120 Ideas for Tiny Living by Laura M. LaVoie

By Laura M. LaVoie

A hundred and twenty rules for Tiny residing is the tale of the way one couple downsized their lives to slot right into a tiny residence measuring purely one hundred twenty sq. toes. during this ebook, writer Laura M. LaVoie describes simply one hundred twenty of the tips that they had to show their tiny condo right into a domestic. every little thing from building to adorning to spending time within the tiny home is explored. If you've ever thought of development or residing in a smaller domestic, this can be a nice source for you.

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A wide range of troubles indicates lawn and soil that has been fundamentally compromised. For instance, if weeds are your main concern, there are a number of ways to eradicate them while strengthening the lawn to protect against any re-emergence. The solution is to eradicate the weeds, and take measures such as aeration to help the lawn grow stronger. A pretty easy fix, all in all. But the more problems you add, the harder any fix becomes. Say you have all those weeds to deal with, but there are also signs of grub infestation, several areas of dollar spot disease, obvious soil compaction, and grass color that indicates a deficiency of nutrients.

Some grasses grow best in warmer parts (called warmseason grasses) of the country, while others thrive in cooler areas (called, predictably, cool-season grasses) . Knowing what grass species you have, how it spreads , and what season it prefers determines when you should fertilize and water, how you should mow and maintain the lawn, and what pests and problems you can expect to battle. Some turfgrass plants grow out from a centra l crown that provides moisture and nutrients to the leaves so that essential photosynthesis can occur.

Consequently, you'll need to mow a cool-season lawn much more frequently in the spring and fall, Kentucky bluegrass is the most common type of cool-season grass. It is a favorite of northern homeowners because it's beautiful and relatively easy to keep healthy and looking great. 36 • THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO A BETTER LAWN and may not need to mow at all for several weeks in the middle of a hot summer. Periods of growth and dormancy also affect when you should fertilize the lawn (see page 94) , and the best time for undertaking stressful procedures such as dethatching.

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