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Yard & Landscaping

How to choose the right soil to grow healthy plants

Look at the plants in the garden and you will see if are anchored in a fertile soil or if they have trouble finding enough water and nutrients. To flourish and sprout, the flowers should have sufficient amounts of minerals, air, water and organic substances. Sandy soil, for example, is slightly porous, allowing the passage of water and is easy ...

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Small garden shapes ideas

The idea of “living” in the garden is a hot topic. In this case, size does not matter. Even if you do not have too much space with a little bit of imagination and a sophisticated design create a delightful outdoor environment.

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How to mow your lawn properly

The secret is humid climate and regular maintenance. It’s something that should be known from the beginning: you won’t have a beautiful lawn if you do not dedicate some of your spare time. Just as it is important to do house cleaning is essential to maintain your lawn. Lawnmowers have become sufficiently powerful and this activity is not a chore ...

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Recycled Tractor Tire Pond

If you are thinking about making a pond for your garden, here you can learn how to do it without any risks taken. For the isolation of the hole that you dog, you can use some PVC foil, but this has many drawbacks because it will become brittle, it is hard to stick it and it is not elastic at ...

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Brick Fire Pit On Budget

No garden can look at its best if you don’t have a brick fire pit! You can always build one by yourself if you have someone to learn you step by step, so you are in the right place. Here you can learn how to manage that according to your budget. The project costs ~$60. But it can be done for ...

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Fairy garden from broken clay pot

Fairy gardens are so much fun to make. I have fairies and gnomes in my yards. I love them. They add such a nice touch of whimsey to the yard-scape. There is a big array of miniature fairies and accessories to look at and choose from. Any of these will make your fairy gardens charming and beautiful. This is a ...

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Decorating Tips for Small Backyards

Don’t despair if you don’t have a backyard that can be converted into a tennis court; a small backyard can be a cozy and charming place for you and your family. It might be really exciting to dream about a large garden and an outdoor pool, but keep in mind that an area like that would have its downside as ...

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How to Maximize Your Garden

Everyone wants to get the most out of the things they have and that is no different for the garden. You would be surprised how much more you can get out of your garden by following these simple steps. These steps have helped my garden become more productive using less money and less time. As a father, time is a ...

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How to perform a soil test

A Simple Do It Yourself Soil Test Perform your soil test by placing a sample into two separate cups or containers. Add vinegar to one. If it fizzes your soil is alkaline. If not, add some water to the second cup and stir. Add baking soda. If it fizzes you have acidic soil. If neither have a reaction your soil ...

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Self Watering Containers

Why would you spend money on something that you can easily build yourself? And why won’t you start building something which is easy, if that something will save you time and work? There is an easy way to make yourself some self watering containers for your plants and flowers. This is something that could really help you with your gardening ...

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