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Archive for October, 2010

Raking seems like a lot of work to just move compost material from where it will do some good to a container somewhere else on your property. In a few months you will haul that material out of the container and add it back to where you found it. Sure, it makes your home look neat and clean, and raking leaves can be considered good exercise, but is it necessary? The Evils of Not Raking There are warnings ... Read the rest of this story

Do you have an area of your yard that slopes and is awkward to mow? Perhaps you have considered planting something there but you don’t want to spend a lot of time maintaining it. Do you have a shady area under a tree where your grass never seems to grow? Slopes and shade (and a few other spots) are wonderful places to plant mondo grass. Growing Mondo … Not So Bizarro Mondo grass grows in tufts (clumps) and ... Read the rest of this story

Oct 12

G'day, Mum!

By: Leslie

In: Backyard

Chrysanthemums, or mums, come in many colors including pink and purple, but they are most known for their gold, bronze, dark red, white and off-white flowers that look so great in autumn flower arrangements. The Greek word Chrysanthemum comes from chrysos (gold) and anthos (flower). There are 13 different classes of chrysanthemums according to the National Chrysanthemum Society. The Society states on their website that mums are related to dahlias, sunflowers, marigolds, zinnias and cosmos. They are considered ... Read the rest of this story



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