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How to fix frozen pipes

Fix frozen pipes as soon as you find them as ice presents a bigger potential problem than just a temporary…


How to waterproof a Gazebo

Canvas gazebos are the tent-like movable structures sold in most major hardware store’s landscaping departments. The problem with canvas gazebos,…


How to propagate Hawthorn

Hawthorn trees are a commonly grown garden and landscaping plant. Their low, broad branches make them an ideal plant for…


How to build breeze block wall

Breeze blocks are typical building blocks that are made of concrete and ash. These concrete blocks are usually known as…


How to fit a garden gate

Information on how to construct a gate for your garden or property boundry and how to fix it securly between…


How to propagate dahlias

Every gardener knows that buying plants is a very expensive business. Luckily, nature has a very clever way of enabling…


How to cultivate peppermint

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is a native plant of England and a member of the large mint family. The herb…


How to identify garden weeds

Weeds are simply plants growing in the wrong place. This is worth remembering before you automatically reach for the weed…


How to make a pond waterfall

Creating a backyard garden pond with a waterfall is a challenging landscaping project. However, the finished result will add beauty…


How to fix a leaking garden pond

Pond liners occasionally leak. Finding the leak is difficult, but patching it is easy.Assuming your liner is rubber or EPDM…


Poppies are versatile, show-stopping plants that include several varieties, from the big, bold Oriental poppy,…