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How to Make a Sprinkler System for My Garden Using PVC

In most parts of the country you must water the garden to keep produce growing, especially during long, hot spells. You don't have to spend a lot of money having an irrigation system professionally installed. Instead, select sprinkler heads and valves and then connect them with polyvinyl chloride (P

Lawn Grub Treatment

A common foe of homeowners across the country, lawn grubs eat grass roots, leaving your lawn with large brown patches. The young of Japanese beetles, these pests also attract predators, such as moles, that leave your yard full of holes, and when grown, the adult beetles wreak new havoc on garden pla

Installing Solar Garden Lights

If you've been interested in sprucing up the look of your yard or garden area then you need to read this. You will learn how easy it is to install solar lighting. It will be fast and save you lots of money in the long run on utility bills.

How to Get Construction Materials Certified in New York State

In the state of New York, construction materials are approved prior to use by a quality control/quality assurance technician who has been certified by the New York Construction Materials Association. These individuals have been trained to understand a company's product and the quality of the materia

How to Secure an Extension Ladder

Extension ladders are often necessary for home projects, including painting your siding, cleaning your gutters, or washing your windows. Whatever your project, the first thing you need to do is make sure the extension ladder you use is completely secure. When it comes to home improvement projects, s

How to Prevent Porch Column Rot

Porch column rot is a function of moisture. The most common area for moisture to enter a porch column is at the base, where the column comes in contact with the cement or wood of the porch. Porch column rot is caused by a wood fungus, not by insects, although insects can take up residence in wood th

Discover Some Basic Garden Pond Planning Tips

If you are thinking of adding a pond to your garden a lot of planning needs to be done so it doesn't look out of place. Just as a home extension requires planning so that it looks part of the original build, so too does a pond so that it looks as if it is meant to be in your garden. There are a

Garden Accessories

Garden accessories do not necessarily mean furniture. There are many garden accessories that are used in both winder and summer such as barbecues, fountains and planters. When it comes to the garden, there is never enough comfort, and garden accessories are accessories that not only enhance the appe

How to Kill Weeds in Your Lawn

Weeds represent the most tedious and common lawn problems to landscapers. The job is never really done, but thankfully, with a zap here and a spray there, killing weeds and maintaining a manicured lawn is possible. It is important to consider the quality and thickness of the grass, as well as the qu

How to Troubleshoot Cub Cadet Riding Mowers

Cub Cadet riding lawnmowers have been around for many years, and they are becoming favorites of consumers. These machines are well built and backed by a major yard machine manufacturer, MTD. The power plants included with Cub Cadet riding mowers are typically built by Kohler---which are also well ma

Keeping the Weeds Out of Your Lawn and Garden

One of life necessary evils is dealing with weeds in your lawn and garden. There's really no other way around it because anywhere you grow plants worth keeping the weeds are sure to follow. Even the liberal application of chemical and organic herbicides, and weed barrier fabrics are not fool pr

Cement Grouting

If you desire to construct a building on any area, then you need to ensure that the condition of that ground is perfect for construction. Thus, you ought to consider ground improvement. Construction of a building on land which is not hard may lead to repairs later. Thus, it is essential to solidify

How to Hold Down Patio Furniture

Patio furniture is a big investment and you certainly want to make sure it's there for you to enjoy year in and year out. If you have a protected backyard area, you probably don't worry too much about holding down patio furniture so that it doesn't wander away in a strong wind or a te

The Best Fire Pit For Happiness

When it comes to making yourself there are many options. Standing around a fire pit with friends and family can certainly be one of them.

Tree Sap Stain Removal

Tree sap, in all its varieties, can make for a bad day when found on your car, clothing or in your hair. The sticky substance does not easily release from surfaces, and traditional cleaning methods often do not remove the problem. Before you throw away your favorite shirt, call your barber or make a

Do it Yourself Tree Cutting

Your first decision when removing a tree is to assess whether you need to call in a professional. Trees that are bigger than you can get your arms around aren't something that a do-it-yourselfer should usually tackle and under no circumstances should you remove any tree yourself if there are power l

What Kind of Wood Is Needed for a Patio Deck?

A deck in the backyard increases both aesthetic appeal and function of the space. The flat surface makes cooking out and entertaining easier. Wood is among the most widely used deck building materials on the market. It is a fairly inexpensive option with a long life span and mostly easy maintenance,

Buying a Patio Fire Pit Online - Tips and Resources

Patio fire pits are economically priced, and can be purchased in a wide variety of sizes and designs. Many fire pits are available online, a great convenience for those who would rather not drive all over town in order to find just the right model. With so many different websites advertising outdoor

How to Plant St. Augustine Grass Plugs

St. Augustinegrass is grown using plugs, which produce new growth from stems that are above the ground. This new growth spreads along the top of the ground, filling in the area between the plugs and creating a lawn. Since this grass does well in heat and, once established, in drought conditions, it

Stone Garden Bed Edging Ideas

Stone edging along your garden distinguishes flower beds and protects plants.Rocks and Flowers in the Garden image by LaVal from Fotolia.comA protective edging around your flower beds is a practical garden addition that separates flowers, assists in drainage and prevents an invasion of...