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Lawn

5 Steps Before Installing a Lawn Summary – Step 1: Weed the area of the future lawn – Step 2: Amend the soil – Step 3: Till the ground – Step 4: Level the ground – Step 5: Roll and rake Sowing grass is not very difficult. Preparing the ground beforehand, however, is a relatively thankless task. But it’s the careful execution of this task that will give you the green carpet of your dreams and make it easier to maintain. This post explains how to prepare the ground for a lawn in 5 steps: weeding, fertilizing, ploughing, levelling and tamping. 1. Weed the area of the future lawn If your lawn is heavily overgrown with weeds, it is necessary to weed it before ploughing. – Start by mowing with a brush cutter if the weeds are very tall. – Then weed using one of the following techniques: ◦ hand…

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Trimming Ornamental Trees

What Is the Purpose of Trimming Ornamental Trees? Just like the trimming of fruit trees and palms, the fringe of ornamental trees, whether deciduous or coniferous (conifers), is an operation that is often necessary but differs from trimming forest trees. Definition of an ornamental tree An ornamental tree is planted with an essentially aesthetic purpose. It is not intended to produce timber, firewood, or fruit. Embellishing the landscape with an ornamental tree The ornamental tree can be a deciduous or resinous species, deciduous or evergreen. The choice of the type of ornamental tree depends essentially on the desired visual effect (in a garden in particular) and the environment of the place (climate, soil, etc.) You can plant it:    – in isolation within a lawn or a bed;    – as part of a free or trimmed hedge;    – in a small grove;    – as part of an…

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The garden shed is a small construction located in your green space. It is a room where you can store tools, thus allowing you to de-clutter your garage. The garden shed can also be used as a leisure space, which also optimizes the enjoyment of your garden. This shed can be temporary or permanent, removable or fixed. To help you see clearly, discover the details in the article. Legislation on the Garden Shed Like all construction work, installing a garden shed is also subject to regulations. When you build a shed of less than 20 m², a simple declaration of works to the town hall is sufficient. However, if you are going to build a structure larger than 20 m², administrative steps must be taken. Among other things, a building permit is required. Moreover, the ideal is to make the request early because the processing of the files can sometimes…

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Are you tired of watering your garden by hand but don’t know what to do? There is another alternative: the automatic sprinkler. This device has a very efficient watering system. Discover in this article the 7 most practical and most used automatic sprinklers. 7 – The Automatic Sprinkler With Rotating Jet This device is one of the most used and least expensive. As its name suggests, it works with a rotating system. It can cover all surfaces, whether they are large or small. However, this coverage is limited to 150 m. The advantage of the automatic rotating sprinkler is that it is easy to install. You have to connect it to the programmer and the water supply. 6 – Localized Watering or Drip Irrigation There is nothing more efficient in terms of precision than drip irrigation. This is also known as localized watering. It is equipped with a powerful watering…

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What Trees Can Teach Us About Biblical Characters and Events?

I always like to start with something personal, so please bear it with me! As a kid, I grew up spending a good amount of time in the presence of plants, flowers and trees on a weekly basis with my father in our garden. He loved gardening as much as he loved us and gardening, for him, represented that simple aspect of giving back to that which gives us life. Back then, we had a garden filled with flowers, especially lilacs and the Lisianthus used to look so soft to me. However, I was never really a fan of flowers. It’s true that the popping colors and shapes of flowers are really captivating and I’m sure there are plenty of reasons why most people love flowers, yet I cannot relate to any of them. However, I’ve always loved trees. When I pass them, I can’t help savoring their beauty. I…

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For some time, the image of a very common plant in indoor gardens has been circulating on social networks, accompanied by an alarmist text that tells the story of a person who almost died after being in contact for a few seconds with one of its leaves freshly cut. The plant in question was a dieffenbachia. I imagine that after seeing this image, many people had to remove the poor dieffenbachias from their homes, fearing for their lives and the integrity of their children and pets. But… is there any truth to this story? Are these plants really that poisonous? The short answer is: no, they are not THAT toxic. The truth is: yes, they are toxic, but that doesn’t mean you’ll suddenly die from touching one of their leaves; however, it is worth knowing about them and understanding more about what the risk is, in order to manage them…

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design

Whether it’s the optimal time of day to water your plants or how to properly get rid of slugs, most novice gardeners have a lot of questions – and a lot of mistakes – on their road to creating their ideal outdoor area. I’ve seen plenty of gardeners make blunders while tending to their plants as a green-fingered professional, so we asked him to reveal the most common mistakes — and what you should be doing instead… 1. Ineffective Watering Technique Many people water their plants at the wrong time of day. You’ll lose a lot of moisture through evaporation if you water in the heat of the day, and the water droplets on foliage can act as magnifying glasses for the sun, burning the leaves. To conserve moisture and safeguard the fragile leaves, water your plant first thing in the morning or last thing at night. Another typical blunder…

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greenhouse

You are a gardening enthusiast, and you want to build a greenhouse, but you don’t know what size will meet your needs? No need to worry! This article will help you know the different criteria to consider for its realization. What is a greenhouse, first of all? Generally, a garden greenhouse is a small house made of glass or plastic, which allows for capturing the sun’s UV rays. The glass is supported by a metal structure that deserves the care of metalwork professionals. It allows you to grow sensitive plants that need a warmer climate than your region, thanks to the heat produced. Building a greenhouse will allow you to protect your crop from bad weather. In addition, it also will enable you to stabilize temperatures, which is very practical for protecting your vegetable garden in winter. It also allows you to grow fruits and vegetables for a vegetable garden. Criteria…

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design

The garden is an enclosed area of land located either in front or behind a house. It was designed for growing plants. Today, the garden serves many purposes. Some of the uses of the garden include relaxation, entertainment, etc. You have come to the right place if you are like many people and don’t know how to design your garden. Find out in this article what budget you should plan for and some tips on how to do it. What budget should I plan for my garden? It is imperative to plan a budget for landscaping your garden. To have an idea of this budget, you can ask a specialist for an estimate. It is important to underline that the price of a garden design is not fixed. Indeed, this price varies according to several parameters. Here are some of the criteria taken into account to determine the price of a garden.…

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Beautiful Biblical Scriptures About Gardens and Gardening

There are a lot of good gardening books out there. Often what is good will depend on where you live or what you are looking for. Years ago, I’d recommend you Toby Hemenway’s Gaia’s Garden if you were growing food in your backyard. Or, if you’d live in the UK, I’d say “get a book by Alan Titchmarsh.” However, here I am today, telling you that the best book about gardening, plants, sowing seeds and harvest is the Bible. From John 15:1-8 The Vine and the Branches “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in…

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