Yard & Garden

Pruning Trees When, How Much & Tools

Trees will naturally close the wounds that are created when branches are removed. Therefore the pruning wounds on trees should close on their own. There also should not be any problems with insects with the open would if you prune in the recommended times of fall and winter. (more…)

Growing Herbs Indoors

If you want to plant some herbs but do not have a lot of space outside your home you can have an herb garden inside your home. Herb gardens that are indoors do not require a lot of maintenance and they can give you some natural plants inside your home, as well as giving off nice aromas and can be used to flavor many food recipes.

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How to Prune a Tree

There are several reasons that you may need to prune your tree. From health reasons to safety reasons you can prune the tree in order to take care of the problem. Depending on the size of the job you can do it yourself or hire a professional. But there are some things you can do in order to prune your own tree. (more…)

Choosing the Right Patio Furniture

Sometimes it is not easy to choose the right patio furniture considering there are so many options. There is a large selection of patio furniture that is made form various materials. The best thing to do is to choose the patio furniture that you like and will look the best on your patio. (more…)

Choosing the right Lawn Mower

By choosing the right lawn mower you can make mowing your lawn an easier job and keep your grass looking great. You need to compare the costs and different features of lawn mowers and also pinpoint what type of lawn mower is best for your lawn. (more…)

Techniques To A Great Looking, Low Maintenance Lawn

We all know that the real homeowners dream is a lush, green perfect lawn that requires almost no work to maintain and that is cheap to grow. The simplest solution to this problem that fills all the required needs is to grown an organic lawn. (more…)

Simple Backyard Makeovers

Having great grass is obviously important to having an impressive yard but it is only one aspect of your yard and you shouldn’t be ignoring the rest of them. You can increase the beauty of your yard by adding a few tree, shrubs, or even flowers into the mix. (more…)

Introduction To Mulching

The technique of mulching is the easiest practice that you can undertake for your garden that will produce results like you could never imagine. Mulching is the technique of placing a protective skin of materials on top of the soil. Mulch comes in two basic forms; organics and non organics. (more…)

Getting The Right Grass

To the untrained or the uninterested eye all lawns and all grass is the exact same but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The people who are dedicated to having the perfect lawn realized that the perfect grass is crucial to the creation of the ideal lawn and landscaping in general. (more…)

Creating Garden Composting that Works

Composting is an environmental way of reusing yard wastes like grasses, leaves, clippings, and even the left over parts of fruits and veggies. Besides being a huge bonus to the environment, composting also creates rich fertilizer which helps our gardens grow larger and healthier fruits for all of us! (more…)

Proper Placement Of Trees

Trees give many advantages for around the home such as shade, reduction of noise, wind blockages, and aesthetic purposes to name a few. Many people that plant trees do not take into consideration what will happen when the trees are fully-grown. When planting trees without consideration they can sometimes be inconvenient as well as very costly. Here are a few things to consider before you plant trees. (more…)

Creating a Flower Bed

A flower bed is a thing of beauty that drastically increases the look of your property and the value of your home.  Creating a flower bed can be a fun and rewarding task but it is one that need significant planning and effort and you should plan to spend about 3 to 6 hours when you are working on your new flower bed.  (more…)

Landscaping Techniques and Principles

Landscaping is an art form that can recreate a property using beauty and grace to drastically increase the value of your home.  The cost of landscaping has been on the rise and the majority of people cannot afford the thousands of dollars it costs to have a professional come and do the work for them.  (more…)

How To’s For First Time Gardners

Are you wanting to have your own wonderful bed of flowers? Do you not know the first thing about planting a garden? You want to make your porch full of color and have hanging baskets for a added touch of comfort. You can do all these things and here are some first timer tips. (more…)

How To Make Your Yard A Retreat For The Whole Family To Enjoy

Does your backyard need some much needed work? Do you want to have a fun enjoyable yard that you all can enjoy? Maybe you want that pool that you have dreamed of for years and can finally have, or have that great play area for your kids? Whatever you want to do you can do it and here is how. (more…)

How To Make A Kid Friendly Yard

Do you have kids that love to play outside? Is your yard in need of a major overhaul so they can enjoy the space? Do you have over grown bushes or some trees that need to be cut down? How can you turn your yard around and make it kid friendly? (more…)

How To Raise Healthy Plants

It is very important that you raise healthy plants, whether you raise them from seeds or seedlings, you still need to take care of them appropriately.  There are several things you can do to ensure that your plants remain healthy and beautiful. (more…)

How To Get Started On Your Yard

When it comes to yard work some don’t know what to do. If you are one of those people and you want to work on your yard, but don’t know where you should start. There is help. You can do it and here is how. (more…)

How To Clean Your Yard For More Curb Appeal

What is the first thing you see when you pull up your driveway, or go to a friends house? The yard. It’s the first impression many have of what is inside the house and maybe the first impression they have of you as well. Does your yard reflect the right amount of curb appeal that you want it to? If not then you will have some work ahead of you to get that curb appeal you desire and make everyone on the block want your yard. (more…)

How To Acheive The Right Curb Appeal

Everyone wants their lawn to be attractive to people that drive by their home.  There is much more to curb appeal, though, than what meets the eye.  Your design does not solely focus on brick color and garage door style.  The landscaping and the ground around your home that adds to the appeal of it.  If your neighborhood has specific rules, then they can affect your curb appeal and how you excavate and landscape your property. (more…)

Do It Yourself Weekend Landscaping

Landscaping your home can give it that polished, beautiful look you have always wanted.  First, you need to start by planning.  You will want to begin planning your landscape by surveying all of the existing features.  On a piece of paper, preferable graph paper, draw to scale all of the permanent structures, such as the house, driveway, pool, utility poles, and the outbuildings.  Then, cover it with a piece of tracing paper and draw in the features you want to keep, like trees, shrubs, and fences.  Continue to use tracing paper overlays to sketch in your new ideas, no matter what they are. (more…)

Do It Yourself Lawn Care

You want to have a pretty, green, and lush lawn to appeal to everyone’s eyes.  To get your lawn off to a good start, you should determine what nutrients your soil needs.  To do this, you will need to do a soil test. This will also tell you if your soil’s pH is off. (more…)

Do-It-Yourself Gardening Tools

Do you have a gardening project that you want or need to do?  No matter what type of gardening you are wanting to do, whether it be a flower garden or a vegetable garden, you are going to need the tools to get the job done right.  What tools will you need to do your project? (more…)

How To Plant The Right Flowers For Your Yard

Are you wanting to build a beautiful flower garden, but aren’t sure where to start?  It may seem overwhelming at first, but with a few gardening tips, you will be well on your way to the perfect garden. (more…)

Do It Yourself Weekend Gardening

Are you wanting to do some yard work to make your yard more desirable? You can if you take it little by little and do it on the weekend. If you are like many, you don’t have time during the week to do your gardening or yard work. You can do it yourself on the weekends and in no time have the yard you are wanting. (more…)