What Is A Pre-Emergent Weed Killer?

a homeowner applying a pre-emergent weed killer

Let’s face it, pulling weeds is not a fun way to spend your weekend. Luckily, there is a less labor-intensive alternative — a pre-emergent weed killer. It’s a herbicide that you apply two to three times per year to prevent those unsightly weeds from ruining your lawn or flower bed in the first place. But … Read more

15 Types of Mulch For The Garden and Landscaping

a gardener laying down mulch

If you’re new to gardening or landscaping, you may be tempted to omit a mulch layer, but the longer you grow plants outdoors the more obvious the benefits of mulch become. Whether your aim is to make your growing area prettier, healthier, or lower maintenance, mulch is the solution.  The enormous variety of types of … Read more

Spectracide vs Roundup – The Showdown

spectracide vs roundup

Weeds are the thorn in the side of most gardeners – you spend hours clearing your beds and a couple of days later, they’ve overtaken again. Perhaps you have a path or a paved patio area that has an annual infiltration from pesky weeds and grass that spread underneath the slabs, creating unsightly patches of vegetation. … Read more

What Is Gorilla Hair Mulch and When Should You Use It?

what is gorilla hair mulch

Gorilla hair mulch. No, it is not some poor worker’s job at the zoo to pick up the fallen hair from the gorillas. And no, they don’t pluck it directly off the gorilla itself. In fact, it is not actually gorilla hair (shocking I know!). Let’s take a look at what gorilla hair mulch (or … Read more

How To Apply Mulch Properly – A Simple Guide

how to spread mulch

Mulching your garden sounds simple, and generally, it is. But, if you do it incorrectly you may not get the full benefits that mulch can bestow on your garden! Mulch can help the soil conserve water, improve its quality, protect the roots from extreme temperatures, and slow down the growth of weeds. But it also … Read more