10 Ideas to Hide Those Trash Bins

10 Ideas to Hide Those Trash Bins

( Trash Bins – Photo by The Honest Scot)

With Spring finally arriving, I know a lot of you are probably beginning to start your outdoor cleanup and maintenance. One thing to consider is where your trash bins are parked. Are they visible from the road or by your neighbors. Maybe you would like to come up with a good way to hide them. If so, these 10 ideas may point you in the right direction for an attractive and easy result.

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Add Curb Appeal with These Ideas!

Add Curb Appeal

(Photo by Studio 212 Interiors)

The exterior and front landscape of a home are the first impression that a house makes to anyone that happens to visit, or just drive by. So, it is aways a good idea to take an objective look at the exterior and try to see what statement your home is making to others. Are there areas that can be improved within your budget? Is everything clean and tidy? Does your home look inviting, or is it the home that kids believe houses the local witch? 😉 If so, then you probably need to add curb appeal to correct these issues. The following suggestions may provide some areas for which improvements can be made.

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12 Fabulous Shade Loving Plants

Shade Loving Plants

(Traditional Landscape by Stevensville Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Arcadia Gardens, LLC)

Everyone has that shady spot that they want to get to looking good, but sometimes it is hard to figure out just exactly what to plant in these locations. It could be a spot on the north side of a wall, an area under a tree, or a space that is just to the edge of a wooded canopy. Regardless all of these would fall into the shade loving plants category. So, let’s take a look at 12 different popular options – that work for Zones 4-8.

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Getting Rid of Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac

Getting Rid of Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, oak and sumac are some of the worst landscaping problems that you may have to deal with. According to specialist, more than 85% of people are allergic to these obnoxious weeds. That means that getting rid of them in our landscape and/or gardens is a must. But it also means that doing so can be risky. So, these are the important things that you need to know when getting rid of poison ivy, oak or sumac.

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DIY Composite Raised Garden

Raised gardens can be bought as a kit or constructed completely as a DIY project. Regardless of how you get your raised garden, they can be a wonderful way to grow veggies. However, they do have one downside. If made of wood, they will eventually rot. Decomposition is inevitable. But, there are ways to construct a raised bed that will lengthen the life and the looks. Because I wanted to do both, I decided to construct a DIY composite raised garden.

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