Starting Your Own Subsistence Vegetable Garden: Three Things To Know


Gardening is an enjoyable hobby, but you can take your green thumb to the next level by starting your own subsistence garden in your back yard. This will allow you to grow all the vegetables you serve to your family each day, but you'll need to learn how to handle each vegetable to ensure it grows properly. Here are just some of the many things you'll need to know to have a diverse and successful vegetable garden.

7 November 2016

Tips For Transporting And Installing Sod


Using sod to plant a new lawn is the quickest way to ensure even and lush grass coverage. Picking up the sod directly from the sod farm means you can get it soon after it is cut and put it down the same day, which is the best way to encourage healthy growth and minimal dieback. The following tips will help you transport and begin the installation of the sod properly.

19 August 2016

3 Alternatives To Brick That You Can Use To Make A Garden Path


If you are looking to make a garden path, but don't want to go through the trouble of laying down brick, then you have many options. Below is a list of three materials that you can use that are all easy to lay down. They are loose, and don't require you to set them in mortar or run grout lines like brick or pavers do. Here is a brief description of each material, along with the benefits and the drawbacks of each.

24 May 2016

Unique Things To Do With Your Outdoor Pottery


If you have a lot of outdoor pottery that you do not know what to do with, or plan on buying a lot of it, then you need to start looking at some unique ideas. Check out the following suggestions to make sure that you are going to get the best use out of all of the pottery in your yard. Homemade Birdbath Shallow and wide pieces of outdoor pottery can be used as a custom birdbath.

18 November 2015

Factors To Consider When Purchasing A Mature Tree


If you want larger trees in your yard that will provide you with shade coverage and that will increase the beauty of your landscape, you should look into purchasing mature trees instead of saplings. Here are a few factors to consider when looking for and purchasing a mature tree for your house. Pick The Leader Of The Pack The first thing you need to do is look at all the trees carefully that the nursery is selling.

3 September 2015

Three Tips for First-Time Betta Fish Owners


The Siamese fighting fish--the little creature that you probably know as the betta fish--is native to the fresh waters of southeastern Asia. Male betta fish, both in captivity and in the wild, are well-known for their territorial nature, and will fight other males to the death.  Even though Siamese fighting fish have been kept in captivity for centuries, your pet betta fish still possesses the same basic needs as its wild brethren.

20 August 2015

A Homeowner's Resource For Planting Grass Seed


The great feeling of seeing a beautiful, lush lawn grow makes the hard work you put into it well worth it. Because of this, you should be proactive about seeding and caring for your lawn so that you can reap the benefits over the years. Learning to seed your lawn will take some strategy and experience. Some quality tips for seeding the lawn are explained below, so read on and use these strategies to get a resplendent, green, glorious lawn.

6 August 2015