Outdoor

How to Keep Pests From Destroying Your Wood Deck

How to Keep Pests From Destroying Your Wood Deck

Wood is the original decking material, and it looks great. However, it requires a lot of work to maintain. Since it’s made of a natural, biodegradable material, making it last requires a constant battle with nature.

One of your biggest battles will be with water damage. Water rots away wood eventually if it isn’t sealed regularly. However, there is an enemy that can make short work of your deck if they’re ignored: pests.

What You Need to Know About Small Riding Lawn Mowers?

What You Need to Know About Small Riding Lawn Mowers?

The lawn is the main place of the house, it is where one relaxes, breathe fresh air and enjoy the morning sunrays. Keeping the lawn clean and tidy is of utmost importance, obviously, there are days where one wants to keep it untidy because of laziness.

Prairie Garden Styles

Prairie Garden Styles

Prairie Garden Styles – Prairie’ or ‘New European’ garden styles are amongst the most exciting developments of the last decade and very much in vogue. Easy to grow low maintenance prairie grasses and plants are among natures most spectacular creations, producing drifts of waist-high fronds stippled with blooms of brilliant yellow, flaming crimson and soft lavender.


Because of their extensive sophisticated root systems, prairie plants and grasses can be the answer to those problem spots in the garden, particularly where the soil is shallow poor or dry. Once established, they require little attention.

Late Summer Plants

Late Summer Plants

Late Summer Plants – Late summer for most people’s gardens can be a little challenging. Many perennials are no longer at their best, annuals sown earlier in the season are looking tired and gaps start to appear in herbaceous borders. However, there are plants that are at their best at this time of the year and will positively shine in your borders to help you enjoy the last long lazy days of summer.

Silver-Leaved Plants In Garden Design

Silver-Leaved Plants In Garden Design

Silver-Leaved Plants In Garden Design – Plants that have colorful foliage are commonly found in ornamental gardens. Often or not, they are just thrown in without sufficient thought or consideration. They are most effective however, when their specific design potential is understood. This is true for a large number of garden plants whose foliage color is some variant of silver, grey or bluish-green.

Silver grey foliage is both typical and indicative of dry climates and arid conditions. Sage, lavender, santolina, Lamb’s Ears and herbs or aromatic plants like Artemisia originate from the Mediterranean, while the silver-leaved bush Leucophyllum frutescens grows wild in Texas. The leaf size of such plants is characteristically small, narrow and delicate in texture.

Plants For Particular Aspects

Plants For Particular Aspects

Plants For Particular Aspects – A north-facing wall in total shade will be colder than other parts of the garden. Even plants that tolerate these conditions will grow more slowly than they would in other areas. ln the main, plants grown for their foliage are better on north-facing walls than those  grown for their flowers.

There are a few flowering plants  suitable for such walls. They include the evergreen climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris), which will climb a large wall without help and produce lace-cap  hydrangea flowers that turn a pretty tan color as they  fade and last into winter.