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How To kill ivy Ivy can be a beautiful addition to your garden, providing an excellent ornamental plant to your trees, fences, garden walls, or even to your home. The aesthetic appeal of a 16th century house covered ... 2011-06-05
Grape Pruning Proper pruning of your backyard grapevines is essential to maintain vine size, shape, and yield of the grapes.... 2011-04-29
Grow Apple Trees If one of your fondest childhood memories is the apple tree in your backyard, to grow your own apples is a satisfying part of gardening. ... 2011-04-29
Barbeque and Recipe Tips An informative article with fantastic tips for cooking on your BBQ, along with some easy recipe ideas.... 2011-04-29
Planting Shrubs Thoughtful planning, careful plant selection and proper site preparation are essential to the success of new plants in the garden. In spring, searching for new shrubs can be exciting yet overwhelming.... 2011-04-29
Wildlife Gardens Creating a wildlife garden allows you take part in your larger surrounding environment. Often gardens are completely shut out from the natural landscape around it and aren't welcoming to birds and oth... 2011-04-29
Deciduous Shrubs Deciduous shrubs are among the most versatile of all garden plants. Whether used to frame architecture, provide privacy or attract birds, deciduous shrubs are an indispensable part of the garden and a... 2011-04-29
Annual Plants Annuals provide gardeners with an inexpensive way to add variety and long lasting color to the landscape. Though they will bloom all season long, annuals sprout from seed, flower, set seed and die wit... 2011-04-29
Seaside Gardening Gardening along the coast presents even the most skilled gardeners with challenges not encountered elsewhere. Natural conditions along the coast create a very hostile environment for garden plants.... 2011-04-29
Shady Gardens If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to garden in the shade beneath the canopy of mature shade trees you will find many advantages not found in the full sun garden. Shade trees moderate... 2011-04-29
Perennial Plants Perennials are any plants which live for more than two seasons and produce stems which die back to the ground each fall. They're at the heart of most flower gardens and offer wide ranging benefits to... 2011-04-29
Rock Garden Often there are those areas of your garden that just aren't suitable for lawn or have exposed ledge and rocks making it impossible to plant shrubs. These areas can easily be transformed into beautifu... 2011-04-29
Wildflower Gardens Noted for their low maintenance and wide diversity of plants, wildflower meadows are full of vibrant colors and interesting textures. The meadow approach to the landscape requires a clear understandin... 2011-04-29
Deck Railing There are several deck railing design ideas for creating your perfect home deck. Decks are an oasis for a homeowner. They provide the perfect outdoor space for an individual getaway or an evening part... 2011-04-29
Annuals An annual, from the point of view of the amateur gardener, is any plant which must be replaced each year and which flowers only once in its life. Annuals generally are grown from seed. The chief advan... 2011-04-29
Evergreen Landscaping Evergreen trees and shrubs are more expensive in general than deciduous trees (trees that drop their leaves in winter). But they are worth their cost because of their year-round beauty, hardiness and ... 2011-04-29
Landscaping with Flower Beds The loveliness of flowering plants needs little embellishment by description. Certainly every gardener seeks the beauty and color that can be brought to his grounds by a variety of flowers. The proper... 2011-04-29
Landscaping Hedges A hedge that is well kept and attractive can do much for your grounds. Used in the front of the house and on the sides of your lot, hedges are a barrier against traffic, noise and all things unsightly... 2011-04-29
Garden Landscaping The following articles contain helpful information on all aspects of usings trees, plants, shrubs to landscape your garden the way you want it.... 2011-04-29
Patio Patios and terraces have always been popular outdoor spaces. Whether a Parisian courtyard or a rooftop alcove, only porches and sunrooms beat out these paved (or semi-paved) retreats in a recent surve... 2011-04-29
Biennials & Perennials Biennials are generally very beautiful plants, with most attractive flowers. Perennials are the basic flowers of any garden. Each year they die and renew themselves for the next growing season. ... 2011-04-29
Prune Apple trees In this article you will find out how to prune apple trees. (One of several articles from the author on how to prune fruit trees). Pruning apple trees can be done several ways. This operation often ca... 2011-04-29
