Yes I know it’s cold outside and there’s a chance you have snow on the grass. What better time to think ahead to warmer weather…..
While you may think your home and yard are separate and do not impact one another, this isn’t always the case. There are different ways you may actually be doing damage to your landscaping or garden because of the things that happen inside of your home. If you take pride in your lawn or garden, be aware of what is going on in both your yard and your home.
If you wash your floors, you may go outside and dump the bucket of dirty water out into the backyard. But what are those chemicals going to do to your yard?
Floor cleaning products often contain ammonia and while ammonia is found naturally in plants, once it is diluted with water, it changes form and can actually do more harm than good. Household ammonia will discolor your plants, burn the roots and eventually kill them.
Mosquitoes can quickly turn a relaxing evening in the yard into an itchy nightmare. But the chemicals you use to repel and kill mosquitoes, may harm and kill your plants.
Bug repellents are also incredibly smelly and a pain to periodically spray your body down. A good strategy to improve your outdoor experience while protecting your yard is to plant citronella in your garden. Citronella carries a signature scent and will be on hand to harvest when mosquito season hits.
Do you have a decorative pond in your yard? Your pond can potentially be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Are your windows acting like a magnifying glass? If they are, they could potentially be frying your outdoor plants and garden.
The best way to combat this from happening is to replace damaging windows. Champion Home Exteriors offers replacement windows that are easy to install, hassle free and come without hefty costs normally associated with window installation. The replacement windows are sturdy, long-lasting and come in many shapes, sizes and styles to fit the design of your home.
Seasonal change affects the types of plants that can grow during certain times of the year. Keeping track of when plants can go in the ground is the best way to keep your plants alive and healthy.
Also, be mindful of the weather. If a sudden cold spell is coming, be sure to cover any plants and flowers that may be damaged by frost and cold temperatures. You can also try spraying your plants with antitranspirant to coat the leaves and prevent the plant from being damaged by cold and frost crystals.
Prepare for the following growing season ahead of time. As fall sweeps in, you know winter will follow and ensure that your beautiful summer plants are no more. So, prepping your yard head of time will make growing plants easier when the temperatures rise.
Fertilize your lawn to ensure that the roots of your grass will grow deep despite temperatures. You can collect fallen leaves to create a compost that will help feed your grass and keep soil beds healthy.