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Video: How to Prune Potted Gardenias Indoors & Outdoors

Video Transcript The most memorable of all fragrances it's gardenias. This is Nicholas Staddon with Monrovia Nursery. Today we are going to talk about how to prune potted gardenias indoors and out. So we're in the garden. We are inside the house possibly inside the office and we need...

How to Replace a Briggs and Stratton Recoil Cord

Briggs & Stratton builds a number of small-engine models that are typically used on garden equipment such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. Most of these small engines utilize a spring-loaded rope pull to start the engine. The recoil cord in these small engines can deteriorate and break due to exposu

Examples of Ornamental Grass Beds

The uses of ornamental grass beds are only limited by a gardener's imagination. This group of plants, which belongs to the Poaceae family, grows in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors, and these plants are classified as clumping (growing in non-spreading mounds) or running (spreading by under

How to Cut Blue Fescue Grasses

Blue fescue is a cool-season ornamental grass that grows most actively in cool temperatures. Hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone 4, blue fescue can grow in attractive clumps to heights between 6 and 12 inches. Cut blue fescue grasses during the growing season to help maintai

How to Install Portland Instant Lawn Sod

Portland, Oregon averages nearly 36 inches of rain per year, categorized in the USDA Hardiness Zone 8b. Grass varieties that do well in Portland's Zone 8b include Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, red fescue, and rough bluegrass according to Landscape-America.com. Installing sod in October bea

What Is the Job of a Landscape Contractor?

Take a drive around your neighborhood or city, and you're likely to notice that some home and business landscapes are more sophisticated and well-manicured than others. These complex landscapes are often the work of a professional landscape contractor and a crew of landscapers. These contractors are

The Unique Characteristics of Tree Bark

Bark is a type of tissue that grows over a tree's wood. It has both an inner and outer layer. The inner layer is living tissue, and the outer layer is dead tissue. Trees use bark for protection. It helps move nutrients throughout the tree, and stores tree wastes in its resin and dead cells.

How to Calculate Bricks for a Retaining Wall

Manufactured clay bricks are used in a wide range of residential wall construction types. Whether you are planning low landscape terracing walls or taller, structurally engineered retaining walls, the project begins with estimating the number of bricks needed to complete the wall. The common method

How to Install a John Deere Mower Deck on a 160

The John Deere 180 lawn mower is a standard lawn tractor with a single blade mower deck mounted to brackets under the tractor. The 180 is a base model for John Deere and does not come with some of the frills you'd find on high-end models. As the v-belt ages it will start to slip and the blade will n

How to Sharpen a Wide Bandsaw Blade

A bandsaw uses a vertical blade to cut through various materials. It can cut straight lines and curved and unusual shapes. This tool is stationary and usually consists of two wheels rotating in the same plane, on which the band rides. A bandsaw blade is actually a long metal band with small teeth al

How to Landscape to Sell Your House

With the difficulties in the real estate market, if you want to sell your home and get a reasonable return, you have to make your home as attractive as possible to buyers. The landscape around your home is the first thing a prospective buyer will see. So you want to create a good "curb appeal

How to Build a Retaining Wall With Blocks From Home Depot

Sloping dirt hills in the landscape present a challenge. Heavy rains after a drought may cause the hill to crumble and collapse, or mud slides to occur. To protect the landscape, you need to set in place a barrier needs to catch any dirt runoff. A retaining wall is a stone or wood structure that sit

Will Broadleaf Weed Killer Harm Cedar Trees?

All evergreen trees, including cedars, are susceptible to damage from broadleaf herbicides. Damage can affect the color and strength of needles and branches and even kill trees. Most damage occurs when herbicide is applied incorrectly. To avoid damaging cedar trees, it is crucial to use herbicides s

How to Water Winter Rye Grass

Unlike seasonal grass that goes dormant during the winter months, winter rye grass stays relatively green all year round. This gives your lawn a better look. Unlike seasonal grass, if you water rye grass heavily, it will rot. Therefore, not only does rye grass stay green, it requires little watering

Outdoor Gazebo Made Out of Tree Limbs

A gazebo made from tree limbs will act as a rustic focal point for your yard or garden. Whether you choose to build one yourself or purchase one already made, consider how you will be using the gazebo to determine the size you require. The gazebo can be made entirely with twigs and branches, or you

Installation Instructions for a PVC Fence

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fence is available in a variety of styles to suit any landscape design. Whether you want a traditional picket fence in your front yard or a privacy fence around your pool, a vinyl fence is an easy-care option. PVC fence installation requires careful measurements, but it is t

How to Change a Briggs & Stratton Fuel Filter

Briggs & Stratton has been making small air-cooled engines since 1908. Early Briggs & Stratton engines powered everything from gasoline-powered bicycles to portable generators used during World War II. Briggs & Stratton engines are used today in riding lawn mowers, snow blowers, pressure washers a

How to Register a Storm Shelter in Oklahoma

Storms in Oklahoma are serious, but many cities and counties in Oklahoma now are providing citizens more security in the aftermath of a storm. Storm shelter registries provide emergency responders information that allow them to find you if you are trapped in your shelter or handicapped and unable t