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Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

Hello, I am Monica Grimbles. I recently tore up all of the grass outside of my home to create a fully edible landscape. The ability to eat all of the plants growing in my garden helps my family's journey to self-sustainability. After all, relying on the supermarket may not always be an option. Even if it is, the food you grow in your yard just tastes and feels so much better. I also like that I do not have to tend the grass to keep the yard green. I change out the plants each year to keep the yard looking fresh and renewed. I will share my plant selections, planting techniques and tools on this site to help others create an edible landscape. I will also discuss all of the ways our professional landscaper helped out with this fun project. Please come back soon.

Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

    3 Landscaping Tips For Dog Owners

    If you have a dog, you know that your lawn doesn't just belong to you; it also belongs to your dog. You need to make sure that you provide a safe, fun environment that you can both enjoy. Here are some tips to help you design a lawn for you and your dog. Install a Sandbox To discourage your dog from digging in the rest of your lawn, you might consider giving him a specific place to dig and hide treasures.

    The 6 Worst Trees For Your Yard

    Trees in your yard can be a welcoming addition to your landscape. They can offer a shady place to rest, sturdy branches to climb on, and even a place to set up a tire swing for years of memories. However, there are some trees that offer more hassles than comforts. Steer clear of these six trees that could ruin your lawn, exacerbate allergies, and even kill other plants in your yard.

    Recognizing When A Tree Is Dead

    Trees afford a great deal of advantages. From adding shade to your home to increasing the aesthetic appeal of your yard, the benefits are numerous. However, when your tree is dead, or in the process of dying the opposite is true. Trees in poor health don't just look bad, but they could also be dangerous. Branches could begin to fall off and in more extreme cases, the tree itself could also collapse.

    How To Create A Backyard Pond

    Have you always wanted a backyard pond? If you want one, then build it. There are kits available that will help you create a beautiful, small pond. They are not very difficult to build and you can do most of the work yourself. Here is a quick guide describing what you will have to do. Dig The Hole The first step is to dig the hole for the pond. Find the location where you want the pond to be and begin to dig.

    Landscaping Ideas For Dog Owners

    If you are working up to a landscaping project, it is important to incorporate your daily life and routine into your plans. If your dog is all about being outside, they should get a vote on how your yard is landscaped. Spending time with your family in the backyard or on the porch is a great way to unwind, and the family dog should be a part of this. Here are four landscaping ideas to incorporate into your yard planning to keep you and your dog happy.

    Considering Rain Catchment? You've Got 3 Great New Reasons To Go For It

    Harvesting the free water that falls from the clouds is now a pretty mainstream solution to meet home and business water needs. Most people realize that using rainwater to irrigate landscaping and gardens helps ease the burden on normal water sources, especially in areas where water and rainfall become scarce commodities during certain seasons. It's also a green thing to do for other reasons. Catching water before it flows into storm drains, and then into creeks and lakes, saves those bodies of water from contamination due to bacteria, herbicides and pesticides carried in runoff.

    Creative Ways To Finish Off A Newly Installed Flagstone Patio

    Getting a patio put in your yard can help turn your yard into one of your favorite places to spend time in, but it can be a challenge to get the space completed if you don't know what to do after the patio has been installed. Looking into the additional improvements you can make to your patio can help finish off the space and make it one-of-a-kind. Get Paving Edging Installed

    How To Clean Block Walls

    Whether they're inside or outside your home, block walls can get incredibly dirty over time. Cinder block walls possess a highly porous surface, making them very susceptible to the absorption of dirt. If block walls aren't cleaned on a regular basis, they can get dingy and moldy. Here are a few tips that will help you clean block walls. Use a Pressure Washer If you haven't cleaned your cinder block walls in a long time, it is especially vital that you use a pressure washer for the job.