User Posts: Gretchen McKenzie

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 ...

Looking after your own little garden is one of the most satisfying and creative things you can do. There are literally tens of thousands of ways (if not more) ...

Having been in gardening for over ten years, I am worried that nowadays, it is much harder for people to learn about different groundcovers and mulch, as well ...

Of course, you want an attractive green lawn, as it will make your home look amazing. Also, a pretty backyard allows for outdoor parties, picnics, barbeques, ...

Do you have in mind growing grass in your garden, or you’re just wondering “how long does it take for grass to grow?” There are a lot of factors influencing ...

Soil pH indicates the level of alkalinity or acidity of the soil. The level of alkalinity and acidity in your garden affects the availability of essential ...

Are you wondering how to start a flower garden? No doubt, it’s a brilliant activity that fills your soul with joy, happiness, and tranquility. Hi, I’m ...

Flowers are very useful to the environment, they brighten up the mood and bring really sensational feelings. In addition, they help insects in pollination, and ...

Updated in January 2020. Before we get to matters regarding grass turned yellow after fertilizing, let’s start with a simple introduction. My name is Gretchen, ...

Gardening is a science, luckily, it is nothing complicated, and information is abundant. You may not always be successful in growing some plants due to the ...

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  1. Reply Gretchen McKenzie
    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!

    Gretchen

  2. Reply Gretchen McKenzie
    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!

    Gretchen

  3. Reply Gretchen McKenzie
    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!

    Gretchen