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Avoiding Weeds In Mobile Home Garden

The first step to managing a weed problem is taking care of the one that is already there. Pulling them is the most effective way of getting them out because it yanks out the root that, if left, would allow them to grow back. Weed wackers can pull some of them, but others will only get cut at the soil level. The problem will only keep recurring.

Wait until you have either watered your garden, or there has been a significant rain and the soil is damp and soft. If the soil is too hard you will break them off without the root when you pull them off. If you have harder soil that isn’t softening, use a hand shovel or other gardening tool to break through around the root of the weed. Be sure to wear thick gardening gloves, as many weed types can be hard on the skin and even cause rashes or cuts when you pull them.

What do you do with the weeds when they are pulled out? You can just toss them, sure,

Bermuda Grass

Bermuda spreads through stolons and rhizomes. These are the above-ground stems and spreading roots respectively. Because these spread fast, the homeowner must be vigilant when it comes to keeping out of shrub or flower borders. Bermuda that has become wayward is easy to dig during the winter because it has become dormant.

Here are some steps to remedy the weed problems on Bermuda lawn care:

1. Apply pre-emergences during very early spring.

2. Control the lawn weeds during early spring.

3. Apply fertilizer during late spring after 50% green up. Do insect control when necessary.

4. Bermuda likes acid soils. When needed to raise pH, apply lime during the late fall.

Here are some steps to maintain your Bermuda lawn’s good condition

1. Apply high nitrogen fertilizers every month to six weeks during the summer months

2. Apply fertilizer until early September and do insect control during late spring or during early summer.

3. Apply winter lawn treatment with a pre emergence and Potash the end of October (winter conditioner) and do

Xeriscape Landscape Design

If you are considering a new approach for your lawn, then think about these advantages of xeriscaping:

· Although it can be a bit pricey to get started, once the xeriscape is in place, your landscape design will require little to no work. This means that your investment will last for years to come.

· Opting for xeriscape means less water used for landscape care, which means less money spent on utility bills – especially during the growing season.

· You don’t have to live in a desert like area. There are plants perfect for xeriscaping no matter where you live.

· Speaking of plants, there are numerous plants that can be used -you aren’t limited just to cacti!

· Xeriscaping helps you minimize your environment al footprint and impact as much as possible.

· No need to spend time cutting back hedges, weeding, watering and other redundant jobs associated with landscaping.

Of course, the xeriscapes landscape design is not for everyone. After all, there are many people out there who like

Trees Trimming

You need to take care of yourself for safety reasons while cutting down a tree. A tree contains heavy branches and stem that can harm your eyes or body. Let’s look at following safety equipment’s:

• Shatterproof glass: Flying craps from the trees at the time of cutting can harm your eyes. So shatterproof glasses can prove a regular safety guard for your eyes.

• Safety boots: If you cut the tree with the help of rope so it may fall on your leg. For keeping your legs safe use either safety covered boots or knee pads.

Tools to handle

You need to collect all tools before you start with cutting. Tools depend on the size and placement of the tree. Have a look on below mentioned tools use for tree trimming:

• Axe: It is a tool that is first need to cut a tree. Axe helps you to hit a branch or stem. Continuously hitting on a particular point can break it into pieces.

• Staircase: If the tree is tall so you first need to trim its broad branches for this you need staircase to reach the branches.

Low Maintenance Landscape

Avoid High-Maintenance or Problem Plants

Live oak, red maple, butterfly bush Virginia willow, dwarf bamboo, sedum, gardenias, rain lilies – these are some of the hard-to-maintain trees, shrubs, perennials, and ground covers you’ll want avoid. Instead, look for landscape plants that can adapt to extreme temperature; are more tolerant to dry or wet periods; more resistant to fungal problems, disease, and insects; and more adaptive to poor soil conditions.

Consider a Rock Garden

Instead of using greens, why not use grays? A rock garden is an ideal substitute for high-maintenance plants, shrubs, lawns, and even trees. Rock gardens do not require regular trimming, mowing, watering, etc.

Place Plants in Masses

Planting in masses not only assures that the plants grow densely and consistently but also makes mowing and trimming edges easier. These plant groupings can also obscure less-than-lovely fences, views of neighbors, or bins.

