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 »

 

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.

Building A Ramp In Your Garden

Building A Ramp In Your Garden

Building A Ramp In Your Garden – Ramps make a gentle transition from one level to another, smoothing the path for everything from wheelbarrows to, most especially, wheelchairs. Where the slope is not great, a ramp is a practical alternative to steps, allowing easier access for people with limited mobility. If you have a family member or friend who relies on a wheelchair, you will need a ramp to approach at least one of your home’s entrances and possibly to reach the garden.

You can use a variety of materials for a ramp, including concrete, wood or even earth topped with fine gravel. Do, however, make sure that the surface is non-skid. Textured rubber toppings, such as skid-resistant polymer, and textured concrete work well.

When To Landscape A Garden?

When To Landscape A Garden?

When To Landscape A Garden? As you might expect, there are certain times of the year that are better suited to landscaping your yard than others. In this article, we hope to give you a definitive answer to the question: When is the best time to landscape a garden?

Early fall is the best time to start any landscaping project. The start of the fall is a great time to start a landscaping project, and by the time spring comes around, you will know why. Flowers, shrubs and plants which are sown in early fall take to the ground very well. The moisture and coolness in the air during a typical fall are perfect for newly planted gardens.