Garden Design Tips – Organic Fertilizer

Posted on March 30, 2018 By

xwatering-large-garden.jpg.pagespeed.ic.E_iizxStz7I prefer the use of organic fertilizers due to all of its advantages. So what are the different types of organic fertilizers?

There are many and most are easily accessible so you can start gardening organically in no time. But it would be no fun for me to tell you about all of the ways to fertilize organically, so I am going to only tell about the disgusting methods.

When you peel an orange or a banana, don’t throw out the peels or leave them on the ground for someone to slip on because they can be used for compost! This compost serves as an excellent organic fertilizer. Compost protects against pest and diseases, is cost-effective, and helps with habitat restoration efforts.

Other food trimmings can be used in compost as well as yard trimmings, dryer lint, sawdust, and cotton rags among many others including ANIMAL MANURE. You read correctly, animal droppings provide important nutrients and in case you were wondering, human manure is included in this category. Although manure is a rather displeasing way to fertilize your

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Yard Spring Cleaning For You

Posted on March 19, 2018 By

clean_upSpring cleaning is one of the best ways that you can spend time with your family. Imagine having to clean your house all together while talking and catching up with each other. Although this may be such a tedious job for everyone, they still find the time to schedule a spring cleaning just to be able to spend time with their family. If you have always had spring cleaning inside your house, it is time that you also do it outdoors. Your backyard can really look messy and disgusting after the winter and spring is the perfect time to restore the beauty of your yard.

Since this is a big spring cleaning job compared to your home, you can ask your family and friends to give you hand in this. We all know how spring cleaning can really be boring especially when you are doing this on your own. This is why with a lot of company to help you out, you can work as a team and make spring cleaning such an enjoyable task for all of you.

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5 Landscape Design Tips For Beginners

Posted on March 4, 2018 By

5-small-patio-design-tips-1I have recently been working on planning the new design of my front yard. Having previously been a horticulture specialist (in a past life), I knew where to start my research, but maybe others don’t. Here are my tips to designing a yard that not only compliments your home, but is also functional for your needs.

    1. Know your climate. You have to really know the climate you live in: average temperatures during the day and at night, what seasons (if any) does the area experience, how much rainfall does the area receive throughout the year, and does the climate include extreme temperatures (hot or cold, or both). You’ll want to find plants that tolerate the conditions in your specific climate.
    1. Watering. Is there, or will there be, a sprinkler system? Are you willing to go outside and water the yard (plants) every day? If the answer is no to these questions, and there isn’t an abundance of rain year-round, you’ll likely want to go with drought-tolerant plants. You’ll also want to look at

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You Can Have The Most Attractive Yard In Your Neighborhood

Posted on April 6, 2018 By

Many people maintain their yards themselves, but at great cost to their leisure time. Others choose to use a service so that they can have the perfect yard and still have time for fun activities. Of course, if yard work is a special hobby of yours, you might do it yourself. Still, there may be some services you will not choose to do on your own. Certain maintenance chores require special chemicals that you may not wish to handle.

Yard services range from routine mowing and trimming to detailed maintenance such as insect control, weed elimination, and lawn feeding. These are required in order to have a beautiful green carpet of grass. Landscaping is also a service that is often performed. This task usually requires skilled service from professionals who have gone to school to learn certain techniques.

Routine services include, among other things, mowing to keep your grass at a uniform height. Though a young person in the neighborhood might offer to do it for you for a price, they may not always be as meticulous at keeping a uniform height and trimming around trees, flower beds and shrubbery. Also, the pattern that is followed

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Landscaping Design Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

Posted on March 28, 2018 By

First, you do not have to be an expert to have the best landscaping for your yard. Here are some basic landscaping design tips that will allow you to have the best yard, and even the gratification of building it yourself.

These are specifically tips and tricks that will assist you in creating your own landscaping environment even if you cannot do draft drawings. You may still need pencil and paper to assist you with developing your ideas, but overall you can do these with only a measuring tape, yarn, and maybe a few sticks from the yard.

Start your landscaping ideas from the outside and work in, this way you are not running out of space unexpectedly. As you design, consider where people will enter, if you will need or want to keep out children or animals, and what types of plants you will use.

Many people will take and map out sections for trees, if you have not bought the trees yet, remember that miniature trees can still get up to six feet tall, and shade can be more than triple that. In addition, while trees are wonderful pieces for a yard, they

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Basic Landscape Design Tips For Beautiful Lawns And Gardens

Posted on March 27, 2018 By

Landscaping is an art. Like interior design, many people use their lawns to express who they are. A property’s exterior appearance is just as important as it looks inside. The earth is the landscaper’s canvas. Flowers, trees, hard-scaping, and water are the paintbrushes and tools that these artists use to express their individual tastes. Following simple landscaping tips makes it possible for anyone to build their dream garden.

