"Although concrete resurfacing can be performed with satisfactory results as a do-it-yourself project, you are well-advised to hire a professional contractor for the job for several reasons. A professional contractor has the necessary tools and techniques for the job, not to mention that he can
Designing a bar for a new or existing pool deck adds entertainment space to your outdoor landscape. An outdoor bar reduces foot traffic throughout your home when you're having a party and guests who don't swim won't feel like the odd man out if there's an area dedicated to adult pastimes. Commonly u
Hypertufa is a mixture of Portland cement, sand and peat moss used as an artificial rock. It has been around since the 1800s as a lightweight alternative to stone or concrete. It was first used as a substitute for natural volcanic rock called tufa, which was used to make planting troughs. Tufa is no
If you want to install balusters yourself on a stair rail, you must first learn how to calculate the measurements for even spacing. This way, you end up with a result that would tell you how many balusters you need and how far apart to space them from each other. The even spacing makes the balusters
GeraniumsDick Luria/Valueline/Getty ImagesKeep geraniums alive from year to year by overwintering them indoors. Before the first hard frost bring potted plants indoors, take cuttings to cultivate over the winter months or dig and store bare roots for transplant in the spring. With a...
I know that the idea of patio furniture clearance doesn't give anyone romantic and fuzzy feelings, but hear me out You've just bought a new home and it has an awesome patio. You're already imagining the many long days sitting on your patio and enjoying the sunrays on your face, the ge
When hiring a landscape contractor, It's not a good idea to completely trust the word of any single source and especially the companies who provide a list of pre-screened and pre-qualified contractors. Do your own homework.
Learn how you can save money now and headaches later by planning your landscape well right from the start. Find out how your climate and plant choice affect how your home landscape plan turns out and what you can do to design the landscape that suits your home best.
You can prepare food on a Weber charcoal grill any time of the year. The Weber engineers have formulated a few specific techniques for you to use when you cook on your charcoal grill. These helpful tips will improve the overall quality and flavor of almost any food item you prepare. Use these sugges
AstroTurf (which is what artificial turf is often generically called, but is a trademarked name) has received a bad rap over the years since its 1965 invention. Athletes have complained about getting injured on the surface, fans have complained about its aesthetics and many stadiums that once had ar
Autumn, with its crisp, cool weather and brilliant foliage, provides endless inspiration for decorating the yard. Yard decorations can be made from collected leaves, seasonal gourds, pumpkins and homemade craft items.
Purple fountain grass is a mound-forming, densely tufted perennial that is often grown as an annual. Purple fountain grass grows 3 to 4 feet tall and bears upright leaves with pink to purple plumes. Problems with purple fountain grass stem from its aggressive growth.
Florida has concerns with preserving birds and other wildlife for future generations. As a result, bird feeding is strictly regulated to protect endangered species by preventing dependency on humans for survival.
Outdoor fireplaces are now becoming more appealing in terms of ornamentation and popularity. Homeowners are now putting much more effort in the decoration of their outdoor living facilities, just as they surely did with inside their house.
Most people are looking for solutions to save money. That is why solar light driveways become more popular.
Established zoysia grass generally requires only minimal fertilization. Over-fertilization or untimely applications of fertilizer potentially can harm zoysia and lead to its decline. A soil analysis will give definitive results as to its specific needs, but usually one to two applications annually i
This article is about how to select the right people to do your landscaping work. The list includes, looking at online reviews of the company, checking the local newspaper for companies, asking friends and neighbors for company recommendations, and finally selecting a few companies to come out and g
Push lawn mowers use an engine to spin the cutting blades. Just like a car engine, a mower engine needs oil to prevent it from overheating and blowing up. Using the correct oil is essential to the engine's performance because if the wrong kind is put in, it will cause as many problems as it would if
Seeding a lawn is easier with a few simple hints.grass image by Brett Bouwer from Fotolia.comSeeding a lawn is a somewhat difficult process that requires a lot of time, patience and care. Many people do not wish to wait for 2 or 3 years while the seeds establish themselves. However, the...
Planning your water garden is important. Learn the important points to keep in mind while you're planning.