The Importance Of Nitrogen-Fixing Plants In Your Permaculture Landscape

Posted on: 12 May 2016

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. It is found in abundance in our atmosphere, but the problem is how to get atmospheric nitrogen to your plant roots. Rain is quite good at carrying nitrogen from the air into the ground, but there are also plants whose leaves gather atmospheric nitrogen, carry it to their roots and share it with their plant friends. These nitrogen-fixing plants play a vital role in a permaculture landscape. [Read More]

Add Beauty And Utility To Your Yard With Fire

Posted on: 12 May 2016

Fire is one of the primordial elements. Fire gives warmth in the coldest of weather. However, the flickering of flames also offers a mesmerizing appeal. Combine both the beauty and the usefulness of fire in your yard's hardscaping. Fire Pit A fire pit is one of the most useful additions you can make to your yard or patio. Wherever you place a fire pit becomes an instant congregation place. Fire pits can be small, portable affairs that even fit onto a tabletop. [Read More]

How To Seal Brick Pavers

Posted on: 12 May 2016

Brick pavers are a great option for use in your yard and can provide a unique aesthetic to walkways, driveways, or any other paved exterior surface. However, in order to ensure that they maintain their aesthetic and hold up to extended weather exposure, they should be sealed every few years, depending on wear. Thankfully, sealing brick pavers is a simple process that you can do yourself if you have the right tools and knowledge. [Read More]

Why Is Drip Irrigation A Better Choice Than Spray Irrigation?

Posted on: 10 May 2016

Years ago, if you drove past a field during irrigation, you'd see sprinklers spraying water out above the plants. These days, it's rare to see such a thing. More large farms are using drip irrigation, which delivers water directly to the surface of the soil rather than spraying it over the plants. In fact, drip irrigation is not just a wise choice for big farms. It's a smart choice for your own landscaping, too. [Read More]