Planning a Water Garden...Written by Gordon Goh
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Most water gardens are an addition or extension of natural landscape. To encourage and invite your guests to water garden for picnics, for chats, and for just sitting in pleasure: Plan water garden so it's visible from walkway to your home. The water garden that your visitors and guests see while entering your home adds value to your home and to your conversation!
In planning your water garden, use a sheet of paper to write down what you want to gain from your water garden. Start your list by using personal reasons, value reasoning, enhancing, or changing overall look of your landscape. Alternately, you may simply want a place for solitude. These are desires you'll write on your list. From this list, you can better plan 'where' your water garden will suit you and your ideas.
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Understanding Weeds Ė How to Kill them?Written by Chris Coffman
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In addition to culture practices, sometimes assistance of chemicals is needed to control weed growth. In that case, there are several types of herbicides that can be used. Preemergence herbicides will affect seeds that are germinating. Since they are best used two to three weeks before seeds start to grow, these work best to combat annual weeds. Postmergence herbicides are used, as their prefix implies, after weeds have sprouted. Since they must be absorbed through leaves, this types of herbicide works best with a spray. These can be used at any time, but are most effective when weed is still young and growing. Selective postmergence herbicides are usually used to control annual, biennial and perennial broadleaf weeds, as they will not damage grass. But, they can kill trees, shrubs and flowers. These have to be used in proper conditions as well, with no rain in forecast for two days to follow, air 60-80 degrees and no winds. Finally, non-selective postmergence herbicides kill all types of weeds, and are best used to spot treat grassy weeds that are not affected by selective herbicides.
So next time you see a Dandelion plant growing, donít make a wish and blow seeds toward in direction of a lawn fanatic- they may not get perfectly manicured lawn they wished for!
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