January 29, 2007

Landscape Garden Tools: Home Landscape Garden Ideas,

 

 

Improve the curb appeal of your home, townhouse, or condo,
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An Easy Guide to Vinyl Fencing
28 Jan 2007 at 5:47pm
There are many different vinyl fence manufacturers in the United States. So, if you are in the market for vinyl fencing you will want to know what to look for, what price to expect, and all the details about vinyl fences in order to ensure you get the very best deal possible.

The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Fencing
28 Jan 2007 at 5:46pm
Robert Frost said, "Good fences make good neighbors," and he was right. But, he didn't specify between wood fences and vinyl fences so how are people supposed to know what to go with? Basically, vinyl fencing is an outstanding option and if Frost had it to do all over again he might say that good vinyl fences make good neighbors. However, even though vinyl fences are outstanding they do have some drawbacks as well. So, the pros and cons of vinyl fencing will be discussed to give you an idea of whether vinyl fencing is for you.

How to Plan an Herb Garden
28 Jan 2007 at 6:50am
An herb garden can bring a person a lot of pleasure because there's so many things that can be done with herbs such as herbal crafts, herbal teas and herbal seasonings. On top of this, you get to care and tend for the plants which, if this is all you do, is enough reason to grow an herb garden. Seeing how the herbs mingle together and enjoying their fragrance are other benefits.

Brick Pavers a Great Way to Revitalize an Outdoor Space
27 Jan 2007 at 8:12pm
Brick Pavers are becoming more and more prevalent in the rehab of worn down outdoor
surfaces. Pavers are probably the most versatile, least costly, and easy to install
solution that is offered today. In addition to their convenience they also provide
an upscale look even for the most moderate budgets.

Outdoor Lighting Can Transform Your Garden Into A Magical Nightscape
27 Jan 2007 at 7:34pm
With efficient an outdoor lighting fixture, you can transform your garden into a magical nightscape, giving extra depth and dimension with the play of light and shadow over the grounds.

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January 22, 2007

Landscape Garden Tools: Home Landscape Garden Ideas,

Improve the curb appeal of your home, townhouse, or condo,
Makeover tips, tweaks, and trade secrets that increase the selling price of your home!

Choosing and Caring for Outdoor Wood Furniture
21 Jan 2007 at 8:14pm
There is a wide variety of materials that are made to be used outdoors, including plastic, metal, wicker and other synthetic materials. With all of the other options for outdoor furniture, the reasons of why one should use wood should be carefully examined before you buy furniture for your outdoor oasis.

A Lot Of People Prefer Artificial Flowers For Good Reason
21 Jan 2007 at 7:39pm
Some people prefer artificial flowers because there is no special care to be taken with them except maybe a little dusting and they last for a very long time. Even though some of the artificial flowers today cost a lot of money it is worth it, because once you have purchased it you have it for a very long time.

Organic Gardening with Compost - Using Compost for a Naturally Healthy Lawn a…
21 Jan 2007 at 7:22pm
Is your landscape suffering from drought, weeds, insects or disease? Compost can help solve your problems safely and naturally.

The Most Important Components for Your Deck Rail Plans
21 Jan 2007 at 10:26am
Deck Railing components are really important when it comes to designing and putting together the perfect deck for your garden. There is a large variety to choose from and they really can make all of the difference to the overall look of the deck railings.

How Landscaping Your Garden with Rocks Could Help You
21 Jan 2007 at 8:18am
Using rocks as part of your landscaping can really help to make the garden look natural and serene. They do not require any looking after and they are not complicated to use in any way either.

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January 19, 2007

Lawn Dethatching

dethaching your lawnLawn Dethatching is often confused with lawn aeration but the processes are two completely different lawn maintenance procedures. Both will help with keeping your lawn looking lush and beautiful though. Lawn thatch is a layer of clippings, debris, leaves, grass stems and roots that settles onto the ground. For lawns that are regularly raked and cared for, not much thatch will accumulate and the rest will eventually decompose. But for lawns that see excessive amounts of thatch, for lawns that are not properly cared for or for lawns that have never been aerated, lawn dethatching may be necessary.

What is Dethatching

Dethatching the lawn is simply removing the thatch that has built up over time. To know whether or not your lawn needs dethatching, simply observe the lawn to see if is has stopped responding or slowed down responding to fertilizers and waterings. You may even notice that no matter what you try, your lawn just doesn’t have the same lush look it had in years past. This means that the proper nutrients aren’t getting into the soil because the thatch is too heavy and won’t allow air and water to penetrate the soil.

If this seems to be the case, then you may need to dethatch your lawn. Keep in mind that not everyone needs to go about lawn dethatching. Some gardeners can instead simply aerate their lawn or do regular maintenance of picking up grass and leaf clippings. Eventually, though, almost everyone will have to do some type of lawn dethatching, but there really is no routine that each lawn needs. The major reason that each lawn is different is simply because some thatch is good for providing nutrients for the soil, as well as protection from sunlight and excessive rain, usually up to ½ an inch of thatch.

The best time to dethatch a lawn is in the spring. It is best not to try and dethatch a lawn in the fall or winter months because more debris will collect during those months and will simply negate the lawn dethatching process. It is also best not to go about lawn dethatching in the hot summer months when there may be a drought, heat wave or a chance that the lawn will not be able to get the proper water nutrients it needs to recover from a harsh dethatching process.

Power Dethatching

Power dethatching machines can be rented from a lawn and garden store or landscaping company. These machines will help to “rake” up the debris and thatch that has covered the lawn. Dethatching machines are really only necessary for yards that are close to an acre or more in size. If you have a normal sized yard, you can simply go about manually dethatching with a leaf rake or a specialty dethatching rake. Although a power dethatching machine may be less time consuming, it tends to be a little more stressful on the lawn and should definitely only be done when the weather is cool and there will be plenty of opportunity for rain to replenish the thatched areas, usually in the early spring months.

Also keep in mind that you may need to power dethatch if you have more than an inch or an inch and a half of thatch covering most parts of the yard. It would be difficult to manually thatch with any more coverage than this. If you are using a thatching or yard rake, then it is important to make sure all of the thatch is picked up from the yard once you have compiled it into one area of the lawn.

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