Category : Landscaping & Garden & Landscape : Home & Garden

Homemade Porch Railings

Landscape
Installing porch railings can enhance the curb appeal of certain homes. Railings should always blend well with the home's design and not stand out too much. Porch railings can be installed for visual appeal and practical reasons. For instance, a high porch with railings along the front and sides is

Styles of Turned Porch Posts

Landscape
This Victorian porch features elaborate turned posts.Porch Hammock image by Andrew Kazmierski from Fotolia.comTurned wooden porch posts have long been used as a decorative element in U.S. homes. While many post styles are available in vinyl, polyurethane and other man-made materials,...

Covered Patio Ideas

Landscape
Patio covers can range from a small patio umbrella to a permanent wooden lattice or installed awning. Not only do they provide protection from the elements, but they also can increase the value of your home by adding extra living space to your house. If you are thinking about designing an outdoor li

How to Lay a Brick Paver Walk

Landscape
Brick pavers add a polished, timeless look to a landscape. Laying a walkway with pavers makes guests feel welcome and guides them to the front entrance and backyard entertaining areas. With a proper foundation, a paver walkway can last for years. Laying brick pavers is a do-it-yourself project that

How To Build a Deck Yourself

Landscape
A deck can be a wonderful place to relax and grill out on, or it can be the focal point for an intimate social gathering. Although decks may seem complicated to build, they really are quite easy, provided you are willing to take the time and do it right. You can use these general plans to build a de

How Are Work Benches Made?

Landscape
If you frequently work on hobbies and home improvement projects, you might benefit from a work bench. You have the option of purchasing a pre-made work bench or making your own from individual pieces of wood. Both manufacturers and woodworking enthusiasts use the same process for building work bench

How to Apply Bone Meal Fertilizer

Landscape
Bone meal is an organic soil supplement made from ground up animal bones. It is applied to gardens and landscape areas to provide nutrients for plants. Although it is not a complete fertilizer, according to "Fine Gardening" magazine, bone meal is a rich source of phosphorous. For this reason, it's b

Peat Moss Vs. Cow Manure

Landscape
To promote and support the growth of healthy vegetation in the landscape and garden, ensure your soil is rich in nutrients and naturally aerated, or enriched with added nutrients and soil enhancements. The key to soil quality is in its ability to support healthy root growth and retain moisture. Peat

How to Build a Porch Railing

Landscape
If you have a porch that you are looking to dress up a little bit, building a porch railing can make it really stand out. With a few supplies and tools, you can construct your own porch railing that will not only add beauty to your home but provide protection as well. In this project, an 8-foot rail