Your Guide To Successful Landscaping

Embracing Lawn Ornaments

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When it comes to lawns, people have a variety of tastes. Some prefer to have only flowers and other plant life in their yard, while others choose to decorate with multiple lawn ornaments. If you have a passion for pink flamingos and garden gnomes, you don’t need to be ashamed. You should proudly plant your freak flag in the world of yard kitsch. History Yard statues have a long and prestigious history. In fact, people in Europe have engaged in the practice since the Renaissance or even before when residents would place mythical...

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4 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Grass

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Are you at your wits end with your lawn? Perhaps you have tried several things to get rid of pesky brown spots. Some people fail to realize that the things they are doing or ignoring are the causes of their lawns having brown spots. This leads some people to continue to apply the wrong lawn care practices, which leads to further frustration. The following things could be killing your grass even if your intentions are good. Fertilizer and Other Chemicals Using too much fertilizer can harm your grass. You may also be allowing your grass to...

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Build A Raised Garden With Silt Fencing Instead Of Wooden Boards

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you plan to build a large raised garden but don’t want to use wooden boards that might rot or break down if they become wet, consider using silt fencing instead. Silt fencing material is often used in situations that require temporary protection against soil erosion. But the fencing may also be of good use to you because it allows excess water to drain through it without degrading your soil. Here’s how silt fencing works and how you can use it for your garden instead of wooden boards. How Can Degraded Soil Occur? Heavy...

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Three Tips for Cleaning Your Landscape Rocks

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Having landscaping rocks in your yard can be a great way to conserve water and to reduce lawn maintenance. However, this doesn’t mean that there is no maintenance required. At some point, your landscaping rocks are going to need to be cleaned. Eventually, dirt and debris gather on the rocks. In order to keep them looking fresh and beautiful, you will want to consider these three tips for cleaning them. Buy a Shifter Many home hardware stores will have a large shifter for you to purchase that will help you clean your landscaping...

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Secrets To The Greenest Lawn On The Block

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

You likely already know the conventional advice that is given to anyone who wants to grow greener grass. Make sure that your soil has the appropriate amount of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous. Water your grass, but not too much. Make sure that you choose an appropriate grass species for your locale. But you may notice that your neighbor still has greener grass than you. There are a few other tricks you can use to have the greenest grass on the block. Don’t Cut Your Lawn Short Do not cut your grass shorter than 2 1/2 inches. If the...

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Caring For An In-Ground Garden During Vacation

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Summer is vacation time. It’s also gardening time. These two activities conflict. The worst time to leave a garden is during the peak of the summer, when the garden needs to be weeded and watered and vegetables need to be harvested before they’re discovered by bugs and animals. Unfortunately, it’s also the best time to hit the beach for a bit of relaxing. So what’s a gardener who’s been bitten by the travel bug to do? Here are a few options.  Pay a Neighbor Kid The traditional way of dealing with this is to...

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Ideas For Outdoor Seating Areas

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Creating the perfect outdoor seating area requires careful attention to the trees, plants, and landscaping structures in your yard. You want to be able to enjoy the wildlife and greenery without being annoyed by it. The following tips can help you design a backyard area where you will be comfortable relaxing or entertaining. Tip #1: Be Aware of Scents The odor of the plants near your seating area can be a blessing or a curse. Although sweet smelling flowers can be pleasant, they may also attract bees, which can be unpleasant if you...

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4 Tips for Landscaping to Attract Songbirds

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Do you enjoy the sound of bird warbling nearby, or are you a bird watching enthusiast? If so, chances are you want your yard to attract more of these feathered friends. Attracting songbirds all depends upon having a bird-friendly design, which the following tips can help you create. Tip #1: Provide a Local Watering Hole Like all animals, water is one of the main things birds seek out for survival. Providing a comfortable place for songbirds to bathe and drink will make your landscape more desirable. You can do this by using a variety of...

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Trimming Before Trimming: Tips That Shorten The Time Needed To Decorate Your Tree For The Holidays

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you buy a real tree this holiday season, and it is the first time you have ever had a “live” tree for Christmas, there are a few things you need to do before you festively deck out your tree. If you do not trim (cut back) your tree before you trim (decorate) your tree, you may encounter several issues with your tree, including the longevity of it as an indoor decoration.  Here are the tips you need to place your holiday evergreen into its cherished position indoors. 1. Perform a Fresh Cut at the Base A fresh cut at the...

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Features You Should Add When Upgrading Your Outdoor Sprinkler System

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When you are currently relying on an older manual sprinkler system and you want to upgrade it, you should consider a few additional features. These features give you the ability to maximize the efficiency of your sprinkler system, while reducing the amount of water you use throughout the year. Automated Panel The first feature to consider is an automated panel. This panel allows you to control each aspect of watering your lawn, so that you minimize your water usage. When watering your lawn, it is essential to give it the right amount of water...

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