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A central location

One of the most central locations in our house besides the kitchen is our backyard. It seems that everyone in the family gravitates to it. We like to spend our time cooking out or playing a game of horseshoes. Sometimes we just throw the ball around. Anyway, we also spend a lot of time gardening. It can be hard work, but we think it’s worth it. Keeping the plants separated can be a chore, but thanks to our fiberglass planters, it’s been easier than we thought.

The planters are nice because there are many different styles and sizes. For example, we use one fiberglass planter to hold our azaleas and a completely different fiber glass planter to hold our daisies. That makes it easy to take care of each plant individually. We can concentrate on other things rather than worrying about which plant to water when.

The other nice thing about the planters is that they are durable. Because of the material that fiber glass planters are made of, they tend to last a long time and keep their color. They are also tough in case a stray ball or two hits them. Our backyard is has a lot going on in it and having the planters helps keep it organized. We love our backyard and I’m sure it will be a central location for us for a long time.

Good ideas

The weather has been wonderful lately and we are taking full advantage of it. We have been spending a lot of time out in the yard getting it into shape. Our garden area has received most of the attention so far, but we have also been concentrating on the recreational portion we have started. We were thinking how nice it would be to have an arbor as the centerpiece of the area.

Both my wife and I like the idea of using arbors to anchor the part of the yard we plan to spend the most time in. We want to have a place to eat as well as just relax. We were hoping to find one of those wooden arbors that vines love to climb on and cover. We think it would be so cool to eat under the protection that Mother Nature provides. I know the kids would like it too.

We first got the idea after purchasing some garden arbors for our garden plants. The plants love it and are doing well. They are producing fruit and look great. They look so happy that they are able to climb up to get the best light. We are excited about the whole idea and are planning to add more of them to our yard very soon.

Hey, it works

Well I just wanted to let all of you know that the distilled vinegar on weeds actually works.  I sprayed the weeds every other day for a week and was pleasantly surprised to find that the weeds were dying after the third time I sprayed them.  Just gave them an extra day of spraying for good measure.

Nothing like getting rid of the weeds and saving money and even time too.  Well, it also saved my back from bending over pulling the weeds.  Yeah I have a hoe but I like to try and get the roots so I pull them instead of chopping them with a hoe.

Weeds are taking over

The season of yard work is now in full bloom. Mowing isn’t that bad and neither is weed eating the yard but the weeds are taking over. We only have a few flower beds around our yard and I hate the thought of using weed killer. It’s not only full of chemicals, but you run the risk of damaging your flowers should the wind blow.

A friend of mine told me about using white or distilled vinegar to kill weeds.  They told me that I might have to spray the weeds a few times before they die but the vinegar is biodegradable and won’t hurt the environment. I’m all for that.  Not to mention, it’s a lot cheaper than weed killers.  Guess I’ll give it a try and keep you guys posted of how effective it is.