Troy-Bilt TB675 EC Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer THE REVIEW: Our intrepid gardener and lawn keeper chose Sunday morning to head out to the garage to check out the new 4-cycle gas powered string trimmer and JumpStart engine starter sent to her by Troy-Bilt to use and review. She tore open the box and with the aid of one flat-head screwdriver and one Phillips-head screwdriver, put the handle and guard on and connected the two piece together in about 20 minutes. Voila. A string … [Read more...] about Troy-Bilt TB675 EC Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer Review & Giveaway
I watched. I waited. I held my breath. I hoped. I prayed. I planned for crocuses to be blooming in the lawn on Easter. I planned for sunshine and warm-enough-to-be-outside temperatures. And lo and behold, there were crocuses blooming in the lawn for Easter and it was sunny and around 60F when we started the big egg hunt. I love it when a plan for the garden works out just like I planned it would. The crocuses even helped hide one of the eggs. No kidding, this was one of the … [Read more...] about Plan now for Easter 2014 blooms
I have a plan for my lawn. I have a plan to cultivate it as a cut meadow filled with various flowers, including some wildflowers, each with its own season. I started working on my plan a few years ago by planting crocus corms directly in the lawn, phase one. Two years ago, I think I planted around 400 corms. This past fall, I planted a little over 1,000 corms. It sounds like a lot of crocuses, but spread across a big lawn, it can look like "not much". I will plant more … [Read more...] about Wildflower Wednesday: A plan for my lawn
Crocuses blooming in the lawn spring of 2012 As garden fairies slept under shrubs nearby, I planted 1,100 Crocus corms, specifically several varieties of Crocus tommasinianus, in my back lawn, the Green Sea. I like to think that the garden fairies approved of my choice of flowers for the lawn because every time I returned from a break in planting, my gloves, trowel, and trug full of crocuses were all still there where I left them. This was not my first time to plant crocuses in the … [Read more...] about Planting Crocuses in the lawn
What do you see in this lawn? Does the dandelion in the center of the picture bother you? Did you notice that the tips of the blades of grass are a little ragged, indicating that someone needs to sharpen the blade on her lawn mower? Or did you see how the green the lawn is and jump to the conclusion that it must be a suburban wasteland created by the overuse of lawn chemicals, primarily herbicides and insecticides, in spite of the dandelion that is clearly considered by 99% of all people to be … [Read more...] about What do you see in your lawn?
Win A Fiskars® Momentum™ Reel Mower! This spring I’m looking forward to mowing the lawn more so than ever before because I have a new Fiskars® Momentum™ Reel Mower in my garage, ready to bring out for the first mowing of the season. I recall fondly the final mowing of the season last year, my first time to mow with this new reel mower. What fun that was! Soon, in just three or four weeks, I’ll roll out my new Fiskars® reel mower again and begin a whole new season of mowing the lawn. Let … [Read more...] about Win A Fiskars® Momentum™ Reel Mower!