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Installation of Vinyl Posts on Concrete

Vinyl posts provide the support for many fencing and decking applications, and firm and secure installation of the posts is the only way to ensure that the entire fixture will remain strong and resilient throughout its life. When installing vinyl in concrete, you don't have to re-pour or completely

How to Burn Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grass is grown as a landscape feature and usually grows rapidly to a full height in a single growing season. It dies back in the winter, leaving an ugly mess of wilted grass blades on the ground. While you can simply pull the blades up, some ornamental grass blades have sharp edges that a

Why You Need an Outdoor Storage Cabinet

There are lots of reasons why you might need an outdoor storage cabinet of some sort and if you do you are certainly not alone. Most people seem to need more storage than they have available in their home and some sort of outdoor storage can make a lot of sense. If you have a patio with outdoor seat

Quick Composting Materials

Although most compost methods generally require six to 12 months from start to finish, you can produce mature compost in as little as 14 to 21 days using quick composting methods, according to Dr. Robert Raabe, professor emeritus of plant pathology at the University of California Berkeley. Choosing

How to Mow New Fescue

The methods you use to mow your lawn depend upon the type of turf you are growing. Some grasses benefit from staying at a shorter height and other grasses need to be longer for best results. Fescue looks the most attractive when it is kept at an even 2 1/2 inches. If you mow fescue down shorter than

How to Adjust Linkage on a Craftsman Riding Mower

The linkage to the control lever and motor drive is very important on a Craftsman riding lawnmower. If the linkage is too tight, then you may have trouble shifting the control lever; and if the linkage is too loose, then the control lever may not stay in the position you select. If you have difficul

Make A Smart Choice For Vinyl Fencing

If you are considering adding a vinyl fence to your property, there are several things to consider. Here are some tips to make you a smart fence shopper.

What is a Vertical Vegetable Garden?

Vertical vegetable gardening is the technique of planting vegetables and growing the plants upward instead of along the ground. According to the Virginia Cooperative Extension, a vertical or intensive garden minimizes wasted space, concentrating plants in a small area.

Lawn Care Aeration

Like any living thing, lawns benefit from being exposed to fresh air. Heavy use, dense clay soils and dry climates compact soil so that the grass roots are deprived of sufficient air and water. Aerating---punching holes into the soil---allows more air and water to circulate in the root system, impro

Wrought Iron Fencing Components

Unlike standard chainlink fences, wrought iron fences have a number of components.A wrought iron fence in perspective view image by david hutchinson from Fotolia.comWhether you're just a curious homeowner or you have a wrought iron fence in need of repair, it's important to know the...

Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations

Nitrogen is the nutrient needed in the highest quantities by plants and lawns. Recommended rates of nitrogen in complete fertilizers should be in a ratio to phosphorous and potassium of 3:1:2 or 4:1:2.

Outdoor Hammock Ideas

A net hammock with wood beams.red hammock image by AGphotographer from Fotolia.comSet up outside, hammocks can create a variety of different atmospheres. Turn yours into a snooze spot, a romantic retreat, a favorite picnic seat or a kids' play area: It's all in how and where you hang it....

Texas Landscaping Ideas

Use natural water features to enhance your Texas landscape.Lanzarote: Rancho Texas Landscapes image by Daniel Mortell from Fotolia.comDesign a beautiful Texas landscape with innovative ideas to conserve water, attract local wildlife and create a pleasing space you can enjoy everyday. Work...

How to Use Trailer Quick Chain Links

Quick links are stainless-steel devices that connect multiple items; most commonly, they are used to connect lengths of chain with other objects such as a trailer or a vehicle. Essentially, the quick link is really nothing more than a large, sturdy chain link. The link has a coupler that opens and c

How to Grow Ornamental Figs From Seeds

If you've ever touched the glossy leaves of a shopping mall atrium plant to determine if it was real or plastic, odds are that plant was an ornamental fig (Ficus). Prized for their glossy, leathery leaves, ornamental figs are hardy, tropical plants that lend an exotic aura to any decor. Some of the

A Strong and Precision Made Concrete Blocks

Manufactured concrete block is typically made from clay and concrete. There are other kinds of materials that are used in the manufacturing of blocks such as rubber, stone, recycled plastic or crushed glass, but the ...

How to Cut Back on Fakahatchee Grass

Ornamental grasses, such as fakahatchee, add visual interest to your landscape. This grass grows to a height of 3 to 4 feet and spreads to a width of 4 to 6 feet. Its mounds of cascading foliage soften the landscape and add movement as the leaves billow in the wind. When planted in clusters, fakahat

How to Maintain Swimming Pool Chemistry Properly

Keeping our swimming pools within its proper water chemistry is perhaps among the greatest ways to keep it safe and clean for its swimmers. By doing this, it can actually make pool owners save hundreds ...

My GFX Card Is Overheating

The chipsets on modern graphics cards, sometimes abbreviated as GFX cards, are extremely powerful, but they also produce a significant amount of heat. Most cards have extensive heat sink and fan assemblies to help dissipate that heat and under normal circumstances can function without problems. If y

How to Compost Plastic

Plastic items generally do not decompose well in a home compost bin. This is because of their chemical structure, which is most often derived from petroleum products and is designed specifically to resist natural decay processes. However, with the advent of environmentally friendly technology in the