What can I do for a dirt/weed backyard that I can do myself?
GNATS - How to get rid of them?
Somehow my house and garden got tiny gnats that killed my fuchsia plant and fly everywhere. I have tried ALL the Web recommendations - soap and oil dishes, sand in th... See more
Marigolds growing! Should I pinch the buds?
My marigold plants are growing. I heard that pinching the buds until Autumn will allow them to grow without killing the plant. Is this true?
What's the best flower/plant to grow in Texas?
I know that opinions vary, but what's your opinion?!I have great luck w Rosemary plants. Green all year long.
How to care for a dogwood tree?
How to get rid of termites?
Suggestions on how to get rid of termites naturally are appreciated however if there is only a chemical solution for these pests please share as well. Thank you!
I have a wheelchair ramp going to my door. What can I do now, I can't
It's wood. Very sturdy and straight. Help!!! I love my yard, and need ideas. Taking it down is not an option.
We needed a quick and easy cover for our yard after building our house. We purchased native mixed wildflower seed in bulk online; using a hand held small spreader it took maybe a half hour to cover the acre yard and the only maintenance is some watering.
It all depends on skills and physical ability. You can rent a rototiller and till the ground, rack out weeds and rocks, and then plant lawn or whatever you want in your landscape. You may want to do decking, fire pits, patios, etc. We had a lot of area that we didn't landscape after moving into a new house. A company came out and sprayed a paper mulch to hold the dirt in place until we were ready to do more landscaping in the spring. The stuff they sprayed was the same stuff they use when hydro-seeding a lawn, except no seed in the mix.
The stuff Ken mentions has a strong artificial look, but it’s green. I love a wildflower yard, but check your local ordinances to make sure you can have a natural lawn. You can also try green areas in your yard in all sorts of containers, especially those you can move around the yard. Then work on one lawn project at a time until you have your dream landscaping. Jewell
Plan out some flower beds with landscape fabric and mulch.
First decide what you want to do with the area. Loosen up the soil and then remove all weeds and stones. Rake even and top cover with a mix of bagged sheep or cow manure and top soil. Rake until even again and then top seed with a good quality seed good for your area. Sprinkle water over it each day to get it to germinate quickly. Keep moist until the grass thickens and covers.
Make a Plan of the Yard and then decide what it is going to b used for and what you would like to see in it. What you can do depends on how capable you are and what your requirements are! Start with the area immediately outside the home and work to the back of the plot!
Hubby did a patio using pavers and he didn't have pros do it he did it himself. So depends on how much work you can or want to do and how much money you plan to spend. If you go with pavers remember that a good base (sand) is critical.