Place the Right Size Plants in the Right Places

Tall trees or large plants placed underneath electrical and utility lines, sheds, home windows, and doorway entries often need constant pruning to prevent them from exceeding the desired height and thickness. The problem is, during the planning, this

About Table Top Water Fountains

Outdoor table top water fountains are usually small in height. They can measure anywhere from five inches to twenty- four inches, although the average height seems to be somewhere between ten inches to eighteen inches tall.

The uniqueness about outdoor table top fountains is that they can be placed anywhere in your garden or patio. Some of the smaller ones can be placed around flower beds to create an amazing effect of water flowing around the flowers. While, others can be placed on patio tables, counters or wherever there is space for the fountain to draw attention.

Pay attention to the water fountain before the purchase. Some fountains do not have the same safety features of others. Many of the outdoor water fountains have “back doors” for access to the pump, LED lights and other items that may need adjustments. The better quality units have manufacturer’s warranties for up to one year.

Outdoor water fountains are very popular and there are all types and sizes and configurations to choose from. The prices of the fountains vary as much as the different types of fountains. There are some varieties of fountains that are very inexpensive, but

Lawn Mowing

Remove Any Rocks And Stones Before Lawn Mowing

Why risk ruining your lawn mower due to laziness. If you have rocks or stones you should remove them before you do anything. This should only make sense to everyone. There is another reason as well. Do you know how many people are injured every year because they did not do this and were actually hit by splattered rocks.

Do Not Water Your Grass The Day Before

I know it goes against conventional wisdom to tell anyone not to water their grass but this is the time you want the grass and soil to be dry. Wet soil can cause your lawn to have patches of no grass because your lawn mower sucked up soil as well as the grass you were trying to cut. Add that to the fact that your mower may not have cut any grass at all because it was just to darn slippery.

Help the grass Stand Up If Needed

High winds and foot traffic will often cause grass to lean towards the ground. Did you know that if you take an ordinary house broom and brushed your lawn before

Cleaning Artificial Lawn

Conduct Weekly Maintenance

This may be something that you wanted to avoid but we would recommend giving your lawn a light rinse each week to keep the fibres free from dust and any other debris that may have accumulated.

Monthly Maintenance

Conducting a more thorough clean on a monthly basis will help to keep your artificial lawn looking clean, green and inviting. We would suggest using a stiff brush or broom and maybe a flexible lawn rake. Avoid steel bristles as this will damage the surface.

This may need to be conducted more frequently if you have trees nearby that are prone to dropping leaves or if you have pets.

Regular grooming also prevents matting and keeps your lawn’s infill from compacting.

Dealing With Spills

Nearly all modern artificial turf is stain resistant and anything that is dropped can simply be washed away with water. If you are concerned about bacteria, we suggest that you use a half-and-half mix of water and vinegar that can be washed off after with a mild, natural soap – avoid strong chemical based detergents as they may once again cause damage to your surface.

Need a Garden Parasol

Garden parasol is one of the must add furniture which will definitely add beauty to your garden. Parasols are nothing but an enhanced version of the umbrella which will keep you cool and contented under the shade it provides. There are of course a wide variety of garden parasols available in the market like the plain pattern parasols with bold designs or the classic teak parasols which will give you an outburst of colours in your garden.

There are different kinds of parasols like the Bambrella parasols which have easily replaceable teak spars and also have easily replaceable parasol covers. There are various canopy colours available and also have a double pulley system which won’t weaken or snap like other parasols which use hollow poles and handle attachments. The parasols are available in various diameters where they are made out of single piece poles for extra durability and strength. It also has classic clean lines which give you a contemporary feel of natural bamboo or stainless steel. The wind resilient of this parasol is indestructible and can withstand winds up to 90mph. The wood of the parasol is made from FSC wood which is a renewable substance

Summer Trends in Garden Furniture

Metallic Units

Due to very high prices of wooden exterior furniture, the metal has evolved as a popular choice among many. Mostly, made with aluminum, which is extremely light weight as well as easy to maintain. The other option is obviously steel.

Both steel and aluminum require powder coating as a protective finish over them. They come in a variety of options for customers in the same price range.

Plastic Fittings

Plastic equipment is normally fragile. But the technological advancements have made them the need of the hour these days. They are best suited to be utilized for the outdoor furniture usage as they are extremely low maintenance.

The malleable fitments are tremendously durable in nature as well. They do not require staining as in the case of metallic units. Besides, they can be molded into various shapes which make them easy to sell. Ultraviolet stabilizing colors are being used to make the fading process plastic furniture slow. Above all, one can easily wipe them down with a cloth for cleaning purpose.

