The scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolia) is also known as bear oak. Scrub oaks are native to the eastern United States. Though named for a tall tree, scrub oaks have the form and size of ornamental shrubs. Scrub oaks are identified by their overall form, leaves, fruits and bark.
Hundreds of thousands of different variants of fungi are present in soil. Most of these are micro-organisms beneficial to the soil. However, there are more than 10,000 different fungi that damage plants, including hundreds of different fungi that interact aggressively with landscape turf. Follow the
Maintaining the value and appearance of your home, whether you're planning to remain in it or sell it, is of prime importance for any home owner. There are many landscaping tips that can enhance the value of a home, ones that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. If done correctly, the
Deck hangers are essentially strong metal hooks you attach to the railings or walls of a deck and which can then act as the support for hanging plants or light fixtures. Hangers come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are typically installed using a simple clamp-on device.
Bermudagrass is a very tolerant but very invasive lawn grass.grass image by ana malin from Fotolia.comThe geographic area you live in plays a huge role in determining which types of grasses will thrive and which will leave you replanting your lawn. High winds and salt, along with dry,...
Gas welding involves using a gas-fed torch to heat the metal parts to be welded. The primary gas combination for gas welding is an oxygen-acetylene mixture, but other gases are used. The welder can change the performance of the welding torch by adjusting the ratio of the gases, which in turn chang
Artificial grass can save you time and labor.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesThe artificial grass industry began in the 1950s in response to consumer demand for an outdoor turf on which children could play year-round. With artificial grass, you don't have to worry about constant...
There are many landscaping services that you can consider for any landscaping project that you have in mind for your own home. While there are many landscapers out there, most of them can only provide the basic landscaping services, most are only good with maintenance jobs. However, a really good la
There are a number of ways you can improve the look and quality of your garden cost effectively, but none quite makes the statement Gazebo Canopies do!Throughout history Gazebos have been constructed using various building methods, but the most common gazebos are of wood construction with traditiona
An above-ground pool can seem like an unsightly eyesore in your backyard, and can be inconvenient to swimmers. Most above-ground pool kits or installers provide you with a single access point: a ladder that straddles the side of the pool. In situations like this, the wall of the above-ground pool
Interlocking paving stones create one uniform look.wavy brick walkway. See more in my portfolio image by astoria from Fotolia.comWhen deciding on the paving material for your patio, there are a large variety of natural and man-made stone options. Natural paving stones come in many...
Over time your garbage disposal may seem like it's not grinding as efficiently as it used to. Garbage disposal blades can become dull from use, especially if you place particularly the wrong food items down your disposal (such as bones or grease). Luckily there is an extremely quick, simple and chea
Fixing a Craftsman self-propelled lawn mower seems like a hard chore that most likely would require help from a professional. However, you can make many repairs at home. They make take an hour or more to complete, but it will save money and the mower will not have to be shipped away for service.
On most snowblowers, including those manufactured by Murray, the machine moves via a drive belt that is powered by the engine and looped through a series of pulleys. In most cases, if the snowblower will not move forward it is because the traction drive belt is broken. Before the snowy season begins
The most consistently effective way to thicken your lawn is through overseeding. Fertilizer can also be used to create a thick, lush lawn; however, fertilizers can damage the lawn in the summer months and are less effective at controlling weeds. In the Northeast, the climate allows for two prime tim
A fountain bird bath is a great way for both you and your backyard birds have more fun out in your yard. Not only will also add a wonderful ambience to your garden along with the soothing sounds of trickling water, but it will also attract a huge variety of different species of wild birds.In fact, b
The differences between pine tree species are evident in the disparities in size and features, as well as geographic range. Many of the native pine trees serve in landscaping functions, but several species of non-native pines have desirable qualities, endearing them to landscapers for specific situa
Backyard aquaponics is an extremely simple and interesting science, which combines green plants with fish in a closed system, where the byproducts of fish feed the plants. Many people think that this is complex and hard to do, but it is in fact extremely simple. Let's look at the possible ways
There may be times that you must remove the mower deck from your riding lawn mower. Whether it is replacing a blade or replacing the deck belt, the parts of the deck are more accessible when the deck is not under the mower. Although mower decks have similar installations, it is always good to have y
Damp cinder block walls are cause by hydrostatic pressure: Water from the outside is pushing its way into the dry interior. Applying a sealant to the inside of the wall is only a temporary fix since the water pressure will eventually force its way through even the tiniest crack. You need to seal the