Gardening

Pruning

Like nearly everything else, it is possible to pay someone else to trim your landscape plants. However, it is much more economical to learn how to properly prune your trees and shrubs yourself. Additionally, the exercise gives some people great enjoyment, as it is an excuse to be outside and enjoy fine weather and fresh air.

There are different techniques to pruning, and different times of the year when such pruning is appropriate. By keeping a careful watch on your yard and paying attention to when your trees bloom, you can make sure to keep your landscape in the best shape through careful pruning.

When to Prune

Plants for Dry or Drought-Prone Climates

There are different types of climates that fall into the category of drought-prone climates. These include Mediterranean (which is present in the U.S., though it is thousands of miles from the Mediterranean Sea), arid, and semi-arid. Even though each of these classifications have different temperature ranges, and also have different precipitation rates, they do share some common characteristics: a propensity toward dryness and often toward heat, and the likelihood of a drought at sometime during a plant's lifecycle. That is why it is important to consider different types of plants that would do well in such areas.

All-around Plants

Rainbird Sprinklers Provide Quality Watering Products for 70 Years

You could spend hours in the hot July sun watering your lawn, but why? Why, when there are so many quality sprinkler systems designed to make the process so easy on you it's like there is no process. At the top of the sprinkler heap by a mile is Rain bird sprinklers.

Rain Bird sprinklers came about after an enterprising man invented the concept of a sprinkler system. Orton Englehart was a Southern California citrus grower who filed in 1933 for a patent for his unusual device he described as a "spring-activated horizontal impact arm driven sprinkler".