Landscaping & Garden & Landscape : Home & Garden
Stone is a rustic and charming material for patios, retaining walls and driveways.structure, stone, wild stone image by Oleg Guryanov from Fotolia.comA natural or cut stone patio adds to the appeal of your outdoor living spaces and provides a more natural landscaping element than brick or...
Scallop edging a lawn serves as a barrier to keep grass from encroaching on other landscaping, as well as improves the aesthetic look of your yard. Scallop edging block can be purchased in a variety of designs and colors from your local block plant and can be installed with just a few simple tools.
Thanks to large-chain home stores such as Wal-Mart and Lowe's, the out-of-the-box gazebo has become a popular addition to the home and patio. But in punishing weather and summer sun, the canopies look tired and faded after a season or two. With a little ingenuity and a few sewing skills you can revi
If you hire a tree service company, you can get 5 types of services from them. We're going to look at the definitions of each of those types of services so that you'll know what they are intended for. Tree Planting: This sounds like an easy type of tree service but it's not, especiall
Rain sensors are a great way to prevent your sprinkler system from activating when it is raining or has recently rained. These devices sit outside the house and collect water as it rains. The water causes small discs inside the sensor to spread apart, which in turn cuts out the circuit that controls
Your wooden deck allows you to enjoy the outdoors, barbecue and have meals with friends and family. When the deck begins to look dull and requires cleaning, use something that breaks up the residue but will not cause harm to the deck or any surrounding soil or plants. You can do this with oxygen ble
Quality patio furniture needs occasional maintenance to keep the cushions looking like new. It's easier to clean patio furniture cushions than you think and with the right products and a little elbow grease, you can keep your cushions in top form year round. Unlike cheap patio furniture, qualit
Although they may look cute and cuddly, foxes can actually turn out to be sneaky, crafty little predators that mercilessly prey on your farm animals and even cause damage to your property. Wild foxes enjoy dining on chickens, turkey, duck and geese in addition to baby pigs, lambs and small house pet
Proper care for a brand new seeded lawn is necessary for the grass to grow healthy and full. Water and fertilizer schedules are necessary until the lawn reaches the fullness and height you desire. Follow healthy lawn care guidelines to prevent dead grass, patchy growth and the need to re-seed.
Drip irrigation systems are as much as 40 percent more water-efficient than traditional sprinkler systems, according to Colorado State University. A drip irrigation system may even be exempted from water restrictions during drought. They are relatively easy to build on your own, and require no speci
If you want to extend your tree's life, you need to keep the trunk from rotting. According to landscape architect Elbert Peets, the easiest way to prevent trunk decay is by bracing large weak and dying limbs, since most decay enters through wounds created when branches break off. Using wire and cabl
Primitive composting is a method of composting that lets nature do most of the work. In modern composting, the gardener helps the process along by adding certain materials, turning the pile, and draining off moisture. In primitive composting, the gardener does none of that. There are no extra tools
For home owners, designers, contractors and architects alike, hearing about a hot new trend in interior and exterior design is always exciting. But learning that a new trend is also cost-effective is really music to everyone's ears in the current economic landscape.
Yard Man lawn equipment is widely available at home-improvement centers, hardware stores and big-box store outlets. The push mowers are often ideally suited for home owners with smaller lawns and who still want a gasoline engine mower as opposed to a reel-type push mower. From time to time in normal
Edging helps you differentiate between the lawn area and the garden so you know exactly where the grass stops and the garden starts. There are two methods of edging. One method puts horizontal distance between the garden and the lawn but allows you to run the lawnmower over the top of the rock. The
Gravel is an affordable and versatile landscaping material. Whether you use irregularly-shaped crushed rocks or smooth, round pea gravel, it offers a subtle contrast of color and texture, and provides a natural backdrop for plants and trees. As a water-penetrable surface that's easy to maintain, gra
Create a handcrafted metal garden butterfly using 18- to 22-gauge craft wire or 5 mil metal craft foil. Each method requires a template sized to fit the desired outline of the butterfly. Look for ready-made templates in craft stores, or cut out your own from a coloring book or magazine.