Category Archives: Outdoor

5 Tips to creating a garden

5 Tips to creating a garden


Do you have some spare space in your front lawn or backyard and you don’t know what to do with it? Why not try and create your own garden?  You’ll not only create a relaxing and beautiful space, but also something functional that will allow you to make different choices in what you will plant. Perhaps one year you will plant flowers and the next produce. The options are endless.

5 Tips to buying a Greenhouse for your yard

5 Tips to buying a Greenhouse for your yard


Buying a greenhouse for your yard has many great benefits. While it may be challenging to figure out what is the best type of greenhouse to purchase for your yard, we are here to help with some tips. To get started, check out Greenhouse Stores as they have a plethora of information that can help you. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you with the buying process.

Planting Madagascar Periwinkle

Planting Madagascar Periwinkle

Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) – One of the main drawbacks of growing annual flowering plants in Mediterranean and other dry climate regions is their excessive water consumption. Annuals in hot, dry summer areas require water based on at least 6mm a day, which is 6 liters per square meter. Over the year, this can amount to more than a cubic meter of irrigation water for every meter square – an unviable and unacceptable rate, unless the area planted with annual flowers is reduced to a minimum. Madagascar Periwinkle however, can be successfully grown, creating a lovely carpet of color, on a third, perhaps a quarter of that amount, thereby saving you much water and expense.

Growing Callistemon

Growing Callistemon

Growing Callistemon – Callistemon (or Bottlebrush) is an excellent choice if you want a ‘novelty’ plant, and it is also a good one to pick if you want an easy-to-grow specimen which blooms in summer. With their vibrant, fuzzy-looking flowerheads in summer, Callistemon are instantly recognisable plant. Callistemon are evergreen shrubs with aromatic, linear to lance-shaped leaves and bottlebrush-like spikes of flowers in which the long colourful stamens are prominent.

Callistemon is native to Australia mostly growing in moist soil in open or woodland sites. It does not mind dry air – all it needs is a sunny spot, cool conditions in winter and a good soaking in spring and summer.

3 Tips to picking the backpack leaf blower

3 Tips to picking the backpack leaf blower


Owning a home is quite an accomplishment but also a responsibility that needs time and attention. When you have a home, you not only have to do maintenance on your home to keep it in working order, but you have to clean and also do yard work. There are items that you can use to help with these tasks and one of the best items to own is a backpack leaf blower. Choosing a backpack leaf blower can be a challenging task. In order to ensure that you choose the best backpack leaf blower there are several things that you should do before making a final selection. This article will identify some tips to help you pick the best blower for your needs.

3 Ways that a retaining wall can add value to your property

3 Ways that a retaining wall can add value to your property


A retaining wall is a kind of protective structure built to hold the soil behind it. There are six types of retaining walls: gravity walls, brick, brick masonry retaining wall, stone, reinforced soil walls, and hybrid system. Among all these kinds, concrete is the one most recommended type for modern homes with mild climates.