While many homeowners simply consider cutting their grass to be one of the many chores that comes with the territory, it is important to realize that regular maintenance is not just intended to keep the lawn a desired length. Few people understand that grass is just like any other type of plant and can require a great deal of care on a routine basis in order to keep it healthy and strong. Before hiring a local teenager mow the lawn, property owners need to learn several things in regards to proper care and preventive maintenance.
As spring approaches, bird watchers look forward to the return of hummingbirds. Those that have never observed hummingbirds before may wonder what to do to attract them and what type of feeder is best. There are two basic styles of feeder-inverted and saucer. An inverted feeder looks like it’s standing up. It is long and narrow. A saucer feeder is just what its name implies. It is shaped like a saucer and the nectar is in a basin.
Proper filtration is absolutely essential to the health and well being of a fish pond. Many new pond owners have difficulty determining which type of filtration is best for their pond. They may feel overwhelmed at the large selections of filters. While there are many brands of filters currently on the market, there are only three basic types of pond filtration systems. Once an understanding of the basic filters is established, it is much easier to choose the filter that is right for the size, type, and budget of the fish pond.
Koi Pond Location:
When building a Koi Pond from scratch, look at the area that will surround the Koi or Gold Fish Pond. Torrential rains may cause the Koi Pond to overflow. Be cognizant of drainage and the fact that surrounding areas that may become saturated; affecting the integrity of the water garden pond structure, particularly if pond walls are over 4’ high and the water flows backwards. Plan ahead by overfilling the pond and see where the water flows. Add drainage pipes as necessary in the neighboring ground to divert overflow water away from the base of the pond. Build up the ground and add plantings at the base to improve stability.