Posts Tagged 'Landscaping'

How to control a summer mole infestation

You may think you've been invaded by an army of critters when only one or two moles are destroying your lawn and garden. Moles are voracious eaters. Yahoo Real Estate [...]

How to install a paver patio

Paver patios add a great accent to your landscaping. Whether you install it yourself or call in a contractor, you have a vast assortment of bricks, tiles, colors and patterns [...]

Keep deer from your landscaping and garden

Here in the Pacific Northwest I grew a hearty garden. I fenced it in with wire and used the local version of deer repellent: concentrated coyote urine. The deer were [...]

Spring lawncare is right around the corner

Here in the Pacific Northwest, lawns are bursting to life. I've already mowed once. It may be just the right time where you live to begin spring landscaping, starting with [...]

Assemble a fall chore list now

It's not too early to put together a priority list for home improvements or landscaping chores you need to get done before fall and winter. The stressed housing market means [...]

Should you rent or buy a lawn aerator?

The right lawn care tools simply bring your landscaping ideas to fruition. But do you need to own them all? Buying an aerator makes sense if you have a large [...]

Putting Your Lawn to Bed for the Year

If you've spent time and money on landscaping and, especially, on growing a lush green lawn, there's plenty to do before winter's freezing breath descends. Good lawn care is four-season [...]

Looking to Kill Your Lawn?

Most likely, you're not. Typically, I prefer to write about the need for testing your soil pH, amending the chemicals, aerating your lawn, and mowing just the right height to [...]

Summer Improvements: Build a Greenhouse

I have friends nearby who added a small, inexpensive greenhouse to jump-start their summer garden. The experiment went so well that they've built a larger greenhouse to house a winter [...]

Home Improvements for Pool Safety

You'd be amazed at how many people roll their eyes when I mention pool safety. This year a close friend nearly lost his son to a pool accident. It's no [...]