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Ten Ways to Make Use of a Tree

Many ways can be used to accentuate the beauty of your house, and make your backyard more attractive. In your yard design, having a nice patio, a pool or even toys for the kids is great. But having a tree is often overlooked.

Pest Control: Your Cabinets Contain Easy Solutions

Common items found in your cabinet can fight problem garden insects. Do you have garden or landscape pests that you want to eliminate but don’t like environmentally questionable commercial products? Well, you don’t have to use hazardous or poisonous chemicals to rid your home of pests and weeds. You may have ingredients in your home right now you can use to get rid of unwanted pests.

A Stone Fire Pit – Give Your Backyard Some Class Today

Fire pits are becoming more popular, and with good reason. They can be used to cook your family or guests a meal, keep you all warm on a chilly night, or just for the joy of watching flickering flames. But what about when it’s not in use? A fire pit can be something of an eyesore during the day. That’s where a stone fire pit can be a good option – it’s practical, but at the same time it’s attractive to look at any time of the day or night.

Rare Flowering Trees That Light Up Your Garden Landscape

Recommended flowering trees for anyone’s landscape.

Gardening With Children Is Crucial To The Future Of Our Environment

The National Garden Association has been working with schools and youth organisations to provide children with education on plant-life and the environment

Practical Tips for Garden Design

A common mistake when planning a garden is not deciding on your garden’s design before you begin planting. If you take into consideration all aspects of what you would like to see in your garden, then chances are the end result is going to be beautiful.

Fall Tree Color – Pignut Hickory

The golden fall leaves of the Pignut Hickory brighten the high slopes of the woodlands in the Eastern United States. Its nuts nourish wildlife and its wood furnishes firewood and furniture.

Bees And The Environment

Scientists have always been intrigued by, so-called social insects that exhibit a structural order and division of environmental duties. Bees are especially interesting, as a hive contains a queen, a few males or drones, workers responsible for housekeeping duties inside the hive, and workers that forage for pollen and nectar.

Patio Water Features

Fountains and garden ponds were once only seen in parks, stately homes, or homes of wealthy families. Today, we can all enjoy the tranquility of water even if our “yards” are limited to a patio or balcony.

Growing Water Lilies

A garden pool filled with water lilies is a spectacular sight. With elegant flowers that open their blooms each morning to greet the sun, and then closing again in the evening, they are exquisitely beautiful. Although many gardeners are nervous to try growing these beautiful water plants, the European varieties are extremely hardy and very easy to grow.

To Dig or Not To Dig

Installing a small pool is probably the easiest solution for new gardeners, wanting to introduce water into the landscape. Large, overwhelming features will cause a small backyard to appear even smaller.

Waterfalls and Streams

Waterfalls are truly inspirational in a garden setting, with the larger waterfalls adding a new dimension to a landscape with the sound of cascading water tumbling over rocks, and smaller waterfalls providing a more tranquil setting. Natural designs are the most successful in a suburban garden, and although looking as if they had always been there, such waterfalls are usually the result of meticulous attention to detail and careful planning. The ideal situation for a waterfall is a gently sloping hillside, but with time and patience you can create a lovely effect, even if your…

Painted Adirondack Chairs – Maintainance For Extended Use And Enjoyment

When thinking about a new set of outdoor furniture it may be worth your while to look into quality-made painted Adirondack chairs. Although the original Adirondack outdoor furniture was made from wood that was left unpainted and in its natural state, painted chairs or table provide a wider degree of options. Especially with more contemporary homes, painted Adirondack chairs tend to blend in better with the surroundings than wooden outdoor furniture that may have a simple stain or sealer on it.

Premium Teak Outdoor Furniture-How Does It Stand Up Against Other Options?

Quality outdoor furniture, in virtually any style or design, is going to be a serious investment. Unless you are looking to buy those plastic chairs and tables that will blow away at the first hint of a storm, then a quality set of patio or deck furniture is going to be costly and therefore require some planning. There are premium sets of furniture made in a wide array of styles and materials.

Shears for Garden, Hedge and Lawn – Which Ones to Choose

Hand shears cut in the same way as scissors, with edged blades closing onto the material to be cut, and it’s handy to have a pair of these in the shed, ready to tackle soft growth that needs trimming back. These are made in various sizes and weights so it’s important to choose the right pair for the job.

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