Category : Landscaping & Garden

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Home LandscapingLandscaping provide variety of chance of home improvement for the homeowner make their house become more appealing. One of the most common option is the garden landscaping.

Garden landscaping can become a serious issue especially if the home value is at stake. Although it sound simple, but it may not be as simple as it sound.

Landscaping can contribute a great aspect to improve the home value in a sophisticated manner. An excellent landscaping project can help to improve the property value up to 20% for the prospective buyers even if your home only have small yard.

The plantation and landscaping design will give extra point for the home appraisal. So, it is always a good idea to decorate your front or backyard.

Good planning is necessary to make sure the progress for landscaping project run according to its purpose. Landscaping is more than just about plants, fences or lighting, because it will affect the overall of your house.

If you have more budget for the landscaping project, hiring good landscaping experts could be a worthy investment. This method is very common for most real estate developer. Around 90% of them are using the service of landscaping expert to improve their property value and generate good profit.

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recommend to invest around 10% of home improvement budget to be allocated for landscaping project. When your home landscaping not attractive, it will make your home appearance become bad too and lowering the interest of prospective buyer for the property.

Grub WormsOne of the first things that people notice when going to other people house is their lawn. That is why it is very important to do proper maintenance on your lawn to keep it attracting for other people who are seen it.

Unfortunately, there will be always some pests that would take advantages on your beautiful garden and making it as the food source. If you let these pests keep eating of your lawn, they will ruin your beautiful garden and the plants in it.

One of these pesky pests that become hindrance to your lawn’s beauty is the grub larvae. The grub larvae appear in the shape of white caterpillar or worms but in larger size. The adult form of this bug is belonging to the scarab beetle family.

Their main source of food is the root of the plants. One of the clearest sign that the grub is eating the pants root is indicated by the brown patches from your plants in the garden. It is showing that the plant is having malnutrition since it cannot receive nutrition from the soil through the roots, because the roots are already eaten by the grubs.

The grubs are mean eating machine. If you let them they will destroy the plants in your lawn and finally ruin the beauty of your garden. Therefore, you need to get rid of these pesky bugs as soon as you notice the sign on your plants.

There are two basic methods to exterminate this bugs which is using the natural method and using the help of chemical substance. In the natural method, you will use their natural enemy or predator which is microscopic worm that is known as nematode.

You can purchase the nematode from garden supply store in your area. After you have bought the nematode, you can use sprayer to spread these microscopic worms throughout your lawn, especially around the plants that indicating there are grubs warm in the roots.

Or if you are not sure how to do it, you can ask the store keeper where you bought the nematode on how to utilize these microscopic worms more effectively. After the nematode is spread on your garden, they will immediately penetrating the soil to search grubs worm and start eating the grubs.

If you cannot find the garden supply stores that selling the nematode, you can use the chemical solution option. You can ask for recommendation from the garden supply storekeeper to find the best pesticide that can get rid of the grub worms.

And after you have successfully got rid of the grubs from your lawn, it will be better if you use grub preventer to avoid the grub worm from attacking the roots of your plants again. You can ask this preventer as the same time you bought the pesticide or nematode from your local garden supply store.

With this, you will able to protect your lawn from the attack of grub worms and maintain the beauty of your garden and be proud as the owner.

Small Size PatioIf you want to add a new looks for your backyard but there is only a little amount of space, you might want opting with small outdoor patio. Unlike many homeowners believes, patios are available in various sizes.

So, even if your backyard is small, you will able to find the right patio designs size that suit to your condition, and you will be able to spruce up your backyard landscape and increase your home value. You will also have nice outdoor place to hang out with your family or visiting guest

Building an outdoor patio will add personal touch to your home. So, if you live in a manufactured home like in a neighboring home, you might want to try this method to individualized your home and make it stand out more than the other houses in your neighborhood.

If you are still not sure about the choices of patio designs that fit to your backyard area, you need to maximize the information resources that can assist you in your research to find the right patio design. For example, you can check other people patio design such as your neighbors, or you can discuss it with landscapers, looking at the patios photos that available in the internet as reference for your own patio design.

One of the most important aspects in planning the patio for your small backyard is to determine the budget to build it. This aspect will assist you in making decision to select the patio style and size that suit to your backyard, and the materials that you are going to need to build the patio that you want.

With this budget planning you can also determine whether you can hire a professional contractor or it will be Do It Yourselves (DIY) project to build the patio. After you have make a thorough decision about this aspect, than you can go to the next step in planning to build your patio.

The next step is to make a rough draft for the patio design that you want to built on your backyard. You do not have to make it to be like a professional designer’s drawings. Make a rough sketch will do as long you are including the right measurement of your backyard. This will help to find which patio design that match to your backyard size and the amount of materials that you will need.

Inaccurate measurement of your backyard will influence your budget estimation and spending. Making a rough draft plan also will assist you to visualize the image on how the patio is going to look after it has built, and encase you might want to add or reduce some of the features in the patio plan.

Building the outdoor garden patio on your backyard is a great method to have a great additional space for your home. You will have great area to relax, hang out or having small banquet with your family and friends while enjoying the outdoor view and your backyard’s garden.

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