I am often asked which type of fertilizer you should use: organic or synthetic. Some gardeners have very strong opinions for using one or the other, but to make informed decisions, let us look at what organic and synthetic fertilizers are, and highlight the advantages and disadvantages. What is fertilizer? Humans and animals get nutrients… Read More »Lawn Fertilizer – Organic or Synthetic
A typical distinction when growing flowers is whether they should planted in sun or shade. Offhand, this sounds like a clearly defined choice: sun or shade; one of two options; no in between. In reality shade is a much more diffuse concept. First, there is no such thing as “one-size fits all” shade plants. Plants… Read More »Home Lawncare and Gardening – What is my Shade?
Bare-root Plants When you buy perennials online, usually they are shipped as “bare-root”, which means that the soil has been washed away from the roots after the plants were dug from the field, or removed from the container. Depending on the plants, sometimes the roots are also trimmed. The purpose of this is primarily to… Read More »Home Lawncare and Gardening – Planting Container-Grown Plants