Category: Garden

Cobblestones

Cobblestones have been around for two centuries and give off that English street feeling. Maybe in those days it might not have been as beautiful but today it’s seen as an elegant paving technique. You will notice that a cobblestone is not often symmetrical and is found in different sizes and finishes. Random Roma Cobbles …

Snow and Landscaping

Snow acts as a natural insulator, so your landscaping will survive under snow all season, it’s when we come to shovel it that it may cause a problem or two. If everything is under a foot of snow, do you know where your driveway starts and ends? What about your walkway? The most important and …

DIY Stump Grinding

Take proper safety precautions Stump grinding can prove to be dangerous and harmful if you avoid taking necessary security measures. As per the expert suggestions, You must wear sturdy boots, full-length trousers, goggles and gloves. It is utmost important that you avoid taking your body too close to the grinding blades. Moreover, it will prove …

Getting Green Space Spring Ready

First things first, you should sharpen your tools. This means shovels, pruning shears, lawnmower blades and anything else you can sharpen. Getting them work ready will save you time when you actually want to get to work in the garden. Rubbing mineral spirits on wooden tool handles will reduce splitting which may just save you …

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 …

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 …

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 …