Category: DIY Monthly To-Do List

6 Plants For A Deer Resistant Plant Screen

6 Plants For Creating a Deer Resistant Plant Screen Are you tired of your garden becoming a buffet for local deer? Fear not! Creating a Deer Resistant Plant Screen is your ticket to reclaiming your outdoor space. By strategically selecting plants that deer tend to avoid, you can build a lush and protective barrier that keeps these hungry visitors at bay. In this guide, we’ll unveil six resilient plant species

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My Crape Myrtle Looks Dead

My Crape Myrtle Looks Dead. Should I Worry? Crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia) are renowned for their stunning blooms, vibrant foliage, and resilience in various climates. These deciduous shrubs or small trees are beloved additions to many gardens, offering beauty from spring to fall. In our area, Crape Myrtles are treasured as one of the only types of trees that blooms in the late summer. Understandably, losing a Crape Myrtle from one’s

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Selecting The Best Ice Melt Products For Your Home

Not All Ice Melt Products Are Right In Every Situation One of the questions our customers ask us the most is “Which ice melt products should we use”? Some products melt ice better than others, some are safe on concrete and some are not, and which ones will not harm plants. To give you the answer, we took a trip to Home Depot to see which products are readily available.

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Prepare Your Patio For Winter

A Few Useful Tips To Prepare Your Patio For Winter Your patio is our outdoor living room and being outside, requires a little pro-active preparation to protect it and the furnishings on it from winter. Following these simple guidelines to prepare your patio for winter and you will assure that your patio will look good for a very long time. Clean off leaves and debris as often as possible to

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5 Worst Pieces of Advice About Lawn Care

We’ve Debunked 5 Lawn Care Advice Myths There is a lot of bad lawn care advice floating around out there about lawn care. Some of it is urban myth. Some of it is spread by “know it alls”. Some of it is just a plain old fashioned cop out. We want to set the record straight on these lawn care myths once and for all so you can get your

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Our “Prepare Your Home For Winter” Checklist

10 Tasks To Prepare Your Home For Winter Before long, fall will turn to winter and the weather will become cold. Now is the time to start preparing your home for winter. Instead of waiting until the last minute, knockout a few items every week and be ready when the cold weather hits. Prepare your home for winter now. Here are 10 important things to do now to get your

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Early Spring Lawn Care In Maryland

Tips For Early Spring Lawn Care In Maryland Hit the ground running this spring by getting your lawn off to a great start. Work done in early spring will pay off big dividends later in the ear in the form of a stronger, greener and healthier lawn. Add these six important to-dos to your list. Follow these tips for early spring lawn care in Maryland to have the best lawn

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Deer Resistant Annuals

Our List Of Proven Deer Resistant Annuals You know the routine. You fight the crowds at the local garden center on Saturday morning, fill your car with flats of bright, colorful annuals, spend the afternoon plantings, mulching and watering them, only to come out on Sunday morning to find them eaten down to the roots by deer. Don’t’ blame the deer, they were just doing what they do. Eat. Although

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February Landscape Tasks for Frederick County, MD

Get These Landscape Tasks For Frederick County, MD Done Now The weather has hardly been winter-like but that doesn’t mean we still won’t get cold weather. Here are a few landscape tasks for Frederick County, MD to help you get ready for spring.   Prune any dead and diseased wood from your trees and shrubs. Plant frost tolerant trees. Start hardy herbs, onions and cabbages. Clean and refill bird feeders Buy

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12 December Landscape To Do’s For North Potomac, MD

Getting These Landscape Tasks Done In December Will Pay Dividends Down The Road for North Potomac, MD gardeners It may be December in North Potomac, MD but there us still a lot to do in the garden. December is a great time to divide perennials. It’s like getting free plants! Some of the easiest to divide include Hostas, Daylilies, Astilbe, Black Eye Susan and Purple Cone Flower. For easy to

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