Planning A Garden

A Guide to Using Lime in Your Yard or Garden

The practice of liming soil is one of the oldest methods of improving soils and crops. This is a guide that gives information and facts on lime use, application, quantities, and many other topics related to using lime in your yard or garden. What is lime? Calcium oxide (CaO), commonly known as quicklime, is a widely used chemical [...]

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Steps for DIY Railroad Tie Flower Bed

Here is a quick reference for making a DIY (Do It Yourself) raised flower bed from Railroad Ties. Railroad Ties have been a prime source of edging for raised flower and vegetable beds for many years. At one time, old railroad ties were not that easy to come by. Today they may be a little [...]

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A Recipe for Making Compost

Compost is a needed substance that you need to add into your yard or garden soil. Making your own compost is a lot easier than you may think. It is cheaper since you don’t have to buy and transport it to your yard. If you have never made compost before, here is a little recipe [...]

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Using Wooden Railroad Ties for Raised Flower Beds

Wood is a commonly used material for raised flower beds and in all kinds of outdoor designs and landscaping. Wood is usually easy to find and blends well into most garden areas. You can use any durable wood in your yard and garden for your flower beds as well as raised vegetable beds. The most [...]

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Seasons in the Landscape

One of the rewards of landscaping is watching how plants change through the seasons. During the dark winter months, you look forward to the bright, fresh flowers of spring. There is nothing as pleasurable as sitting in your yard and garden at a cozy little picnic bench table.Then the lush green foliage of summer is [...]

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Create A Cozy Garden in a Cool Spot

Have you ever  just wanted a nice, cozy, cool garden? Planting a garden in a nice shady place is the good fortune of anyone who has a large shade tree in their yard or garden area. A park bench is added as a resting place along side beautiful shade plants. Lay a path of brick pavers [...]

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Adding Elegant Symmetry

Add a formal touch to your yard or garden by adding symmetry. Formal landscaping often lends dignity to the public areas around a home. Formality can also be rewarding in a more private setting. There, the groomed plants, geometric lines, and symmetrical layout of a formal garden can help to organize the surrounding landscape, provide and [...]

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How To Create A Gateway Garden

A gateway arch is the first glimpse a visitor will see of your garden.  A gateway garden should be inviting and pleasing to the eye. By combining a striking structure and plantings you can make an inviting entry into your garden. Entrances are an important part of any landscape. They can welcome visitors into your [...]

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