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Gearing Up For Spring: Best Tools to Revamp Your Landscape

Spring has Sprung

It’s soon to be that time of year when nature returns in all her glory and beauty. The best time of year a lot of people believe. I agree. The flowers are popping up, the trees and shrubs are budding, and the grass is turning green. The smell of life is in the air.

Time to find the best deals on some landscaping equipment for sale. There are the necessities that all yards need. One cannot have a beautiful yard without a good lawnmower. Then after cutting the grass, you will need to break out the weed eater for the finishing touches. A good pair of hedge trimmers are always on the list.

Electric is my favorite. Pruners, lops, and a set of hand trimmers will always be next on the list for some detail work. For trimming those trees you will need a good pole saw with pruners. This collection of equipment is the start of a good spring trim and prune. Then there are the little things that you will get as you find you need something to help you along.

The lawnmower is the quintessential piece of yard equipment that no suburban household can go without. It epitomizes lawn work and weekend duty. The first thing the neighbors will see is an uncut yard. The $2000 Japanese Maple in your front yard will not gander a glance. However, the grass slightly taller than your sidewalk will get all the neighbors talking. So you need a good quality lawnmower. Electric or gas the choice is yours. The key to a good mower is to keep the mower blades sharp. This will keep the cut nice, smooth and even.

When you are done cutting the grass it’s time to get out the weed eater. This piece of equipment is dandy for trimming around trees, shrubs, and flower gardens. The best thing it’s good for is edging your sidewalks and roadside. This will give the finished look you are trying to accomplish. The weed eater is also great for general trimming around hedges and bushes also.

Hedge and shrub trimmers are next on the list. They will always come in handy for keeping the hedges in line and scaled back. This must be done every year without prejudice, if not, they will creep in and steal your yard space before you know it. The electric trimmers are the best. They have been around for years and are cordless now. I use them like a Light Sabre, one swipe and watch it drop off. These work well for rough shaping your topiary also. You will always need a pair of large loppers for the bigger stalks.

To trim the higher branches and limbs in the trees you will need a pole saw with an attached pull string pruner. This piece of equipment is indispensable for keeping your trees in shape. Especially when they are younger. You can prune them into the shape and style you desire. It also makes for easier trimming as they get older and taller. The key to healthy trees is in the pruning, this is how a tree stays healthy. It allows for the tree to breathe and circulates air better. Damaged limbs are easily removed with your pole saw before the damage can continue. Keep your trees well-trimmed.

Finding the right landscaping equipment for sale is easy when you know what you’re looking for. As you work in your yard you will find many other things you need. Like a pair of good gloves, a 5-gallon bucket for trimmings, and so on. So have trimming good time, this spring in your yard.…

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Sowing Seeds: Organic Gardening Advice For Your Garden

You desire a vibrant and healthy organic garden. It’s the perfect time to begin! The tips below can help you begin your organic garden.

Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Large handled tools like rakes, hoes or shovels may be used like measuring sticks. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. Have a marker handy, and mark the distance with it. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!

Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. Climbers have many different uses and spread quickly. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.

The first thing you should do when planning a garden is test the soil. Pay a small fee to have your soil analyzed, and you’ll be glad that you did when you understand what nutrients your soil is lacking. Many offices of Cooperative Extension will do a soil analysis, and it is important to know how to improve soil so that all crops can grow in it.

As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. You are prepared to plant after this is done.

Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. If you’ve got tender shrubs which are potted, you need to protect them from cold weather. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.

Know the perfect time to harvest the vegetables in your garden. Each veggie has its own prime time for harvesting. Many vegetables are best when picked young; baby peas are a prime example. Tomatoes, however, should be plucked from the vine the moment they appear ripe. Remember that the vegetables will taste best if you harvest them at the proper time.

Controlling pests can be quite challenging when trying to grow a healthy, hardy vegetable garden. Since your vegetables are meant to be eaten, refrain from spraying them with harsh chemicals. To safely keep your garden pest-free, keep a sharp eye out. When you are vigilant, you can simply remove the pests from your plants manually as soon as you notice them. Early detection is the best solution to ridding your garden of pests.

You should now feel enthusiastically prepared to enter the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening. No matter how comfortable you felt about the subject, you should be more so now. You can grow an organic garden, now that you have the right tips and information.…