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Friday, March 30, 2012

Pavers

Looking to give your property a durable driveway, a whimsical walkway, or a patio with pizazz? If you're reading this article, you're probably already on the right track. Concrete or brick paving stones can help any yard look its best. They're versatile, long-lasting, and you can customize your design to be as dramatic or as low-key as you want. They're even a cinch to install! Well, kind of. Installing pavers correctly requires patience, planning, and elbow grease, but you can do it and save yourself some money in the process.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Terrarium

What is a terrarium? It is a mini indoor garden that is contained inside a glass container. In the glass container are plants that require low maintenance, which makes it perfect for people who are on the go. You don't even need a green thumb.

There are a wide variety of plants that you can use in your terrarium. Also they look great sitting on a desk, or side table, or any space you have, that may be limited. A terrarium, brings the outdoors in.

  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Make a rain garden

There are lots of ways you can reduce water pollution, but rain gardens may be the most beautiful of them. A rain garden is like a bowl or basin in your yard that captures rainwater from your roof, sidewalks, and driveways, and allows it to soak into the soil instead of polluting local watersheds as stormwater runoff. As an added bonus, since rain gardens are planted with an assortment of native plants, they make an attractive, low-maintenance addition to your yard.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Your new lawn

Planning a new lawn? If so it can take some careful planning. Knowing what to do is how you will create a successful lawn, one that you desire. Putting new seed to create that lawn is cheaper and less labor than using sod. Getting your soil checked will give you better info on what type of seed is best for you. Repairing any grades in your yard will also need tending to. Make sure to add amendments to your soil as well. You should always add a starter fertilizer before you seed. After applying the seed, rake to evenly spread the seed out.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Citrus Peels and Your Garden

Citrus peels can be used in myriad ways instead of simply tossing them out or composting them. In a household that consumes many oranges, lemons, grapefruit, tangelo, and other citrus, making use of the peels can save you money and produce some wonderful results.