Carsons’ tips from the best grass for the Canadian lawn, to making the best use of your clippings. Watch the video below:
For the last two weeks I’ve been trying to help you grow a better lawn, but growing a good lawn means nothing if you don’t know how to care for it.
When cutting your grass, there are a few things to know. We generally like the look of a shorter lawn. It seems more manicured than a longer height, which is often described as being shaggy. Setting the mower at one to two inches in the spring is great for encouraging the grass spread into the empty patches of the yard. A lower mower height also helps control many broadleaf weeds.
What are the differences between boomers, Gen X, and millennials when it comes to outdoor design?
It’s that time of year when we all become a little obsessed about our lawns.
This also happens to be the time that I start getting thousands of questions about grass. So I think its about time to put all of my knowledge out there so that you can grow the best turf possible for your home. The grass in our lawns is predominantly made up of just a few species. In cold-weather climates, we use Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescues and Ryegrass blend. It is important to know this because there are characteristics of each type of grass that impacts how it grows, what it needs and what likes to feed on it. You can’t compare the grass we grow to hot climates like Florida or the Caribbean, which grow and look very different.
The question of the day is how much does landscaping really impact the value of your home? When it comes to the outdoors, spending money on renovations has never been so imporant or so confusing. So where should you spend your outdoor renovation budget?
Easy, outdoor living.
Spending money on the front and backyard pays huge rewards. It delivers great return on investment and the lifestyle perks are obvious – who doesn’t want a dream backyard to relax in? To spot the best products in outdoor living, I spend a lot of time at tradeshows, design meetings, and in colour consultations with trendsetting companies across the country. I’ve really been able to get ‘hands on’ with a lot of great products that I think will be huge hits for this year’s patio season. Here are my winners for this year’s summer season.
One of the biggest landscaping challenges is the quest to create harmony between a home and a naturalized outdoor space. Frank Lloyd Wright became famous because of his natural gift to do just that.
The challenge is even bigger at the cottage, where there’s a need to manipulate the space around a cottage so it works for the owners – but usually, a very strong desire to keep things natural and rugged. Instead of trying to maintain large green lawns and manicured gardens, take a page from Mother Nature and let her do the work for you. Cottage life is about balance between your needs and the natural world around you. Remember that when you are making changes and always seek that sense of harmony.
Here are my tips and tricks to making a man-made space look completely naturalized.