- FIRE PITS EASE THE TRANSITION TO WINTER
FIRE PITS EASE THE TRANSITION TO WINTER By Erin Coates | Published September 2017 EUGENE MAGAZINE With the cold winter months approaching quickly, homeowners are looking for ways to extend the warm summer nights into fall. One great way to continue enjoying the outdoors before the winter rains start is relaxing by a fire pit. Sitting around a fire, talking with loved ones, traces back to early forms of socialization where stories were shared around a campfire. Jason Huselton from Northwest Pool and Spa credits the longevity of this tradition to people’s desire to stay at home. “A lot of people are putting their money into their backyard and spending time with their friends and family rather than going on vacation,” Huselton says. Alan Marchant from A&K Landscaping adds that having a fire pit is almost magnetic. “Everybody loves fire,” he says. “It’s mesmerizing to watch and gather […]
- It’s April 2018
It’s April, the weather is getting nicer and ideal for gardening! There are several items to do during this month. Weed Control: Temperatures are warming up and the weeds are starting to sprout. Controlling them early is key. You want to remove them before they have a chance to drop their seeds. Light use of herbicides is also an option if hand weeding doesn’t sound appealing to you. Irrigation: While it’s not quite time to turn on your irrigation yet, it is a good time to get your system started up to make sure nothing is broken and everything is working optimally, so that when the rain stops and things dry up, all you have to do is turn your controller on. Fertilizer: If you haven’t already fertilized your yard, now is still a good time! Sending in a soil sample for analysis is also a good idea so you can see what your soil needs. What to Prune: By April, Forsythias, Winter Daphne, […]
- Spring is finally here! And the time is right for several yard maintenance items.
Spring is finally here! Things are starting to leaf out and bloom, and the time is right for several yard maintenance items Preemergent: one way to keep your garden/shrub beds from being completely overrun by weeds in the summer is to hit them with a preemptive strike. Properly applying the right preemergent will stop most weeds from germinating, meaning far less time spent pulling weeds later in the year. Moss Control: Winter rain keeps everything green in Western Oregon. However, it also keeps things pretty mossy. While the moss itself won’t kill your grass, it leads to unfavorable growing conditions that may result in the ultimate demise of your lawn. Fertilizer: Now is a good time to fertilize your lawn. Using a fertilizer higher in nitrogen is ideal as it stimulates more growth and aids in getting the grass out of dormancy What to Prune: Now is a good time to prune fruit trees […]