The salt that is placed on roads and walkways in the winter does more than cause damage to your car and your boots. It can be detrimental to your plants, your trees, and your well-kept lawn. Even if you use salt sparingly on your driveway and walkways, damage from salt will not make itself known once spring comes and all of the snow melts away. Instead it can take a number of years for the salt content from many winter seasons to build up in the soil to the point where it
Archives for December 2008
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Wintertime means snow, no matter how you view it. While it may look beautiful from your living room window, many people do not look forward to shoveling it. Shoveling snow can provide a seasonal workout that can do you good, as long as you do it right. Shoveling the wrong way can lead to an injured back, shoulders, and wrists and plenty of muscle strain. In serious cases, it can bring on a heart attack.
Shoveling snow can be compared to weight lifting in that
Consider this then, flowers not only make your yard more attractive but they also make you a happier person. This is according to a study conducted by Rutgers University. People in this study had a notable increase in happiness.
Knowing that flowers not only will make your yard more attractive
Trees may seem to be sturdy living things that require little care, but the harsh temperatures of winter, including the consequences of being constantly exposed to snow and wind, can make them vulnerable to problems. Their apparent state of hibernation does not mean that they are completely immune from winter stress.
Read on for some suggestions from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) on how to properly care for your trees when the cold weather blows into town:
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