Lawn and Garden Watering Needs – Summer vs Fall

People are creatures of habit. If they are used to watching a certain TV show at a specific day and time, and then the show's broadcast changes, many will stop watching it. Or, if they are taught from a young age to always turn the light out when leaving a room likely this habit will continue into their adult years. Well, what are the sure signs that summer is ending and the autumn season he fast approaching? Baseball pennant races, sure. Leaves on trees changing colour? Perhaps, … [Read more...]

Fall Garden Cleanup – 1

Front Garden Before Clean Up 1

No time like the present. Winter is coming. And, I want to clean up the front garden now before it gets cold outside making this task more unpleasant than it already is. OK, so it's not hard ... when it is still nice and warm and sunny outside. So here are some home maintenance tips you can use for your own garden. I purposely (that is my story and, yes, I am sticking with it) left our front garden unattended all summer, just to see how many weeds might grow through the garden mulch. … [Read more...]

Garden Spring Clean-up Has Begun

South Wall Garden Before Spring Cleaning

The past two days has seen us write about, and show pictures of, the tulips of our front garden starting to peak out from underneath the soil for the first time. Our front garden faces north and is mostly in shade. Therefore, it was among the last part of the front of our home to see the winter's snow melt. Depending what part of North America you live (if you live in North America, that is ;)  ) you have either finished, started or are about to start your garden clean up. We started … [Read more...]

Fall Colours – Part 3 – Due West


In Part 2 yesterday we reviewed the changing colour / color of the tree leaves in our backyard this autumn. This view was due south from the back of our home. Today, in the conclusion of this mini-series we take a look at the change in the colours of the leaves in our backyard looking west. Now, what you will notice in the pictures below is that we have many more evergreen trees to the west of our backyard than we do east or south. Just the way it is. :-) So, the change in the … [Read more...]

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