I take every opportunity to brag about my grand-daughters. They are precious and I spend as much time with them as possible. On Saturdays we do yard games and I make outrageous contraptions that shoot footballs in the air, launch water balloons, portable roller cooasters and I even get them to do work around the house. The one thing that I never have to beg them to do is to "Zing". Zinging is what the girls calling removing weeds from the lawn using the Weed Zinger. It is
Residential Grazing Zone?
For years I have done everything in my power and budget to keep dandelions in-check. Their bright yellow heads contrasting against my beautiful green lawn makes me see red. I have an arsenal of weeding tools, an olympic pool of herbicides and an abundance of free time to spend eradicating the pesky buggers but it is still not enough. Recently, I read an article that may very well change my outlook on dandelions and how I dispose of them. Apparently, you can eat these suckers
As we age, we look for reasons to live, love and laugh. At the "very" tender age of 62 I look for hobbies and distractions that won't leave me bruised, battered and broken...such as riding a two wheeled bike on a narrow bike path. To minimize the hazards of riding I lowered my sights and my seat to ground level by investing in a 3 wheeled recumbent trike. I still flipped the blasted thing! Not a scratch on me...until I knocked my head on the lift-gate of my car loading my bi
Cultural Weed Control
The best strategies for controlling weeds in the home garden and landscape include mulching, hand-pulling, using tools such as the hoe and rototiller, and preventing existing weeds from going to seed. Mulching around plants will go a long way toward reducing the ability of weeds to cause problems. Organic mulches tend to cool the soil, as well as conserve soil moisture and reduce weed germination. Materials such as chipped or shredded bark, straw, hay, grass clippings, or pin