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Defining The Enduring Elegance Of Teak

It's only natural that homeowners should look for natural materials when choosing furniture for the garden, and durable, beautiful teak is an increasingly popular choice. It's not just teak's good looks that have made it a favorite choice for outdoor furniture and accessories. Teak is one of the most durable ... many people associate with teak. You can now get teak couches and chairs and loveseats that recline. Teak furniture can also be customized with matching pillows.

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Aluminum Strap Patio Furniture for the Poolside

Pools are a great addition to any home or resort. Pools offer a beautiful outdoor setting and offer endless hours of entertainment. Any outdoor pool requires the right furniture. Pool owners want furniture that will hold up to elements of the pool and are also practical for entertaining poolside. Aluminum strap patio furniture is ... patio furniture is one of the most popular choices, and for obvious reasons. Any pool owner will be happy with their choice for years to come.

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How much water does a lawn really need?

Well, while your soil type, the amount of sunshine, and the climate all come into play, a good rule of thumb is 1 to 1 1/2 inches a week. What is most important is HOW you water. You want to water deeply and infrequently to have a healthy deep rooted grass lawn. Let's say you decide on 1 1/2 inches a ... it is just as important how you water as how much you water. It is not that difficult to keep your lawn green and lush with a little planning when it comes to watering.

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Bringing Outdoor Space In For Three-Season Use

Imagine a beautiful spring evening spent outside on your patio. Now picture how quickly a sudden shower can turn that idyllic image into a wet dash for cover. Or consider a summer afternoon picnic out on the deck. The sun and the scenery are great, but what about the bugs? For many homeowners, patios ... addition can be an ideal space for entertaining friends and family, dining, reading or just relaxing. Homeowners get the best of outdoor living without leaving the house."

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Tips for feeding your lawn nitrogen

Nitrogen is vital to your lawn and is one of the most popular fertilizers. You need nitrogen because chlorophyll depends on it as do other proteins and amino acids. These in turn are what makes your lawn green and causes it to grow well. Some things to look for to see if your grass has a nitrogen deficiency are; ... can easily burn your yard up and kill your grass. So the next time you go shopping for fertilizers with nitrogen check the labels and ask lots of questions.

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Unifying and Separating Landscaping Planting Beds

There are thousands of plant combinations, companion plantings, and color combinations that will work well in landscaping and garden planting schemes. And form a beginner or do it yourselfer standpoint, simplicity and repitition in planting is a good starting point that can be added to later. I usually say to pick a color ... planting areas. Separating or "buffering" beds from each other can be as simple as adding a neutral or group of neutrals between colors or beds.

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Growing Hibiscus

Before growing Hibiscus, a fair amount of planning is required. Do you want to grow them in your garden, use them for landscaping or hedging or keep them pots that can be kept indoors or out? What size and type of plant do you want? Potted culturing has to be confined to the smaller varieties. ... the need. It is best to opt for organic products including fertilizers. Make sure that you follow the label instructions. Hibiscus growing is highly relaxing and satisfying.

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Cheap Pond Liners

Installing a garden pond is no longer a distant dream but an easy goal. Concrete ponds have been replaced with artificial, preformed and flexible Pond Liners which make the task of installing a pond easier and cheaper. When building on a budget, one can settle for a small water garden that holds less than 1, ... flexible. Rubber is also superior to other flexible liners like PVC. PVC becomes stiff in cold weather. Rubber decays more slowly than PVC when exposed to sunlight.

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Aluminum Sling Patio Furniture. Comfortable Seating for Outdoor Settings

When shopping for patio furniture, people want something that will be comfortable for themselves as well as their guests. There are a number of great options in patio furniture it can be hard to choose. Aluminum sling patio furniture is a lesser known patio furniture, but nevertheless is a great choice for elegance ... is versatile, practical, and economical. And if comfort and elegance are top priorities for patio furniture, aluminum sling patio furniture is the way to go.

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A Guide To Red Roses

William Shakespeare penned the words, What's in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet. From the days of Romeo and Juliet to modern times, a red rose has been synonymous with love. Today, roses are popular all around the world. However, in its ... could include expressions of love, magnificence, bravery and admiration. Other reasons that make receiving red roses a common practice include best wishes, appreciation, sincerity and passion.

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Giving Your Home A Step-Up In Curb Appeal

The next time you pull up to your home and think it's looking a bit run-down, think of what it might look like to a discriminating homebuyer. In today's competitive real estate market, curb appeal is among the most important challenges homeowners face. If the siding on your home is in need of repair, drive-by homebuyers will ... and natural style. It also comes with a Class 1(A) fire rating, is resis-tant to wood-boring insects and UV rays, and features a 50-year warranty.

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Backpack Blowers

Backpack blowers are more commonly used by professionals and are mostly powered by 2-stroke gasoline engines. The harness, which has a blower fit into it, is worn on the operator's back. The engine and fan are also placed on the backpack frame with a hand-held hose and spout to direct the airflow. Backpack ... . Since these blowers are very powerful, they are typically used for larger areas, and tough jobs like wet matted leaves. They are most suitable for commercial uses.

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Flower Bulbs: Nature’s Greatest Gift

Flowers are one of nature's greatest gifts. Their scent, their colors, their shapes everything about flowers is beautiful. A colorful, cheerful flower can brighten even the darkest day. Even more enjoyable than looking at flowers, though, is growing them. Flowers can be bought from pots and replanted. They can also ... , as long as the indoor conditions are favorable for growth. Flower bulbs are available in many varieties, such as tulips, daffodils, gladiolus, and crocus.

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Hillside Landscaping-Proper Watering

Sloped and hillside lawns and landscapes tend to develop dry dead spots during the hot part of the season. This is primarily due to water run off before it has a chance to saturate into the soil. Deep saturation is a key to a healthy lawns and plants. Deep watering helps establish deeper roots that can handle Summer heat ... wells should be built on the downhill side of the plant. This will help give the water time to soak straight down to the root zone before it runs off.

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Beat the Heat - 7 Tips to Help Your Lawn Survive a Drought

With temperatures rising and rain fall decreasing, summer time is putting a serious strain on your lawn. If you are not careful, your lawn could end up dead. No rain and water restrictions can really take a shot at your ability to take care of your lawn. However, there are some tried and true tips that are sure to beat ... a color to envy in the heart of the summer. Do yourself a favor and follow these tips to keep a green lawn that makes your neighbors squirm with envy.

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How to Plant Spring Flower Bulbs

Spring is the favorite season of many. It is a time of rebirth, renewal, and rejuvenation. One of the greatest joys of spring is the beautiful assortment of flowers. You can get this joy at home by planting spring flower bulbs. These are bulbs that bloom in early spring while other plants are still developing. There ... and add a mulch cover when cold weather comes. With a little water, sunshine, and luck, you will be blessed with beautiful, fragrant blooms in early spring.

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How To Make Your Own Moss Landscape Rock and Garden Statues

Moss can make some garden elements and even entire shady gardens look and feel aged and established. The trouble with garden moss though, is that sometimes it may not even grow at all on its own. And if it does, it could take a very long time to become established. Here's a way you can accelerate and establish ... crevices. Use this formula in shady gardens and in moist locations and you can most probably have moss on your garden statues and landscape rocks in a few weeks.

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