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Visit us at "The Flower & Garden Shop" at 1276 Surry Road. You will find an abundance of fresh cut flowers, cottage style bouquets, our signature garden pot arrangements and of course, Sweet Peas, in season! Also, you'll find our seedlings for every color of sweet pea available as well as perennial sweet pea seedlings.


Finding The Golden Seed

Most people would think that grass is really just grass, so you just have to choose the cheapest grass seed for your lawn. However, the truth is, there are so many different lawn seed types which means that each type has its own specific advantages and disadvantages based on the type of lawn they will go to. So, when buying grass seeds, always take note of these factors:

Warm Season Grass Vs. Cold Season Grass

Out of the many types of grass seeds in the market, there are two main types to take note of: mainly the warm season grass and the cold season grass. Which of the two types should you decide to use will depend on the place you live in. Warm season grass seeds grow better in regions with long summers and short cold seasons. However, cold season grass would grow better in regions with longer winters and shorter summers. The type of grass seed you would want to choose will depend on the region you live in. If you live in a tropical country, warm season grass is the best option, but for those living in a 4 season country, cold season grass may be the best choice.

Other Factors

Other factors that would affect your choice would depend on the condition of your lawn such as the condition of your soil. You have to make sure your soil is in good condition before you plant grass seed. You can check the soil condition through pH tests kits. Some grass seed are more sensitive to soil while others aren't. Another thing to consider would be how much shade and water your grass requires. Some don't need that much of both while others do. You just have to choose the one that fits your case.

Maintenance Of Each Type of Lawn

Firtly, it's important to consider the equipment you have currently and the equipment you will need. It's essential to read the reviews on zero turn mowers to ensure you are using the best suited mower for you yard. After seeding and growing grass in your lawn, the next thing that you have to do would be to maintain your lawn and your grass. For one, you have to make sure that you reduce the number of weeds that grow in your lawn. There are a lot of natural ways to get rid of weed like putting in more nutrients that are missing in the soil. Other things that you have to do would be to seed the bald spots in your lawn in order to completely cover your lawn. Lastly, fertilization works really well on making the grass grow healthily.



The Best Indoor Water Fountains For Your Indoor Plants

One of the most important decorations in your house is your indoor plants because it gives your interior vigor and vibrancy. It also gives your rooms more oxygen and makes everything come to life. Another addition to indoor plants would be indoor fountains. Indoor fountains look so good with indoor plants because they give that zen feeling to people who walk into the room. Here are a few things to take note of when choosing your indoor water fountains for indoor plants:

Type of Plants You Have

If you want to buy an indoor fountain that goes well with your indoor plants, you must first see which plant goes well with which indoor fountain. For example, bamboo plants go well with some fountains made out of ceramic or glass. Just use your eye for design to know what goes with what.

Size Of Your Plants

Another thing that you have to think about would be the size of your plants. If your plant is big, then you might want to also have a water fountain that also matches the size like a wall fountain. If you have small plants, then you may want a smaller water fountain to go along with that.

Design

You must also think about the overall design of your water fountain. You can check out the different designs in fountain shops to know which one is the best for your house.

Cost

Lastly, you have to think about the cost of your fountain. You must think about your budget before you start buying. You don't want to buy the fountain that is out of your budget. Choose several fountains that you like the best and then make your final choice.

These are some of the things that you have to consider when you buy yourself an indoor fountain. Indoor fountains would always go well with indoor plants, but it will all depend on the design. Consider these factors when you buy your fountains.



Setting Up Your Indoor Garden With the Most Relaxing Plants

Setting up an indoor garden isn't just about choosing what looks the coolest. You also have to choose the plants that are the healthiest and most relaxing in your house. If you do this correctly, you could set up your favorite recliner right in the middle of the room, put your feet up and relax. If you're looking for some of the coolest and most "zen" plants for your home, here are a few:

Bamboo

Bamboo plants are the epitome of the zen feeling. If you go to any zen garden, you're sure to see bamboo plants somewhere there. Bamboo plants are actually used for purifying your room by cleansing the area of benzene and trichloroethylene. All you need to do is regularly water these plants and give them a little sunlight.

Snake Plant

The best thing about snake plants is that it is able to absorb carbon dioxide and releases oxygen at any time of the day-- even at night. While most plants can only do this during the day, snake plants are nocturnal and are able to do this without any problem which makes the air circulation really good.

Peace Lilies

Peace lilies are not only really beautiful to look at, but they are also great at reducing toxins in the air. If there happen to be a lot of pollution that can enter you room, a peace lily is great for your room.

Aloe Vera

Lastly, we've got the aloe vera plant. The aloe vera plant is actually full of healing properties. It is also an air cleanser just like the peace lily. If the air is dirty and full of harmful chemicals, the aloe vera plant can immediately get rid of it. Just remember that your aloe vera plant needs lots of sun.

A healthy environment makes for a relaxing space. These plants would make the air in your home very clean and healthy. This way, you can create the most conducive atmosphere for you and your family.



   



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