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Canine Worms & Lawn Sanitation

It is important for dog owners to pick up the feces of their dogs from lawns. Dog feces attract insects like flies, but they also harbor parasitic worms.

Free Ideas for Landscaping Around Decks

A lack of landscape can make your deck look unattractive.deck image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.comWhether you've got a tall raised deck or a simple platform deck, the way you landscape the space around it can increase or decrease your home's curb appeal. How a plant or object will look...

How to Retain Walls With Cement Blocks

Cement blocks can be used in structures called retaining walls to help shore up slopes, mitigate erosion and add garden space in yards. The ideal spots for retaining walls are along the fronts and sides of homes, along driveways and around trees. Cement blocks can be stacked atop one another (fittin

How Wood Porch Swings Help People Who Are In Love

Some people can't help their selves to think of someone special. When a person feels this way, he or she wants to be alone so he or she could think or imagine that certain person very well with nobody to disturb.

Deck Seating Ideas

Many people enjoy entertaining, especially when they have a special place and space to bring the party outdoors. There is something about fresh air, food and great company that leaves everyone feeling good at the end of the day. Once you decide where to build your deck and other relevant details, it

How to Pour Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete combines the structural integrity of a concrete slab with the decorative appearance of a brick or stone surface. Creating a stamped concrete surface is a three-part process that involves laying the foundation, pouring the concrete and stamping the surface. This is a challenging proj

The Pros & Cons for Types of Patios

A backyard patio is planned place for family and friends to gather. Patios can be simple to complex, with nothing more than a concrete slab up to wooden decks with multiple levels and screened in areas. Each style has it's own benefits and problems and a homeowner desiring a patio must choose what h

Sydney Provide the Best Landscaping

The landscape in Sydney is beautiful designed by the famous and eminent architects. The landscapes are often used for the business related purpose. Many residential projects have already constructed in the vast landscape of Sydney. ...

Do-It-Yourself Child Gates

If you have small children in your home, then you probably spend a lot of time keeping them out of certain areas. Child gates are a good way to keep children where they need to be, but store-bought gates can get very expensive. It can also be difficult to find a gate in the right size. It is very e

The Best Grass Seed for Southwest Texas

Southwest Texas spans a large swath of land from San Antonio south, west toward Laredo, and reaching over into the Big Bend region. It experiences dry conditions with little rainfall throughout the year. Lawn and turf grasses for this area should be drought-tolerant and remain vibrant and...

The Role of Nitrogen in Plants

Nitrogen plays a powerful role in the development of plant life. If the soil is too rich in nitrogen, plants may not thrive and may wilt before maturing. If the soil is too low in nitrogen, plants may not be as productive. Understanding the role of nitrogen in plants can help you to become a better

DIY Wood Fired Pizza Oven

There is more to building a wood-fired brick oven than choosing between the two basic shapes: the rectangle and the "igloo" round dome. To retain heat and efficiently cook pizza requires the proper mortar and insulation as well.

Going Native in Landscaping Your Austin, Texas Yard

Planting or landscaping your Austin, Texas yard will not only enhance your homes beauty and value but will also help preserve the natural environment around it. Austin is a unique area and with that comes a unique climate and unique soils. The climates in this part of Texas can be very hot with dry

How to Turn the Idle Down on a Model 917.378770 Briggs & Stratton Mower

The Craftsman model 917.378770 walk-behind lawnmower sold by Sears is equipped with a Briggs & Stratton seven horsepower gasoline engine. The carburetor on the Briggs & Stratton has an idle-adjustment screw that conserves fuel and helps the engine run smoothly when the mower is stationary. The idle

How to Plant Grass in the Winter in Southern California

Much of Southern California fits into the USDA plant hardiness zone 9 category, so it generally has hot temperatures in the summer and mild temperatures in winter. Due to the mild winter temperatures, grass seed can be safely planted even in the coldest month. Take into consideration the proper type

How to Get Rid of Little Lizards

Small lizards are pests that can infest your lawn, garden and home. While they do not pose a health risk, lizards can be unnerving, disgusting and simply annoying. There are over 150 different types of lizards in North America. Luckily all small lizards are dealt with in pretty much the same manner.

Difference Between Fieldstone & Flagstone

When working with stone, it takes time and effort. It's an easy or quick process, but the outcome makes the time that you spent (and money) quite worthwhile. You can create a structure or walkway or or patio that is unlike anyone else's because each project is going to look different because stone v

The Art of Master Planning

The Master Plan is an essential tool when planning ahead and discussing the development of any property at any scale. Master Plans can be used to plan any sized parcel from intimate spaces measured in feet, to large broad reaching regional plans, covering large tracts of lands and geographic regions

Ideas for a Deck & Patio Together

Outdoor activities often congregate on a deck or patio. And for the outdoor entertainer, having both a deck and patio provides a larger space for hosting a backyard barbecue, pool party or simple evening get-together. A wood deck and a stone, paved or concrete patio can work together in a...