Different Types of Lawn Grass: Identification Guide to Many Types of Sod (With Pictures)

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Knowing how to identify and choose the right type of lawn grass is vital to get a lush, healthy turfgrass in your yard. Different types of grass are suitable for various climates—warm-season grasses and cool-season grasses. If you need to improve the look of your garden landscape and lawn, grass identification is essential to reseed the sod with a similar type of grass.

Great Mulch Alternatives (Also Cheap or Free) – Including Rock vs. Mulch

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Mulch is an essential tool for any keen gardener. Laying wood chips or shredded bark mulch on soil helps to lock in moisture, keep weeds at bay, and add nutrients as it breaks down. However, several mulch alternatives are cheaper or even free. For example, mulch alternatives such as rock mulch, pebbles, crushed shells, straw mulch, or even compost can substitute traditional mulch. Depending on your yard, some of these alternative mulch ideas may also work better than wood or bark chips.

Mold on Plant Soil: How to Get Rid of Mold on Houseplant Soil

white mold on houseplant soil

White fuzzy mold on plant soil spoils the appearance of your houseplants. Thankfully, the white mold on potting soil is less dangerous than it appears. The white mildew-type of fungus is usually harmless. This white fuzz appears due to moisture issues—over-watering, poor drainage, or poor light. It is also easy to get rid of mold on houseplant soil to help improve your plant’s appearance.

Mother of Thousands (or Millions) Plant Care – How to Grow Kalanchoe

mother of millions plant

The mother of thousands plant (Bryophyllum daigremontianum or Kalanchoe daigremontiana) is an interestingly-shaped plant that thrives indoors as a houseplant. This succulent plant has other common names such as alligator plant, devil’s backbone, Mexican hat plant, or mother of millions. These common names can give you an idea as to its appearance. The unusual feature of the mother of thousands is the tiny plantlets that grow along the leaf margins. These plantlets grow roots, making the plant easy to propagate.

17 Perennial Vegetables to Plant Once for Years of Bounty

Perennial Vegetables

Perennial vegetables give you a bounty of tasty and nutritious edible plants year after year. The beauty of growing perennial food plants in your garden is that you don’t need to plant them annually. You have less work to do in the springtime because you have no seeding, planting, or preparation to grow your perennial vegetables. So, once you plant perennial crops, you can enjoy their benefits for many years.

Types of Red Berries That Grow on Trees or Shrubs: Identification Guide with Pictures and Names

Types of Red Berries That Grow on Trees or Shrubs

Red berries that grow on trees or shrubs add a dash of color to any garden. Shrubs and trees with edible red berries have the bonus of providing tasty, healthy fruits. Who can’t resist eating sweet red cherries, tart red currants, or juicy red gooseberries? However not all red berries are edible, and it’s essential to distinguish between ones that are good for you and poisonous berries.

Tall Indoor Plants: The Best Large Houseplants for Homes and Offices (With Pictures)

Large Houseplants

Tall, large indoor plants are excellent for bringing nature indoors to large rooms in homes and offices. The best tall houseplants thrive in typical indoor conditions—low light, average room temperatures, and little watering. Some of the tallest house plants can grow to 5 feet or more. Some large indoor plants also have big leaves that create a feeling of drama and provide a focal point. So, if you want to grow tall indoor trees or plants that have large, broad foliage, there is a type of big houseplant for your needs.

Philodendron Pink Princess (Philodendron Erubescens): Ultimate Care and Growing Guide

Philodendron erubescens

The Philodendron Pink Princess is one of the most stunning and beautiful houseplants to grow. With its dark green leaves and bright pink variegation, this indoor plant is rightly called the “pink princess.” Pink Princess philodendron plants grow well in pots or in hanging baskets where the trailing vines and pink leaves create a stunning showpiece. There is also a pink Philodendron called the “Pink Congo,” however, this not the true “princess”—you’ll find out why in this article.

Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma: Care, Plant Profile and Growing Guide

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Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is a tropical plant that grows extremely well indoors. The green leafy plant has split leaves that make it look like a Monstera deliciosa or type of Philodendron. In fact, the Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is mistakenly called a Mini monstera, Ginny philodendron, or Philodendron Piccolo. Although Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is also a member of the family Araceae, it is not related to monsteras or philodendrons.

Types of Coniferous Trees (Including Deciduous Vs. Coniferous Trees)

Coniferous Trees identification and pictures

Coniferous trees are types of common softwood trees that are identified by pine-like needle leaves and seed-producing cones. Most types of conifers are evergreen trees, although some conifers are deciduous and lose their leaves in fall. Collectively, coniferous trees belong to the plant class Coniferophyta or Pinophyta. These trees are gymnosperms, meaning they have cone-bearing seeds. There are over six hundred species of conifer trees that are divided into eight families.