Plants require plenty of water and sunshine for photosynthesis, but too much sun and not enough water can spell disaster for your garden. The sun can scorch their leaves if they are not adequately hydrated and in some cases, shaded. This can lead to plant stress, which leaves them vulnerable to pests and disease, and their leaves less able to produce nutrients. Protecting your garden from the various things that can hurt them can be a full-time job, but you can reduce you work by installing a do-it-yourself irrigation system.
14 June 2017
Mulch offers many benefits to gardens by providing them with good moisture retention and also gives flower beds and landscaping a nice appearance. You can find mulch at most home improvement or lawn and garden stores where it's typically made of shredded rubber or wood and chemically treated with different colors to give you a variety of options for your garden. If you'd rather use all natural mulch, there are lots of great materials you can utilize that can be found and harvested outside, cost less, and will be less harmful to your plants and the soil.
6 May 2016
The garden or lawn is no place to waste water, even if you don't live in an area plagued by drought. Proper irrigation does more than just save water. Avoiding water overuse ensures the ground doesn't become so wet that root rot becomes a concern. Wet foliage can also be more prone to plant disease. The following tips will help you irrigate properly for plant health and make the most of the water you do use.
6 April 2016
Hosting a spring wedding in your backyard can be a great way to save money compared to renting out a venue and will give your wedding a personal look that you, your partner, and your guests should all enjoy. Before the date of your wedding arrives, however, it's a good idea to look into what kinds of projects you can tackle in your backyard to make it the perfect location for your wedding.
8 March 2016
Getting a shade structure installed in your backyard can be a great way to provide some much-needed escape from the sun during the warmer months of the year. While a shade structure, such as a canopy or awning, can be beneficial for protecting your skin and creating a good space for entertaining guests, it may not fit in with the rest of your landscaping. If you want your shade structure to look like a natural addition to the rest of your yard, consider the following tips.
3 February 2016
Getting out of the garage can be a time-consuming activity if you do not make any preparations to get rid of snow, especially if you need to move your car early in the morning for work or school. While you cannot control the weather and how much snow you receive, you can put in some effort to get your driveway and the surrounding area prepared for the downfall of snow.
2 November 2015
When you move into a new home, it's important for you to make sure that your lawn looks good in order to foster goodwill from your neighbors and raise the property value of the home that you just purchased. You might decide that you need to install an irrigation system outside your house. It often seems cheaper to do the installation yourself, since all you have to pay for is parts.
29 June 2015