Outdoors

A Couple of Reasons I Love my Large Paving Slabs

January 9, 2013

A few years ago, I noticed that my paving slabs were starting to look old, this wasn't just from the age of the patio pavers I had placed ten years or more ago, but because they were starting to become damaged. This is partially because of the changing of the season, that I drive my lawn tractor over them a lot, and because I never …

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5 Reasons Why Raised Garden Beds Help You

November 5, 2012

Trends change all the time and nowadays raised gardens are the most popular thing when it comes to gardening. Very few people these days follow the traditional ways of making garden beds as most people now prefer raised garden beds that are easier to work with. They are the sort of beds that are several inches above the ground level. This helps the gardeners to …

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Building A Deck To Complement Your Home

November 5, 2012

There is nothing quite like stepping out on a well-build deck and enjoying a summer evening. By adding a deck to any home, home owners are acquiring a relaxing retreat, as well as increasing the overall value of their home. When the deck is in the planning stages there are certain considerations to make to ensure the proposed deck does not clash or interfere with …

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How to Maintain a Maryland Deck

September 20, 2012

When you have a deck in Maryland, you have to realize that the weather can be hard on the deck that you built. Maryland decks can tale quite a beating throughout the year, and you want to be sure that you don’t let your deck slip into disrepair.

While you are working to maintain your deck, you should start by looking over the surface of …

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6 Great Accessories To Spice Up Your Garden

August 22, 2012

If you have a garden, you should really take time making it look a whole lot better. While plants and flowers are the main attraction in gardens, there are also a number of accessories that you might want to purchase. The following are some accessories that you should consider for your garden:

•    Bird houses – Bird houses are very common in gardens. It would …

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Wood Furniture for Your Lawn and Garden

August 7, 2012

If you have a beautiful lawn and garden, and wish to make it the place to unwind and relax and even hang out with friends and family, what could you do? Get some furniture of course, and let us tell you why wood furniture is the one to choose. With the wood furniture like a garden bench and chair in place, you will always have …

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What is Permaculture Gardening?

July 24, 2012

Starting a permaculture garden requires some research and a few easy setup steps that will guide you to the one of the easiest-to-maintain garden techniques imagined. Let's examine how permaculture gardening may eventually rock your world.

Permaculture is defined in many different ways by those who practice it, so for the time being let's focus on the three elements: 1. doing as little work possible …

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Using Genuine Briggs and Stratton Lawn Parts

July 24, 2012

Getting out to mow the lawn once a week may seem like a chore to a number of people, but a large number of homeowners enjoy the act of making their lawns look great. Watering, fertilizing and cutting a lawn are all important aspects of ensuring that a home looks its best, and people who take the time to engage in these activities are rewarded …

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5 Things You Need to Know about Landscaping with Stone

July 24, 2012

These days, many water conservationists are skipping out on green grass lawns in favor of alternative materials. For that reason, stone is growing in popularity. It is also worthwhile to mention that stone just plain looks good, especially when used to its full advantage. So, how can you incorporate stone into your landscaping to bring out the most in your lawn? Here are five things …

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Spider Mites – A Gardener’s Worst Nightmare Explained

July 3, 2012

As any grower knows, having a lush and healthy garden takes a lot of time and hard work to develop. When you are pouring your blood, sweat, and tears into a project that is aimed at producing healthy plants, positive results are necessary. Not only will the end result be beneficial in a physical sense, but there is also a feeling of accomplishment at the …

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5 Incredible Landscaping Tips for Any Type of Environment

June 21, 2012

Landscaping is much more than just grass, trees, and bushes. It is an art, and a science. Good landscaping not only adds to your homes aesthetic appeal, but it also adds to your home's monetary value. Some types of landscaping can even help preserve the earth's resources! Because so much thought must go into landscape design, many people opt to hire professionals. However, there are …

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