Prune Pear trees The pruning of pear trees, in the early stages, follows the same pattern as that for apples. Basically, the treatment of established bushes, in a garden, is also the same for pears and apples. There a... 2011-04-29
Prune Plum trees In this article you will find out how to prune plum trees. One of several articles on how to prune fruit trees. Pruning plum trees is straightforward, once the trees are established, and consists main... 2011-04-29
Rose Bushes For planting roses a good garden loam with organic matter is important. It must contain peat moss, leaf mold, compost, rotted or commercial manure, and the bed should be prepared as far ahead of plant... 2011-04-29
Propagate Seeds Annuals can be grown readily from seed in most cases. The method of growing depends upon the delicacy or hardiness of the seed, and may require planting in frames or pots initially, transferring to th... 2011-04-29
Garden shed When considering a new garden shed, summer house, or greenhouse etc, there are a number of things you should consider before hiring someone to erect the building for you.... 2011-04-29
Shrub Types Among the bewildering lists of shrubs, certain names stand out as new and unusual, or, on the other hand, tried and familiar. These include both the evergreen and deciduous types.... 2011-04-29
Care of Shrubs In general, trees and shrubs are planted and cared for in the same way, the difference between them being chiefly one of height. One definition of the difference, however, is that while a tree has onl... 2011-04-29
Landscaping Vines For covering walls of houses, boulders, stone walls, etc., the ivies are, of course, used more than other vines. Boston ivy is the quickest growing.... 2011-04-29
Gardening Gift What sort of gardening gift could you give yourself or someone you know who loves gardening. ... 2011-04-29
Landscape Gardening Landscape gardening has often been associated with the painting of a picture. So in landscape gardening there must be a picture in the gardener's mind of what he desires the whole to be. ... 2011-04-29
Installing a Log Cabin Water Source Water is one of the most important things that you will need for your camp. It can be the hardest or the easiest thing to find. A clear lake and a bucket is the cheapest way you'll be able to get a go... 2011-04-24
Lighting Outdoor When the days start to get shorter, the darkness may drive us inside from our porches, patios or decks. Don't despair - outdoor lighting can lengthen the day and dramatically extend the potential of o... 2011-04-23
Relaying, Returfing and Reseeding a Lawn This article explains how to lay and then maintain the perfect lawn. ... 2011-04-23
Garden Ornaments and Furniture The garden is an outdoor expansion of your living space. This article cover the best types of furniture and ornaments to use to enhance your garden. ... 2010-07-03
Principles of Landscape Gardening A garden makes a house a home. This article covers the best plants to choose, where to put them and the common mistakes to avoid when making the perfect garden. ... 2010-07-03
Preparing Your Garden for Winter This article covers the best way to prepare your garden for winter and how to ensure your plants get the best protection from the cold weather. ... 2010-06-26
Creating a Garden Hedge This article covers the right shrubs to use and the best planting positions to create the perfect garden hedge. ... 2010-06-26
Creating an Indoor Garden An indoor garden can become a tranquil place in your home. This article explains the best place to site an indoor garden and which are the best plants to use. ... 2010-06-26
Easier Composting I try to Grow some vegetables in my tiny garden, this article inspired me to make good free compost from my household waste. ... 2010-06-06
Creating a Grassless Garden Are you tired of having to mow the lawn? Well then this article may provide the solution you have been looking for in the form of a grass free garden. ... 2010-02-14
Water Garden In the Chinese art of Geomancy (Feng Shui) there is nothing more ideal that having a source of moving water in your house or out in the garden for the perfect balance of ying and yang. ... 2010-02-14
Landscaping a Garden When landscaping a garden it is important to plan it and work out what works best for your property. This article covers the planning, the plants and how to go about landscaping your garden. ... 2010-02-13
Lawn Mowing Before you mow your lawn, here are a few things about mowing that you should take note first. ... 2010-01-25
Garden Wall Building a garden wall can add a touch of class and intrigue to your garden. ... 2009-10-29
Hybrid Orchids Hybrid by definition means the cross pollination of two cultivar, variety or species of a plant. This combines the genetic make up of the two parents.... 2009-06-04
