13 Tips for Trouble-Free Tree Planting: Don't Plant Too Deep. Plant the tree so its root collar—the trunk flare right above the root system—is about 1 in. above the soil level. Read more: http://www.familyhandyman.com/landscaping/how-to-plant-a-tree-that-will-thrive
Apply a Preemergent Herbicide - The easiest way to stop crabgrass is to nail it before it starts growing. Apply a preemergent herbicide after your second mowing in the spring. Crabgrass grows from seeds scattered in previous years. The herbicide keeps those seeds from germinating. The seeds may remain viable for several years, so it's best to apply herbicide every spring. One springtime application will vastly reduce the need to attack crabgrass later in the year once it has sprouted.
The Top 10 Perfect Lawn Maintenance Tips: How to Grow Greener Grass - Our best projects, hints and tips to help you create and maintain a perfect lawn and yard year-round. Read more: http://www.familyhandyman.com/landscaping/the-top-10-perfect-lawn-maintenance-tips
Composting Tips: Kick your composting up a notch with these tips. Using this simple 3-bin composter you can turn yard and kitchen waste into rich compost in 4 to 6 weeks. Read more: http://www.familyhandyman.com/garden/composting-tips/view-all