Posts Tagged "garden"

Build An Outdoor Pond In Just One Day

Guest writer: Micheal Weskey Before you start your own backyard pond, it’s best to get used to building one first. Don’t worry if it sounds difficult – this outline will have you building and finishing a pond in just one day. Yup, you read that right. All it takes is one day. Starting Small You’re probably thinking, “What is a starter pond?” Put simply, it’s a trial pond project that allows you to get...

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Landscape Boundaries And Partitions for the garden areas

by guest writer: Kent Higgins Shrubs are used in four broad ways: 1.  For boundaries. 2.  For partitions and backgrounds 3.  For specimens and 4.  For foundation plantings. We have discussed these uses of shrubs and the characteristics demanded by each use. Even at the risk of repetition, further discussion with the particular plans in mind may be helpful. Boundaries Boundary plantings are used to give privacy and to screen from view any...

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The Proven Ability Of Peonies To Sleep Through Severe Winters

by guest writer Thomas Fryd September finally arrives after a normal hot, dry August when we did not care much whether school kept or not. But now September is as welcome as April in the spring. Showers, cool nights, shorter days and reviving nature get under the gardener’s skin. Digging, dividing, planting, weeding – all become less of a drudgery and more of a pleasure. With a hitch in our belts and new faith in our hearts we plan...

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Sprucing Up The Garden With Artificial Outdoor Plants

The shift to artificial gardens is slowly coming about more prominently. After all, the time required to run a full-scale garden is just out of the question for households tied down with more important things to handle. In addition, required maintenance and expenses won’t be as threatening to gardeners as real plants and flowers. Weathering was once a very real problem to outdoor plants, which made them largely unpopular just decades ago....

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Prepare your Garden beds in the Fall

This is one of the best times to prepare a new garden bed or put to rest areas of your garden that may be done for the season. By preparing your garden bed now, you will be ready for an early spring or that first crop of spring peas. I don’t know about you, but digging the garden bed in April is challenging here. It’s either to wet or too cold. So the “prepared bed” solves this problem. If you’re putting to “rest” a section of...

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