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Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Increase Your Enjoyment of Outdoor Space

Increase Your Enjoyment of Outdoor Space

by Guest on Mar 4, 2010

Your yard is meant to be enjoyed by you and your family. And, how you and your family decide to do this is completely a personal choice. So, take a minute to think about your family as well as your current circumstances and determine how you can maximize the pleasure of your yard. Consider your future plans for family when you are designing your backyard. Do you have kids now? If not, do you plan on having kids one day? If so, this will change what landscaping additions you pick. If you are going to have kids, you'll want to select grasses, shrubs and flowers that will adapt to the increased amounts of traffic that kids can bring. Continue reading →

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All You Need to Know about Creating a Pond

All You Need to Know about Creating a Pond

by Guest on Mar 15, 2010

Adding a water feature to any garden provides an attractive focal point and a habitat for wildlife creatures. It does take time and effort to properly build and maintain a successful pond. Below you can find advice on where to locate your pond, how to build it and how to efficiently maintain it. People often overlook the need for ongoing maintenance to a pond, however this is vital if you want to keep your water feature free from problems such as blanket weed and algae. Continue reading →

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Artificial Grass and Turf FAQs

Artificial Grass and Turf FAQs

by Guest on Jun 7, 2010

There are many plus points in installing artificial grass and turf on a lawn. Here are some FAQ's relating to fake grass and turf. Does the grass have a directional pile? Yes, this method is increasingly popular and the installation time is very little. If purchasing a product with a low fibre height it may be necessary to install rubber matting first. Continue reading →

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A Garden Office and its Domestic Carbon Footprint

A Garden Office and its Domestic Carbon Footprint

by Guest on Jun 16, 2010

How can we conserve energy at home and in our garden offices and other domestic buildings?
There has been much talk about renewable energy and new technologies such as ground source heat pumps and grey water recycling for use around the home. Most new domestic technologies are still in the development stage, and have twenty or thirty year pay-back periods.

A wind turbine in the garden would suffer from limited wind speed in urban areas, needs planning permission, and unless 2 or 3 metres in span produces very little electricity. However, if you live on the top of a hill in Scotland a wind turbine is a good idea. Solar panels for generating hot water are worth considering, and are cost effective on your house rather than on your garden office.
Continue reading →

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Hedges and Hedging Plants

Hedges and Hedging Plants

by Guest on Jun 21, 2010

Hedgerows date back thousands of years. There is evidence that Romans planted thorn hedges to provide boundaries to estates.

Hedges were first introduced for privacy and security and they are still two of the biggest reasons for garden hedges today. Britain is a nation of gardeners. Britain has been passionate for gardening and tending to pieces of privately owned land.

Hedges frame a garden and provide privacy and structure. Hedges are not harsh like a brick or stone wall and can be shaped differently if required. They also allow airflow through a garden which a wall does not and without an airflow plants can suffer. Continue reading →

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How to Build a Barbecue

How to Build a Barbecue

by Guest on Jul 21, 2010

An old-fashioned brick barbecue transforms your back garden into an open-air kitchen. Friends and family can enjoy countless hours of fresh air while meals cook on the range. Simple bricklaying techniques can be used to adorn your garden with an attractive and functional brick barbecue. So if you’re a fan of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, here are some instructions on how to build a BBQ and your supply list. Continue reading →

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The Right Soil and Site Preparation are the Key Ingredients to Success

The Right Soil and Site Preparation are the Key Ingredients to Success

by Guest on Aug 3, 2010

The best way to ensure you have a beautiful lawn is to prepare your soil and perform the proper site preparation before the lawn is seeded. If these two things are done properly lots of maintenance and money will be saved over the life of the lawn which can be decades. For grass to grow properly it needs four things: air, water, sunlight and nutrients. The air water and nutrients all come from the soil. If there isn’t enough of any of these four things the grass will suffer. Proper preparation of the soil for these key ingredients will likely produce a beautiful lawn. Continue reading →

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Aerating Your Lawn

Aerating Your Lawn

by Guest on Aug 3, 2010

Lawn aeration is beneficial when soil has been compacted. Soils get compacted for a number of reasons: sports, car or other vehicle traffic and parking or wet, poorly drained soil.. Think about a football field. All that activity compacts the soil which kills the grass. Aeration is a common practice on sports fields to keep the grass healthy. When the soil gets compacted there is little pore space in the soil to hold air. Grass roots need air to grow and the space to absorb water and nutrients. Continue reading →

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How Different Wall Fountains Materials Give Alternative Benefits

How Different Wall Fountains Materials Give Alternative Benefits

by Guest on Oct 23, 2010

The beauty of wall fountains is there are so many different styles and materials they can be placed in any environment and will blend into their surroundings perfectly. Within this article we will take a look at the different materials which can be used to build the fountains and the benefits of certain types and where they can be best used. Continue reading →

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How to Install Landscape Edging

How to Install Landscape Edging

by Guest on Nov 24, 2010

If you want to go about and make sure that you add a finishing touch, then you should go about and make sure that you add the landscape edging. This is all it takes. While it will take you a while to install it, then you will find that once you do this, then you will be happy that you did so. How do you do this though? Here is a brief run through of how to do this.

First, you need to measure how much you are going to need. The other thing that you need to do is that you need to go about and make sure that you find which material is going to work for your landscape.  Also adding some rubber matting along with the edging will help give a an even cleaner look. Continue reading →

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