Home and Garden


The Everlasting Style of The Beni Ourain Rug

Everyone has a style in mind that they like best. This is true when it comes to decorating their home. One way that anyone can bring their home style to life is with the use of the right kind of rugs. Rugs are an essential part of any style plan. One type of rug with…


Water Gardens How to Build a Pond

Water Gardening is the fastest growing segment of the horticultural world and over twenty five million Americans now enjoy the pleasures of splashing water, swimming fish and the myriad wonderful water plants. According to Lilypons, that number is increasing at the rate of 15 to 25 percent each year. And no wonder. There is just…


Components of Flower Garden

When it comes to flower garden landscaping you want to make sure you create a beautiful place for you to enjoy not to mention a place that visitors will brag on! There are several components of flower garden landscaping that are considered very important and then there are others that are simply up to your…


Cottage Garden Landscaping Components

Each kind of garden has its own function. A flower garden, for example, features vegetation that decorates the area around a house or building. Vegetable gardens provide vegetables for food. Another kind of garden is called a cottage garden. Originally, they were created for crops. They were immensely useful to stave of starvation of poor…


Layering Garden Landscaping

There are a lot of homes that could do a bit more garden landscaping which is a good thing. The truth is that this is something that should be treated with excitement as there is nothing more fun than landscaping the garden. This will allow your imagination to flow and work overtime as you will…


Build a Rain Garden

There’s a new garden in town. It is (mostly) easy to install, looks good year-round, requires almost no maintenance and has a terrifically upbeat impact on the environment. No wonder rain gardens are such a great new gardening trend! Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water…


Inspire Yourself and Others With a Healing Garden Landscape

A healing garden can inspire, not just with the healing plants it contains for medicinal and meditational purposes, but the landscaping of a healing garden can also inspire. Many elements can be used for inspiration, including water features, statues, trees, trellises, flowers, paths, ponds, chimes and sculptures. Almost anything can be used to inspire, depending…


Tools For Garden Landscape Design

Whether you are a beginner landscape designer or have done some DIY landscaping the past, it can often be difficult to come up with ideas. Garden landscape design can seem like a very complex proposition to someone who hasn’t had lots of practice, which is why it’s important to follow the number one rule –…


The Beauty of Landscaping

In architecture, landscaping refers to the science and art of modifying land areas by organizing natural, cultivated, or constructed elements according to a comprehensive, aesthetic plan. This landscaping involves the elements of topographical features like hills, valleys, rivers, and ponds or growing things like trees, shrubs, grass, and flowers as well as constructions like buildings,…


Organic in the Garden Grass Hay

Grass hay is an excellent organic ingredient for the backyard gardener. It has in the past been avoided due to the possibility of transferring weed seeds into the vegetable garden but quality composting methods have slowly made it a more popular ingredient. Some years ago when I was first trialing grass hay in the compost,…