Mow grass one-half inch higher than usual during dry weather to conserve soil moisture.
In flower language, iris meas faith, wisdom and valor.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A rosary a day keeps the devil away. An onion a day keeps everybody away!
To keep rabbits and other wild animals away from your garden cut shavings from a strongly scented soap and place around the garden perimeter. Repeat after a hard rain.
Taper hedges so they're wider at the bottom than the top. This allows sunlight to reach lower branches, keeping them leafy and vigorous. Trim the top first, then work down.
An ideal time to divide perennials is after they have finished blooming.
Begin seeding new lawns or bare spots in established lawns in late August or early September.
Remove the foliage from spring-flowering bulbs after it fades.
Poultices are used to draw out infections or to relieve pain from muscle strain or spasms. They are made from dried herbs that have been ground or powdered. Mixed with hot water or herbal tea and thickened with oatmeal or flour, the poultices are smeared on the skin and covered with warm, damp towels or cloths.