Pinch chrysanthemums and annual flowers to keep them compact and well branched.
A dense lawn absorbs rainfall six times more effectively than a wheat field and four times better than a hay-field.
While out of town, place your houseplants on several layers of heavy towels in the bottom of bath or laundry tub and add 2 inches of water to the tub.
Peonies are named for Paeon, the physician to the Greek gods. The peony, adopted by the 1957 General Assembly to replace the zinnia which was the state flower from 1931-1957.
Protect trees from weed whackers by cutting the top and bottom off a plastic two-liter bottle. Take the center part of the bottle, cut it vertically, and place the bottle around the trunk for protection.
Cut flowers at down before their fragrance evaporates.
Mint repels mice; rosemary deters moths and garden pests; catnip keeps ants and beetles away.
To kill a weed and avoid desired plants, spray weed killer through an empty paper towel or toilet paper cylinder.
Over-watered grass becomes frail, lighter in color, and is more easily damaged by traffic, drought stress, and temperature extremes.
Plant in the evening or on an overcast day, to give plants a chance to adjust to their new homes without being forced to face the drying sun.