One common plague of the suburban homeowner is the broken sprinkler head. It can seem as though as soon as one is replaced, another one is broken off. There are many causes for this problem from losing battles with lawn mower blades to a new puppy that just wants to chew. The following tips can help you protect your sprinklers so you don't have to replace them as often. Tip #1: Start the inspection habit
When you are designing an outdoor space, you have two basic elements to design. One element is landscaping. This includes items such as plants, grass and trees. The other element is hardscaping. This includes items such as concrete patios, paver walkways and stamped concrete pool surrounds. If you are designing your outdoor space for the first time, there are many factors that you need to keep in mind as you design the hardscaped areas.
Nearly everyone knows gardens need water to thrive, but like almost everything else in life you can have too much of a good thing. Water that pools in your garden and fails to drain properly can leave the soil waterlogged and cut off life-giving oxygen to the roots of your plants. Unless you are growing a bog garden, your garden space needs good drainage to keep your plants happy and thriving.
There are a myriad of reasons that you may want to garden with plants that thrive in the shade. Maybe you live in a wooded area or a generally overcast area of the world. Perhaps you simply like the look of plants that thrive in the shade. Whatever the reason may be, this brief article will serve to inform you of 5 plants that thrive in the shade. Their beauty and ease of care will have even the most jaded of green thumbs enthralled.
When your yard has a dip in the center, landscaping can be a challenge. Plants that grow well in the wet central area won't grow well on the borders. This makes it tougher to design a landscape. You can't just pick 2 or 3 favorite plants and incorporate them through the whole yard like you can with flat land. You can, however, have a beautifully landscaped yard if you follow these tips.