Decorating With Outdoor Clocks

Decorating With Outdoor Clocks – The garden and patio have become an extensions of our inside living space. We spend a great deal of time decorating both the garden and the patio area where More »

Outdoor Wall Fountains

The outdoor wall fountains give beauty to the setting which is the most obvious benefit that it could give. It is responsible for giving dramatic and romantic ambiance particularly if it is More »

A Lighted Stepping Stones

A lighted stepping stone can add the necessary light needed to illuminate walkways around any home. They are inexpensive to install and use the sunlight as an energy source. They are a More »

Must-Have Garden Décor Items

Must-Have Garden Décor Items – Garden décor plays a crucial role in the overall beauty and functionality of a garden. Although today the list of décor items available in the market is More »

Contemporary Planters For Upcoming Spring

Contemporary Planters For Upcoming Spring – When it comes to prepping your home for the arrival of spring, certain aspects cannot and should not be neglected and out of all the possible More »

 

Potted Plants For Cold Seasons

Potted Plants For Cold Seasons

Potted plants for cold seasons – Potted plants make wonderful additions to the yard right through the year – even in winter. With a small army of pots of various sizes tucked away in the garden shed or behind the garage or barn, you can create a moveable garden of potted plants for cold seasons. These portable gardens get their start ‘out back’ somewhere, where they wait backstage for their grand entrance when it’s ‘curtain call’ time for them.

The key to success in these seasonal potted gardens is planning and timing. Make your plans on paper for the varieties of plants you want to display for each season, then ‘plant ahead’ so those particular plants will be ready for display in conjunction with their season.

Vegetable Areas In Your Garden

Vegetable Areas In Your Garden

Vegetable areas in your garden – It is perfectly possible to make even the most utilitarian parts of the garden attractive in their own right, though a potager or ornamental kitchen garden will require rather more thought, and probably more labor, than a strictly practical one.

In an ordinary plot, vegetables are often left in the ground for some considerable time, even when they have become mildewed or pest-damaged. In the potager, some loss of productivity is therefore inevitable, since vegetables will be dug up when their decorative value has faded away.

Well-Placed Attractive Decking

Well-Placed Attractive Decking

Well-Placed Attractive Decking – Landscape architects and developers pass up the opportunity to enhance the ambiance of their projects by including some well-placed attractive decking. Everyone loves a deck. Backyard decks are so inviting and they make you want to kick back and relax. Even a simple wooden deck gives you place to sit and enjoy during summer season. When you have guests at your home, you can all assemble there and have a small barbeque session. Many are deterred, though, by the inherent problems associated with the hitherto universal use of timber in these amenities. Decks are not cheap and they usually require a considerable amount of maintenance. But their benefits far outweigh the disadvantages.

Planters For The Indoor Garden

Planters For The Indoor Garden

Planters For The Indoor Garden – The single planter is the most popular of all indoor gardens.Until recently long troughs of metal, wood or plastic were the only popular containers, but there is now a wide range of cylindrical and cubic containers in every shade of tough plastic. A black or white planter is recommended for modern home decor.

Water carefully so that the surrounding peat does not become waterlogged. If the pots are stood on a thick layer of peat, the roots can be allowed to grow through the drainage holes and into the moist peat so that the planter becomes a self-watering one. The usual recommendation where the pots stand on a shallow layer of gravel or peat is to lift or turn the pots occasionally to prevent rooting.