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March 29th, 2013 - Using a Pre-Emerge

While some of the rainy, cold, and unpleasant weather makes gardening one of the last things you want to take care of, this is the perfect time to start.

Right now is an excellent time to apply pre-emerge on your lawn to prevent any spring and summer weeds from growing. You don't want to wait too long because once the temperatures rises, weeds will germinate. You don't, however, want to apply fertilizer just yet since your lawn is still dormant. We don't want to force it to get too green because we still might have a frost.

Pre-emerge comes in granular form--usually on the residential market. Even though it comes this way, it will turn into a gas once you spread it on your soil level. Any weeds that try to germinate hit that grass barrier, mutate and die.

Sometimes even if you apply your pre-emerge, you might still get weeds in certain areas if you have water run-off or high traffic areas. That's when you use a post-emergent.

There are lots of different products on the market. Read the directions very carefully because on certain lawn turfs you cannot apply pre-emerge or you have to do it at half-rate. That's why I like a commercial company because they know what they are doing.

March 22nd, 2013 - Getting Your Bulbs to Bloom - watch now

March 15th, 2013 - Open your horizons - watch now

March 8th, 2013 - Freshen up a room - watch now

March 1st, 2013 - Picking out Art - learn more

February 22nd, 2013 - It's all about Symmetry and Balance - learn more

February 15th, 2013 - Buying new furniture - here are some tips

February 8th, 2013 - Impress with a grand entryway! Learn How

February 1st, 2013 - Utility Rooms are so handy - watch this

January 25th, 2013 - Decorating Children's Rooms - Learn some tricks

January 13th, 2013 - Backyard Makeover - watch this

January 4th, 2013 - Children's Crafts Rooms are worth their wait in gold - learn more

December 21st, 2012 - Perfect Poinsettias - check them out

December 14th, 2012 - A different kind of flower - watch this

December 7th, 2012 - Less Frilly Christmas Trees - check these out

November 30th, 2012 - Decorating the Mantle - Chris shows you how

November 23rd, 2012 - Decorate your kitchen - Christmas Kitchen

November 16th, 2012 - Shopping for decorations - let's go!

November 9th, 2012 - PVC Decorations for your yard - very easy to do!

November 2nd, 2012 - Bottles in Your Yard! What fun!

October 26th, 2012 - Add fun to your yard - Chris shows you how

October 19th, 2012 - Lighted Pumpkin Project - click here

October 12th, 2012 - How to make Fake Pumpkins look Real - click here

October 5th, 2012 - Decorating for Halloween - click here

September 28th, 2012 - Seasonal Home Makeover - click here

September 21st, 2012 - Building a Comfy Room - click here

September 14th, 2012 - Updating the Kitchen - click here

September 7th, 2012 - Making some changes around the home - click here

August 31st, 2012 - No Lawn Backyard - click here

August 24th, 2012 - Courtyard Creation - click here

August 17th, 2012 - Natural Retaining Walls - click here

August 10th, 2012 - Builiding a barrier out of plants - click here

August 3rd, 2012 - Unique House Colors - click here

July 27th, 2012 - Low Maintenance Plants - click here

July 20th, 2012 - Backyard Putting Green - click here

July 13th, 2012 - Savvy Storage Solutions - click here

July 6th, 2012 - Use Tropical Plants - click here

June 22nd, 2012 - Love Thy Neighbors - click here

June 15th, 2012 - Create a Wine Cellar - click here

June 8th, 2012 - COLOR in the Garden - click here

June 1st, 2012 - Awesome Custom Railings - click here

May 26th, 2012 - Spring Blooming Bulbs - click here

May 18th, 2012 - Fire Blight - click here

May 11th, 2012 - Turtle Pond - click here

May 4th, 2012 - Synthetic Grass is something to think about! - click here

April 27th, 2012 - Ordinary concrete blocks of beauty - click here

April 20th, 2012 - Make your own Hypertufa - click here

April 13th, 2012 - Unique Alligator Skin Walls - click here

April 6th, 2012 - Two great looks for your yard - click here

March 30th, 2012 - Shining light on collectibles - click here

March 23rd, 2012 - Bring Spring flowers indoors - click here

March 16th, 2012 - Terraniums are all the rage - click here

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flowers are here - click here

February 24th, 2012 - Vines on Trees - click here

February 17th, 2012 - Creating a Great Water Feature - click here

February 10th, 2012 - Buying Pottery in the Winter - click here

February 3rd, 2012 - Trimming in your yard - click here

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