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Organic Landscaping is the Way to Go

Organic Landscaping is the Way to Go

If you think about it, lawn is the most visible part of any landscape. Due to this, many of you think that it is important to invest in buying chemicals. ......[Read More]
How to Find Organic Farms That Offer Certification

How to Find Organic Farms That Offer Certification

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certifies organic farmers that comply with the USDA's National Organic Program. The certification requires compliance with organic growing practices and an inspection by an organic-certifying agent accredited by USDA. Organic certification assures c......[Read More]
How to Calculate Density by Knowing the DBH

How to Calculate Density by Knowing the DBH

In forestry, density measures the fraction of an area covered by trees. A greater number of trees in a plot corresponds with a more densely wooded area. The trees' sizes matter as well. Thicker trees lead to a more dense forest. Complicating matters, each trunk's width varies depending on where you ......[Read More]
How to Make a Living Willow Fence

How to Make a Living Willow Fence

To homeowners, a fence that's economical, attractive, easy to build and maintain sounds like a pipe dream. But with planning, patience and a little effort, a living willow fence can quickly add beauty to anyone's landscape. Unlike many plants, willow trees can be grown from supple branches or "cut......[Read More]
How to Weave a Grass Rug

How to Weave a Grass Rug

The grass you use is the biggest variable in weaving grass rugs; you can choose the grass depending on your preferences and your region. If you live in the much of the eastern United States (Pennsylvania to Texas) you can pick pampas grass from the roadside or any open field in late summer and fall.......[Read More]
Typical Lawn Weed Grasses

Typical Lawn Weed Grasses

Most lawns suffer weeds that require control at some point.Peter Dazeley/Photodisc/Getty ImagesEven a healthy, well-maintained lawn will eventually suffer grass-type lawn weeds. Grass-type lawn weeds appear similar to turf grass, but upon close inspection the stems of the weed will have a.........[Read More]
Everything You Need To Know About Chimineas

Everything You Need To Know About Chimineas

The wonderful chiminea has come a long way. Formerly a Mexican outdoor oven, that peasants used to cook meat and bread, it's now an alluring fixture in an extensive range of British gardens. Chimineas are a fantastic alternative to the traditional barbecue, giving food cooked in them a unique w......[Read More]
Differences Between Conventional & Lightweight Roofing

Differences Between Conventional & Lightweight Roofing

A beautiful roof adds curb appeal to any home.historical house image by Lise Powell from Fotolia.comA roof can make a beautiful home look old and worn out before its time. Black streaks could indicate the presence of mold, or a patchwork of shingles could mean leaks that were stopped,.........[Read More]
In Awe of Awnings

In Awe of Awnings

We all love the sun but only when it is on the garden, on the park and, most especially, on the beach. If it gets too sunny inside the house, we must have shade protection lest we all burn to death, figuratively speaking. Of course, we also need the sun so a balance must be made between letting in t......[Read More]
Non-Native Ornamental Grasses

Non-Native Ornamental Grasses

Japanese silver grass dies in the winter and returns in springtime.Lisa Kyle Young/Photodisc/Getty ImagesOrnamental grasses are a hearty ground cover for filling in flower beds. Non-native grasses come from places outside of North America and were introduced by either explorers or.........[Read More]
Perennial Landscaping Ideas

Perennial Landscaping Ideas

Perennial gardens provide years of colorful flowers.garden art 2 image by bluefern from Fotolia.comPerennial plants come back year after year and form the backbone of most gardens. Some perennials are evergreen, while others are herbaceous, losing their leaves in the winter but re-leafing.........[Read More]
What Is a Good Stain for a Deck?

What Is a Good Stain for a Deck?

A good deck stain is not just a cosmetic product. It must extend the life of the wood by protecting it from weather as well as from abrasion. Your major priority in choosing the stain is its durability.......[Read More]
The Cost of Fences

The Cost of Fences

The cost of a project often plays a large role in your final decision. Therefore, it's important for you to know about the cost of the fence before you start shopping around so that you can make the best decision about having the fence installed. However, while you are considering these costs y......[Read More]
Ideas for a Flagpole Garden

Ideas for a Flagpole Garden

A flagpole does more than just advertise patriotism by flying your country's flag. Use a flagpole to hang holiday flags, special messages to visitors or even birth announcements. A garden around the flagpole serves to draw the eyes to the area, highlighting both the flag and the plants in the flagpo......[Read More]
How to Change the Rear Tires on a Murray 12.5 HP Riding Mower

How to Change the Rear Tires on a Murray 12.5 HP Riding Mower

The rear tires on a Murray 12.5-horsepower riding lawn mower can wear out over time and will need to be replaced. If a tire goes flat or gets punctured, it will no longer be usable. Change the rear tires when needed to keep your Murray riding mower operating properly.......[Read More]
How to Install Rubber Edging in a Garden

How to Install Rubber Edging in a Garden

You can install rubber edging around the perimeter of your garden to prevent grass and weeds from encroaching on your growing space. Typical landscape edging is 5 to 7 inches wide and is driven into the ground and secured with stakes. Rubber edging is durable and flexible. Installing edging around a......[Read More]
Hiring A Professional Landscape Developer - Get Your Facts Right

Hiring A Professional Landscape Developer - Get Your Facts Right

Are you planning to get a new landscape for your home? Then hiring a responsible and trusted landscape contractor should be your first step towards getting the task done.......[Read More]
How to Replace the Flywheel Key on a Briggs & Stratton

How to Replace the Flywheel Key on a Briggs & Stratton

The flywheel key is an important part of the Briggs & Stratton engine. It is part of the twofold timing system that allows the engine to operate properly. Generally, the half-moon-shaped flywheel key can be sheared when the crankshaft is stopped abruptly. In the case of a lawnmower, this can occur w......[Read More]
The Advantages Of Having A Landscaped Exterior

The Advantages Of Having A Landscaped Exterior

When it comes to decorating their homes, a lot of people choose to go all out on the interior spaces such as the living room, bedroom, and kitchen. They spend a lot of time and money purchasing expensive pieces of furniture and equipment to furnish the interior that they often neglect what's on......[Read More]
Types of Bermuda Field Grass

Types of Bermuda Field Grass

Select the right field grass for your climate.grass ball grass image by Nicemonkey from Fotolia.comBermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) is one of the main grasses of the southern U.S. With origins in Africa or India, Bermuda grass thrives in tropical and subtropical regions with temperatures.........[Read More]