Hammock Nothing says ultimate relaxation like a hammock hanging in your garden. Many summer days, I feel the need to sit out in the breeze and catnap--oh, if only I had a hammock. But the next question is, wh... 2009-05-03
Mycorrhizal Fungi Mycrorrhizal Fungi has remained relatively unheard of except for a few serious organic gardening buffs and erosion control professionals, even though it has been around since creation.... 2009-04-30
Organic Gardening Continuous bin composters generally work fast enough when processing mixtures of readily decomposable materials like kitchen garbage, weeds, grass clippings and some leaves.... 2009-04-20
Pond Newts Newts are a type of amphibian that look a lot like salamanders. They are descended from salamanders, but branched off around sixty million years ago. Now, they're found in many temperate parts of the ... 2009-04-13
Container Tomatoes Tomatoes can be grown easily in container gardens and here is how.... 2008-06-18
Home Gardening There are more reasons to-day than ever before why the owner of a small place should have his, or her, own vegetable garden.... 2008-04-24
Fertilizers There is a lot of discussion these days about the merits of organic fertilizers. The benefits of natural fertilizers such as manures and compost has been known for years. However, it's been a costly p... 2008-03-30
Fertilisers There is a lot of discussion these days about the merits of organic fertilizers. The benefits of natural fertilizers such as manures and compost has been known for years. However, it's been a costly p... 2008-03-30
Growing Asparagis Asparagus is a perennial plant with erect, edible stems and tiny branches that bear even tinier flowers that become red berries that contain the black Asparagus seed. For...... 2008-03-28
Growing Avodaco Fruit gardening and vegetable gardening is a very exciting venture. Growing Avocado's was one of the challenges I took on as a hobby fruit and vegetable gardener. When you are not an inhabitant of sta... 2008-03-28
Growing Bamboo Bamboo is a mysterious and elusive plant that baffles taxonomists who try to contain it within a botanical class and gardeners who try to contain it within a limited garden space as they learn how to ... 2008-03-28
Growing Basil Today there are sprays, scented candles, plug-ins, and even discs that promise to freshen your air by putting a variety of aromas into your home. However, when you know how to grow basil, you can have... 2008-03-28
Growing Cucumbers The versatile cucumber (cucumis sativus) is tasty pickled, in a salad, as a salad, in a sandwich, or just eaten raw. How to grow cucumbers depends largely in part on how you plan to eat them. Cucumber... 2008-03-28
Growing daffodils In mid-March when winter blues overtake you and it's hard to find a clear patch in the grey overcast above, I look out my front door and find a spot of sunshine in my newly growing daffodils. ... 2008-03-28
Grow Garden Plants The following articles take a closer look at some of the more unusual plants, such as Bamboo and Asparagus.... 2008-03-28
Bonsai Art Information about the history of bonsai and how it has become so popular in the Western World.... 2008-03-28
Outdoor Lighting Use outdoor lighting to improve the look of your home... 2008-03-23
Landscaping Plants Information on the selection procedure of landscape plants for your garden, whether for asthetics or privacy.... 2008-03-12
Rose Garden Fountains Helpful information on how to create a cast wall fountain as an addition to your rose garden including how to select the right type and color wall.... 2008-03-12
Bonsai Growing Advice on the options available for growing your own bonsai, including growing from seed and taking cutting from existing plants you may already have at home. ... 2008-03-12
Indoor Herb Gardens Indoor herb gardening is made easy by advice provided on the best way to plant and look after your favorite garden herbs indoors. This will allow you to have access to your favorite garden herbs all y... 2008-01-24
Landscape Draining Advice Article that explains what drainage issues to consider when landscape designing. This includes preventing rainwater from pooling in one area, especially near your house.... 2008-01-21
Herbicide Tool The tool that I am going to tell you about is for using herbicides such as RoundUp. The weed dabber is a tool used for spot treating weeds without getting the herbicide on other plants. ... 2007-11-05
Landscaping Up your House Value Landscaping your garden can increase the appeal of your house and hence potentially allow you to sell it for more money, when compared to a identical house without landscaping.... 2007-11-05
