If your yard has a slope, especially if that slope is steep, you might notice that after each rainstorm, more soil continues to pile at the bottom of the hill, despite planted grass to help keep the topsoil in place. This is a sign that you need to design some type of erosion control, or your landscape will continue to change, eventually affecting your drainage and lawn quality. Here are some things you can do to slow the erosion of the slope.
- You may have a beautiful yard today, but it doesn't take much for a problem to crop up and leave it looking terrible next week. Therefore, it is important to know what problems your lawn may encounter so that you know what to do when the unexpected happens, especially if you don't currently have a grounds maintenance person to take care of the lawn for you. Here are three common issues that you may find yourself dealing with in your yard and how to deal with them:
- Are you trying to come up with an efficient way to water your vegetable garden? You might want to consider getting a drip irrigation system installed. A drip irrigation system can be beneficial in several ways. Take a look at this article to find answers to some of the questions that may come to your mind about drip irrigation systems. What Is a Drip Irrigation System? A drip irrigation system can deliver water to the vegetables in your garden through a customized system.
- One of the more beautiful aspects of landscaping can be a nicely-cared-for, emerald green lawn. However, a beautiful lawn is a challenge for many owners to achieve, and even more challenging to keep. You might be concerned after all your care, cutting, and caution that you are finding clover patches in your lawn. Clover is very interesting weed type, and before you bring in the herbicide to kill clover patches, you should learn more about why the clover is there and why it might be good to keep it.
- During the summer, oak trees should only be pruned when damaged by high winds, lightning strikes, or some other natural or man-made calamity. The problem with pruning an oak tree in the summer is that doing this makes it more susceptible to getting infected by the oak wilt disease. The oak wilt disease is caused by a fungus that is carried by insects that are active during the summer. If you are a homeowner that has a damaged oak tree in your yard that needs pruning and you wish to do the job yourself, here is an overview of how to properly trim a damaged mature oak tree during the warm summer months when insects are active.