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How to Make Rolled Stick Fencing

Rolled stick fencing is comprised of long thin pieces of wood, banded together by pliable material throughout the length of the fence. The flexible components allow you to roll up the fence for easy transport. Willow branches or bamboo sticks are suitable wood choices to make a rolled stick fence.

Enclosed Privacy Patio Ideas

An enclosed patio can be a thing of beauty.patio image by ded from Fotolia.comAn enclosed patio can serve as your escape from the noise and activity of the rest of the world. Especially if you live in an urban environment, an enclosed privacy patio can shield you from the noise of traffic...

Inground Pool Landscaping Ideas

Landscaping helps keep inground pools clean.Pool image by crossgolfing from Fotolia.comLandscaping around a pool is a must, not only because naked ground around a pool is unattractive, but also because the pool will stay cleaner when the surrounding ground is landscaped. While not all...

Cement Mason Tools

A cement mason specializes in working with concrete. This includes the pouring, finishing and repairing of cement sidewalks, driveways and foundations, to name a few jobs. To carry out these jobs a mason needs a variety of tools to mold the cement and create a proper finish.

Gazebos Are A Vacation in Your Own Backyard

Have you ever wondered if tending a garden was worth the effort? With all the work involved from preparing the soil to planting the seeds to cutting a handful of flowers or harvesting a few vegetables after waiting months, you'd think a garden should do more than simply look pretty or bear frui

Nutrient Requirements for Vegetables in Your Garden

Feed your vegetables the right amount of nutrients for a bountiful harvest.fiore di zucca image by silviamato from Fotolia.comThe right balance of nutrients in the soil is essential for a bountiful vegetable garden harvest. The key elements for high-yielding crops are nitrogen, phosphorus...

How to Kill Bahia Grass

Native to Brazil, Bahia grass is a hardy plant known for its high tolerance to drought and its resistance to disease. Over 70 years ago, Bahia grass was imported to the southeastern United States for use in lawns and cattle pastures. While some owners enjoy the grass due to its low maintenance, othe

How to Install Lawn Tractor Tires on Rims

It's easy to fix a flat lawn tractor tire with a rubber plug kit or a tire patch kit, but once that's taken care of you must reinstall the tire on the rim and seal it so it can be inflated to the proper pressure. Fixing and installing a lawn tractor tire yourself is well worth it. Having a tire shop

How to Install Wooden Fencing on a Concrete Block

There are many reasons to build a wood fence. Among these are aesthetics, privacy, durability and cost. Fences are great for keeping people out while keeping children and pets in. You can attractively block undesirable views with a wood fence, or create a backyard retreat. When selecting a wood fenc

Ornamental Peanut Grass

Ornamental peanut (Arachis glabrata), also referred to as perennial peanut or rhizoma peanut, is a native of South America. The plant belongs to the same genus as the pod-producing peanut plants (Arachis hypogaea). Introduced in the U.S. in 1936, the plant is now widely used as high quality forage a

How to Get Rid of Gophers

Gophers are vegetarians, but that's far from a benign characteristic as far as your plants are concerned. Most of the gophers North Americans are likely to encounter are pocket gophers -- the pockets being two oral pouches in which the animals carry food. The most reliable way to control gophers is

5 Concerns for Tree Well-Being in the Winter

The weather and frost that comes with winter is particularly harrowing for exposed trees. This article contains our top 5 concerns about the health and safety of the trees in your yard during the winter weather.

How to Use a Disposable Barbecue

A disposable barbecue grill consists of a foil bottom containing charcoal, a lighting sheet and a foil grill. The lighting sheet is made of paper or other materials and contains lighter fluid. This eliminates the need to carry charcoal lighter with you for a tailgating party, a day at the beach or a

MTD Blade Removal

After a season or two of mowing your lawn, most lawnmower blades need to be sharpened or replaced in order to have a cutting blade that correctly crops your turf. To sharpen or replace a mowing blade on an MTD lawnmower, it must first be removed. When getting started on this task, be sure to wear st

Uprooted Trees

Storms and heavy winds are frequently common causes of uprooted trees. And as warmer spring weather arrives, it sometimes brings with it the atmospheric volatility responsible for these storms and heavy winds, including in Austin, ...

Commercial Landscaping - Benefits

The commercial landscaping takes care of every task associated with the maintenance and growth of greenery around the area. It makes sure that the area has lush green lawns and trees. Read on to learn why having commercial landscaping for your office will prove to be a very clever business decision

How Much Water Can Artificial Grass Save You?

Unlike a natural grass lawn, a lawn that's fake grass doesn't need liters and liters of water to keep it looking green and vibrant. Not only will synthetic turf save on your water bill, it ...

Irrigation Service Providers in Massachusetts

Several companies in Massachusetts provide support services for nearly all aspects of irrigation, and many of them come with over a decade's worth of experience. Many of these service providers are family owned businesses that ...