Yard Drainage Do you have one or more areas in your yard that hold water after a rainfall? This is a common problem, and sometimes difficult to solve.... 2007-09-04
Log Cabin Foundations Full foundation sounds easier to build than a slab. The only catch is that you'll probably have to do a lot more digging. This is especially true if you live in the northern part of our country. A lit... 2007-07-27
Garden Fencing Garden fencing can serve many purposes, but one of the best is to accent and define areas of your garden.... 2007-07-09
Pond in Winter This may seem contradictory, but you want to leave a little bit of debris in the pond when preparing it for winter.... 2007-06-07
Perenials Perennial flowers are a fantastic investment for anybody who desires to have blooms and greenery for several years in a row. Since annuals only live for one season, perennials will return on their own... 2007-05-28
Slugs and Snails Slugs and snails are the bane of many gardeners' lives, ripping at slow speed through a garden, destroying young plants under the cover of darkness.... 2007-05-28
Grape Growing Here are 10 things most grape growers do wrong.... 2007-05-05
Summer Garden Pool It's summer again and the mercury is rising! Like most people, surviving summer means cooling down with a lovely long swim in a backyard pool. Unfortunately too many people don't invest in a pool...... 2007-03-26
Write A Gardening Book Are you a gardening enthusiast? Have you ever gone to a book store to find a particular gardening book only to be bombarded by shelf upon shelf of books on every type of gardening imaginable except th... 2007-03-21
Gardening Art Gardening in and of itself is an art form. And the art of fine gardening is just that, an art. ... 2007-03-21
Joy Of Garden Plants Many people are striving to make their garden, no matter how small it is, a more beautiful and better place to have and to enjoy. Gardening is a great leisure activity which has many benefits. ... 2007-03-21
Spring Rose Garden When shoud you start preparing your rose garden for the onset of spring and summer? Well, if you live in an area where you can start seeing the promise of spring in late March or early April, then you... 2007-03-21
Butterfly Gardens Butterfly gardens require several things to be successful: plants, water, and the right gardening attitude. ... 2007-03-21
Hydroponic Garden Did you know that you can still grow your own beautiful flowers and vegetable plants, without having to spend many hours every week looking after your garden? ... 2007-03-21
Wood Patio Furniture If you were to look into the backyard of every single home in America, you would notice that more than a few are home to beautiful sets of wood patio furniture. It's no secret that wood patio furnitur... 2007-03-04
Spring Flower Gardening Spring and Flower gardening is almost synonymous. Spring is the time to interplant perennials, shrubs, roses and plant or transplant your annuals. ... 2007-03-03
Gardening : Seeds and Soil A handy guide to 4 aspects of gardening...... 2007-03-03
Gardening Organic Foods Organic vegetables have been proven to contain a higher concentration of nutrients. Let us have a look at some of the other health benefits of organic gardening.... 2007-03-03
Gardening Tools If you say it is your wife that spends a vast amount of time gardening then you need to look for garden tools that will suit her...... 2007-03-03
Mittleider Gardening I teach the Mittleider Method of vegetable gardening. It's often called better than organic gardening, because we use only natural mineral nutrients, and eliminate weeds and pests without pesticides a... 2007-03-03
Hydroponics Gardening What do the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Floating Gardens of China, and a popular science fiction television program have in common? Hydroponics gardening! ... 2007-03-03
Gardening in Pots Container gardening can create a natural sanctuary in a busy city street, along rooftops or on balconies.... 2007-03-03
Gardening Looks at garden services, landscaping, and additions of features to the garden as well the cost associated with performing some DIY garden improvement tasks... 2007-01-23
Chainsaw Servicing Chainsaws provide many years of service for very little upkeep. Taking the time to service your chainsaw will help ensure that your equipment will not let you down. For safety reasons, make sure you o... 2007-01-21
DECKING Turning the backyard into an outdoor living retreat is one of the hottest trends among American homeowners. It makes sense; with televisions, computers and phones in nearly every room of the house, th... 2007-01-19
Design of Decking Are you ready for spring? For many of us, it's a season for entertaining friends and family or just relaxing around the house with our loved ones. These are the times when memories are made that last ... 2007-01-19
