Top Reasons Grass Seed Fails to Grow and What to Do

You meticulously prepared the soil carefully spread quality grass seed and diligently watered – so why are there still empty patches or thin sprouting? It’s frustrating when grass seed doesn’t grow as expected. But don’t rip up your lawn in defeat just yet. In many cases, the solution is simple. This article covers the most … Read more

How to Stop Mushrooms from Growing in Potted Plants

Fungus isn’t fun, but it happens. Here’s why mushrooms appear on your houseplants’ soil and what you can do to prevent it. If you’ve noticed sneaky mushrooms appearing in your houseplants’ soil, you’re not alone. The fungus is attracted to damp conditions and can be annoying, but usually not harmful. Let’s try to get rid … Read more

The Best Bagged Composts for Topdressing Your Lawn

Turf experts often recommend “topdressing” lawns with a thin layer of compost. Depending on the weather and soil in the area, the material is spread out a quarter to half inch thick in the spring or fall. *. Compost improves the moisture-holding capacity of the soil, adds nutrients, and feeds soil microbes. These microbes are … Read more

Using Rock Salt as an Effective Weed Killer

For gardeners and homeowners fed up with pesky weeds rock salt can be an affordable and effective weed killing alternative to commercial herbicides. But before you swap out your Roundup for a bag of rock salt it’s important to understand the pros and cons of using salt as a DIY weed control option. What Type … Read more

Is Roundup Safe for Pets After It Dries?

As a pet owner, you want to keep your furry friends safe while also maintaining a healthy lawn and garden. This leads to the question – once Roundup dries after application, is it safe for pets to access the treated areas? Unfortunately, while the active chemical glyphosate becomes less potent as it dries, Roundup residue … Read more

What is Lawn Top Dressing and Why is it Beneficial?

Adding a thin layer of compost, sand, or both to the top of a lawn is called grass top dressing. Top dressing improves soil structure, enhances nutrient levels, and promotes a healthier turf. Fertilizers and biostimulants can also be added to the top dressing mix. It levels bumpy areas, fills in patches, and encourages grass … Read more