Spring Cleaning, Phase 1

Hello Peeps.  If you haven’t started getting your lawn Spring ready, you better jump on it.  The time is here. You can read more about getting your lawn Spring ready in this previous post, http://henandchix.com/2014/02/prepare-your-lawn-for-spring-2/ Phase 1, I did some light pruning, cleaned out the old leaves, fertilized, brought in some mulch and added a natural […]

Prepare Your Lawn For Spring

Clean up, Clean up Everybody…the song my kiddos sing when it is time to clean up.  It makes sense. Don’t let nature confuse you with the back and forth of the weather — pretty weather, messy weather, pretty weather, messy weather.  You get my drift. Even with all this back and forth, it is time […]

Prepare your lawn for Spring

Good Morning!  Believe it or not it is time to prepare your lawn for Spring.  I know the weather in Dallas this week is not inspiring, but it is time.  How to begin preparing: 1. Clean Up 2. Fertilize 3. Stop Weeds 4. Mulch I say clean up first because if you have a lot […]

Weeds, Weeds go away

As you know we have had a pretty mild winter so far.  (Please note…so far) And you are probably noticing the weeds already popping up.  You can take steps now to rid your lawn of this annoyance.  The one good thing is that some of these weeds will be choked out once  your grass starts […]

Orchids

Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but I am enjoying this cooler weather.  It brings on the feeling of fall/winter.  Today we are going to address a question from Crista. Here goes…Hope you don’t mind my question but I need help with my orchid. The stem is going brown and it’s not blooming. Ideas? […]

How about a bit of Live Forever…

As we continue down our path of fall gardening let’s go ahead and incorporate plant sharing.  My friend, Brittany, gave me several cuttings from a plant her family brought down from Kansas, they call it a Live Forever.  I have down some research and they sound pretty amazing. This plant is part of the sedum family, is […]

An odd shaped planter and grass that won’t grow

Happy Monday Everyone!  I apologize for my late start today.  Today I will be answering a couple questions from Donna. “My planter by my front door is an L shape and I never know what to plant there or do with it. Second, I can never get the grass to grow right under my big […]

The Plant Divide

We talked previously about Fall being a great time to plant, it is also a great time to divide.  You can divide new plants you just bought or plants already in your garden.  Don’t be afraid to divide.  You can make your plants go so much farther and share them with friends.  Just keep in […]

Fall is the perfect time for planting

Happy Halloween!!! Nothing like the present to plant new trees, shrubs and flowers.  By planting in the Fall you allow the roots to take hold and become stronger getting them ready for the following Summer’s heat. Evergreens  are great for a Winter garden because they do not lose their leaves.  In case you are wondering, an evergreen is a […]

Feed, Stimulate and Prevent Weeds

 3 Easy Steps for Texas Fall Lawn Care Below is a recent article I received from Calloway’s Nursery.  A good rule of thumb I have heard in the past is that you should fertilize in March, June and October.  Here we are…October.  Some years I am good about multiple steps and some years I only […]