14 December 2016
A healthy lawn does not just happen on its own. You need to do a little work to achieve a lawn that you can be proud of. To make things easier on yourself, you will want to check out the following tips. Keep the Lawn Mower Blades Sharp Do not make the mistake of assuming that the blades on your lawn mower are going to be just fine for your grass as long as they move.
20 September 2016
Geospatial information systems (GIS) is changing the way farming is done. GIS is the collection of geographical and spatial data sets that is then stored and analyzed. This detailed information makes managing your land and making decisions easier. GIS has invaluable uses in many industries, including agriculture. Here are four ways GIS can aid in agricultural practices. GIS Can Analyze Soil Data The GIS system can take the data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the government agency responsible for doing soil surveys, and analyze what crops would grow best on that particular soil profile.
6 June 2016
As a new farmer, you are still getting used to the many responsibilities that you have to take care of on a day-to-day basis. You may have only just started to notice that portions of your land seem to drain slowly, which can affect the health of any crops you're growing in the area. You might be checking out different agricultural drainage systems, but before choosing one, it's important to think about the following things.
14 December 2015
Ceramic fountains can add beauty and ambiance to most backyard gardens. If you lack plumbing skills, you can use a garden hose to operate the fountain. Here is how to use a garden hose to operate a fountain in your garden. You Will Need: Ceramic Fountain Pedestal Garden Hose Three-Way Spigot PVC Piping Step One: Pick Location The first thing you want to do is choose where in the garden you want to place the fountain.
3 November 2015
Biting into a juicy, freshly harvested peach or a crisp, shiny apple is one of the joys of summertime. If you can pick this delicious fruit from trees in your backyard, the pleasure is even greater. However, unlike oaks and some other types of trees commonly planted near the home, fruit trees require a bit more attention and preparation to help them deal with the stress of winter weather. Whether you have just one of these trees in your backyard, or an entire orchard, the following tips will help you keep each one strong and healthy through the coming winter season.
30 October 2015
If the soil on your property is heavily compacted, you may hate stepping outside. Instead of a nice grass lawn, you're stuck looking at a yard full of moss, mushrooms, bare spots and weeds. Now that fall's here and winter is coming, is it time to give up on the grass again? Do you just resign yourself to hoping that the snow will be heavy enough to hide your existing lawn over the winter until you can start trying to coax some grass out again in the spring?
13 October 2015
If you are raising horses or cattle, you need a fast-growing and durable grass to meet the needs of your animals. Although you can choose from many grass varieties, you should consider using St. Augustine, a time-tested grass that can meet your coverage and animal nutrient needs. Here's why: Climate St. Augustine grass thrives in the southern United States where temperatures remain temperate all year long. It does not do well in cool temperatures but absolutely thrives in the heat since it comes from Africa, the Caribbean, and Mediterranean areas.