Winter Gardening Tips

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in In The Garden | 0 comments

Winter Gardening Tips

The words “winter gardening” seems like an oxymoron, but if you’re a savvy gardener, you can have a wonderful harvest year round, even when the temperatures dip well below zero and there’s snow on the ground. Check out these winter gardening tips that will help you enjoy a garden year round. 1.  Use high tunnels or cold frames to maximize your growing seasons.  Savvy gardeners know the way to extend the growing season is to build inexpensive high tunnels or cold frames.  High tunnels are simply greenhouse-type enclosures that are often constructed from hoops and...

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Choosing the Right Grass Seed

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Backyard Maintenance, In The Garden, Showcase | 0 comments

Choosing the Right Grass Seed

The secret to perfect lawn is in the seed — choosing the right seed! Spring is around the corner and whether you have a few bare spots or you want to overhaul your backyard, The Cover Guy‘s steps will make sure you find the right seed so you can have a great lawn. Picking Your Grass: Find out what type of grass is native or most well suited to your area. For example, do you live in a predominately warm climate or cold climate? Also think about how much direct sun your law receives during the day and/or how much shade your law has. Also consider how much foot traffic your lawn...

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Fall Garden Chores – Time to Get Dirty!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Backyard Maintenance, In The Garden, Showcase | 0 comments

Fall Garden Chores – Time to Get Dirty!

After the horticultural hustle and bustle of the months leading up to fall’s slower gardening pace, there’s time to enjoy playing in the dirt. Fall provides opportunity for reflection. You can look back at your triumphs, and, perhaps those not-so-successful attempts, taking stock for the next growing season. That’s not to say Autumn doesn’t come with a few distinct gardening chores. While the season itself isn’t as active as Spring and Summer, be assured, the months of September, October, November and even into December offer chances for fall gardening preperation. Seasonal Chores...

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Fire Pits: Perfect for Every Season

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Backyard Fun, In The Garden, Showcase | 0 comments

Fire Pits: Perfect for Every Season

The backyard project is both loved and hated by the weekend warrior. On the one hand, you want to add beauty and functionality to your yard. On the other hand, your hot tub is calling to you — loudly — to soak away your cares. The Cover Guy backyard fire pit plan makes for an easy weekend project that won’t either break your piggy bank or have you working like a dog until Monday morning.  Fire pits make a great backyard project for a few reasons. First, everyone loves a backyard fire. People gather around, swap stories and share a good laughs. They also work for just about any...

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Gardening Tip Annuals vs. Perennials

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Backyard Maintenance, In The Garden, Showcase | 0 comments

Gardening Tip Annuals vs. Perennials

Spring is here and winter has finally left! Soon grills will be firing up and pools covers will be coming off. Something nice to feature in your backyard space is a nice garden to go around your hot tub or swimming pool. Getting into gardening is not too difficult, simple things to keep in mind like what you want to plant and maintaining them are the usual essentials. There are many plants to choose from when deciding, but something important items to think about is the difference between annual plants, and perennial plants. So to be clear Annuals you plant each year and add full grown...

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Preparing your Yard for the Winter!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Backyard Maintenance, In The Garden, Showcase | 0 comments

Preparing your Yard for the Winter!

Have you prepared your lawn for the winter yet? There are four simple things you can do to your lawn to prepare it for the winter months, and guarantee a beautiful lawn to start the spring with. De-thatch your lawn – de-thatching your lawn is the process of racking your lawn and removing all the dead grass. this allows the lawn to breath better and encourages new grass growth. Rake up all leaves and debris – make sure you rake up all the debris and leaves in your yard, if left over the winter prepare to see bald spots. Fertilize your lawn – by using a good organic...

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