Master Gardener Joe Washington Shares His Timely Tips for Spring on Tips on TV Blog

​​Warmer days and shorter nights mean it is time to get out garden tools, tidy up the yard and prepare the home for spring and summer use. In fact, creating a beautiful and comfortable outdoor living space has become a national obsession, according to Joe Washington, best known as the Emmy-winning TV host and master gardener.  Just in time to kick off the spring entertaining season, Joe is sharing some affordable ideas to create or rejuvenate a backyard oasis, outdoor living rooms or outdoor kitchens. Washington gave some expert advice to get ready for outside projects.
 
MAKE YARD WORK LESS WORK

A lawn mower is the most important tool for the yard and a quality new mower is one with a KOHLER Engine. Two models from Toro and Lawn Boy are both available at The Home Depot and feature the KOHLER XTX Series. The great thing about the KOHLER XTX Series is that the oil never needs to be changed. Just top it off and you are good-to-go for the entire life of the engine! KOHLER Engines are built to last and are loaded with heavy-duty materials like cast-iron cylinder liners for extra durability. When purchasing a mower be sure to look for a KOHLER Engine, like the XTX Series, and kiss oil changes goodbye! For more information visit, power.kohler.com

GET A GREAT LOOKING LAWN THIS SEASON

As the weather gets warmer, start by getting the lawn in shape. This spring, Scotts® is making lawn care easy with Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed, which tackles two important projects, feeding and weeding, in one easy step. It is Scotts® most powerful weed and feed and will clear out dandelions and clover while feeding the lawn to build deep roots to crowd out future weeds. To specifically get rid of weeds this spring, try using the new Roundup® for Lawns, it kills weeds without harming your lawn.  It features an all-new formula that is designed to kill weeds quickly with homeowners seeing results in as fast as eight hours. Check major retailers, including The Home Depot, for availability locally. For more information visit, www.scotts.com and www.Roundup.com.

ONE TIP FOR KEEPING GRASS LOOKING GREEN

Water is super important, but not a lot is needed. By using an in-ground sprinkler system, it is estimated that homeowners can save up to 70 percent in outdoor water usage, that is a lot of money. The Rain Bird WiFi Timer works with any in-ground sprinkler system and is designed to take the guess work out of programing the sprinkler system, making it easier than ever. The WiFi Timer’s app has many great features that allows users to customize up to 8 sprinkler zones. It has an Automatic Seasonal Adjust feature that will change your watering schedule and duration based on the season as well as local weather, humidity and temperatures. This reduces water usage by as much as 30 percent, plus homeowners get just the right amount of water, so it keeps their grass looking perfect all summer long. For more information, visit www.rainbird.com

Source: Tips on TV / Joe Washington