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How to Pick the Right Landscape Supply Provider

If you are currently using the services of a landscaping supply company and are not completely satisfied with the product range that they offer or if you would like to start up your own landscaping company, you will need to locate a landscape supply company that is honest, reliable and convenient to

Types of Grass Lawn in Florida

Florida grasses have to be able to stand up to high heat and humidity.Florida state contour with Capital City against blurred USA flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comWith a warm, humid climate, Florida would seem an ideal place to grow a lush, fertile lawn. While the state may...

Good Landscaping Ideas

Making your landscape designs fit in the natural lay of the land can enhance both the design and the natural features of the yard.gardens image by martini from Fotolia.comIt may seem like a simple thing to build a beautiful garden or to improve the aesthetic appeal of your lawn with...

Care & Pruning of Muscadine Grapes

Grapes are long, vining plants, and produce fruit for over 30 years in the right situations. They grow in hundreds of varieties and cultivars, with different hardiness and production values. Muscadine grapes are particularly suited for hot, humid summers and mild winters, and grow best in southern s

What to Put in Compost

The decomposition of plant remains and other once living materials is what composting is. The result is a nutrient rich soil that you can grow your plants in without the use of chemical products. It is not only good for the initial garden but also acts as a fertilizer when applied periodically throu

The Best Time to Lay Sod in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, in the middle of the Mojave Desert, is a challenge for gardeners. Winters are frosty and summers are scorching. The local water department pays homeowners to remove lawns from their landscapes, as they use far too much water. Newcomers to the area like to bring a bit of their old homes wi

How to Custom Install External Vinyl Shutters

One of the quickest and easiest ways to dress up a plain old exterior wall of your home is to install vinyl shutters. These are decorative elements that don't actually close over the windows, but are hung to the sides. Choose shutters that are the same height as the window and about half the width.

A Japanese Garden in the Desert?

It is not often that I am asked to design a Japanese garden, especially in the hot desert of Phoenix, Arizona. You may wonder how a traditional Japanese garden can be viable in such a climate.

Why Does My Chlorine Level Keep Dropping in My Above Ground Pool?

As the owner of an above ground pool, you may quickly find that it takes a bit of work maintaining a clean and bacteria free pool. If you choose to sanitize your pool using chlorine, you’ll have to monitor the chlorine levels daily, if not more than once a day. You may notice a wide variance i

How to Kill Buttercups

The low-to-the-ground perennial creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens) and the upright perennial buttercup (Ranunculus acris) have an invasive habit. Both are flowering European plants that have become widespread in North America. Creeping buttercup appears in gardens, urban landscapes, and farmland

Landscape Lighting - Installing Low-Voltage Outside Lights

Looking to take on the task of installing landscape lighting? Installation of low voltage outside lights is something that instantly pays dividends. Not only do they give your house a more welcoming, inviting and warm ...

Balcony Furniture Ideas

Chairs are a comfortable way to furnish your balcony.balcony image by Tracy Horning from Fotolia.comBalconies come in all different sizes, so there are many different furniture options available to meet various needs. Some pieces of furniture can even double as storage to maximize the...

How to Find Dog Urine on the Carpet

There are many joys to owning a dog, but cleaning up dog urine is not one of them. Still, cleaning up after them is one of the responsibilities you took on when you took in a dog. Whether your dog is still house training or is having the occasional accident, it is important to clean dog urine up as

Tips for a Safe and Enjoyable Sky Lantern Flying Experience

Flying sky lanterns look good and they are a fantastic and noiseless alternative to fire crackers. However, you need to be careful while using them. This article provides you with a list of dos and don'ts you must follow while lighting these lanterns.

All You Need To Know About Outdoor Ponds And Patios

Enhance the look of your home by including a small pond or redecorating the patio. The simple addition of a customized water feature, however small, can really enhance the beauty of your home from the outside.

The Best Time to Lay Sod in Washington State

Homeowners who lay sod rather than seed grass are said to get an "instant lawn" according to the website of Washington State University. Seed germination only occurs in narrow time frames, limiting when you can seed lawns. Sod is already growing grass and has fewer limits as to weather conditions.

How to Frame a Patio

Patios are casual outdoor living spaces that are built to last for years. Whether a patio is made of concrete, stones or brick pavers, installing a frame around the patio adds definition, protects the foundation and locks the surface materials in place. Use pressure-treated wood, pavers or plastic e

Creative Patio Design - Decorative Shade Awnings

Patios are generally designed to catch the sun. Not necessarily, in warmer areas, the heat of the midday sun, but enough sun to give you that good sense of relaxation and well being that we ...