Posts Tagged "backyard oasis"

Gardening Event for The Gardener’s Rake and Backyard Oasis

This summer has been difficult in NW PA. Between cold nights, too much rain and flooding the gardens and yards have suffered. The most you can do is make the best of it. Or ignore it for a bit 😉 photo credit: >>>WonderMike<<< It’s also made me plan more for the future. I have switched most of my gardens to container gardens where I can move the containers indoors on cold nights. I have made raised beds that can be covered...

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How to Plant a Beautiful Lawn

Your lawn can be a mix or mulch, ground cover or grass. Many people have been cutting back on the actual amount of grass in their backyard to help with time spent maintaining the lawn and watering. photo credit: cupcakes2 But whatever amount of lawn you have it need to be healthy and full with out bare spots for the lawn to have a flowing look. And a healthy lawn can be a centerpiece in your landscape design and will cool the temperatures...

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Small Space Garden Design Trends

  In the recent year the look of the backyard and garden area has been changing. There is more of an emphasis on extending the home living space into the backyard and making better use of whatever outdoor space is available, even what would be considered a “postage stamp” garden area. Larger backyards are also being broken up into outdoor rooms by designing the backyard into areas that have their own use or activity. These open rooms...

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