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There are many options edging your lawn

You have many options edging your lawn.  Modern home owners have a number of choices when it comes to edging your yard.

From edging with an edger to concrete curbing to 6″ metal edging to laying a 45 degree angle, there are many ways to edge your lawn.

There are many options edging your lawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every one knows about concrete curbing.  It […]

Are you keeping up with the latest outdoor trends?

What are the latest trends in outdoor garden design?

What looks like an ordinary rock is really a high definition outdoor speaker.  These unidirectional speakers perform every bit as good as their indoor counter parts.

These innovative outdoor speakers come in a number of natural looks that look like planters, rocks and brick or stone walls.

 

 

 

 

By placing dimmer switches and speakers […]

How to sow melons, cucs, gourds, pumpkins and squash

Sowing seeds of melons, cucs, gourds, pumpkins and squash requires paying attention to details.  If the soil temperature is not at least 65 degrees you are wasting your time, they simply will not germinate.

Members of the cucurbit family require very warm temperatures to germinate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the cucurbit family are grown year around in tropical climates.

How ever, those in further […]

Maintaining your landscape is critical to its success

Maintaining your landscape is critical to its success.  Just having a superior landscape installation is only part of the process.

If you or your maintenance outfit does not maintain it, it will slowly go back to what it was.

This is called succession.  You want to maintain your landscape since it affects curb appeal and how your neighbors view you.

Keeping a […]

Back yard fire pits are definitely in for home owners

Back yard fire pits are definitely in for home owners.  It seems that most every home owner has one or wants one.

Fire has always had a great influence on home owners.  It tends to bring people together under the guise of warmth, conversation and good times.

Fire is the universal attractant whether indoors or outdoors.

Back yard fire pits are definitely […]

Use plants that thwart unwanted and attract beneficial insects

Use plants that thwart unwanted insects and attract beneficial insects in your garden. There are plants that deter unwanted insects.

There are also plants that smell sweet, are fragrant and attract desirable insects!

Look at the plants to the left and notice that they repel unwanted insects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing plants that attract beneficial insects is a good way to control pests.  Plants like […]

Designing a safe haven for senior gardeners

Designing A Safe Haven For Senior Gardeners 
Gardening is a mentally and physically stimulating activity that can be followed by people of all ages. Especially easy for older people.  Gardening also helps older people in maintaining their flexibility and mobility.  Gardening not only keeps diseases such as osteoporosis at bay but also reduces stress levels and promotes a feeling of […]

Create your own wildlife habitat in the back yard

Create your own wildlife habitat in the back yard.  Many home owners are concerned about creating the ideal wildlife habitat.

 

Let the Kids Go Wild: Create a Wildlife Habitat in Your Own Backyard

Global wildlife is under threat. In the United States alone, 30% of plant and animal species are at risk of disappearing due to habitat destruction. So what can […]

Develop better green habits to improve the environment

Develop better green habits to improve the environment.  There are a variety of ways that a consumer can use to improve the environment.

They Are:

Change your driving habits
Re-use paper, that is print on the back

Use your own bottles and cups
Re-use water bottles again and again

 

 

 

As consumers we need to re-think how we are using the earth’s resources. […]

How to grow delicious tomatoes in your garden

How to grow delicious tomatoes in your garden.

Do you want to design your garden so that it can grow vegetables including tomatoes? No matter where you live in the states, it is possible to landscape your land in order to grow tomatoes as well as other vegetables. There are unique requirements in order to make this happen and you […]

What to know when planting butterfly bush in clay soil

What to know when planting butterfly bush in clay soils.  What is not to like about the long blooming, low care and sun loving butterfly bush?

Butterfly bush attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, blooms continuously till fall and comes in a variety of colors.

Paying attention to the clay soils will serve you well.

Paying attention to how you plant butterfly bush will […]