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Are Lawn Chemicals Bad for Birds?

Are Lawn Chemicals Bad for Birds?

Having a well-maintained, green lawn is often seen as a vital component of a home's curb appeal. If that green lawn was achieved through the use of chemicals, however, it could be deadly for birds. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, over 7 million birds die each year from chemical exposure......[Read More]
What to Plant Along a Garden Walkway

What to Plant Along a Garden Walkway

Stark, plain walkways have little to no curb appeal or interest and often leave visitors unimpressed. Conversely, plantings along each side of a garden walkway blend it into the landscape and warm up the atmosphere. A well-thought-out combination of plants brings the personality of the owner to the ......[Read More]
How to Make Actively Aerated Compost at Home

How to Make Actively Aerated Compost at Home

Getting natural, it's all the rage. And making your own compost right at home should give any greenie something to smile about. Soil has naturally occurring bacteria that break down organic waste such as leaves and vegetables, to create rich compost. Soils around the country vary greatly, from thick......[Read More]
Alabama Landscape Plants

Alabama Landscape Plants

Spice up the Alabama landscape with colorful native plants. Alabama is in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness zones 7a to 8b. It has annual average winter temperatures ranging from 0 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit in the north and as high as 20 degrees F in the south. With warm to hot.........[Read More]
How to Make My Patio Cute With Old Things

How to Make My Patio Cute With Old Things

You can add a quaint and fabulously shabby chic look to your patio through using old items you find at a flea market, garage sale or even a dumpster. Vintage items fit an outdoor patio theme well, especially if old and weathered. They don't require painting and look better with age. Best of all, you......[Read More]
What Are the Different Types of Scaffolding Used For?

What Are the Different Types of Scaffolding Used For?

A variety of home improvement, renovation and construction projects necessitate the use of scaffolding. Space, location, height requirements and other details determine which type is best for any given task. Scaffolding consists of sturdy frame structures in various configurations and is sometimes f......[Read More]
How to Choose the Right Grass Seed for Your Lawn

How to Choose the Right Grass Seed for Your Lawn

It's easy to admire a rich, luxurious grass on a favorite golf course or in a park, perhaps, but it may be difficult to grow that same type of grass in your yard. Learn how to choose the right grass seed for your lawn based on upkeep, region and general good looks. Choosing the wrong grass will yiel......[Read More]
How to Lay Sod in the Shade

How to Lay Sod in the Shade

Choosing the proper type of sod is one of the most important first steps to successfully growing grass in shade. Grass types such as bahia cannot survive shady environments. However, shade-tolerant sod varieties such as St. Augustine, zoysia, fescue and bentgrass establish in areas that receive as l......[Read More]
Home Landscaping Plants

Home Landscaping Plants

Flowering trees are among the most popular landscaping plants.flowering of japanese cherry tree (sakura) image by Petro Feketa from Fotolia.comSuccessful landscaping involves selecting from a wide variety of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and groundcovers according to the local.........[Read More]
How to Plant Thuja

How to Plant Thuja

The thuja, often nicknamed "Green Giant," is a hardy, fast-growing evergreen. Frequently used for hedges, the thuja can grow up to 60 feet tall, but is usually pruned to a smaller height. Its glossy green color, fast growth and resistance to pests and diseases make it a popular choice for both profe......[Read More]
How to Make Your Own Patio Sunshade Awning for Cheap

How to Make Your Own Patio Sunshade Awning for Cheap

You can make your own patio sunshade awning, also known as sun sail, and create a shady resort-like feel in your back yard.......[Read More]
Shredded Tire Mulch Safety

Shredded Tire Mulch Safety

Shredded tires have been used as mulch by some gardeners, but research has shown the material is not suitable and may have toxic effects on plants, according to Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI).......[Read More]
How to Design with Wire Mesh

How to Design with Wire Mesh

Wire mesh is available in three general forms: chicken wire, welded mesh and hardware cloth. Chicken wire has a hexagonal pattern with a twisted side at the top and bottom of each hexagon. Welded mesh is formed from straight lengths of wire that are welded together--not woven--to form a net. And har......[Read More]
Homemade Fences

Homemade Fences

Homemade fences generally give off a more quaint or rustic feeling that sometimes works better with the exterior of the home than a perfectly put together manufactured fence. There are numerous ways to go about making your own fence depending on the types of supplies at your disposal, but there are ......[Read More]
Landscaping For Access Areas

Landscaping For Access Areas

Walkways, privacy hedges, shrubs, border gardens, edging, fencing, trellises, screens, and railings are just a few ways to guide traffic to and through your access areas? Want more ideas? Read on.......[Read More]
Commercial Snow Removal Equipment

Commercial Snow Removal Equipment

Some winter seasons are pleasant and mild while others can be cold, harsh and overall difficult to deal with, especially when having to shovel snow from a property. Most people choose to hire commercial snow removal professionals to take care of the work since they are experts in the field, offer a ......[Read More]
Can your Lawn Service Provide Landscaping?

Can your Lawn Service Provide Landscaping?

Though not all lawn service companies provide landscaping, this one does. Landscaping is a major role in the yard services provided. The designers are eager to work with new customers and help them achieve their ... ......[Read More]
DIY: Patio Cover Design

DIY: Patio Cover Design

Whether you are seeking shelter from a storm or protection from the sun, patio covers can help make your outdoor living space more pleasant and usable. Consider three main cover types: retractable, permanent pergola, and permanent roofed. Retractable covers are canvas or vinyl sheets mounted to a sp......[Read More]
The Best Looking Trees for a House

The Best Looking Trees for a House

When considering what trees will look best around your house, you need to consider several facts first. Since trees will keep growing until they die, you need to consider the location and size of the tree. For instance, it would not be wise to plant a very large tree with a huge spreading.........[Read More]
How to Design a Deck or Patio

How to Design a Deck or Patio

Solid structures give a garden a sense of both practicality and permanence.Whether you choose a deck or a patio depends on your site andyour style. A deck is ideal if your yard is sloped or has poor drainage;it provides a solid, level surface above uneven or soggy soil. A patio, in......[Read More]