Monthly Archives: February 2018

Get Your Garden Ready For Growing

Do you think your garden would ever be magazine cover worthy? There have been plenty of amateur gardens that have graced the cover of magazines and they’re usually created by homeowners with a green thumb as opposed to professional landscapers. It is time to get your garden ready for growing. Here’s what you’ll need to focus on in the coming weeks.

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Edging

Sharp, well-defined bed edges elevate any garden. A deep trench between your lawn and flower beds is a good way to go. Not only will it enhance the overall feel of your garden but it’s great to watering, too. You could skip the edging all together if all your flowers and veggies are confined to wooden beds. Short of that, start cleaning up those edges.

Pruning Roses

Roses are always a welcome addition to any garden. They can become the main flower or just an accent. No matter how many rose buses you have, now is the time you will want to prune those bushes before new shoots are more than 1/2-inch long. Pruning gives a plant some much-needed “breathing room.”

Weeding

Weeding is one of those garden tasks that never seem to end. You might be able to mitigate your weed problem this year by pulling up as many of the winter weeds as you can get your hands on. Use a pre-emergent herbicide containing corn gluten to disrupt weed seed germination for up to three months.

Staking

Stakes help tall plants flourish. They’re also a big benefit to certain vegetables like tomatoes and beans. It’s a good idea to get those stakes in the grown before the growth is too small. You could even stake before any seedlings go in. This can help you map out you entire garden plan.

Fertilize

If you’re already seeing some new growth, then fertilizer you put down now should be low numbers. You don’t want to overwhelm the plants with a blast of fertilizer. However, if the soil is clean and you’re just prepping, then you can go for more nutrient fertilizer to mix throughout your soil. Just give it a few weeks to sink in.

Clear Debris

As you clean, prune and trim you’re going to create a lot of yard waste to throw out. That might fill up your trashcan but what about the other things you want to get rid of? What if you need to toss out a lawnmower or crusty grill? That is when Junk King Columbus can be a big help. The two-man moving crew assigned to your session can do some awesome debris clearing around every corner of your yard. Get your garden ready for growing with a little yard waste removal help from Junk King Columbus.

Fast And Affordable Junk Removal In Bexley

Recently, ODOT hosted a Central Ohio Litter Summit with community leaders to address the growing problem of trash along Ohio’s highways. You’ve probably noticed a lot of trash out on the roads. It is a problem that ODOT says is out of control. “It keeps coming back. It’s back the next week as soon as we pick it up,” ODOT rep Joel Hunt told a local news station.

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Where is the trash coming from? Sadly, a lot of sources. Specifically, people driving with uncovered loads, people not using garbage bags in their cans and drivers simply throwing trash out the window. Sherri Palmer, who works with Keep Columbus Beautiful says, “We can’t keep up. We can’t continue to pay people to clean up. Everyone has to take responsibility.”

This is not just a problem of how it looks but also of what it costs. According to ODOT, they spend up to $4 million a year picking up trash. That is $4 million that could have gone for more snow plows or paving roads in Bexley. In addition to those costs, the trash is also clogging drains. That in turn can lead to unnecessary flooding. What kind of impression does all that garbage make on visitors? You can only imagine that anyone coming to Bexley or Columbus and seeing that trash aren’t going to want to invest here.

ODOT is putting together a list of trash hot spots. Once targeted, those areas can be bolstered with more garbage cans and focused cleaning. The common wisdom is that if an area looks clean, people are less likely to litter there.

How can you help? Don’t abandon any furniture or appliance on the curb. The hope is someone will happen along to pick it up but that rarely happens and it causes further work for the city. Instead, bring in Junk King Columbus. They’ll be able to haul away any amount of rubbish you want to get rid of regardless of size or weight. Even if all your rubbish is out of sight in a garage or basement, you should still consider getting rid of it the right way. The best approach to any kid of junk removal in Bexley is to put Junk King Columbus on the task.