Automated landscape irrigation systems can have a wide range of different delivery systems, from soaker hoses to sprinkler heads, all of which operate in a slightly different way to provide a highly regulated and constant stream of water to your yard and garden. However, all automated landscape irrigation systems have a number of common features which provide a set of distinct of advantages. Understanding the benefits that an automated irrigation system can give your garden can help you decide whether installing one is the right fit for your landscaping needs.
Winter ice, wind, and snow can wreak havoc on your landscape. When your evergreen trees and shrubs have seen the worst of a bad winter, you may need your help to save them.
Assessing the Damage
The first step in repairing winter damage to evergreens is to take an inventory of what the damage is to each plant. For large trees, you will need to seek professional help to remove broken limbs.
When winter hits harder than you were expecting, it's natural to worry about the state of your landscaping. Combating excessive amounts of ice and snow does require some action. The following tips can help you minimize ice damage to your landscaping.
Tip #1: Skip the deicers
Deicers, both those that contain salt and those that use other chemicals, can cause damage in your lawn that you won't see until spring. The damage shows up as dead or brown patches, and in some cases it can be difficult to regrow the grass.
Whether you're buying a home in the Florida Keys or you just want to feel like you live there, you can create a backyard haven in any size yard or environment. Here are 5 tips for designing your own Key West bungalow garden at home.
Keep it Small. Most traditional Key West homes aren't very large -- and neither are their yards. This can be a good thing for those who want to emulate the island style, because it doesn't require as much time, space, or care to design.
Pavers are a popular hardscaping option that allow you to customize your paved surface to a greater degree than traditional asphalt paving does. However, because pavers are small pieces of natural stone or concrete that are fitted together, weeds can sometimes begin to grow up between them, causing the flat surface of your pavers to become disrupted. Re-leveling your pavers is a complex and expensive task, and so there are a few things that you can do to remove the weeds before they cause damage to your pavers.