Friday, May 31, 2019 / by Amy McLeod
Self-guided garden tour featuring 8 special home gardens located in the Englewood neighborhood of NE Salem. Tickets may be HERE or at the Welcome Tent in Englewood Park on June 1 and 2. $20.
Welcome Tent in Englewood Park
1260 19th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network
Photo Credit: lordschryver.org
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / by Amy McLeod
Having a lush green yard as a retreat is fantastic. But maintaining a yard? Easier said than mowed. So the question then becomes: How can you enjoy your backyard oasis with the minimum of effort on pruning, weeding, and anxiously hovering over every blade of grass?
Look no further than "Home Hacks," our weekly series on simplifying all aspects of home life. Since yard maintenance may be looming large over you right about now, here are some smart shortcuts to make the coming warm-weather months way easier.
1. Get your garden tools in good shape
After months in cold, damp storage, your gardening tools can likely use a spring cleaning. To shine rusty tools without elbow grease, soak them in white vinegar for 24 hours, then scrub with steel wool. Keep tools from rusting again by storing them in a bucket of builder's sand. (It really works!)
2. Water less for longer
"Instead of frequently watering your grass lightly, water it only two times per week for longer per ...