The Death of the American Lawn


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Can you imagine your home without a lawn? Many town homes do not have them. More people are moving into condos that have little lawn space. However, there are predictions that our homes may no longer have lawns as well.

I am lying on the grass after the family picnic in our front yard. The children are running around, playing their games; my wife and I discuss the state of our trees. A pleasant evening spent on the lawn. I rise from my resting spot to look over the yards of other homes on the street. Remembering the lectures from the past weekend, I recall that two speakers predicted the death of the American lawn. One was encouraging the idea for a more sustainable landscape, while the other argued for the perpetuation of the lawn, since it is a truly American landscape.
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The Pleasures of Manure


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Composted cow manure can be a good fertilizer to give your garden help.



I know gardeners who fertilize regularly to great results. They spray on these fertilizers with gusto every two weeks. I have not been. I have the thought that if my soil is healthy, then the plants will flourish. Adding the lava sand was one step taken; adding compost that I had made was another. Taking a cue from walking through the aboreteum, I felt that creating a forest floor can produce a wonderful environment for plant growth.
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Greetings

This site came out of my desire to write about my love of gardening, but also to connect it to my knowledge derived from home inspections. That is why I tied it to the home inspection site.If you have questions, you can email them to me (frank at yourhoustonhomeinspector.com). For home inspections, call 713.781.6090.
Happy gardening, Frank

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