While winter still seems to be going at full force, every gardener knows that spring is just around the corner, waiting for you to get back out into your garden. But you want to plant something new this year – you want a few fruit trees in your back yard that you can harvest a few years for their delicious fruit. So which fruit trees should you invest in come spring?
Although you may dream of a landscape filled with flower beds, the reality can be a bit more difficult. The main culprit of any problems is usually weeds. Removing the old plant cover from a bed and filling it with nutrient-rich, moist soil just invites any weed seed that blows in to quickly germinate, root, and establish. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can implement to help counteract this problem.
Borders and island beds containing low groundcover and small shrubs are a common addition to a home landscape. Irrigating these areas can be a challenge, though. The same sprinkler heads used for the lawn may not work so well in these beds. The key is to match your sprinkler system to the types of plants you are growing in the bed. The following guide can help. Rotary heads Rotary heads are the type of sprinkler head that usually comes first to mind – they rotate in one direction with short spurts of water, and then move smoothly to their starting position to begin the process again.