Grass, Gas or . . . Nobody Rides for Free

Maintaing Grass During a Heat Wave

Here at Garden Wise, we’re all about reducing lawn areas by half. Not eliminating lawns, but reducing them. It’s a great way to make your landscape more “green” and productive. Maintaining the remaining turf in your landscape at the height of the summer heat is crucial to the life of your lawn. Keep your grass longer in length in the blazing heat by raising the cutting height of your lawnmower an additional 1-2 inches. This will help your grass survive drought and heat as tall grass will shade the soil, reduce weeds and the effects of evaporation.

Water your lawn areas in the morning before the heat sets in, and if your grass is dry, Do Not Mow Your Turf until after it’s been watered, or until after it rains. Mowing a dry lawn will further stress the grass and expose it to the drying effects of the hot summer sun.

Edible Petals for All

@DCLadies are Garden Wise

We started to follow @DCLadies on twitter last year and soon we were visiting their fabulous site each week. They’re a “Forty something mom and her twenty something daughter” who team up to give their users an eclectic mix of what’s fun, fashionable, and just plain fabulous from the D.C. area for women.
Well, Shelley and Sarah deliver, with original content ranging from DC events, DC style, DC Food, and stories for everyone in and out of the district to enjoy.

Today, GardenWise invites the DC Ladies and their followers to think about growing edible flowers. Edible petals — Lemon balm, lavender, Violas, and more! It’s a fun and simple project with delicious results you can include in some of your favorite recipes.

And remember to include “the” in the URL when you go to their site, http://www.thedcladies.com