Trees in the Home LandscapeWritten by http://www.home-and-garden-decor.net
Trees add so much to home landscape! They provide shade, clean air, habitat for wildlife, value to your property, and even memories.
If your yard does not have any trees at moment, you may want to consider planting some. Studies have shown that trees and landscaping add value to your property. Even if you do not intend to sell your property, trees can provide years of enjoyment. If you have trees in your yard, check to see that they are healthy. If they are near end of their life expectancy or show signs of decline, you may want to plant new trees that will become established before old trees are removed.
If properly located and planted, trees can help control energy costs. A large shade tree planted on southwest side of house can provide cooling shade in summer, helping reduce air conditioning costs. Once leaves drop in fall, winter sun is free to warm your house on cold winter days. Evergreen trees, planted to block cold winter winds, can help reduce winter heating costs.
Have you wondered what you could do to reduce greenhouse gases and address global warming? Planting trees will help! One of greenhouse gases causing most concern is carbon dioxide. Plants take this gas out of air and use it in photosynthesis. Carbon is stored in wood and living tissues of trees. When leaves fall and are composted, carbon is added to soil. This improves soil for plant growth and stores more of carbon in form of soil organic matter. Carbon can be stored for hundreds of years in trunks of trees or in form of lumber, furniture, and other wood products. By planting trees in your yard, you can help reduce greenhouse gases.
Freestanding And Lean-to GreenhousesWritten by Matthew Anthony
Whether a greenhouse is freestanding or attached (lean-to greenhouse) it is one of most popular types of garden buildings in use today. It is a self-contained structure in back garden or yard, which helps you grow what you want - flowers, vegetables, or fruits, when you want - in dry summers, winters and even during snow. It serves practical purpose of extending your garden and aiding your gardening hobby. A greenhouse can also add something to a property. For example, a beautifully built hardwood greenhouse also adds to beauty of your house or home.
Freestanding greenhouses and attached greenhouses (or lean-to greenhouses) are two main types of greenhouses that you can construct in your back garden or yard. The difference is fairly obvious. Freestanding greenhouses are independent structures. Attached greenhouses are precisely that – attached!. This means that attached greenhouses have advantages of instant water, heat and light from properties utilities. Also, they present no need to alter or disturb your landscaping. Freestanding greenhouses on other hand, require separate heating systems, water and electricity that may increase your initial expenses of setting up such a greenhouse. Freestanding greenhouses are generally preferred to attached greenhouses, as they pose no limitations on size, space and location. You do have more scope with a freestanding greenhouse.