Landscaping & Garden & Landscape : Home & Garden
Wood fences require protection because they are exposed to sun, rain and wind. These elements cause rot and corrosion over time. A stain protects the wood and extends the fence's life. Staining a fence is a simple task that anyone with basic home improvement skills will complete in about a weekend.
A fire pit in the backyard allows you a space to enjoy a natural element. However, this has to be done properly, or you risk lighting an uncontrolled fire. Fire pits need to be buried in the ground with a high wall and a nonflammable surface, such as gravel, below it. This helps contain the fire eve
Potted grasses are used as decoration in and outside the home as a way to add a little natural color or addition to your overall style. Since they are grasses, care for the potted plants is fairly basic, allowing you time to simply enjoy them and your home or outdoor area. You need only a few basic
Choose a charcoal grill type that best suits your lifestyle and needs.grilling ribs image by jedphoto from Fotolia.comWhen deciding what charcoal grill style will work best for your needs, you have a broad range of grills to choose from. Keep in mind when looking at grills how large of a...
The apricot tree, a member of the prune plant family, grows from 25 to 40 feet in height. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, most apricot trees are started by cloning,or grafting growing young growing tips onto sturdy rootstock. This produces fruit identical to the tree from w
12 mil plastic sheeting (12 mil polyethylene sheeting) is a flexible plastic sheeting (film) that can be used to cover things, as an underslab vapor barrier, and more. This article will explain some very practical uses for 12 mil plastic liners/covers/ sheeting.
Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) are the tallest living trees on the planet and native to only a narrow coastal region of the Pacific Northwest. Western red cedars (Thuja plicata), popular for outdoor building projects, are also native to the Pacific Northwest but have a broader range. Tall cedar tre
A lush, healthy lawn requires many months of work to improve the overall appearance and value of a property. Foot traffic from kids can cause damage that may lead to the prevalence of disease and weeds. Discourage kids to stay off a lawn without a fence starting with mild methods and working to toug
A few grass species are native to southern Arizona.Peter Dazeley/Photodisc/Getty ImagesThe Sonoran Desert, comprising most of southern Arizona, is home to a few species of ornamental and turf grasses. These varieties tolerate Arizona's harsh arid climate, where temperatures regularly...
Dwarf fescue is a variety of turf grass that is shorter than the tall fescue variety, to which is it closely related. The dwarf varieties are thinner and develop a more lush, carpet-like texture. The low height and slow growth rate mean the grass requires less maintenance, making it a good choice fo
Furniture you no longer have a need for can help fund a charitable organization.chair image by hazel proudlove from Fotolia.comAfter cleaning and reorganizing or simply buying new furniture, you might find yourself with some extra furnishings that you don't need or have the space for. You...
Brick patios range in price determined by two main points: materials and labor. Material refers mostly to the type of brick being used. Traditional red brick is the least expensive and will cost little to buy and install, while bluestone or flagstone is much more expensive. Making the patio yourself
Properly watered lawns remain healthy throughout the year.hose on lawn image by Coralie Palmeri from Fotolia.comProper watering keeps grass lush and green while also encouraging the grass blades to produce a strong, deep root system. A healthy root systems helps grasses tolerate drought...
Rats are bad enough as it is when they enter your basement. Rummaging through trash and dark corners can upset any home owner. However, when Roof rats leave their tree homes for life in an attic, their presence is even more problematic. They can dirty a house with their waste, fur oils and bring
Do you ever stop and wonder why the grass does indeed seem greener on the other side--in this case, your neighbor's lawn? There are a lot of different factors that go into maintaining a healthy, lush dark green lawn. Take into consideration the use of your lawn, and how often you mow, water and feed
Flower gardens add color to your homestead.different flower from garden in summer image by Mirek Hejnicki from Fotolia.comHomestead landscaping ideas add attractive elements and a touch of personality to your property. It doesn't matter whether you're trying to create shade on your lawn...
Cacti and rock groundcovers are two popular landscaping choices in Arizona.catus image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comThe central and southern areas of Arizona, including Tucson and Phoenix, experience what is considered desert climates, according to the Arizona Office of Tourism Guide....
It's natural to be concerned for your pets when you use herbicides and pesticides in your garden, because some of them are dangerous. For example, a commercial rose-protecting product containing disulfoton looks like candy to a dog but is potentially lethal. Roundup weedkiller isn't as dangerous as