Roses The first thing to look for is the rose plant's grade. Nearly all bare root roses sold today are grown in the field and are approximetly two years old. They are sold in three main grades. ... 2007-01-19
Good Garden Soil How well do you know your soil? It's an important question for the health of the plants in and around your house. Good soil does more than provide a foundation for roots to grab on to. Well-structured... 2007-01-19
Growing Chives Known as common garden chives, Allium schoenoprasum, can be grown indoors and out. Chives are rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, and calcium. They are grown for the flavour of their leaves, which is... 2007-01-18
Growing Marjoram Called the "herb of happiness," Origanum majorana, commonly known as sweet marjoram or knotted marjoram, is an herbal symbol of peace and well-being. Marjoram is grown as an annual in the colder parts... 2007-01-18
Growing Oregano Known as "joy of the mountain," Origanum vulgare is commonly called culinary oregano or Turkish oregano. Oregano is a close relative of marjoram and is also known as pot marjoram....... 2007-01-18
Growing Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly called rosemary is an aromatic herb indigenous to the Mediterranean area. Rosemary is traditionally known as the herb of remembrance and friendship.... 2007-01-18
Growing Thyme Garden thyme, fresh or dried, alone or combined with parsley and bay leaves to make a bouquet garni, adds a distinctive aromatic flavouring to meats, poultry, stews, sauces, and stuffing.... 2007-01-18
Mosquito in Water What is nicer that a lovely backyard garden pond. The lush growth rising above the water, graceful fish darting about and the soothing sound of the water. But what about Mosquitoes?... 2007-01-17
Log Cabin Distribute Water In previous articles, I have told you how to get water. I left you pumping water into a pressure tank. The next problem is to get this water to the various fixtures.... 2007-01-17
Log Cabin Bulding There are at least three types of foundation that may be used with many of the popular cottage plans available today. These are: a concrete slab on grade; a full foundation wall (or basement) around t... 2007-01-17
Log Cabin Framing Framing is the structural skeleton of your house. The drawing at the top indicates the important framing members of any of the cottages. ... 2007-01-17
Log Cabin Roofing After the rafters are in place, you will be ready to put on the roof boards. These boards can be 5/8-inch by 6- or 8-inch tongue-and-groove boards. ... 2007-01-17
Plant Pots Whether you live in a tiny city apartment or on a large country estate, gardening in containers is a way to add colour and the beauty of nature to your surroundings. The three main elements of creatin... 2007-01-16
Buying a Rose Bush The following rose article was written by David G. Hallstrom for and originally published by So, you have decided to plant rose bushes in your yard or on your patio, porch or balcony. Now all you have... 2007-01-14
Growing Blueberries Along with lip-smacking sweetness, flower and foliage are also worthy reasons to grow blueberries. White, bell-shaped blossoms make a lovely addition to a spring garden and fiery scarlet foliage adds ... 2007-01-13
Flooded Garden Do you have one or more areas in your yard that hold water after a rainfall? This is a common problem, and sometimes difficult to solve. Over the years I've talked with dozens ofpeople trying to battl... 2007-01-13
Plant Seeds If you only draw on local resources of bedding and potted plants, you're likely missing a huge variety of plant types ... beautiful, healthy flowers and vegetables that are often only available as see... 2007-01-13
Log Cabin Plumbing Galvanized steel pipe is usually used for the line from your well to the pump. There is another type of pipe that can be used on the cold water services of your system. This pipe is made of polyethyle... 2007-01-13
Log Cabin Well There are two different types of point. The regular point is used in sandy soils. The washer well point is used in gravel. This type has drilled and countersunk holes fitted with brass wire gauze. Dri... 2007-01-13
Summer Ponds Use an oxygen tester and air stones to keep your available oxygen level to at least 7.0 parts per million of dissolved oxygen in 90 degree F. water. Koi and goldfish start showing signs of stress at o... 2007-01-13
Garden Tools School kids stock their book bags. Football teams test their equipment. Chefs prep and measure ingredients. No matter the task, success depends on being equipped with the right gear. As warm weather a... 2007-01-11
