Once you have your landscaping done, you feel such pride at how beautiful your home and yard looks that you want to shine a spotlight on it and let everyone see, day or night, how gorgeous it looks. Easily done during the day but at night, you need to generate some light.
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Drip irrigation is an ideal method of watering to conserve water, localize the irrigation and prevent evaporation and runoff. The systems themselves are easy to install but there are things you need to know about drip irrigation parts and how to maintain them to keep them in top condition. Drip irrigation parts will last several years if you look after them and you will enjoy simple, hassle-free watering with these few easy tips.
Happily, frost is not likely to harm your tubing it stretches. However, as for your other drip irrigation parts, the expansion of icy water can break the timers and connectors because they are made of rigid plastic.
In case you did not know, perennials are plants that survive for a number of years and for whom the process from seed to flower often takes two or more years.
Perennial flower beds are experiencing an increase in popularity because they require less pesticide, take less maintenance and use less water than annuals.
Gardeners enjoy watching perennial flower beds change through the seasons and witnessing the life stages of the plants, as opposed to annuals whose life cycle is far shorter, requiring attention every year.
The Surprise Factor
Gardens have personalities all their own. We build them that way. Sometimes what is outdoors is totally different to the mood indoors. It could be because the home owner thrives in the outdoor environment and neglects decor inside, or vice versa. Or it could be that the husband enjoys gardening and applies his style to the yard, and the wife prefers to be master of the indoor domain. Or vice versa.
Every green thumb has his or her own recipe for garden tonics, bug sprays and slug deterrents. Homemade lawn fertilizer is no exception and there are literally dozens of variations on combinations of ingredients in old fashioned gardening books, on the Internet, or handed down from generation to generation.
For some, the tried and true mixture has never let them down so they wouldn’t dream of using a commercial brand for maintaining proper lawn nutrient levels.