If you cook a lot of your meals by scratch, then you know how important it is to use fresh herbs. Growing herbs indoors to add to your dishes is a great way to improve the taste of your foods. Basil, oregano and thyme are also easy herbs to grow indoors. You can place your potted herbs on a sunny window and they will grow fast. You will be surprised how easy it is to grow these herbs. You can also grow aloe in a potted plant and use it for minor burns or scratches. Indoor gardening is Read the rest of this entry »
Hardscaping vs. Landscaping
There’s a popular, artistic way of designing your home or business exterior environment. It’s known as “hardscaping.” Simply put, this is using your property’s scenic assets to give it a different appearance. With hardscaping, stone and wood are a major part of the design. The focus is on a neat, concise look using paving stones, stone structures like statues, artful obelisks and light posts and creatively shaped cairns. Wood arches and pergolas also add to the hardscaping design. Hardscaping should be performed largely by Read the rest of this entry »
Building your own raised bed garden can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Knowing exactly what has been put into your food, the energy and time it takes to get great yields and the simple satisfaction of picking and eating food in your own yard is unmatched. From planting to harvest, the thrill of eating food you yourself raised from infancy to maturity is a gift that you can reward yourself with.
First things first though, Read the rest of this entry »
It is easy to grow beautiful herb gardens in containers. The containers can be placed in a convenient area to make gathering the herbs simple. Almost any herb can be grown in a container. In addition, several herbs can share a container if they require the same amount of water.
To get started, you will need to choose some containers. The containers will need good drainage, but they do not have to be large containers since the herbs have small root systems.
Next, you will need to decide on which herbs you wish to Read the rest of this entry »
When most people think of making improvements to the areas surrounding their home, they think of adding trees, shrubs, flowers and other organic elements. While beautiful living things are some of the most important features of a well-maintained yard and property, they are only part of the landscaping picture.
Brick or stone patios, walls and pathways are known as elements of hardscaping. In fact, all inorganic elements on your property including wooden decks, gazebos and fences are considered elements of hardscaping. A well-balanced approach Read the rest of this entry »
Many people take pride in their gardens; a great garden can be the centerpiece of your landscaping, and gardening is an enjoyable hobby for countless people around the world. However, many gardeners overlook some basic elements that can improve their gardens significantly. Moss, in particular, is commonly overlooked. Here are a few reasons why gardeners will want to consider using moss in their gardens.
Moss is one of the easiest elements to use in a garden. Moss Read the rest of this entry »