Posts Tagged "landscaping"

Clean Your Pond And Control Algae Naturally

Guest writer: Roland Stockwell If you want to clean pond algae and develop algae control naturally you need to investigate the various options that you have. Not all products will clean pond algae or other green organic material with the same gentle and natural manner. Some offer harsh chemicals which kill the algae but also harm the ecosystem of the pond. In order to develop algae control naturally and create a clean pond you want a product...

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New uses for old garden tools

When the gardens are dying down and winter is approaching for many of us we find ourselves doing those odd garden chores like sorting through garden tools. I tend to collect old garden tools. You never know when you might need a new handle for you favorite tool or a tool might break. But, many of us have too many tools. If you find yourself in this position you may get inspiration from these useful purposes for old tools: Garden Art! A...

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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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Preparing your Lawn for October Weather

October is your last chance to get your lawn in good condition for the rigors of next summer. If you haven’t already fertilized your lawn this fall, do it now, using any complete commercial fertilizer. This may be 4-12-8, 6-10-4, 4-12-4, 5-10-5, 5-10-10, or something similar. Although it can be put on without a spreader, you get a much more uniform job using one. Never forget that fertilizer does not go sideways, but straight down, so that...

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How to Decorate Around an Outdoor Bench

by guest writer Chris Crawford An outdoor bench isn’t only for park use. It can be used indoors. They can be just as nice to sit in, as any upholstered sofa, patio chair, or armchair. When used indoors, a park bench becomes the center of attention, in the room that it’s in because of its iron frame and wooden body. It would be good to make the space around it seem to be just as full of bold character as the bench. You’ve wanted...

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