Deck Building Basics

We’ll look at how to get started actually building your deck. By this time, I will assume that you have your building permit in hand, a good set of plans, and a materials list. If you don’t have a material list, simply take your plan to your nearest home center or building supply store and…

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Plant Floribunda Roses For All Season Blooms

This Latin name translates as “many flowered” or “abundance of flowers” and the Floribunda rose surely lives up to its name. These roses are among the most colorful of the modern roses. Their blooms are arranged in low-growing large clusters. Many consider the Floribunda a better variety than the Hybrid Tea, their ancestor, largely because…

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7 Factors Needed for a Compost Pile

Compost, made from decomposed grass clippings, leaves, twigs, and branches, becomes a dark, crumbly mixture of organic matter. Learn how composting works. Even a newbie to composting can make good quality compost. It can be compared to cooking as art or part science. The following 7 factors will help you master the art of composting….

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Whats Underfoot A Quick Guide to Patio Surfaces

Patio Surface

Patios and terraces have always been popular outdoor spaces. Whether a Parisian courtyard or a rooftop alcove, only porches and sunrooms beat out these paved (or semi-paved) retreats in a recent survey of my readers as the most ideal outside living space. Let’s examine some of the wide variety of patio surfaces. Patio Stones Somteimes…

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How to Grow Bamboo

How To Grow Bamboo

Bamboo is a mysterious and elusive plant that baffles taxonomists who try to contain it within a botanical class and gardeners who try to contain it within a limited garden space as they learn how to grow bamboo. For many years, bamboo was thought to be a primitive grass but recent DNA testing has shown…

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How To Choose A Pool Cover

Pool Cover

End of the swimming season? Now you need to cover your swimming pool with a pool cover and say a very good-bye to the swimming times. But the biggest problem that accompanies you after the end of the swimming season is how to maintain the swimming pool. The direct answer is ‘use pool covers to…

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How To Use Flower Beds In Landscaping Your Garden

Flower Bed Garden

The loveliness of flowering plants needs little embellishment by description. Certainly every gardener seeks the beauty and color that can be brought to his grounds by a variety of flowers. The proper arrangement of flower beds in your garden and attentive care to them can insure you a continuing bloom of lovely flowers year after…

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Outdoor Wood Furniture, Check The Wood Species Before Purchasing

Outdoor Furniture

Not too long ago, the vast majority of outdoor furniture was all made of teak. Teak has proved to be an ideal lumber species for outdoor furniture, due to its high durability, ease of working with machine tools, its low coefficient of radial and tangential expansion (which reduces potential problems in twisting, or swelling when…

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Selecting A Canopy

Outdoor Canopy

A canopy can add a touch of sophistication as well as provide shelter from the elements. A canopy should provide optimum shade and also be a stylish extension your living space. A canopy can help you create your very own outdoor room. There is a wide choice of colors, styles and models to choose from…

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General Lawn Maintenance Tips

lawn maintenance

So you have owned your property for a number of years now and just realized you have a garden out there to attend to. It is never too late to start caring for you lawn, but special attention must be given if you want to be successful. Lawn care is not just about feeding nutrients,…

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