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Should I use a special type of soil or add any fertilizer when backfilling the hole around the root ball?
You should always backfill the hole with the same soil you dug out of the hole to begin with. However, it’s a good idea to add some plant food...
Make the hole 6 inches wider than the diameter of the container it came in. Also don’t dig the hole any deeper than the depth of the container,...
Regular watering is vital to a new tree’s health. New trees need at least 1” of water per week, whether it’s by irrigation or from...
Sanding deck boards before proceeding with the staining process helps ensure that the surface of the deck is level and there are no tripping...
The difference lies in the amount of pigment in each. Transparent stains, although they appear clear, have some pigment in them for UV protection....
Excessive cracking at the ends of wooden deck boards is a sign that too much water is being absorbed into the ends of the board (also known as end...
It’s a good idea to reapply stain once a year on wooden decks, especially if the deck is located in full sun most of the time. The sun’s...
It’s a good idea to keep them from freezing, especially if you don’t have a frost-free sillcock supplying water to your outdoor...
Simply keep them clean and wipe them down with light oil. Oil their pivot points and blades with 3-in-1 oil and sharpen them if need be. Also remove...
A metal rake usually has more spring and is better suited for large areas. It is easier to clean around flowerbeds, shrubs and bushes and does not...
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