Category Archives: Yard and Backyard

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas and Tips

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas The builder's bit of lawn, two trees, and few foundation shrubs fall far short of the existing possibilities. Streetscaping is an excellent investment in both present enjoyment and future value. A pleasant view from the street gives a sense of individual pride and accomplishment. And it adds greatly to your property's…
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Pool Supplies – Swimming Pool Maintenance

One of the best investments that you can make in your home is adding a swimming pool in the backyard. A pool is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. It is also a place where family and friends gather to have a good time. If you are planning to put…
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DIY – How to Build a Pergola

Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it defines an outdoor space without constraining it. It's a unique architectural blend that places you both inside and…
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Fantastic Backyard Fences

Fences are the poor man's wall: they might not prevent someone from trespassing, but they'll certainly imply that you would rather that they didn't. Or as Robert Frost put it in his poem, “Mending Wall,” "Good fences make good neighbors." But does that mean you can become a better neighbor by making a better fence?…
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Centipede Grass

Centipede Grass If you're looking for a low-maintenance lawn that adjusts well to poor soil, consider using centipede grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides). entipede Grass is a low, medium textured, slow growing, but aggressive grass that can produce a dense, attractive, weed-free turf. It is more shade tolerant than bermudagrass but less shade tolerant than St. Augustine…
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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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