Month: June 2019

What to Avoid When Landscaping

Overcrowding. Things need room to grow. This means that you have to take note of the planting instructions that come with plants (annuals and perennials alike) so that you aren’t choking them once they start to bloom. An overcrowded garden isn’t a pleasant garden to look at or work in. Properly space all the plants. …

Cost Of Landscape Lighting

The main problem with hardware store lights, are the alligator clips that make the electrical connection. These are bad ideas, because they always fail after a year or two. The problem is that they allow moisture to corrode the alligator teeth, and eventually corrode the cable. In this situation I would cut out the alligator …

Tips for Spring Foraging

Identify the plant correctly. Always be 100% sure of the plant’s identification before you harvest and consume. Many plants have poisonous look-alikes so it is imperative you can ID with certainty. Pay attention to the old adage “when in doubt, throw it out”. There are a number of great plant ID books on the market …

Door Colour Meanings

White: White is a classic colour for doors, and it is safe to name one of the most popular door colour choices. This is probably because the colour represents purity and virtue. White exudes cleanliness and would usually be associated with someone who is tidy and organised. Red: Having a red coloured door is obviously …

Stone Foundation Repair

Stone cracks in foundation could be due to a number of reasons. As in most cracks, the prime cause is of leakage of water. If it is a mortared stone wall, then a leakage crack can be identified as a single thin crack localized around a particular region of the wall, especially where the stones …

Algae Control for Ponds

Maintain the Ecosystem by Adding Floating Plants To achieve a fine balance naturally, cover at least half of the water surface with floating plants like water lettuce, azolla, water hyacinth or duckweed. Apart from these, you can even add lotus or lilies. These plants multiply quickly and work as shade for the life beneath. The …

Decorate a Large Family Room

Dividing the room into different use areas is a great way to break up the space. Obviously a fireplace is a great focal point. Keep seating in front of it perpendicular (i.e. sofas facing each other with ottoman or coffee table in between) or L-shaped. Don’t forget to put a small table at each end …

Tips For Tree Care And Cutting

They provide us with shade in the harsh summer heat, and offer us flowers, fruits, and an amazing surrounding to hang swings. However, odds are you most likely don’t put too much effort into how to appropriately watch over your trees. A large portion of us don’t consider it by any means until the point …

Decorating the Pathway to Front Door

Pathways are extremely important when it comes to homes. People don’t want to step on the grass in order to get to the door in case there is damp sand that gets stuck to their shoe. It does not need to be anything special but there has to be some kind of guideline. People love …

Area Floor Rugs

If you are like me; your house is painted in neutral colors, your home furnishings are timeless, and your wall accents are very classic pieces. A home that has a neutral theme, like mine, deserves an eccentric accent piece. A patterned rug. Purchasing a patterned rug can be daunting, there are so many options. There …