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Tips for your landscape projects....

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Building A Wood Deck

Building a wood deck can be a great improvement to your landscape. It will give you many years of enjoyment for you and your family. Step by step instruction on building a wood deck.

 

Designing a waterfall

A waterfall serenely splashing or crashing adds a captivating and exciting element to the landscape. The sight and sound will refresh and enchant you. Instructions on building a water feature...

 

Installing Stepping Stones

Flagstones set into the ground as stepping stones create an informal path around your garden. Curves in the path and plants growing between the stepping stones and over their edges

 

 

Fire Pits

 

How to build a fire pit

A fire pit creates a unique space for enjoying fun and safe recreational fires. Step by step instruction on building your own fire pit.

Building Fences

 

A new fence is more than just an additional structure in your landscape. It not only alters your yard, it can have a major impact on both you and your neighbors. A garden fence……

Raised garden bed  

 

Raised garden beds are functional and easy to build and maintain. Where you build your raised garden bed on your wood deck are in your yard. If your yard has poor soil, raised beds are an idea to add ornamental or vegetable gardens to your outside home.

 

 

Landscape Tips

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Tips for your landscape projects

  

   Landscape tip for your lawn and flower beds

 

1. Get rid of the mower bag. Those grass trimmings will turn into food for earthworms in addition to microbes that can help make your lawn green in addition to a very strong yard.

2. Certainly, the picture from the road is very important, however do not forget to check out your landscape from inside the house. In case you have a space that has a big view, make certain it looks excellent from there as well.

3. Do not stuff every inch of your flower bed with plants. By next spring, you will have a weeding and pruning nightmare.

4. That beautiful red mulch in your flower bed, It has been establish to have arsenic plus added tough chemicals that may be unsafe to children as well as pets and can pollute your soil in your flower beds.

 

 

 

5. Can't stand bagging leaves? You do not have to. If there is just a light layer, mow them and leave them in your landscape. Because they will break down. They will help limit weeds from popping up in your flower beds.

6. You can mail a example of the soil to a neighborhood agricultural bureau to have it tested. Dig down six to seven inches deep in your flower bed and collect two cups of dirt into plastic bags. Send them off to determine what nutrients you require for you landscape and flower beds.

7. If you discover a flower you prefer, always buy a lot more than one. Plant your plants in odd numbers, for example three or five in a single area, or else duplicate the groupings all through your landscape or flower bed for any unifying result.

 

 

 

8. Do-it-yourself landscapers have a tendency to create their flower beds very small plus too close to the house. You wish to expand your flower beds at least 4 feet if not more.

9. Laying weed fabric is usually a waste of time and money for the long run; weeds just spread over it. Some time ago I had a consumer whose beds had seven layers of weed fabric, however she still had weeds. I assume she kept thinking, If I lay down only one additional layer, the weeds will stop coming. Well that didn’t happen.

10. The majority lawn fertilizers contain about 30 percent nitrogen, which can be way too much. Check out fertilizer in addition to time-releasing water-insoluble nitrogen and utilize it only two times a year on a gradual timetable, like on Memorial Day along with following Labor Day. Generally, well-irrigated  older lawns require less fertilizer.

11. Be careful for a beautiful plant known as purple loosestrife, otherwise Lythrum salicaria, which plenty of nurseries still sell. Though it's cheap plus carries a beautiful flower, it really is an invasive species which will multiply everywhere and choke out additional plants in your flower bed.

 

 

 

12. To maintain from over watering your lawn, keep in mind that one inch of water once weekly is good for your lawn, perhaps once every five days in severe heat, based on your soil. Infrequent watering encourages roots growing deeper to locate groundwater, setting up a stronger plant.

13. Taking a look at a color wheel is a good way to select garden flowers. Colors which are opposed one another, like yellow and purple, look beautiful together.

 

Some landscapes projects you can do yourself

Building a raised garden

Building paths and walkways

Building fences for your yard

 

 

 

 

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