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Irrigation Solution Provider

Irrigation Solution Provider

lush green lawns are attractive to any guest coming to your home. although a well-kept lawn is a something everyone wants, maintaining an elegant lawn can be an intimidating task. there are many irrigation solution ... ......[Read More]
What to Do With Composted Materials From the Vegetable Garden?

What to Do With Composted Materials From the Vegetable Garden?

Composting--the deliberate mixing of organic materials together to encourage decomposition--is a good way to recycle nutrients into the soil. Spoiled or otherwise unusable vegetables, stems and leaves are all good candidates for composting. Mixed with carbon-based material such as straw, leaves or s......[Read More]
Brown Fungus Spots on the Grass

Brown Fungus Spots on the Grass

Brown patch fungus (Rhizoctonia solani) occurs in both cool- and warm-season grass varieties. The fungus affects the foliage of the grass and does not cause damage to the crown or root system. The fungus overwinters lawn thatches.......[Read More]
Worms That Decompose Dead Animals

Worms That Decompose Dead Animals

Worms serve varying purposes in nature, depending on the species. For example, silk worms provide a fine silk while earthworms enrich compost piles to make healthy soil. Some worm species feast on the dead flesh of animals, helping them to further decompose. This is all part of nature's chain -- the......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Nematodes

How to Get Rid of Nematodes

Nematodes are present in most garden soil, and are often beneficial to the growth of plants. There are a group of plant-parasitic nematodes, however, that feast on the roots and undergrowth of your vegetables, destroying the plants before harvest. Because nematodes exist in such great numbers, getti......[Read More]
A Koi Pond Provides a Natural Habitat

A Koi Pond Provides a Natural Habitat

Make your backyard into a mini nature habitat with a koi pond. It is fun for the whole family and will bring years of enjoyment. If you already have a garden pond but have not ... ......[Read More]
Should I Treat My Lawn for Grub Worms?

Should I Treat My Lawn for Grub Worms?

Grub worms are among the most destructive of all lawn pests. It is important to treat lawns for grubs because not only are the pests damaging to lawns by themselves but also invite secondary pest that feed on the insects. These include raccoons, armadillos, birds and moles. Understanding the symptom......[Read More]
How Do Nonvascular Plants Get Water?

How Do Nonvascular Plants Get Water?

Botanists divide land plants into two groups: bryophytes, the nonvascular plants; and tracheophytes, the vascular plants. There are about 20,000 species of bryophytes, which tend to live in moist and shady areas. They include moss, liverworts and hornworts.......[Read More]
Making Sure Backyard Pond Maintenance With Outdoor Pond Supplies

Making Sure Backyard Pond Maintenance With Outdoor Pond Supplies

The most obvious appeal of your back pond is the improvement on the aesthetic beauty of the garden but more than that, it increases the home's resale value. Building a fish pond makes your property ... ......[Read More]
How to Build a Double Fence Gate

How to Build a Double Fence Gate

A yard enclosed by a sturdy fence is a safe place for kids and pets to play. Most yards have a 36-inch-wide fence for accessing the yard. However, anyone who has a large lawn tractor or a trailer needs a larger gate. The do-it-yourself handyman can construct a double gate to allow access for large e......[Read More]
Three Considerations In Making The Best Purchasing Decision When You Buy A Wall Fountain

Three Considerations In Making The Best Purchasing Decision When You Buy A Wall Fountain

At $1,000 to $10,000 a piece, getting a water fountain for your home or garden is not a cheap expense. As such, interested buyers must exercise caution and decisiveness when it comes to what unit they want to buy and from where. See; even though they are great decorative pieces, you can't affor......[Read More]
How to Tell If a Mesquite Tree Is Dying

How to Tell If a Mesquite Tree Is Dying

Mesquite is the ultimate survivor plant, so absent overwatering, the tree generally thrives. This desert dweller tolerates drought, heat and sandy soil to thrive where other trees cannot. One of the most widely distributed trees in America's South, mesquite presents as a small tree with an irregular......[Read More]
Discover What Composting Is All About

Discover What Composting Is All About

Compost is decomposed organic material, such as kitchen scraps, yard waste and spent garden plants. Bacteria, fungi, worms and insects aid in the decomposition of these materials, resulting in a nutrient-rich, natural fertilizer for garden soil. Backyard composting is beneficial to the gardener, the......[Read More]
How to Check the Transmission Fluid in a Craftsman Mower

How to Check the Transmission Fluid in a Craftsman Mower

Your Craftsman riding lawn mower takes a lot of wear and tear all summer long. While most people focus on engine maintenance, it is also important to check the frame, deck, belts, and transmission on your mower. The transmission is the main component made of gears that makes your Craftsman rider tir......[Read More]
Ant Problems in a Rental House

Ant Problems in a Rental House

Nothing spoils a kitchen like a steady line of ants marching through it. Ants indiscriminately take over any area they feel is going to be fruitful for them. If your rental home is that spot, it can create a problem for both those who live there and those who own the property.......[Read More]
Adirondack Chairs and Beach Memories

Adirondack Chairs and Beach Memories

When you set up an outdoor living room, you want it to be comfortable and practical, reminiscent of days gone by in some cases.Placing Adirondack chairs around fire pits and adding additional beach themed items will create outdoor furniture areas that will be the envy of the neighborhood.If you clos......[Read More]
Reasons for Lawn Grass Slowly Thinning

Reasons for Lawn Grass Slowly Thinning

Certain conditions can cause thinning grassgrass image by green308 from Fotolia.comHomeowners love the appearance of a beautiful green lawn. However, without proper maintenance, grass can thin out and weeds take over. Thinning grass can occur at any point in the growing season, but you.........[Read More]
The Best Way to Get Rid of Old Stumps

The Best Way to Get Rid of Old Stumps

When a tree has outlived its usefulness, the remaining stump becomes an eyesore and a potential hazard. There are a number of effective ways to get rid of old stumps, but the size of the stump and your personal circumstances will dictate the best method for you. While all the following methods work ......[Read More]
Dwarf and Medium Height Shrubs For the Rock Garden Background

Dwarf and Medium Height Shrubs For the Rock Garden Background

Any of the hardy deciduous azaleas are available, but it is easy to overdo them. In most types of landscaping, azaleas and rhododendrons should be used in masses; in rock gardening a single plant often better answers the purpose.......[Read More]
Perennial Vines of Zone 4

Perennial Vines of Zone 4

Few garden plants can surpass the transformative power of ornamental vines. Multi-functional, climbing or spreading vines add vertical or horizontal dimensions to garden designs. Climbing vines add texture and color to fences, walls and trellises. Spreading vines can mask unattractive features. Gard......[Read More]