homeowners believe that spring is the default season for planting shrubs or trees. Unfortunately, unforgiving winters and unbreakable soil are not quite inviting to start revamping your landscape. But while spring is a great time to plant, fall could be even more ideal for such activities. While the proper period is mid-August to mid-October, you can stretch well into November and even December if the conditions are right. Today, our experts in landscaping in Potomac, VA, are here to tell you a few things about planting trees in autumn.
As we all know, there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” recipe capable of killing all weeds on a property, no matter the season. An effective program of fertilization and lawn treatments in Great Falls, VA, has to consider the property’s needs on a seasonal or annual basis. In addition, there is no weed out there lacking a specific survival strategy. In other words, we cannot eliminate them because they have different life cycles and reproduction methods. Their seeds can lay dormant for years before germination, surviving drought, fire, and even chemical applications. It does not mean, however, that we cannot get rid of most of them. Today, our experts in lawn treatments in Great Falls, VA, are here to discuss pre-emergent weed control!