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What Is the Cost of Owning a Swimming Pool?

What Is the Cost of Owning a Swimming Pool?

Installing a swimming pool for your home is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Beyond the initial cost, expenses for maintenance and upkeep of the pool will recur regularly. You should expect to continue to spend money on your pool for as long as you use it.......[Read More]
DIY Pea Trellis

DIY Pea Trellis

Garden peas are shelled and eaten raw for a healthy treat, or the entire pod is cooked and eaten as a table vegetable. Garden peas are a hardy annual planted in early spring when the ground temperature ranges from 40 degrees Fahrenheit to 75 degrees. A trellis of the appropriate height protects this......[Read More]
The Outdoor Fireplace

The Outdoor Fireplace

With advancements in technology, everything becomes possible while some thing come full circle. While technology once seemed to be making the fireplace obsolete, fireplaces are now making a comeback with people desiring the grace and elegance they bring to a home. Furthermore, new technologies even ......[Read More]
How to Plant a Little Seed

How to Plant a Little Seed

Certain orchids from the tropical rain forests produce the tiniest seeds in the world, barely visible to the human eye. Although most vegetable and flower seeds are significantly larger than this, they certainly don't seem very big when you are trying to space them as efficiently as possible. For li......[Read More]
Outdoor Fountains - A Great Way To Landscape Your Garden

Outdoor Fountains - A Great Way To Landscape Your Garden

You will see that the outdoor fountains are very different from their indoor counterparts because they are more durable and long lasting. These days outdoor accessories that work with the help of solar power have also been launched in the market. During the summer and spring months, you would truly ......[Read More]
How to Remove a Briggs & Stratton PTO

How to Remove a Briggs & Stratton PTO

The PTO shaft on your Briggs & Stratton engine is the main component of the engine that rotates while the engine is running. The PTO shaft extends from the base of the engine where it has a pulley or blade attached to it, to the top of the engine where the flywheel is bolted onto it. If the PTO shaf......[Read More]
How Much Grass Seed Would I Need to Overseed an Area of 300 Square Yards?

How Much Grass Seed Would I Need to Overseed an Area of 300 Square Yards?

Overseeding your lawn provides necessary reinforcements to a damaged or thinning yard. Overseeding adds grass seed to the soil to replenish grass that was lost or damaged from traffic, sun or drought. Small areas of concern can be seeded by hand while a yard spanning 300 square yards will be better ......[Read More]
How to Draw Yard Dimensions for Landscaping

How to Draw Yard Dimensions for Landscaping

A beautifully landscaped yard adds to the home's overall value. As with building a dream house, landscaping involves a carefully laid out plan that serves as a guide to follow, whether you are performing the work yourself or handing the plan over to a licensed contractor. Drawing up the dimensions o......[Read More]
A Glance at Garden Tables

A Glance at Garden Tables

Garden tables are at the center of your outdoor living. They must be sturdy, good looking, and long lasting. What kind will you buy this year?......[Read More]
Grub Control & New Grass Seed

Grub Control & New Grass Seed

A grub is the middle phase between the egg and fully grown Japanese and Scarab beetles. They eat near the surface of the ground, and damage the roots of your grass. If your lawn has grubs, you will have brown patches of dying grass in your yard. Pull them up, and if you find whitish, C-shaped worms,......[Read More]
Tips For Finding The Best Swimming Pool Construction Company

Tips For Finding The Best Swimming Pool Construction Company

Swimming pools are among the most common recreational facilities in residential or commercial premises. Whether you want to build a pool for business or domestic purposes, it is always good to outsource this task to ... ......[Read More]
Installing Fluorescent Lights

Installing Fluorescent Lights

Fluorescent lights have enjoyed an increase in popularity recently with good reason -- they use less power and provide the same amount of light as incandescents. Fluorescent lights provide light without the creation of heat, and are thus more energy efficient. They generally last longer as well, but......[Read More]
Substance to Kill Mimosa Tree Roots

Substance to Kill Mimosa Tree Roots

Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) is a small tree distinguished by its soft, silky flowers and ferny foliage that lend an exotic flavor wherever it grows. A prolific seeder, mimosa often shows up where it's not wanted. So vigorous, in fact, is mimosa, that even after cutting it down, it usually sprouts n......[Read More]
Hillside Landscaping Ideas

Hillside Landscaping Ideas

Hillside landscapes are one of the largest challenges a property owner can face. Designing the landscape to look beautiful while controlling erosion and drainage can be one of the hardest things to do - and one of the most expensive. Here is the best way to manage this common problem.........[Read More]
Cedar Vs. Redwood for Fencing

Cedar Vs. Redwood for Fencing

Cedar and redwood are two popular materials used for fencing. They are harvested from the cedar tree, which grows across much of the northeastern U.S. and Canada, and the redwood tree, which is found primarily on the west coast. Both of these woods have natural features that make them particularly w......[Read More]
How to Make Clothes Dry Faster Without a Dryer

How to Make Clothes Dry Faster Without a Dryer

A clothes dryer is often used for drying clothes because it is convenient -- all you have to do is transfer the clothes from your washing machine to the dryer and turn it on. However, dryers have some disadvantages: they use electricity and the tumbling action and intense heat can take a toll on som......[Read More]
How to Dry Laundry on a Clothesline

How to Dry Laundry on a Clothesline

Save money and be green by drying your laundry on a clothesline. Retractable clotheslines and umbrella clotheslines are both easy to purchase and install.......[Read More]
How to Find Rates for Plowing

How to Find Rates for Plowing

Snow can accumulate in your driveway in the winter. This holds especially true for northern states that experience heavy snowfalls. In these situations, you can have difficultly moving your vehicle out of the driveway or even walking to your mailbox. As such, you should hire a plowing service to com......[Read More]
About Aerating a Lawn

About Aerating a Lawn

Lawn aeration is an important step in proper lawn maintenance. The basic aerating process, which is generally done with a specialized piece of equipment called a lawn aerator, yields many benefits and will usually improve the grass quality. Despite this fact, many lawns are aerated infrequently, i......[Read More]
How to Make a Post Look Like Stone With a Wire Cage

How to Make a Post Look Like Stone With a Wire Cage

A wooden or metal post can be transformed into a decorative stone column with the help of chicken wire, which can be used as an armature framework or wire cage. Chicken wire is inexpensive and sold by the roll at hardware stores. Small stones known as pea pebbles -- a version of pea gravel with roun......[Read More]