A well-made, preserved deck can be a source of much enjoyment for homeowners and their family and guests. Decks serve as a place of gathering for entertaining good friends and taking pleasure in eating with family. In order to enhance the beauty of the deck and to protect it from the...
The jets on a lawnmower carburetor control the amount of fuel mixing with air inside the carburetor. When these jets are opened or closed the fuel either increases or decrease, and this sets the engine's operating speeds. These adjustments will help an old lawnmower carburetor perform better. Howev
Hackberry trees (Celtis occidentalis) belong to the elm family. They commonly grow across the Great Plains and in the Eastern United States. While hackberry trees grow well in bottomlands and tolerate occasional flooding, they also tolerate very dry conditions and compacted soils, making them a good
Pea gravel has gained its name because it is comprised of small, round stones that resemble peas. The gravel comes in many colors, which allows the user to select pea gravel that matches the outdoor landscape. The gravel is generally used to create pathways in a yard; however, it is also used for ga
Just like the way to a man's heart is through his stomach--the way to a healthy lawn is proper cutting (not adding a bunch of chemicals and fertilizers as some people seem to think). A properly cut and maintained lawn will grow green and healthy, without weeds and crab grass and be something you wil
Outdoor living areas, such as a deck or patio, are an extended part of a person's home environment. Both decks and patios can provide fresh air, sunshine, and an entertaining area for families and their guests. However, decks and patios are structurally different.
Winter season is at its peak in most parts of the world. This season usually does not let people to spend time in their gardens or backyards. People are bound to stay inside their homes, ...
Fiberglass is a lightweight material that provides a barrier against sun, wind and rain, making it perfect for a deck cover. Unfortunately, the lightweight properties that make this material so attractive to builders can be easily damaged by impact from even a lightweight projectile hurled by the wi
Building a real wood fire pit can be a relatively easy task if you follow these simple instructions. With a little sweat equity, you can be roasting marshmallows and cooking hot dogs over the open flame that very same evening.
Grubs are the larval form of several different species of scarab beetles. A grub infestation often produces dead brown or yellow patches in a lawn and affects gardens as well. Grubs damage plants by feeding on the roots, which causes the plant to wither and die.
Now that you have spent the time and money investing in landscaping the yard, how do you keep it looking healthy and beautiful? Here are a few tips you can use to help keep your yard looking beautiful.
Palms are one of the most commonly kept houseplants round the globe. Most palm trees doesn't require much care except from a few basic things. Here are care tips for some famous palm trees: Ponytail palm A beautiful Palm that is native to the semi-desert areas of Mexico.
In an automated irrigation system, the controller opens and closes one valve at a time by sending power to the valve through a pair of wires. The valve sends water from the main trunk line to a group of sprinklers. The valve and its group of sprinklers are called a zone. The point of connection is w
Dyeing your own hair is much more cost-effective than visiting a salon, but it comes with its own complications. Commercial hair dyes tend to drip and easily stain the skin, leaving unsightly streaks and spots on your scalp and hairline. Taking steps to prevent stains in the first place is simple, b
As environmental awareness grows waterfront property owners are becoming more educated on the effects of erosion, as it has a direct implication on the value of the property. Seawalls are intended to provide shoreline defense to reduce the effects of strong waves, while preserving property retention
Grapevines are some of the most popular garden crops in the world, in both home plantings and commercial growing situations. These plants need long, frost-free seasons but can grow throughout most of the country if gardeners choose the right variety. Grapevines always require quick drainage and acce
Natural or earthy porch colors work well on a variety of homes.Don Farrall/Photodisc/Getty ImagesPorch color is an important choice to make for the overall appearance of your home and for curb appeal. An inviting porch color welcomes people to you house, while unattractive porch colors...
Backyard walkways serve as a focal point to the landscape and help direct traffic to areas around the garden. They connect areas together to create an inviting space to meander through and admire what flowers and plants are in season. When designing the backyard walkway, consider the style of the ga
Bermuda grass does not actually come from Bermuda, but from Africa. The grass is a warm-season grass that grows well in the southern part of the United States. Because Bermuda grass will hold up well under heavy foot traffic and adapts to a wide range of soils, it is frequently used in sport turf. T