Archive for the ‘Landscaping’ Category

Pesticides, Herbicides, and Insecticides: What’s the Difference?

June 16, 2009 in Landscaping

A pesticide is any chemical used by man to control pests. These intruders come in various shapes and sizes. They include but aren’t limited to: fungus, bacteria, insects, plant disease, snails, slugs, or weed infestation. A pesticide... read full post →

Full Frontal Privacy

June 10, 2009 in Landscaping

Photo credit: Stonebrook Design Build Now that I’ve gotten your full attention with that title I’ll let you in on a little secret - I’m talking about your front yard. Ever feel like you’re being watched in your own... read full post →

Unique Deck Furniture Choices

June 01, 2009 in Landscaping

It’s time to enjoy the warm weather and soak up the summer sun out on the deck. Well, hopefully, not directly on the deck, but on your comfy deck furniture. So many stores sell the same patio and deck furniture all spring and summer... read full post →

Preparing an Herb Garden

May 07, 2009 in Landscaping

I can tell you, firsthand, that there’s nothing better than a home cooked meal enhanced by homegrown herbs - the flavor is just unbeatable. I’ve found that herb gardens can be a little difficult to get going, but once you’ve... read full post →

Trees Add Value to Your Home

May 05, 2009 in Landscaping

My mother was a staunch supporter of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL—near the Chicago suburb where I grew up. Mom had a profound love of trees, and I learned about trees in an up-close-and-personal way from the very beginning of my... read full post →
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