How to Prevent, Repair Rock Salt Damage on Lawns

The debate over rock salt is a slippery slope. More than 25 million metric tons of rock salt are dumped onto roads, sidewalks, and driveways every year to de-ice them. While these de-icing salts make life safer for motorists and pedestrians, they have the unintended consequence of damaging lawns. Most of the time, salt damage […]

5 Native Plants for Easy Gardening in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix residents are actively seeking to preserve the natural landscape and its native plants. In addition to helping sustain our environment, these plants thrive in an arid climate and surround our homes with bursts of color and artistic shapes. Some native varieties are great plants to plant around a pool as well. We are spotlighting five native […]

Extinguishing Fire Ants

Thanks to Mother Nature, people moving to the Southern or Southeastern United States are receiving a warm welcome. A very warm welcome. With temperatures in the triple digits most of the summer, most transplants expect to ditch the winter coats. But most don’t expect the baptism of fire they get while walking barefoot through their […]

How to Grow Grass

Starting a lawn from seed can be a daunting task, but one that is well worth it. Once you establish a new lawn — or fill in bare spots — the lush, green grass is a reward in and of itself. Here is how to grow grass. When To Seed The “when” of how to […]

How to Build a Backyard Putting Green

So your golf game isn’t up to par, and you need to practice, practice, practice! But who has time to go to the driving range to practice their chipping? Hit the green any time you want without ever getting in your car by putting a putting green in your backyard. Adding your own putting green […]

Grass Around Pools

Just picture it: getting out of the pool and walking around on soft, green grass instead of hard, hot pavement. It seems like a good idea — but there are some things to think about when it comes to poolside grass. Will the pool water affect the grass? How do I keep grass clippings out […]