Category: Landscaping

Most Useful Plants to Own

If you find yourself in possession of a myriad of garden pots but no plants, then it’s time to act. There’s no reason to own that many planters if you don’t do anything with them! However, many people are put off by the thought that plants are not functional. You can’t play with them like a cat or walk them like a dog. Instead, you have to feed and water them, and that’s it.

However, that’s not to say that plants will not serve a purpose in your life. Of course, they always do – given that they produce oxygen, but they can also be useful in other ways. Find out below what are some of the most valuable plants to own.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera could easily be one of the most beneficial and useful plants to include in your home. Not only is it small, taking up minimal space in garden pots, but it requires minimal care for the number of benefits it has. You can use it for taking care of rashes, inflammation, cuts, burns, sunburn, and more. Almost anything that impacts your skin, aloe vera can help with.

Snap a leaf in half, dab it on your skin, and carry on with your day. Aloe vera also doesn’t require much maintenance or watering to keep it alive and thriving.

Quick Fix Tips for Animal Lawn and Garden Damage

Most people love their animals dearly. They are faithful companions, make you smile, and will never be unhappy to see you. But what they can also do is damage your lawn. While it’s not the end of the world to have a little bit of lawn damage, it would be helpful if you could repair it without too much hassle.

Whether your dog is to blame, or the neighbour’s cats lack boundaries, you are sure to find some helpful lawn care tips below from The Lawncare Man. You’ll be on top of lawn repairs in no time.

Burnt Lawn

One of the sacrifices you often have to make for the love of dog ownership is burnt patches on your lawn. These are usually caused by urine, especially with high levels of nitrogen and salt. While encouraging your dog to drink more water is one way in which to reduce the instance of burnt patches, it’s not a sure-fire way to solve the problem. Especially as you can lead a dog to water, but you can’t make it drink.

If your burnt lawn problem is particularly bad, it’s a good idea to tie off the area so that your dog can’t access it. You can then start the lawn healing process by scraping off the dead lawn, aerating and watering it, and resowing it with grass seed. A layer of black plastic over the top of it can help to warm the seeds and ground for faster germination.

Flagpoles

What Sort of Flagpoles Should I Be Using?

People throughout Australia and the world are including flagpoles in their outdoor design every single day. Flagpoles are versatile, can be used to display pretty much any flag you want – from that of your favourite sporting team to your country of birth – and they look great as well!

However, choosing the right flagpole for your needs isn’t always easy, especially if you’re not really sure what you want. Luckily for you, the experts at your local flagpole supply center will be able to help you choose the perfect pole. The following should give you an idea about what sort of flagpoles are on the market, and how you should choose the right one.

Different flagpoles are made from different materials

Traditionally, flagpoles have been made from things like wood. However, the invention and increased availability of more durable materials means that most flagpoles are now made of either fibreglass or aluminium.

Aluminium – Aluminium is the most common flagpole construction material in the modern world. It is durable, corrosion resistant, and it can be powder coated with any colour you would like.

Fibreglass – Fibreglass flagpoles are becoming less common, but they are still available from some retailers. Some would argue that fibreglass is even tougher than aluminium due its hard gel coating. However, fibreglass flagpoles can start to look worn after a few years as the gel coating cracks from UV exposure.