4 Tips for Creating a Great Backyard

Are you tired of your boring backyard? Do you itch to re-create it with a better design or an improved selection of lawn furniture? If you’re ready to make a change to your backyard, here are just four tips for beginning the transformation process.

1. Decide on a Theme

It’s important to have a theme when you’re decorating your backyard. Even if it’s something vague like “floral,” “country” or just “blue and white,” this kind of unifying element can bring together all of your style choices. Nothing will be out of place as long as it suits your theme. As a bonus, it will also make shopping a lot easier.

2. Have a Centerpiece

If you plan on installing a big-ticket item like an infinity pool or natural gas fireplace, go ahead and make it the centerpiece of your yard. Your guests will be naturally drawn to it, and if … Read the rest

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There’s so Much More to Using Bark in Your Garden for Decoration

When you see adverts for ornamental bark what are you really getting? It can be used to decorate outdoor areas in pubs, hotels and other types of business. A forest effect can be achieved, not just a pleasure to the eyes but the sense of smell too. Ornamental bark is also used as a mulch for borders, flower beds, footpaths and newly planted areas. But what are the benefits of using bark as a mulch?

What is a Mulch?

First we better explain exactly what we mean when we say use it as a mulch. A mulch is a certain material that is spread around a surface. It doesn’t have to be bark. It could be decaying leaves or compost instead. There are a number of reasons why it is beneficial to use bark mulch in your garden.

The Benefits of Using Bark Mulch

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Spring Landscaping Tips for a Beautiful Yard

When Spring weather approaches, it’s time to focus on your landscape care and maintenance. As warm weather arrives, your grass, shrubs, trees and flowers grow at a rapid pace. Proper care and maintenance is essential to prevent overgrown grass and plants, outdoor pests, and diseases that can destroy your landscape. Take a look at some Spring landscaping tips to keep your yard beautiful.

Fertilize Your Lawn and Plants

After a cold winter, your lawn and plants need fertilizer to jump-start healthy, new growth. Fertilizer provides iron, potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen that encourages plant growth and strong root systems. An organic or slow-release fertilizer works well for most types of grass and plants found in North Carolina climates. When using fertilizer, following feeding instructions and schedules is important to prevent damage. Using a fertilizer that’s too strong or fertilizing too frequently can burn your grass and plants, turning leaves yellow or … Read the rest

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