Sunday, July 4, 2010

Simple Tricks to Avoid Summer Landscape Blues!

You don't have to pay big bucks to a landscaper to do it for you, or skipping your weekend's R & R for a DIY :). Just doing the simple tricks will work.
  • Banish the brown. Mow your lawn to at least 3 inches high, to enable the grass to retain more moisture by keeping the soil shaded and cooler in which the roots would grow deeper to find their own water.
  • Whack the weeds. If there are weeds everywhere, spray them with Roundup that kills weeds in 10 days.
  • Bring in the blooms. Plant annuals such as impatiens, verbena or zinnias which would only require digging tiny holes, or can be potted. To get colors that come back year after year, plant perennials and shrubs that blooms during the summer, like crape myrtle, irises and hydrangeas.
  • Perk up parched shrubs. Avoid your plants from wilting, curling or shrinking by placing a hose over the roots and trickle water on them for about 45 minutes.