Fabric Couches

For most of the people who desire to enjoy the Sun in afternoon, outdoor sofa is the

Friendly Patio Furniture

Plastic furniture is recycled from like products, for example, plastic bottles, shampoo bottles, detergent bottles, containers, etc. Possibly, they could also be recycled from old plastic furniture that is broken or unusable.

When looking for durable and easily maintained outdoor patio furniture, plastic, polymer and resin are very low maintenance. These products are easily cleaned with soap and water and endure long hot summers in some regions of the country. Also, these products are not designed to be painted, just cleaned regularly. Patio furniture made from plastics are waterproof and will not rust or rot. Therefore, these products can be used in your gardens and patios any time of the year.

Plastic, polymer and resin furniture products are very sturdy and should not crack or discolor when left outdoors. Another unique property about plastic, polymer and resin composite furniture, is that it can be molded or manufactured to look as a faux product. For example, these products can be made to look and appear as wood. They can look like Adirondack chairs, cane, rattan, wicker, or whatever the choice may be. These items are pliable and useful in the production of outdoor furniture.

The cost

Barbed Wire

Origin

The barbed wire originated in the united states back in 1867. Over the years, a lot of changes have been made to the wire. This fencing was used to limit steers. There are many areas that the barbed wire can be used to do and it sure is a worthy invention. The best thing about this kind of wire is that it could be used cost effectively to enclose large chunks of land.

The expected gains

There are various areas that barbed wire can really help. People in the agricultural sector can use the wire for different purposes. The coils or wires are very beneficial.

Today, the wired perimeters are a standard fencing innovation that is used to encase the daily cattle in most parts of the world. The wire has to be well adjusted under a lot of pressure between fence posts that are overwhelming and well supported so as to hold the required tallness while joined to the steel or wooden fence posts. They have additional secures set in the very middle.

If you want barbed wire for use in horticulture, then you have two assortments that you can choose

Creating A Beautiful Yard

A local nursery provided a large assortment of beautiful plants, including the blue spruce in various sizes. The spruce is a beautiful evergreen tree that can grow to significant sizes with soft needles and a deep blue-green color. The homeowner had often admired the spruce, so with the assurances of the nursery owner about the suitability of the spruce for the local climate, they had three planted in a group within feet of the backyard fence.

The first year was rather dry, but two of the trees flourished. The smallest tree seemed to suffer and was watered more often. The second year was even dryer and July and August were hotter than usual. The smallest tree died in spite of being lovingly cared for.

That winter, the mid-sized tree began to look stressed and by mid-April, it was obvious the tree was not going to make it. The needles were a sickly shade of brown/green, and the lower branches began to drop off. By September, it was dead. The largest tree survived one more year.

There was one major problem that primarily affected these trees and caused their early demise: Too much water.

The

Awesome Landscaping Ideas

An excellent starting point for your backyard landscaping ideas & designs should include the use of evergreens. Lots of folks like to use deciduous trees in their yards and that is okay. However, there are some basic facts you should know before you begin.

Deciduous trees will definitely add vibrate colors to your landscape in the spring and summer. They will also add beautiful foliage to your lawn in early fall. Then their leaves will fall off as the tree prepares to sleep through the long winter months.This will leave your once flourishing tree looking bare and boring. The very definition of deciduous means to shed or fall off during certain parts of the life cycle.

Evergreens on the other hand will continuously look great. They will be as beautiful and pretty in the winter time as they are in the summer. When you realize some of the benefits they offer, you will like them even more. Some people really believe a home owner would be foolish not to include them in their landscaping plans and designs. I happen to be one of them.

Let’s take a quick look at a few of the many

Concertina Wire

Due to how it is created, concertina wire is used for purposes of security and the isolation of residences, gardens, military sites and all other areas that may be in need of the highest level of security.

Types

Concertina wire comes in five types. They are:

Single coil razor wire: this is usually razor wire coils that are strip processed and also steel plates that are galvanized. This type of wire is extended in a way that it offers a temporary obstacle. With this one, you do not need any kind of clips to hold it in place since it isn’t meant for permanent purposes.

Large coils crossed concertina wire: this is made of spirals where razor wire is clipped together so as to create fencing that offers much better security than the single coil types.

The y post supported wire fences: this is wire that is mounted at the top of fence posts with the shape Y. These are best used for purposes by creating obstacle barriers.

