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Fall is the BEST season when it comes to getting crafty! Between the vibrant colors, abundance of natural materials, and a growing emphasis on seasonal curb appeal, many homeowners are eager to get out the glue gun and glitter and get to work! ... More
The first few weeks of fall are crucial for caring for your lawn and taking care of those last-minute outdoor chores. As you check off the essential items on your to do list this month, take some time to get a little bit crafty with Weed Man’s new do-it-yourself mosaic stone project.... More
No matter how actively you care for your lawn, it all comes down to healthy soil at the end of the day. If your soil can’t provide a habitable, healthy environment for grass plants, then your lawn will ultimately suffer. While there are many factors to consider when thinking about your soil, but your lawn’s pH level should always be on your radar. If you have thin, discolored turf that does not grow very well, unbalanced pH may be at play. ... More
During the usual temperature drop that takes place in October and November, homeowners often find it difficult to maintain a balanced watering regimen. Find out how much water your lawn needs right now. ... More
Nutsedge is a warm-season, perennial grassy weed found on many home lawns across the U.S. Its three-leaf structure, light green color, and rapid growth rate create a non-uniform lawn, making it distinguishable from desirable grasses Although there are many different types of nutsedges, yellow and purple are the most common varieties of these turf pests.... More
Mushrooms are usually an unwelcome guest at any summer lawn party, as they tend to show up uninvited and often bring along multiple pesky friends.... More
- Wash the chicken legs and remove the skin.
- Place the legs in a single layer in a baking dish.
- For the marinade, place the yogurt, Cilantro (ripped up a bit), chopped onion, curry powder, garam masala and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Pour evenly over the legs, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.
Your lawn is an ever-changing, living entity that requires ongoing cultivation in order to remain protected from weed infestation. Any change in a lawn’s environment, structure, or quality can act as an invitation for weeds to take over — and trust us when we say that they will take over without hesitation (and in the blink of an eye!). ... More
Lawn mowing isn’t a one size fits all cultural practice. In fact, each and every grass type functions best within a certain cutting height range. Staying within these guidelines can help you maintain a more weed resistant, drought tolerant lawn structure. Cutting the lawn too short, on the other hand, can result in unsightly turf disease, weed infestation, and extreme thinning of the lawn. ... More
Every lawn savvy homeowner knows that grass needs water to thrive. During dry conditions, local turfgrasses suffer, becoming brittle and, in serious cases, succumbing to death or decay. But did you know that too much water can be just as dangerous as too little? Excess moisture common during periods of heavy rainfall and high humidity can lead to damaging turfgrass diseases.... More