Category Archives: Landscape Design

What Organic Really Means

The word “organic” may appear on packages of meat, cartons of milk or eggs, cheese and other single-ingredient foods. Certified organic requires the rejection of synthetic agro-chemicals, irradiation and genetically engineered foods or ingredients. Literally, of course, the term is a redundancy: all food is composed of organic chemicals (complex chemicals containing carbon). Any materials used in the production or processing of organic food must be proven safe. Awareness is growing about the value of organic foods. But, whether organic chicken or pesticide-free lettuce represents “healthier” alternatives has long been a subject for debate.

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Ordering Garden Plants Over The Internet

Ordering Garden Plants Over The Internet
Ordering Garden Plants Over The Internet

In the 21st century, more and more people find themselves turning to the Internet and the World Wide Web to purchase all types of products and services. Indeed, many people are turning to the Net to order garden plants of all types. Perhaps you are a person who is interested in gardening. If that is the case, you truly will want to spend some time on the Net to find out what is available in the way of garden plants. Of course, when it comes to shopping for garden plants on the Net, you do need to keep in mind that there are pros and cons to buying garden plants over the Internet and World Wide Web.

One of the most positive elements of shopping for garden plants online is convenience. Generally speaking, you can make the purchase of garden plants online twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Therefore, you can make your garden plant purchases at a time that is completely convenient for you.

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What is landscaping rock?

You can use landscaping rock to add some depth and texture to your landscaping design. This landscaping rock can come in a couple of different forms, actually there are quite a few. Not only is there a find collection of colours of landscaping rock there is also several different kinds of stone to choose from. Different landscaping designs will require different landscaping rock. You can get small landscaping rock or larger landscaping rock.

The trick to using landscaping rock successfully is to fully integrate them into your yard and the design. You need to place them in places that will add to the yard, not in places that will make it look like you are trying to cover something up or take attention away from another part of the yard. If you were to just put your landscaping rock here and there you will be doing nothing for the yard and your yard will end up looking strange and unbalanced. You should plan exactly where each landscaping rock should be placed for the ultimate good effect.

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A Terrarium as an Indoor Garden

terrarium
terrarium

There is a solution for you if you love the look of plants indoors but donít have the time or a green thumb to take care of them. A terrarium is a self-contained plant habitat. Once you have set-up the terrarium and closed the lid (on the jar or other container you have chosen) the plants inside create their own eco-system  all you have to do is enjoy it.

The choices for terrarium containers are only limited by your imagination. Traditionally a smaller aquarium is used with a lid but a glass jar or other container will work nicely too. Plastic will work as well, just make sure that it is a clear plastic or you won’t be able to admire your handiwork once it is completed. Whatever size or material you choose for your terrarium the most important factor is that it does not leak. You need the water and moisture to stay inside for it to work and you donít want a mess inside your house.

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6 Indoor Plants That Love The Dark

cast-iron-plant
cast-iron-plant

The indoor house plant that will brighten up the end of a corridor 5 meters from your front door. The Aspidistra, commonly known as the Cast Iron plant, has graced the drawing rooms of many an otherwise drab Victorian English manor.

Many gardening experts describe the Aspidistra as one of the toughest and most adaptable house plants. Its long blades of slender dark green or variegated dark green and white leaves shoot straight out from the soil but in clumps and up to 75 cm in height and 15 cm wide.

It is such a low maintenance plant much like an even-tempered woman who does not need any fussing over but still maintains its sweet nature. It needs very low light, average temperature and humidity and just occasional watering.

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Plants that Clean Indoor Air

Plants that Clean the Air
Plants that Clean the Air

There are many reasons for creating an indoor garden significant among them is the need to clean the toxins from our homes and offices. As a consequence of the energy crisis, today’s homes and offices are built to conserve energy and the outcome has been a lack of air exchange, with the resulting increase of indoor air pollution. The World Health Organization has stated, there’s probably more damage to human health from indoor pollution than from outdoor pollution. Symptoms associated with indoor pollution include allergies, asthma, eye, nose, and throat irritations, fatigue, headache, nervous system disorders, respiratory and sinus congestion. In today’s society more and more people exhibit these symptoms as a result of staying indoors the majority of the time.

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