Give Your Southern California Yard a New Look in October

October is a busy planting month in southern California, with cooler temperatures making it easier for plants and trees to take hold and thrive. Plant Drought Tolerant Ground Cover: Ornamental grasses and a variety of flowering shrubs and plants can be planted in October that will do well in wet as well as dry months. They include trailing lantana and angelita daisy (both bloom all year long), festuca boulder blue ornamental grass, rockrose and creeping Mahonia.

Preparing Your Lawn for the Winter

Winter will be here before you know it, which is why it is so important to be sure you utilize the months of fall to prepare your yard for winter. Preparing your yard for winter, also called winterizing, will save you time and effort in your yard come spring. It also means a healthier, happier yard.

Benefits and Tips to Mowing in Fall

More land in America is dedicated to planting grass than any other plant. With so much turf grass planted it is no wonder Americans are enjoying all the benefits turf grass brings. And to continue to keep those benefits, it is important to regularly mow your lawn, even during the fall season.

Plant Garlic in Autumn for an Abundant Summer Crop

The best results are achieved if you plant cloves about four to six weeks before the ground freezes, and the soil is still manageable. The cloves need about that much time to build strong root systems. The timing of fall planting is critical. Keep reading to find out when and how to plant.

Tending to My Garden

On Sunday afternoon, I tended to my garden for a couple of hours. My original plan was to work in the garden for most of the day as I have several projects in my garden queue, including transplanting fresh new plants that want a new home, which is a high priority. Instead, I carved out only a couple hours at the end of the day tending to my garden.

Making Room for Something New in the Garden

I am making progress and room in my garden for new things with the guidance from Jack Canfield’s book – The Principles of Success: Principle #28 Clean Up Your Messes and Your Incompletes. There will always be new tasks/projects/missions that need completing and in competing stages – so this is an ongoing mission of mine.

How to Store Winter Squash Safely After Harvest

Nature has developed an amazing collection of winter squash and pumpkins in various colors, forms, flavors, and textures. We can enjoy them for many months after they were harvested when they are cured and stored correctly.

Growing a Successful Indoor Garden

Growing your own veggies and herbs indoors has been a thing for many years now, despite the fact many people believe it is hard and ineffective. Sure, it is always better to devote your time and efforts in creating a large outdoors garden, but that is not always possible.

Growing Rose of Sharon Shrub Hedges in Your Garden

Growing a Rose of Sharon hedge in Your Garden is an excellent way of creating a private garden area during the summer season. Changing the appearance of your garden can be easily done. Regardless of the size of your garden, you don’t have to spend more time, money, and effort in improving its appearance.

Five Fun Styles of Solar Fairy Lights for Your Garden

There is nothing that adds a touch of magic to a garden or patio like some pretty solar fairy lights, with these fun light features providing enough sparkle for all your garden parties and evening drinks outside in the summer. Even when the weather gets colder and the nights get darker, adding some of these lights to your exterior space can make everything seem a little less gloomy.

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