Soil remediation mostly refers to the controlled and standard process of repairing and caring for polluted soil, ground water, or even surface water areas to turn them into beneficial for a healthy environment. Urban buildings are mostly located on contaminated land, particularly developed land that is full of a factory or even chemical warehouse. You will find it hard to build healthy gardens around your house. You can find a simple soil remediation method in order to minimize the toxicity of your soil. Continue reading “The use of Agricultural gypsum for soil remediation”
At this moment, you need to keep in mind that candle lanterns availed in various designs. Some seem to be decorative while others are rather functional and therefore, you should ensure your needs before selecting the best one. Additionally, you must also keep in mind that not all of them are made of glass globes as you can find some outdoor candle lanterns which are made from metal. Continue reading “The Beauty of Outdoor Candle Lanterns”
When selecting between whether to install a vinyl fences or wooden fences there are some dissimilarities you should consider. In this article I am going to compare Vinyl fence with wooden fence from a cost perspective. Vinyl is better than a wooden fence. If you think about long term costs of maintenance, installation as well as replacement it seems to be a vinyl fence is the winner – despite allegations out there that show vinyl might be more expensive.
Vinyl fence are specially designed to make them become more durable over wooden fence, thereby they are initially a bit more expensive when compare with wooden fences. But due to recent economic situations, high quality wood fences are becoming more and more expensive. As these price will continually increase, and for obvious reasons, the initial cost of vinyl and wood fence are almost the same. Continue reading “Wood vs Vinyl Fences: Which Provides More Benefits for Your Property”
It’s a Victorian-style garden comprised mainly of hybrid tea roses, which, particularly in this hot and humid climate, require the regular spraying of fungicides and pesticides to perform as required. After all, they’re here to do a job – to enhance the aesthetics of this wonderful building using historically compatible plants and style. But a mere 9 years after it was created, to my eyes the garden is already an anachronism because we’ve turned a corner (finally) in the U.S., and toxic landscaping practices are no longer acceptable. Continue reading “Public Rose Gardens Showcase Toxic Perfection”
Now that tree planting time has arrived, I just finished two Citizen Forester classes at Casey Trees and came away with this startling revelation: Our city’s tree boxes are all wrong.
We pass tree boxes everyday, everywhere. They are those rectangular spaces between the curb and the sidewalk where typically a tree has been planted and typically some neighbor has boxed in the box with 4 x 4s or 2 x 6s, poured in more soil and tried to grow a bumper crop of pansies or irises or even sunflowers. Sometimes the barriers are more elaborate: wrought iron, say, or decorative metal posts with black chains strung in between. And sometimes the plantings include exotic grasses or ivies or, in many cases, just a tall bunch of weeds. Continue reading “The Truth about Tree Boxes”