2016

Embracing Lawn Ornaments

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.


4 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Grass

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.


Build A Raised Garden With Silt Fencing Instead Of Wooden Boards

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.


Three Tips for Cleaning Your Landscape Rocks

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


Secrets To The Greenest Lawn On The Block

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.


Caring For An In-Ground Garden During Vacation

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?


Ideas For Outdoor Seating Areas

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.