Author: Daniel Ray

11 of the Best Privacy Hedges
Gardening, Home and Garden, Landscaping

11 of the Best Privacy Hedges

While they are commonly called privacy hedges, they can do more than provide a barrier to neighbors’ prying eyes. A living privacy fence can: Drastically reduce sound pollution from traffic or other noisy neighbors. Shield your house from blowing snow. Act as a windbreak. And just as they act as […]

Grass pollen allergies, commonly called hay fever, hit each spring
General Lawn Care, Grass Seed

Achoo! It’s Grass Pollen Allergy Season

About 40 million Americans suffer from pollen allergies, and grass pollen allergies are among the leading causes of these seasonal sneezes. Doctors call it seasonal allergic rhinitis, but its common name is hay fever. Many types of irritants can trigger allergic reactions, including flecks of pet skin and dust mites. Hay fever is distinct from food allergies or […]

A Guide to Organic Lawn Fertilizer
Gardening, General Lawn Care, Home and Garden

A Guide to Organic Lawn Fertilizer

Do you know your Peruvian bat guano from your liquid kelp? If so, chances are you are a fan of organic lawn care. Advocates for this more-natural set of lawn and gardening practices argue that if you rely on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, your green lawn isn’t environmentally green. “I think synthetic fertilizers have run their […]