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Spectracide on Tomatoes for Fungus

Spectracide is the brand name for several garden products, including a fungicide. Spectracide Immunox Multi-Purpose Fungicide is a synthetic systemic product that the manufacturer claims will protect many different types of plants, including tomatoes, helping prevent them from getting the most commo...More...

What Wood Is Best to Build Horse Fencing?

Wooden horse fencing needs to be pressure-treated to survive the elements.country fence image by John Sfondilias from Fotolia.comTypes of woodWooden horse fencing can be made from a wide variety of types of wood. Some woods are more readily available in different parts of the country, but......More...

Hemlock Blight

Cultivated as a specimen, tall hedge or evergreen screen, hemlock is a useful plant in the home landscape. A member of the pine family, hemlocks grow to about 60 feet tall, though dwarf varieties can top out at 5 feet or less. The trees have short needles arranged in flat sprays, and the trunk bark ...More...

Outdoor Lights - Three TypesTo Look At

Making changes to your outside lighting can be a fun way to improve both the look and usability of your home. The range of outside lights available, has greatly improved over the years and it ... ...More...

Location of Composting Bins

Positioning your compost bin is ultimately up to you. However, to ensure the effective use of the bin while keeping animals at bay, consider a few elements before choosing where to build or place your compost bin....More...

Wood Burning and Gas Fire Pits

During the summer months there is no better way to enjoy the evening hours than around a fire pit. Not everyone has experienced the cozy, calming, relaxing atmosphere of an outdoor fire. You can find them in all styles, designs and price range at your local home and garden store....More...

Phoenix Palm Information

The date palms are members of the genus Phoenix and are grown for their edible fruit and ornamental landscape value. Most are single-trunk individual trees, but a few species grow in multiple-trunk clumps....More...

What Is a Good Way of Color-Coating Steel?

Steel is used in many products we use every day, from automobiles to tools to containers. Often these steel products have a color coating that protects the surface from scratches and rust. A variety of effective ways to color-coat steel are available. Many of these methods vary in both cost and appl...More...

Cheap Planter Ideas

Gardening is an enjoyable, relaxing hobby, and planter gardening adds another level of fun and beauty. Some planters can be moved around, enabling you to introduce greenery and colorful flowers into areas where there are none or where more are needed. Other planters, although immobile, enhance the g...More...

How to Begin Fencing

Fencing projects can be as small as securing a small garden plot to designing a perimeter around an entire property. The act of gathering resources and ideas about materials focuses the builder on the intention of the fence. As the website Taylor Rental notes, "A fence may seem like a labor intensiv...More...

DIY: How to Sharpen a Mower Mulching Blade

A mulching blade on a lawnmower is angled in order to push the clipped-off grass deep into the lawn where it acts as a fertilizer, making the lawn greener. Sharpen the mulching mower blade whenever the grass appears torn rather than cut....More...

How to Divide Rhizomes

Rhizomes grow in thick, fleshy root systems that grow horizontally just beneath the surface of the soil. Tubers are thick sections of stems or roots. When new rhizomes and tubers are produced, the rhizomes' plants grow outward, and smaller roots grow to anchor them into the ground. Propagating them ...More...

Iowa Mussels Identification

While freshwater mussels aren't the most conspicuous members of the local fauna, they constitute an important and relatively diverse component of Iowa's ecology. These shelled invertebrates, which are threatened by pollution, river modifications and invasive species, can often be identified by thei...More...

Plants That Are Good for Privacy Along a Fence

Using plants as a border is an attractive way to provide your yard and home with privacy. Several types are available to choose from that will not only provide privacy but will also enhance the appearance of your yard. When selecting which plants to use, check the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to en...More...

Why Is My Bermuda Grass Brown?

Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) is a native grass of the southern half of the United States, northern Africa, Asia, and southern Europe. It is a popular type of lawn grass used for a variety of lawns, from domestic to Superbowl arena fields. Once you have invested in your lawn, it may be disconcert...More...

Rubber Mulch for Yards

Rubber mulch is a popular choice for landscaping in yards. Traditional mulch decomposes into the soil and does not protect against weed infestation. Mulch is used to regulate soil temperature and moisture. It is used for applying organic matter into the soil and for a visually appealing fill between...More...

UniFlame WAD820SP Slate and Marble Fireplace Review

The UniFlame WAD820SP fire pit is highly-rated by its owners. It's easy to assemble, has good customer service, and is very cozy and attractive. It's built to last, with an iron base, and steel bowl that is coated in porcelain to protect it from rust and make it easier to clean. However, i...More...

Window Treatments That Keep Light Out

Window treatments provide beauty and comfort to your home. Light-blocking window treatments used to come in limited colors and patterns that were generally unattractive, but today you'll find more options to enhance the look of your home. In addition, these types of window treatments also help cut d...More...

An Introduction To Cantilever Retaining Walls

When it comes to DIY retaining walls, the cantilever retaining wall is one of the most popular options. This introductory cantilever retaining wall guide is not intended to be a comprehensive treatment of the subject but rather an overview that will prepare the novice with the fundamentals of the to...More...

How to Shape Your Flower Bed

A garden is always a work in progress. Creating the basic outline or shape of a flower bed is a suitable starting point for novice gardeners. Before you take a spade in hand, however, decide the style you wish to convey with your garden. Consider all of the surrounding landscape and architecture whe...More...