Category Archives: Gardening and Landscaping

Types of Bushes With Berries

Finding ornamental bushes to fill your garden with vibrant summer and spring blooms seldom poses a struggle. Finding those that carry the parade of color into fall and winter is trickier, if you don’t choose varieties that follow their blooms with bold berry shows. For Mediterranean-climate gardeners, bushes with ornamental berries can be found in […]

How to eliminate a Squirrel in the Gutter

Squirrels are cute little critters when you visit them from a distance, bouncing from limb to limb and chasing each other about. But when they start building nests in places that disrupt the household, such as in your gutters, then they lose their appeal. You must find a way to encourage the squirrels to make […]

Landscape Suggestions for Privacy Screens

Blocking the view in your property from passersby and inquisitive neighbors gives you the privacy to relax at home, free from exposure to the outside world. Installing a normal hedge may be the expedient thing to do, but creating your privacy displays part of the general landscape design requires just a little more effort. Creative […]

How to Level the Dirt in a Yard for Sod

Installing sod around your house gives you a second lawn, and some decide to go that route because it looks like the fastest and simplest way to achieve what they desire. Sod, however, actually does require a little bit of work before installation. To get a smooth grassy region that will have a good chance […]

Chill Out: 10 Cool Ways to Beat the Heat Outdoors

Summer doesn’t need to send you and your visitors clinging to the conveniences of air conditioning, especially if you’re eager to make your backyard a little more inviting with the addition of a welcome colour, air movement or possibly a splash of water. By incorporating one or more of these cool features to your outdoor […]