Electrified wires: they are also referred to as electrified fence. These are usually used together with electricity so as to make sure that the

Wicker Furniture

The wicker furniture weaving process has certainly evolved over the last two hundred years. Today the wicker furniture process is markedly different, and the modern-day contemporary wicker furniture is as well. The contemporary furniture of today has much sleeker lines and the weaving is tighter and less ornate.

The labor-intensive process of weaving by hand has been replaced with machinery that can weave different patterns and designs. Then, attach the woven material to bamboo, rattan or other hardwoods, metal or aluminum frames for the finished product.

The very elaborate high back woven chairs of the Victorian Era have been replaced with simple woven designs. The products that are produced today are easier to clean and maintain and weather well due to the synthetic materials that are used.

This type of furniture is available in many different colors, sizes and shapes. It is available in as a single piece, sets of two, three, four or more pieces to mix and match for the perfect outdoor seating arrangements. It has also become very popular for outdoor patios, backyard pools, and for intimate garden areas. It is very popular in seating conversation sets or outdoor dining sets. Wicker

Wooden Garden Shed

Many people prefer wooden constructed garden sheds rather than vinyl, resin, plastic, and various metal type sheds. It may be more expensive up-front, but lumber seems to have a longer life and therefore is less expensive. Wood is also easier to repair. The other types of sheds would need to be discarded and a new one purchased.

Plan before you start building. There are important considerations which need attention. Decide if you would like to build it or hire a contractor. Do you wish to assemble a shed kit or build it from scratch?

There is a wide variety of wooden type garden sheds which may be ordered from local sources or from online. Note any additional items which may be needed. These items may be concrete blocks, tools and other hardware accessories.

Manufactured sheds can be erected in a few hours or over a weekend. The do it yourself shed may also take the same amount of time or longer. There are variables for both situations.

If you’re anything like me I did window shopping, comparative price shopping, and talked to my friends and neighbors who had garden sheds for their opinions and

Backyard Landscaping

The Main Reasons That I Hear

There are 3 main reasons that I hear all the time. You just moved into a house and you want to upgrade. Maybe you just got married and you and your spouse plan on starting a family one day. Or maybe you are planning on selling your home and you know this is a solid investment to make. At this point in my life the last one is my favorite. You simply want to enjoy what you already have. These are absolutely all good reasons so let’s get started.

It all starts with a plan

Before you start digging anything up you need a solid plan. This should include the entire property you want to incorporate. If not your end result could look like a mishmash of designer magazine. You must know your desired outcome before you start. Sometimes you will run into road blocks that you did not foresee no matter how well you planned everything out. This will happen from time to time. Just remember this though, your earlier preparation will pay huge dividends if this should happen.

Take advantage of the type of land you

All about Rocks and Landscaping

Some people will plant native grasses behind their boulder for added beauty, but they are also great left alone as part of the landscape.

Smaller rocks are obviously going to be easier to move around, and some will cluster a few together to make a pretty design. Annuals planted around the rocks provide colour and can be changed out each year depending on your landscape theme each summer.

Large ledge type rocks make lovely borders to flower beds and can be arranged any way you’d like to optimize the beauty of the area.

And then we come to tiny stones. Beach stones and even much smaller stones that make lovely pathways or borders to your flower beds. They keep everything in place and make a great weed free barrier between the lawn and the flower beds themselves. You can even use several kinds of stones together for a unique look or us the same throughout your design. Best of all the small stones are easy to move and use again and again, all you need is a shovel and a wheelbarrow and you’re good to go.

Paving stones are also great additions to the

We Like Small Trees

The Paperback Maple is an interesting tree as the cinnamon coloured bark peels off during the year. It adds dimension and texture as well as a talking point for your yard and this tree does great in all types of soil although it does like well drained soil, thanks all the same. It’s mature height is anywhere from 20-35′ but it is still considered a small tree and since its so undemanding, what are you waiting for? This tree is great for folks living in zones 4-8 across the country.

Ah, the Japanese Maple. What can we say about this beautiful tree? It’s graceful, it’s colourful and it’s a wonderful addition to any yard. It even comes in different varieties like weeping and upright so it can go almost anywhere. It is a great small shade tree and at it’s most mature it won’t grow more than 30 feet tall and wide, and the pretty leaves! Such pretty leaves. The Japanese Maple does best in zones 5-8.

If you are looking for a tree that has something to offer year round then you’ve found it in the Washington Hawthorne. In late spring you will get lovely