Garden Tractors

The first task in the process of making a used mower purchase is locating several to check out. If you live in a rural area, mowers can frequently be found on local roadsides for sale in the warmer months. You should also check your local newspaper classifieds, Craigslist, and eBay for leads. Commerce for used items such as these is increasingly moving online, and the chances of finding a good deal on the web is really greater than anywhere else.

When examining a machine in person, the primary considerations are the engine, undercarriage, blade, and body. The first and most obvious observation you can make is on the mower’s body. Is it still smooth and new looking? Or is it chipped and rusty? The more visible wear on the outer shell, the more wear you can expect invisible mechanical parts to have. Ragged looking mowers have been used a lot and their lifespan has been shortened.

After a preliminary examination of the body, tip the mower on its side to see the undercarriage. You may need two people to do this, and something to prop the machine with. You usually do not want to lean the

Big Landscape for Small Gardens

Gravel – crushed brick or gravel is a wise paving option that can certainly improve the outlook of your garden. It is easy to maintain and much cheaper than bricks or flagstones. However, you should spread a layer of landscape fabric underneath the gravel. That way you will save your garden from any weeds.

Walkway – another element that can refresh the garden. It is better to have a curved walkway because it gives guests the feeling of walking through a larger landscape. You only need to be sure that the walkway is wide enough for two people to walk side by side. Otherwise it may be a little uncomfortable.

Fire pit – a feature like this always creates such a cozy atmosphere. Fire pits bring more warmth and light to the garden. You can choose just the right one for you, because they are sold in many and different shapes and sizes. Adding one fire pit is a great way to start designing your garden.

Bamboo shelter – that is a very

All about Landscape Rake

1. For anyone who has a large field or pasture, you know how challenging it can be to keep the debris and weeds under control. A wide toothed rake can help make the job much easier. There are many models that can be towed behind a tractor.

2. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, like I do, there are long handled rakes that make it possible for you to safely remove the snow from your roof.

No climbing up on a slippery, wobbly ladder. Just reach up with the rake and pull the snow off.

3. If you live near a shoreline such as at a beach or on a river or lake, you can get a rake that will help you control the weeds. You can also get rakes that make it easy for you to groom the sand and remove debris.

These rakes are great for sand traps on golf courses too.

4. Many people have gravel drives or gravel roads that they must keep maintained. A rake can make that job much easier. Whether you are just fixing a spot here and there or

Info of Landscape Drainage

The consequence and try to avoid them First and foremost you must have positive grade on your property meaning that if you are putting a drainage system in your backyard then the backyard must be higher than where you want the water to drain (most of the time the street). How much higher the backyard needs to be depends on the length of the drain system because to have proper slope you must have one inch of drop per ten feet of drainage pipe so if you are installing a hundred foot of drain pipe than you need the street to be ten inches lower than where you place the first drain box (Catch Basin). If you do not have the slope needed than this is when you must look in to other options such as, bringing in soil and raising the backyard (only when you have enough foundation showing, you do not want to raise the ground higher than the foundation you need at least one inch showing at all times), draining into a sump pump box and pumping the water out (this option requires electricity and a much larger drain box where the pump will be

Front Yard Landscaping

Front Yard Landscaping History:

Alone, sitting in my lawn chair admiring my front yard I started thinking about this landscaping phenomenon and how did it all begin. It ends up that front yard landscaping has been around since the late Middle Ages. This crazy fad started with a rich English nobleman probably gone away from his castle on a nice Sunday drive in his horse and buggy and came across a beautiful lush, green, grazing meadow.

“How can I obtain this as my front yard?” the nobleman thought. Thinking further of grass seeds or digging up this pasture and delivering it to his estate. Were not totally sure which method he chose but apparently some sheep herder got rich and moved to a little castle of his own away from his worthless piece of sandy land. Not realizing it, this rich English nobleman just developed the first front yard landscaping company.

After some time of trial and error the lawn had fully grown in. A problem arose that even with the grazing sheep, the grass was still growing out of control. So this nobleman brought in rabbits, horses and goats. The lawn was trimmed nicely

Finding Shed For Yard

• Look for a local company: There may be some local companies that offer sheds for a reasonable price, and having one shed locally is better because the shed can be taken home right away, or delivered within a day or two.

• The materials that are available: By using a local company, there may be more choices to offer for someone who is looking for a good shed. There may be some choices for material that is only available locally, which can give someone people looking for a shed and advantage over people who buy a shed over the internet. Local materials can offer a strong shed that is going to be exactly what someone is looking for that will complete the yard and offer that desperately needed storage space that will help them get the garage cleared out.

• The use of a cement foundation: Some local companies can offer the choice of a foundation that is made of either wood or cement. The difference between the two foundations is the fact that the cement foundation is more permanent. If the person buying the shed has no plans to ever move the shed, then

Ready for Green Space when Spring

Getting them work ready will save you time when you actually want to get to work in the garden. Rubbing mineral spirits on wooden tool handles will reduce splitting which may just save you from the dreaded splinter.

Get that soil ready before you start to plant. That is, you’ll want to clean up any leaves or debris that has settled there over the winter, but you also want to rake it and get some air into it. This is a great time to add compost for extra nutrients, mix it in well and you’ll be good to go once planting season is here.

If you have a new garden, if you want to re-do your garden or if you’re starting from scratch the best thing to do is draw up a plan. What do you want your garden to look like when you’re done? Do you want big items like trees in there or will it be an annual bed? Most will go with a combination of the two so they have something