Growing Dill The ancient herb, Anethum graveolens or Fernleaf dill as it is commonly known, was mentioned some 5,000 years ago in early Egyptian writings. It is the most important culinary herb in Scandinavia, as ... 2007-01-11
Growing Mint The Mentha species or mints as they are commonly called include many varieties that flavour everything from appetizers to desserts. The best-known species in North American are peppermint (M. x piperi... 2007-01-11
Growing Parsley A cook's best friend, Petroselinum crispum, commonly known as curly parsley, is used in myriad ways in the kitchen. Often discarded by diners as 'just a garnish,' parsley has many valuable nutrients i... 2007-01-11
Growing Tarragon Long a favourite of French chefs, the herb Artemisia dracunculus, known as French tarragon or dragon herb is an essential ingredient in Barnaise sauce, tarragon vinegar, and certain Dijon mustards.... 2007-01-11
Patio Heaters In some areas right now, the weather is ideal for sitting outside in the evening -- the bugs have gone and the sky is clear -- but the nights are chilly. Don't let the cool evenings send you inside -... 2007-01-11
Water Garden Plants So the water garden bug has bitten. You've dug and leveled and sweated and said words you hope that no one else has heard. Now it's time for the fun part ...... 2007-01-11
Winter Fish Feeding With air and water temperatures dropping in most parts of the country, now is the time to greatly reduce the amount of food you are feeding your fish.... 2007-01-11
Landscape Pictures One of the most common searches on my site is for pictures of landscaping. So I know that a lot of folks rely on photos of other peoples designs to get ideas.... 2006-12-12
Landscaping Fabrics Landscaping fabrics are by no means an answer to a no maintenance landscape. I know a lot of folks are under the impression that they can simply buy it, place it, cover it, and forget it. Forever.... 2006-12-12
DIY Landscaping There's an old saying that states something like - "Getting Started Is Half Finished". And so many times I find this to be true as I see do it yourself landscapers struggle to find their initial desig... 2006-12-12
Plants in Conservatories If you have recently acquired a new conservatory or are thinking about getting a conservatory, you may be wondering about how to care for your conservatory plants properly. ... 2006-12-04
Conservatory Flowers If you love flowers and gardening but hate the cold weather and long winter months when you have to strip your garden, consider acquiring a conservatory attachment to your home...... 2006-12-04
Common Weeds All gardeners, from the seasoned professional to the weekend novice, hate to see the onset of weeds in the garden. Weeds threaten the very life of your prized flora and fauna. Here are some of the mor... 2006-11-13
Roses Disease Most individuals could not defy a rose's beauty and aroma. These flowers are considered a bit hard to grow, but anybody can begin rose gardening in the convenience of their own backyard. ... 2006-11-13
Glass Green House If you are interested in constructing a green house there a certain factors you'll need to bear in mind to avoid spending too much of your hard-earned cash. A large part of the outlay is often decided... 2006-11-13
Bonsai Trees Bonsai was first discovered over one thousand years ago in China although it was not known as "bonsai" back then, instead it was known as "punsai". ... 2006-11-05
Growing Strawberries From home-grown fruit plants come harvests which can best be appreciated by someone who has actually eaten them. One's first taste of a truly fine strawberry will soon point up the tremendous gap whic... 2006-11-05
Greenhouses An important addition to any British back garden, greenhouses are firmly established in the British way of life. It's probably the inclement weather that drives the british gardener 'inside'. ... 2006-09-22
Water Gardens The element of water brings an unmatched beauty to any outdoor space - movement, color, and ambiance. Water gardens are highly prized for the relaxing sound of the flowing water, and the sense of bein... 2006-09-22
Garden Storage Sheds Storage sheds tend to be chaotic disarray that resembles a wrestling tournament when you need to use and find something. It's advisable to begin with a basic metal or simple wood shed and eventually t... 2006-09-01
Gardening in August As the growing season begins to wind down in August, there are still many things you can do with your garden to keep it looking gorgeous throughout the remainder of the summer and into autumn. ... 2006-07-21
Gardening in July Gardening is a calming and rewarding past time that requires year-round care. Even in July, when you are sitting back and enjoying the fruits of your labor, there is still much to be done to ensure y... 2006-07-21
