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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Avoiding Weeds In Mobile Home Garden

The first step to managing a weed problem is taking care of the one that is already there. Pulling them is the most effective way of getting them out because it yanks out the root that, if left, would allow them to grow back. Weed wackers can pull some of them, but others will only get cut at the soil level. The problem will only keep recurring.

Wait until you have either watered your garden, or there has been a significant rain and the soil is damp and soft. If the soil is too hard you will break them off without the root when you pull them off. If you have harder soil that isn’t softening, use a hand shovel or other gardening tool to break through around the root of the weed. Be sure to wear thick gardening gloves, as many weed types can be hard on the skin and even cause rashes or cuts when you pull them.

What do you do with the weeds when they are pulled out? You can just toss them, sure, but then what good have they ever done? You can actually make weeds work for you by adding them to compost. They will break down and nourish your garden just like any other plant matter.

One other (high maintenance) option is to use livestock to eat the weeds. Many many will buy chickens or goats in order to have them eat the weeds in their gardens. However, this means also caring for the animals correctly, feeding them, etc. There are benefits like fresh eggs or goats milk, not to mention the aspect of having them as pets. But make sure you are ready for the responsibility before you go this route.

You also need more space. Mobile homes come in all different shapes and sizes and are placed on all different sizes of land. So if you have a fair amount of yard you should be fine. If you have only a small space in the front or back or the house, skip the livestock.

The last option is scalding. This doesn’t work for the garden itself as it can damage plants or soil and wreak havoc on your yard. But if you have weeks growing other places, such as through concrete, or creeping between the slates of your mobile home, you can scald them back. Just boil some water and pour it over the weeds. It will burn them down to the roots and keep them from growing back if they go through a couple of “treatments”.

If you have taken care of your weed problem, or if one hasn’t developed yet, you can prevent weeds from ever growing in the first place.

Possibly the best tip is to paper and mulch your garden. Dig down a few inches into the soil. Put down newspaper in layer so the whole area is covered. Keep in mind that newspaper is specifically used for this purpose because it is lighter than most paper and won’t weigh down plants trying to grow. Once the area is covered, lay down plenty of mulch until you can no longer see the newspaper.

In the beginning, weeds are stronger and may be able to push through the newspaper and keep growing. Another layer of paper and mulch should take care of this and keep further weeds from being able to grow. That is because you are suffocating them, keeping them from getting the sunlight and oxygen they need.

You can keep weeds from growing between plants by choking them out. Just plant things closer together, even if they are different species. You can also grow weed-dominating flora between your main plants, such as Golden Fleece or Herman’s Pride.

Herbicides are never pleasant and they can hurt your mobile home’s garden, or the insects and animals who help it thrive. You want something that is going to work without killing everything else around it. Luckily, you can make your own.

The popular recipe that has been used by gardeners for generations is made with only two ingredients: About four liters of vinegar and about thirty milliliters of dishwashing soap. You mix the two and cover weeds… within two days they will be dead and gone.

Some people will also add in a cup of salt but this can be dangerous to your garden. Salt in the soil can impede growth, especially of more delicate plants. Think carefully before you add it to your herbicide.

This weed killer has the additional positive of also repelling many pests. So you will be killing two birds with one stone, so to speak.

Bermuda Grass

Bermuda spreads through stolons and rhizomes. These are the above-ground stems and spreading roots respectively. Because these spread fast, the homeowner must be vigilant when it comes to keeping out of shrub or flower borders. Bermuda that has become wayward is easy to dig during the winter because it has become dormant.

Here are some steps to remedy the weed problems on Bermuda lawn care:

1. Apply pre-emergences during very early spring.

2. Control the lawn weeds during early spring.

3. Apply fertilizer during late spring after 50% green up. Do insect control when necessary.

4. Bermuda likes acid soils. When needed to raise pH, apply lime during the late fall.

Here are some steps to maintain your Bermuda lawn’s good condition

1. Apply high nitrogen fertilizers every month to six weeks during the summer months

2. Apply fertilizer until early September and do insect control during late spring or during early summer.

3. Apply winter lawn treatment with a pre emergence and Potash the end of October (winter conditioner) and do insect control when needed during late summer or during early fall.

The key is to do the steps indicated throughout the year. You will see improvements in your Bermuda lawn after that given time. Remember to read the label on the lawn care product before you apply it to your Bermuda grass. You have to be careful with the weed killers and fertilizers. Only use products that have been specified for Bermuda grass lawn care.

Xeriscape Landscape Design

If you are considering a new approach for your lawn, then think about these advantages of xeriscaping:

· Although it can be a bit pricey to get started, once the xeriscape is in place, your landscape design will require little to no work. This means that your investment will last for years to come.

· Opting for xeriscape means less water used for landscape care, which means less money spent on utility bills – especially during the growing season.

· You don’t have to live in a desert like area. There are plants perfect for xeriscaping no matter where you live.

· Speaking of plants, there are numerous plants that can be used -you aren’t limited just to cacti!

· Xeriscaping helps you minimize your environment al footprint and impact as much as possible.

· No need to spend time cutting back hedges, weeding, watering and other redundant jobs associated with landscaping.

Of course, the xeriscapes landscape design is not for everyone. After all, there are many people out there who like nothing better than to work in the yard. These people often feel that this type of landscape design seems more sparse (it often is) than the traditional approach to lawn design. As a result, it can work against you if you live in an area where everyone else has more traditional lawns -especially if you and several other neighbors all happen to be putting your home on the market at the same time! However, this alternative approach is still a unique way to achieve a healthy yard that suits your needs. (Of course, if you live in a dry region, having your lawn already xeriscaped can actually be a boon to your yard because your landscape will look better than those yards where the grass is brown and dying!)

Xeriscaping is the perfect choice for those looking for an easy to maintain landscaping design. It can created for virtually any climate which makes it popular all around the globe. If you are considering the xeriscape approach for your yard, talk to a local nursery or landscape design company and learn how one can be created for your lawn.

Trees Trimming

You need to take care of yourself for safety reasons while cutting down a tree. A tree contains heavy branches and stem that can harm your eyes or body. Let’s look at following safety equipment’s:

• Shatterproof glass: Flying craps from the trees at the time of cutting can harm your eyes. So shatterproof glasses can prove a regular safety guard for your eyes.

• Safety boots: If you cut the tree with the help of rope so it may fall on your leg. For keeping your legs safe use either safety covered boots or knee pads.

Tools to handle

You need to collect all tools before you start with cutting. Tools depend on the size and placement of the tree. Have a look on below mentioned tools use for tree trimming:

• Axe: It is a tool that is first need to cut a tree. Axe helps you to hit a branch or stem. Continuously hitting on a particular point can break it into pieces.

• Staircase: If the tree is tall so you first need to trim its broad branches for this you need staircase to reach the branches.

• Rope: It allows cutting of branches located higher on the tree from the ground. You need help of others to cut a tree with the help of rope. For this tie one end of the rope to the tree and its other end should be handled by a group of peoples. When all will pull the tree together it will uproot and fall. But make yourself out from the falling zone.