Landscaping & Garden & Landscape : Home & Garden
Personalize the walkway to your front door or backyard garden with a homemade stepping stone. Stepping stone kits cost around $20. Purchasing your own supplies separately saves money, especially if you plan to make multiple stones. In addition, making your own stone allows you to create a one-of-a-k
Tree stumps in the yard can be unattractive. When trying to mow the lawn, the stumps are obstacles and if they are low enough, you may accidentally damage your lawn care equipment on the stump. Killing a tree stump will cause it to begin decomposing or will make it easier to grind down or pull out.
A lawn is a specific area of property that has been seeded with any type of grass that must be maintained. The grassy area is usually mowed or otherwise cut to a uniform length. Often, the owner makes some attempt to keep weeds and other plants from growing in the grassy area. Lawns are generally fe
Pine straw consists of the dead needles shed by pine trees each year. The needles range in color from brown to reddish-brown, providing a garden material that's both useful and attractive. Pine straw breaks down slowly, adding organic matter that helps improve the soil quality in the garden bed.
Landscaping is one of the most excellent methods by which you can change your property or home. It is one of the most effective ways to make your home a beautiful place to live in. It enhances your living standard and brings a great deal of enjoyment and delight to the whole family. There are a lot
Decorating a front walkway provides an inviting and warm welcome for guests. From basic to personalized, ideas exist that can help you transform a boring and bland walkway into the object of envy amongst your neighbors and guests. Take some time to think about the ways you can improve the appeal of
Sun awnings are a useful addition to your home, not only to enhance the exterior decor but also to help prevent the heat of the sun from entering the house but still allowing the breeze to blow through. They are available in different styles and can be used for different purposes from canopies over
A fence serves many important purposes when it comes to your home. This is why installing a fence is one of the very first things that most homeowners do after purchasing their home. A well-built fence can add to the beauty and charm of a home as well as serve as a first line of defense to keep unwa
Ponds and water features have become a common sight in the home garden, and water garden plants have come a long way from the days of just water lilies and floating plants. A number of garden grasses that grow well when submerged in water are readily available, providing visual interest to the water
A flagstone walkway adds textural contrast and a sense of permanence to a landscape. Adding edging along the walkway serves a decorative and functional purpose that reduces maintenance. Use paver or natural stone edging to hold the flagstones in place and prevent grass from encroaching. The type of
The addition of the type of vinyl fence you will install in your yard will be determined by how you plan to use it. If you want privacy, you will install a 6-foot panel fence, but if you want an accessory to your landscaping, you will install a shorter picket fence, or possibly a post-and-beam style
Garden furniture is used to give a character to gardens and turn them into personal sanctuaries where you can spend some quality time. It is also known as patio or outdoor furniture and since it always used outdoors, it is usually made of weather resistant materials. Some of the common elements of t
When planting lawns, the right time is just as important as the quality of the lawn seeds. Planting at the right time reduces seedling death. Lawns are best planted before winter and the optimal results are achieved from fall and spring plantation. Fall is the most preferred time of savvy gardeners
Turf grass refers to all species of grass that are perennial and are typically used for lawns. Most are best maintained at heights between 1 and 3 inches as opposed to ornamental grasses, which can reach heights above 10 feet. Turf grass species and varieties are different around the country dependi
Sounds of running water help create a soothing ambiance in your home.water fountain image by Vanessa van Rensburg from Fotolia.comRunning water helps create a relaxing environment in the home. Cascading waterfall fountains relay the sounds of trickling water, thus helping you to maintain...
If you want to prepare your outdoor surroundings for winter, it is important to take the time to make sure it is done right, and that means prepping a checklist of things to do so that you have no worries when winter comes. Fall is the best time to prepare for winter.
Retractable awnings are very useful and attractive for any type of home. It is being used to give cover or shade to the home windows so that the heat of the sun and waters of the rain will not have any way of entry. This is also very good to see homes with awnings as it adds style and sophistication
Starting a new veggie patch is exciting, and can be rewarding if you provide the right timing and care. Starting the garden can also be challenging, with requirements for tilling the soil, adding amendments, digging rows and mulching. Experienced gardeners and farmers use rototillers and walk-behind