Deck Railings The code on deck railings in urban areas was designed to protect homeowners, home purchasers, and visitors to homes from harm.... 2006-04-19
Log Cabins Homesteaders settling in the territories of the American West traditionally built log cabins; durable, rainproof, and inexpensive.... 2006-04-19
Home Awnings An awning is a canopy made of canvas or other material to shelter people or things from inclement weather conditions, rain or shine.... 2006-04-19
Pool Heater Maintainance There is nothing like a round of swimming in a warm-water pool in chilly winters. A warm water swim/ bath is a perfect exercise for your whole body and mind.... 2006-03-29
Pool Covers End of the swimming season? Now you need to cover your swimming pool with a pool cover and say a very good-bye to the swimming times.... 2006-03-29
Landscaping It is known to everyone that landscaping will make the yard very attractive, at the same time attractiveness is not the sole benefit that we can enjoy from a properly planed and implemented landscapin... 2006-03-29
Garden Awnings Before, awnings just served as protection from the sun and rain for houses. But now, awnings are included as part of a house's or building's architecture not only for its primary purpose, but also to ... 2006-03-19
Porch Railing If you plan to install a professional looking porch railings for the first time you want to ensure you do it right the first time. This requires among other things proper design and proper planning.... 2006-03-19
Swimming Pool If you are thinking about installing a swimming pool on your property there are some obvious and some "not so obvious" factors to consider.... 2006-03-19
Buying a Porch Swing Porch swings are a great way to enjoy your porch environment. They offer an excellent location for a great summer read, a refreshing drink on a hot day, or a slow evening with a loved one.... 2006-03-19
Hammocks Here's really simple way to buy your next hammock and make sure that you don't get ripped off in the process. Hammocks bring back memories of lazy days spent in beach nations where time seems to stand... 2006-03-19
Create Bonsai Trees Are you at all creative? I think that most of us are, however, due to the ever increasing fast life style today we simply do not have much time to do the things we like that are creative.... 2006-03-16
Container Gardens Container gardens can create a natural sanctuary in a busy city street, along rooftops or on balconies. You can easily accentuate the welcoming look of a deck or patio with colorful pots of annuals, o... 2006-03-16
Outdoor Fireplace Before buying an outdoor fireplace, there are several factors to take into account. Always remember that the safety of your family and property is the most important consideration. ... 2006-03-12
Patio Furniture Cushions The right patio furniture cushions can fill you with a sense of luxurious living. This guide will help you get the most from your patio furniture cushions.... 2006-02-17
Deck Sealing A deck is an extension of your home's living space and where you will spend much of your time during the summer months. Consequently, it needs to be treated and cared for as much as your home's inside... 2006-02-11
Grow Cooking Herbs Grow your own cooking herbs to add fresh zest and flavor to your menus year-round!... 2005-12-14
Garden Planning We must keep winter in mind when we are planning our gardens, afterall, we have to look at our gardens all year long, including winter.... 2005-10-06
Drying Roses There are many reasons why you might want to dry your roses, this article covers two ways in which you can do this at home.... 2005-10-06
Buy Rose Bushes So, you have decided to plant rose bushes in your yard or on your patio, porch or balcony, this article will guide you around the many choices of rose bushes that are available.... 2005-10-06
Easy Grow Roses If you are new to rose gardening, then it is wise to choose varieties of easy to grow roses to begin your rose garden.... 2005-10-06
Grow Strawberries In addition to the traditional strawberry patch, there are as many ways to grow strawberries as there are to eat them! ... 2005-10-06
Grow Vegetables To grow vegetables successfully the soil needs to be fertile, deep, friable and well drained, the following article is an excellent guide for the gardening beginner.... 2005-10-06
Grow Tomatoes A fantastic guide on how to prepare your soil and then grow the best "killer" tomatoes! ... 2005-10-06
Grow Bananas The banana is the world's second favorite fruit, this article explains how to grow your own banana plant.... 2005-10-06
Build a Concrete Patio There's a simple way to calculate how much concrete it will take to build a patio to make sure you're getting your money's worth.... 2005-10-06
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