Category Archives: Yard and Backyard

Care For Bentgrass Planted From Seed

Care For Bentgrass Planted From Seed A beautiful, fine-bladed, tufted grass that takes lots of tender loving care, Bentgrass (Agrostis Spp.) is often included in luxury lawn seed mixes. When you see the rolling lawns of English country estates in the movies or admire those lush golf course putting greens, you're probably looking at bent…
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Organic Lawn Care: Season by Season

A guide on how to care for your lawn without using any harmful chemicals and materials. Organic lawn care is growing in popularity, and when done correctly, you should create a hostile environment for weeds and encourage grass to grow and thicken enough to naturally overpower and discourage weed growth. Spring Organic Lawn Care Remove…
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Perennial Ryegrass

Perennial Ryegrass If you use your lawn for roughhousing and other outdoor activities, Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne) may be the answer to your prayers. A native to Europe, Northern Africa and parts of Asia, this grass is perfect for heavy soils that tend to stay wet after a rain. If you live in a temperate…
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Outdoor Patio Furniture – Types and Materials

Patio furniture has come a long way from the green plastic resin chairs of old. There is a world of choice in the market and many fine pieces of furniture. We can separate the categories into five main types. Traditional wood furniture. Metal patio furniture. Rattan or wicker furniture. Plastic resin furniture. Ceramic or concrete furniture.…
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Small Backyard Ideas Enlarging Your Limited Space

Small Backyard Ideas Enlarging Your Limited Space With just a little forethought and planning, your postage stamp yard can be transformed into an charming hideaway that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. Additionally, though it may be further down the road, if you’re planning on selling your home in the future,…
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Garden Pathway Pebble Mosaic Ideas

Mosaic art stems far back as 4000 years. However it was the Greeks who took the pebble art forming to a higher level, somewhere in the eighth century. Since then the art continues to be created and seen on and around famous buildings, business establishments and the home of many people. In this article we…
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Outdoor Pergolas Home Design Ideas

Outdoor Pergolas Home Design Ideas If you have a home garden or a patio, you know how can this places can enjoyable. Just like you want to recreate your indoor living room, just like that, you may also like to redecorate or revamp the look of your outdoor area, garden and patio. We suggest a…
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Rolling a Lawn – How and When to Do It

Many lawn fans consider taking the time to roll out a grass lawn every spring to be an essential part of proper lawn maintenance. But others consider rolling a lawn unnecessary and even damaging practice. So what is the answer? Is it good to roll a lawn or not? Is it Good to Roll a…
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Fine Fescue Grass for Lawns

Fine Fescue Grass for Lawns The fine fescues are among the most complex groups of turfgrass species, comprising at least five different types. Hard fescue, Chewings fescue, (blue) sheep fescue, creeping red fescue and slender creeping red fescue are the five species or subspecies. Although all are fescues, they differ both in appearance and where…
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How to Install Pavers

How to Install Pavers This process demonstrates how to lay a basic precast paving stone walkway or patio. For large projects, it's important to consult a soils engineer to evaluate whether your soil is prone to abnormal expansion and contraction due to water holding capacity. The most problematic is clay, and to compensate for its…
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Outdoor Kitchen Design

Outdoor Kitchen Design An outdoor kitchen could be a very good choice to enjoy cooking while watching the outdoor nuance. You can also have a kitchen in your patio so that you can serve an outdoor party easily. There are a lot of outdoor kitchen design that you can have. It will help you to…
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Carpet Grass for Lawns

Carpet Grass for Lawns A sturdy, warm season grass, carpet grass (Axonopus fissifolius) is disease- and insect-resistant, fills in quickly and creates a dense, wear-resistant mat. It prefers acidic, well-drained soil and regular watering. Carpet grass is a Gulf Coast, heat-loving native that can't tolerate freezing temperatures. It does well in sun or shade and…
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The Water Garden – Care & Feeding of Pond Fish

Keeping fish is a natural part of having a water garden. In addition to their appeal as pets they are a part of your pond's ecosystem. In order to maintain the health of your fish some basic precautions are necessary. It is important to keep the right amount of fish for the pond size, feed…
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Lawn Mowing Tips – How To Mow a Diamond Grass Pattern

Mowing your yard in a pattern can enhance curb appeal and upgrade your lawn to beautiful. The most common path is to either mow straight lines or mow around the perimeter finishing in the center of the yard. But with a little extra time, you can create diamond pattern in your grass that stand out…
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Green Landscape Techniques

Landscaping adds curb appeal and can boost a home’s value but it also takes its toll on the environment. On a global level, magazine-worthy landscaping efforts require seven billion gallons of water per day and three million tons of fertilizer annually, not to mention the herbicides to control weeds and pesticides to keep roses, peonies,…
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DIY – Building Paths with the Walkmaker

Tools Excavation and site preparation tools QUIKRETE Walkmaker form wheelbarrow or mixing box, shovel level margin trowel or finishing trowel Materials Concrete mix or crack-resistant concrete mix liquid cement color plastic sheeting polymer-modified jointing sand A well-made walkway or garden path not only stands up to years of hard use, it enhances the natural landscape…
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