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Host of the Popular Ground Breakers Show on HGTV Shares First Hand Tips to Have a Healthy Lawn & Garden This Spring and Summer

May 7, 2010 (Atlanta, GA) – Spring is probably the busiest season to get your garden ready to plant again. Plants and trees are blooming, mulch needs to be removed and replaced, winter clean-up has to be done, and all before you can even start the planting process!

Joe Washington, host of HGTV’s Ground Breakers, suggests getting started as soon as your lawn dries out from winter. When it comes to weeds…there are hundreds of types of weeds, ranging from dandelions to crabgrass. When attacking weeds growing in non-lawn areas, such as sidewalks, driveways, patios or flowerbeds, you’ll want to use a non-selective herbicide like Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer.

Spring is also the perfect time to enhance your flowerbeds or create new ones. Don’t forget all tools such as garden shears should be disinfected prior to use, as dirty tools can transmit mold and disease. Using dirty outside tools to work with fresh cut flowers can diminish the life of the bloom. After washing the tools with water, you should apply a bleach solution of ¾ cup of bleach per gallon of water. Let the tools stand for five minutes, and then rinse thoroughly and air dry.

And, here’s an extra tip for you! To keep flowers fresh longer, add a little Clorox Regular Bleach to the water of cut flowers (1/4 tsp to one quart of water). You can also add a tablespoon of sugar to the water, which acts as flower food.

Nationally known television personality Joe Washington has hosted HGTV’s “Ground Breakers” residential landscaping program since 2000. The public’s response to his highly credible style, touched with a real-life sense of humor, has created a demand for live appearances at Home and Garden shows all across the country.

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