Gardening

Red Blooming Flowers

Gardening
If you want an eye-catching flower garden filled with vibrant color, a mixture of red blooming perennials are must-have plants for your landscape. Planting several varieties of red blooming perennials with a staggered bloom time will keep the beauty going from spring till fall, attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and add a touch of exotic color and texture an otherwise green landscape background. These five red blooming perennials are easy-care, hardy in most zones, and will catch the eye of humans and wildlife alike. Red Lobelia There are many height variations for easy-care red lobelia. Mature plant heights can range from a compact three inches to a towering three feet. Whichever plant variation you choose, they all have one thing in common; lobelia loves cold weather and will produc
Why Your Lawn Will Likely Look Lousy Come Spring

Why Your Lawn Will Likely Look Lousy Come Spring

Gardening
Winter lawns hardly ever look fantastic, but that’s because most grass goes into hibernation during the cold season. It might look dead and brown, but the roots beneath the ground are growing thick and deep, so the lawn can spring back once temperatures warm. That is, your lawn will come back to life if you treated it right during the late summer and fall. Without the right preparations, lawns cannot build up enough nutrients to hibernate properly during the winter, which means patches might freeze, starve or die without your notice. That means come spring, your lawn will look brown, bare and generally bad. Here are some serious lawn care mistakes you should learn from, so your lawn won’t look like a mess next spring. You Didn’t Fertilize in Fall The fall is a critical time for