Garden water features: Thinking small is less work

A number of property proprietors are selecting relatively little choices such as water fountains, gurgling drops in addition to containers, instead of swimming pools as well as streams, market professionals state. “A big backyard swimming pool takes a lot of time to neat,” mentioned Laura Dickinson, development master yard fanatic coordinator at Kansas State University. … Read moreGarden water features: Thinking small is less work

Garden water features: Thinking small is less work

Several house owners are picking fairly tiny alternatives such as water fountains, gurgling falls as well as urns, as opposed to pools and also streams, market experts state. “A large yard pool takes a great deal of time to tidy,” stated Laura Dickinson, expansion master garden enthusiast planner at Kansas State University. “You need to … Read moreGarden water features: Thinking small is less work

Koi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Why is there so much talk about pond liners? Which ones are UV protected, or stronger, or last longer? I am by no means an expert on liner technology, nor have I ever used them in my 26 years of designing and building waterfalls. If you’re a “liner guy” disciple, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh … Read moreKoi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Garden water features: Thinking small is less work

That’s why many homeowners are choosing relatively small options such as fountains, bubbling urns and waterfalls, rather than ponds and streams, industry analysts say.

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Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my neighbor first decided to install a paver-block patio behind his home, he chose paver stones for several good reasons. He thought they would last longer than other materials like wood, or poured concrete, he thought they had a really “rich” elegant look to them and most of all, he thought that they would be maintenance free. Well, he almost had it right. They do look great and they’re incredibly durable, but it wasn’t long before he learned that they aren’t completely maintenance free.

After several seasons of rain, snow and sun, the patio just didn’t look as good as it first did when he had it installed. The sun was beginning to fade the color in some areas, the sand between the stones had been washed away by the rains and weeds had started growing in the gaps between the pavers. He even began to see ant colonies beginning to form using his precious paver sand as their new home.

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Is Recycled Rubber Mulch Edging Really Eco-Friendly and Green?

The word “recycled” brings to mind visions of conservation, ecology, and saving the world, but is that word really ecologically friendly when it’s put on a product like recycled rubber edging and mulch? Experts say that recycled rubber may not be healthy for our yards or our families. Millions of tires are disposed of every … Read moreIs Recycled Rubber Mulch Edging Really Eco-Friendly and Green?

Garden water features: Thinking small is less work

from That’s why many homeowners are choosing relatively small options such as fountains, bubbling urns and waterfalls, rather than ponds and streams, industry analysts say. “A big backyard pond takes a lot of time to clean,” said Laura Dickinson, extension master gardener coordinator at Kansas State University. “You have to fight with the critters, keep … Read moreGarden water features: Thinking small is less work

Garden water features: Thinking small is less work

Water features can bring interest, beauty and wildlife to a garden, but they also can be work. That’s why many homeowners are choosing relatively small options such as fountains, bubbling urns and waterfalls, rather than ponds and streams, industry analysts say. “A big backyard pond takes a lot of time to clean,” said Laura Dickinson, … Read moreGarden water features: Thinking small is less work

Garden water features: Thinking small is less work

thanks to That’s why many homeowners are choosing relatively small options such as fountains, bubbling urns and waterfalls, rather than ponds and streams, industry analysts say. “A big backyard pond takes a lot of time to clean,” said Laura Dickinson, extension master gardener coordinator at Kansas State University. “You have to fight with the critters, … Read moreGarden water features: Thinking small is less work