Lawn & Garden - The Daily DIY
Tips & Tricks for the do it yourself homeowner to create, care for, and maintain a healthy and beautiful lawn, landscape, and garden space. As well as outdoor…
As the days become shorter, so does our time to enjoy our lawn and gardens. It’s also the right time to prepare your lawn for the long, cold winter ahead. Let’s take a look at why now is the perfect time to aerate and seed your lawn. For cool season grasses, fall is the best time for both. You not only give it vital nutrients it needs, but you also help the grass get ready for winter. Aeration holes allow oxygen, water, and nutrients from the soil to go deep into the grass roots.
Did you know that gasoline can go bad? Gas, like milk, has an end date. Most gas is good for about 3-6 months. With gas prices at an all time high, and no relief in sight, many are filling up their gas cans to stock up on fuel. Especially if the Federal Government approves the "gas tax Holiday" they're talking about. That may not be such a good idea though because your gas will expire soon. Read on to find out how to stop your gas from wasting away in your garage and prolong the shelf life.
Birds will visit your backyard for two main reasons: to drink water and eat food. And, there are many benefits to attracting birds to your yard. A wild bird buffet is quite simple. They need seeds, fruits, fats, and insects for their diet. You can maintain a feeder in your yard to help the birds get their daily food supply. Making homemade suet cakes is a great way to offer variety and keep the birds coming back again and again. Let’s take a look at an easy recipe to make homemade suet cakes.
Birds bring a lot of joy to us. They sing beautifully and are a source of entertainment. Did you know there are many benefits of attracting birds to your yard or garden? For example, by eating other bugs, helping your flowers to grow, and more. Here are several ways birds can be beneficial to your outdoor oasis.
Need new ideas for your Patio? Hanging up some patio string lights is a fun and simple way to spruce up your backyard, deck, patio, or garden. But what if you have no walls or trees nearby to hang them from? Here's a budget friendly and easy way to hang patio lights. So easy in fact that you'll have it done in less than an hour. These easy and cheap poles cost $14 each to make, and even the most basic DIYer can do it. You can even use solar lights if you don't have an outlet.
Do you love birds? One of my favorites is the Oriole. Their beautiful orange feathers are exciting to see. Especially amongst the green of the trees where they perch. It’s a joy to go outside and see them flying around and to hear them singing their tune. If you’re wanting to add some new feathered friends to your yard, then look no further. Below are a few tips on how to attract orioles to your yard this spring.
You’ve put in a lot of hard work landscaping your yard. The layout is perfect, the plants are in place, and it’s looking great. Now it’s time to lay mulch in your flower beds and other landscaped areas. Let’s take a look at how to mulch your flower beds so you get the most out of your project. The purpose of mulch is to maintain proper moisture levels, suppress weed growth and improve soil quality.
Dividing and transplanting daylilies is a simple process. Doing so will give you bigger, healthier plants. It also allows you to split them so you can spread them to other areas of your landscape. And of course share them with friends, neighbors, or family. Daylilies are my favorites as they are so easy to care for. Read on to find how and when to divide your daylilies.
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Seeding your grass in the winter can still be very beneficial. There are many reasons why you can sow the seed when it’s still cold out. It can help you get a good start to your lawn for the year. The seed will lay dormant and will not sprout or germinate until spring comes. Let's take a look at how and why you can seed your grass in winter.