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Electricity in the garden

Electricity is often used to power lawn mowers and hedge trimmers, along with providing power for outdoor lights, pond pumps, heated propagators and greenhouse heaters. This source of power is obviously useful for gardeners; but care must be taken to avoid shocks, fire and electrocution. Quick facts Keep safe in the garden: Use an RCD


Ribbon Flower Accents

Materials and Tools: 3/4 yard of 1/8″ or 1/4″ ribbon (for center) 1-1/4 yard of 1″ to 2″ (for petals) Needle Thread to match ribbon Heavy-gauge wire stem cut in 12″ to 18″ lengths Floral tape Silk or velvet leaves Glue Directions: 1. To create center of flower, cut 1/8″ or 1/4″ ribbon into 6

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Drying oregano: Step-by-step instructions

Today is oregano drying day at the Walliser house. Every May I head out to the garden to harvest fresh oregano sprigs. The timing is crucial because if I cut them too early, the flavor isn’t quite up to snuff, but if I cut them too late, four-lined plant bug damage has marred the beautiful

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How to Choose to the Right Material For Your Walkway or Patio

Brick, stone, cement—there’s an endless array of materials to choose from when it comes to building a patio or walkway. But which one is best for your home? Contributing editor Eddie Ross asked his own gardening guru Nathan Tuno of Roots Landscape to help demystify the options. Cobblestone When you envision an old-fashioned cobblestone street,

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You Won’t Believe This Indoor-Outdoor Hangout Is Built Under a Home

It’s part open-air living room, part cabana, and part federally mandated flood elevation. Homeowner Gaelle Dudley calls it the loggia, and this bonus space below her Fairfield, CT, home is where you’ll find her and her family on all but the coldest days. Before the Dudleys moved here, Hurricane Sandy roared through the area. Houses

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Indoor Gardening For Beginners

If you are an indoor garden lover, you are the right place now. As a beginner of indoor gardening, you can get many tips and tricks at a time from this article. The definition of a garden is that it is a job to plant the seeds of flowers or vegetables in a certain place.


12 Design Lessons from Le Corbusier’s Maison La Roche in Paris

A few years ago, on a trip to Paris, a friend took me to the Maison La Roche, the villa by architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, located in the 16th Arrondissement and constructed from 1923 to 1925. Designed for Raoul La Roche, a banker and an art collector from Basel, Switzerland (and a friend and

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Simple Tips for Pet & Disability Friendly Landscape Designs

An ugly backyard can be an eyesore. If you have pets at your place, it can turn even more gruesome. All that jumping around, digging up dirt, and taking any spot as an ideal place to urinate can seriously impact your yard. Not to mention, matters become even more challenging to handle if there is

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5 Creative Ideas for Building Cold Frames

A cold frame is a box made out of clear materials that will let the sun in and help to keep the plants inside warm by containing the heat. They are perfect for spring and fall planting because they provide a protective space for your plants to grow during cooler seasons. They give your garden more

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How to Pick the Right Garden Edging

Choosing the right garden edging—the material used to define the perimeter of plant beds—can make a huge difference in the look of your home’s landscaping. “I always tell our clients to pick materials that are classic, will age beautifully, and go with the style of your house,” says Roots Landscape’s Nathan Tuno, who helped House

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8 Tips for Safe Summer Grilling

According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2007 to 2011, fire departments across this country responded to roughly 156,000 house fires that involved cooking appliances. During that period, these accidents caused approximately 400 civilian deaths, and more than $850 million in property damage each year. As you can see, practicing proper grilling techniques this

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Decorating 101: How to Start a Decorating Project

Before you grab that first paint chip, figure out your needs, your decorating style and what to get rid of Congratulations. You’ve decided to decorate your home. Now what? Whether you’re furnishing your first place or redoing the house you’ve owned for decades, decorating can be a challenging task, filled with costly decisions whose outcomes

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7 Tricks For An Amazing Garden Border

Planting an amazing garden border is a sure way to increase curb appeal, as well as increase enjoyment of outdoor spaces. A well-planned garden border will ensure lush landscapes and magnificent floral displays throughout the entire growing season. With a few simple tips, homeowners can create beautiful flower beds and garden borders. Here are 7

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5 Ideas to Make A Vegetable Garden on The Rooftop

Almost all of the people like a garden. But right now, it’s so hard to find a garden around us. The increased population becomes one of the factors causing this problem. The empty fields have been converted into housing. But this is not a dead-end for this problem. The increasing population makes technology increase too. So

Lawns: dead patches

Dead patches of grass on lawns are very common. However, it is usually easy to trace and remedy the cause, restoring green and healthy grass. Quick facts Plants affected: All lawns Main causes: Soil damage and lack of water Timing: All-year-round What are dead patches on lawns? Patches of brown dying grass becoming patches of

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Our Best Cactus Garden Tips for Creating a Stunning, at-Home Oasis

Many at-home gardeners have fallen in love with succulents over the past few years—and it’s easy to see why. Their plump leaves, crazy shapes, and gorgeous diversity make them a fun, colorful addition to any landscape. These days, though, there’s surging interest in a particular type—cacti, and at-home cactus gardens. “Succulents are any plants that

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How to Plant a Fall Garden and Grow Late-Season Crops

You may be in full summer-harvest mode, picking zucchini, tomatoes, and basil every night. Or maybe you got sidetracked this spring and your plans to get the vegetable garden going just never went according to plan. Well, here’s some good news: Just because fall is on its way doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away

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Plant containers

Planting in containers is a skill all gardeners should learn. You can create beautiful displays using many kinds of garden plants for seasonal interst. Containers come into their own when space is limited and you can move and arrange plants more easily than those in the ground. There are a few tricks and techniques to