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If you have lots of various flowers, crops, or succulents with varying need of water, this app is the solution. WaterBot is easy to master and to use. ...

Gardroid helps to make you a real garden in your kitchen. It tracks the best period for planting and harvesting and sends you alarm. The app checks the ...

Moon & Garden is the app that gives you recommendations on gardening based on lunar calendar and astrological practice. Its recommendations are taken ...

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Garden Answers app was made for everyone who wants to know the names of the plants, trees, flowers, that grow nearby. If a mysterious flower caught your ...

My Lawn is the app that provides instruction for caring of your lawn and getting it the way you want it to be. It generates plans for watering, mowing, ...

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    Gretchen McKenzie 09.03.2020 at 08:20

    Hi, Michael! Yes, you are right! I am very glad that my article was useful 🙂

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    Gretchen McKenzie 03.03.2020 at 10:30

    St. Augustine vs Bermuda grass is an eternal question with a lot of debates around this topic. Your choice depends on many factors that are listed in the article. But in the vast majority of cases, gardeners choose St. Augustine for the lawns.

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    Gretchen McKenzie 02.03.2020 at 22:31

    Hello, Catherine! Yes, the baking soda works, but a lot of people forget about this simple and cheap trick because there are a lot of artificial products that can raise the pH on the market.

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    Gretchen McKenzie 29.02.2020 at 11:47

    Francesca, hello and thanks for the question. My own recommendation is yes, you need to use a fertilizer, no matter what grass type you use. It makes the grass more beautiful. In fact, The Fescue is the best grass for sandy soil, so you can fertilize the soil less frequently.

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    Gretchen McKenzie 20.02.2020 at 19:58

    Hi, Elizabeth ) Thanks for the comment. Let’s go step-by-step. About your question, the Bermuda grass likes hot weather, so the best time for its transplantation is spring or summer. About your proposal, yeah, it is a great idea! I will think about it. And, of course, if you have more proposals, feel free to write this in the comments.

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    Gretchen McKenzie 18.02.2020 at 20:17

    Hi, Rory! I’m not surprised 🙂 It is a typical situation )) To tell the truth, there is no right answer. You need to find a balance between all factors. For example, if your region is not rainy, then you need to buy a sprinkler and compensate for this. On the other side, you can’t add more sun, so it becomes a crucial factor for you, and so on.

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    Gretchen McKenzie 12.01.2020 at 19:23

    Dear Francesca,

    Thank you for following our blog, it sure means a lot to me and my husband Bryan. We’re glad that Bumper Crop Times helps you improve your gardening skills, that’s exactly what we’ve created our blog for. Comments like yours inspire us to share more tips, more reviews, and more personal experience with our readers. This type of feedback truly melts my heart.

    With regard to your question, I should say that a solid-quality system that has been installed correctly and receives regular maintenance twice a year usually lasts 20 years prior to requiring any expensive repairs. As for the sprinkler heads, they should last up to 15 years (if they’re high quality, that is).

    Francesca, I hope that answers your question. You’re welcome to contact me whenever you have more gardening-related questions. I’ll get back to you with answers ASAP.

    Good luck sprinkling!


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    Gretchen McKenzie 09.01.2020 at 11:55

    Dear Melissa,

    Thank you for your kind words about our blog. Me and Bryan are always happy to share our knowledge with our readers — our genuine love for what we do is one of the secrets of our success. I’m delighted that our passion helps other gardening enthusiasts enhance their skills and learn the “”nuts and bolts”” of home improvement.

    With regard to your question about the best fertilizer for sandy soil, I recommend using composted manure, ground bark, or peat moss. These fertilizers contribute to retaining moisture and prevent nutrients from being quickly washed out from the sandy soils. Make sure you enrich your sandy soil with at least 2 inches of well-rotted organic matter each year. Good luck!


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    Gretchen McKenzie 04.01.2020 at 17:02

    Dear Tracy,

    Thank you for your kind words about our blog. Me and my husband are always delighted to assist you on your gardening journey. I believe genuine desire to help people is among the most effective elements of success of any blogger out there.

    As for your question about the best pasture grass seed for sandy acidic soil in Texas, I would recommend a bag of argentine bahia seed from Hancock Seed (it is featured on my Top 7 Picks of Grass Seed for Sandy Soil list above).

    Plant this seed in conjunction with 16-04-08 fertilizer from Hancock Seed, and the results will amaze you. The grass grows really quickly. Just let the seeds take hold and avoid mowing the grass for about a month. Hope that helps. Good luck planting!