Landscaping & Garden & Landscape : Home & Garden
Topsoil, mulch and compost are key ingredients to turning depleted, lifeless soil found around so many homes and fields into healthy, microbial-rich soil. Conserve topsoil, spread mulch (or allow garden debris to form its own layer of mulch) and turn organic waste into food for your garden by compos
With the concrete jungle expanding its boundaries to unlimited extents, our living spaces are becoming completely devoid of any greenery. And when you live in an apartment, wedged in between buildings, probably the only space ...
While every homeowner works hard to maintain a green lawn that is pleasing to the eye, an occasional bare spot or two can create a bit of a panic. These bare spots must be tended to immediately to prevent them from growing bigger, causing erosion problems and then requiring the skill and expertise o
From steaks to vegetables, food prepared on a grill can be a delight. Kitchen specialty shops are loaded with accessories for cookouts, including grilling pans in all shapes and sizes that can be quite expensive. Rather than spend your hard-earned dollars on a manufactured grilling pan, create your
A DIY floating ecosystem is a small man-made island made of recycled plastic or foam containers in a netting tube. Unlike natural islands, these versions float on the water's surface. Based on the biological structure of wetlands, they provide habitats for birds and fish and remove pollutants from
If you live where the summer is hot, your outdoor patio is probably underutilized. Cool things off with an outdoor patio canopy that provides protection from the sun. Not only is an outdoor canopy practical, but it also adds interest and effect. You can purchase an outdoor canopy at a number of reta
An above ground pool can be a great place to cool off during a hot summer afternoon. Above ground pools have many advantages. Compared to an inground pool, above ground pools are far less expensive to purchase, can be easily removed off site if you change your mind later and can be used in small bac
Monocotyledon and dicotyledon are the major taxonomic classes for distinguishing flowering plants. Plants in these classes differ in their seeds, leaves, flowers, roots and vascular tissue. However, flowering plants in one class may have some characteristics of the other class -- and some flowering
Controlling weeds can be an exceptionally frustrating headache for any home owner. With the plethora of the different lawn fertilizers and weed controls on the market it can be extremely costly for the home owner to attempt to treat their own lawn. Rather than trying brand after brand of weed contro
Gate automation is becoming increasingly popular across the country, due to its highly beneficial convenience and security aspects. With technology developing and becoming easily accessible, more and more people are opting for expensive and cutting edge advancements, all of which are stored within t
Murray Walk-Behind lawn mowers are dependable, reasonably priced and offer a variety of features that will meet the needs of most homeowners. One feature that a lot of users like is the optional mulcher plate available on select models. Mulching cuts the grass much finer than regular mowing, which a
Pressure washing wood can add value to a deck.Deck de madeira image by CarlosNeto from Fotolia.comUnder $75 a DayPressure washing equipment can be rented for around $40 to $75 per day, according to CostOwl.com. Renting equipment for the day means paying less than having a handyman do it....
Drip irrigation isn't just for farmers. Gardeners can build their own micro-drip irrigation systems to water indoor herb gardens or just to make sure the houseplants get enough water. This system is simple, adaptable and very inexpensive to set up. It can also be used with plants that grow in soil o
The addition of a gazebo, a free-standing or attached outdoor structure often found in gardens and parks, can liven up any residence or outdoor area of choice. These gazebos are typically rounded or octagonal in design and can be anything from simple to complex to build.
Wood is a traditional siding material.Weathered Red shingle siding on the side of a barn image by Jim Mills from Fotolia.comSiding has been used as an outdoor covering for homes for hundreds of years, according to Ask the Builder. While wood siding provides a timeless look, siding made...
Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of garbage you send to the landfill, and while some may imagine compost bins must be messy and smelly, nothing could be further from the truth--especially if you do worm composting, also called vermicomposting. Although you can be assured a worm compost
Not all decks require railings but you may want to build one for either safety or aesthetic reasons. You have a wide variety of materials from which to choose. You can also select from among many different railing styles, depending on your needs and personal preferences. Building a deck railing is