Home Improvement

Create a Garden Center

Posted by JD Esajian // October 11, 2010

Finding the right tools when you need them is the key to efficient gardening. Make your life easier by spending an hour or two organizing them and make it easy to keep them organized.

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Choosing Grass: Warm-Season Grasses

Posted by JD Esajian // October 4, 2010

Areas with warm or hot summer nights require grasses that are drought and heat tolerant. This popular type is a strong creeping and spreading grass but it sometimes tends to develop thatchy spots. It is durable and pest-resistant but it is meant only for sunny locations. In shade, Bermuda grass becomes thin and leggy.

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Choosing Grass: Cool-Season Grasses

Posted by JD Esajian // October 1, 2010

Most lawn grasses are known either as cool-season (for the northern and mountain regions of the US Zones 3 through 6) or warm-season (for the southern half to third, Zones 7 through 10). Talk to your Cooperative Extension Service or local nursery and garden center about the best grass or combination of grasses for your lawn.

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Automated Watering Systems Part 2

Posted by JD Esajian // September 27, 2010

Traditional sprinklers lose up to 50 percent of the water they spray through evaporation. New drip emitters and microsprinkler heads, connected by individual tubes to a main hose solve that problem. The small sprinkler heads dribble or spray water a little at a time to large individual plants or small sections of flower beds.

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Automated Watering Systems Part 1

Posted by JD Esajian // September 24, 2010

If your garden gets parched because you do not have time to set up the sprinklers as often as you would like, consider automating at least part of your watering system.

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3 FlipThisHouse shows coming up tomorrow!

Posted by JD Esajian // September 3, 2010

We have 3 back-to-back FlipThisHouse episodes coming up on A&E. Check your local schedule, but here’s what we have: When: TOMORROW, SEPT 4TH AT 1PM ET: Suburban Steal The newest project for CT Homes comes by way of one of Paul and Than’s investor protegees. He sells them on a steal of a deal in […]

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Planning and Maintaining Your Landscape

Posted by JD Esajian // September 2, 2010

You can still have a great garden even if you are a plant novice. All it takes is some basic know-how and a willingness to plunge into some outdoor work. Looking at a beautiful garden from your window or door is a very rewarding experience. Such a garden can also yield fresh, delicious produce and dazzling flowers and provide a gracious setting for relaxing and dining with family and friends.

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