When deciding on a landscape design it is important to take weather into consideration. Planting beautiful flowers in the summer does little good if they will all die in the winter and need to be replanted. Different plant species and types of landscaping will be required depending on where you live. Beautiful gardens and lawns should be as easy to maintain as they are aesthetically pleasing.

Gardens that are brimming with flowers are one of the most popular landscaping designs. Having a garden that is full of color and vibrancy is how most people measure the success of their yards. When planting flowers it is important to layer them in the terrain. If you have three rows of plants make sure that the shortest are in front and

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Tips for Choosing a Landscaping Services Provider

Posted on March 24, 2018 By

Does driving through the country and seeing gorgeously landscaped yards make you long to have time to create a lush landscape of your own? Does meandering through a botanical garden inspire you to go home and try to create an elaborate garden in your own backyard? Perhaps, you are more interested in merely having a view that soothes the mind and has some quiet places to relax and rejuvenate. If any of these scenarios appeal to you, or maybe you have landscaping dreams of your own, but you don’t have time to do it yourself, it is time to call in a professional yard service.

When it comes to having a gorgeous, peaceful, awe-inspiring yard, then hiring a professional is a great option. After all, just because you may not have the time, or perhaps the know-how, to design and maintain a magazine worthy yard, doesn’t mean you can’t still have one! It just means you have to be willing to let someone else do the work. Enter a landscape services provider.

But, how does one select a landscape services provider? You don’t necessarily want to hire the first company that shows up in a Web

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Have a Wonderful Yard in No Time

Posted on March 20, 2018 By

Do you have those neighbors who never take care of their yard? If you do, it can be very annoying and frustrating when their yard is unkempt. When you spend a lot of your time caring for your yard and the house next to you looks awful then it makes you feel like you wasted your time and effort. Yes, schedules obviously get very busy and not everyone has time to keep up with the outside of your home as well as in but it may help to suggest to them a professional landscaper. Landscapers can do the dirty work such as weeding, mow the grass, install a brick patio, plant flower beds, all the things you do not have time to do.

These professionals can add to all of the work that you put into your yard. You have to keep up with the cutting of the grass and the watering of the flowers, but if you really want your yard to look great, hiring a landscaper is the perfect thing to do. Every backyard or front yard has grass and trees, but not everyone has a pond, deck or swimming pool. A good yard service

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How To Start A Livery Yard In The UK

Posted on March 4, 2018 By

If you are in the position of buying or renting a yard, you may be thinking about starting a livery yard. Running a livery yard is a rewarding lifestyle.

Some of the perks are:

  • You’ll be surrounded by fellow horse lovers,
  • Your horse will have the companionship of his four-legged friends,
  • You can take advantage of trade discounts by bulk buying horsey sundries, such as hay, straw and worming medication,
  • Get it right and you will benefit from having a regular income.

Some of the disadvantages are:

  • You’ll be on call 24 hours a day for any horse related emergencies,
  • You’ll be responsible for the welfare of every horse on the yard, whether you own it or not,
  • You will probably have to deal with awkward clients, chase payments and deal with people who may have the opposite opinion to you on every aspect of horse care.

Preparation

Before you embark on your new horsey enterprise, it may be worth brushing up on your knowledge of equine care. Many riding schools across the UK run certificated British Horse Society courses. It’s always nice to be able to pull out a certificate to prove that you know your

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Basic Landscape and Garden Design Tips For New Homeowners

Posted on February 25, 2018 By

A lot goes into moving into a new home. It can be an exciting, exhaustive, and sometimes scary process for not only the new first timer, or for the well-seasoned owner who’s moved more than a few times in their lives. The amount of energy, money, and time spent moving and eventually establishing yourself into your home and your community are well worth the effort- and that includes how you change and establish your outdoor landscape and garden areas.

The property the house sits on deserves the same attention as the house itself, and for many, a lot of pride is taken into making their landscapes and gardens not only their own, but also well-kept and attractive. But starting from nothing or something unattractive, overgrown, or simply something that doesn’t work can be a daunting task.

Here are some basic landscape and garden design tips for the new homeowner and even some execution ideas for the sake of organization.

Please note: Before you begin any changes in your landscape, make sure you’re aware of existing HOA bylaws or covenants in your neighborhood.

Start Living the Space First

I always recommend that new homeowners

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