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Wondering: Can perennials grow through mulch? The short answer is yes, garden perennials can push up through up to 4 inches of mulch with no problems. You can safely mulch your perennials during cold months, spring, and summer. Doing so can even protect your plants and provide them with multiple benefits. Read on to learn …

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As a beginner still making your way through the gardening or landscaping world, you may not be familiar with how mulch works. You may be wondering, does mulch break down into your garden soil? Of course, mulch breaks down. Otherwise, it wouldn’t enrich your soil with nutrients or improve your plants’ growth thanks to the …

Read More about Mulch Vanishing Act: Where Does All That Organic Matter Go and Why Your Plants Love It

Do you have an old mulch layer in your garden and don’t want to remove it to grow new plants? This might leave you wondering: Can you put soil on top of mulch? Luckily, you may use soil on top of your mulch layer, but only if you use proportionate amounts of soil and mulch. …

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Polycarbonate is a popular roofing material for gazebos. However, its functionality depends on location, weather, and sun exposure. Today, I‘ll discuss everything you need to know before choosing a polycarbonate gazebo. You’ll learn their advantages and disadvantages. Plus, you’ll find out whether polycarbonate gazebos are a good option. Let’s get started! What Is Polycarbonate? Polycarbonates …

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Have you ever spent a while finding the perfect angle to catch the shade under your patio umbrella, only to have the sun shift a few minutes later? We all know how frustrating that can be. Luckily, most newer patio umbrella models come with a tilting function. This can make angling the sunshade a picnic. …

Read More about No More Squinting in the Sun! Quickly Adjust Your Patio Umbrella’s Angle With These Tips

One of the easiest ways to ruin a perfectly pleasant Sunday afternoon is to find stains on your patio umbrella. Now, you have to spend your day taking apart the sunshade and cleaning it. Thankfully, the process doesn’t have to be challenging. That’s because you can simply throw the canopy into the washer, add a …

Read More about The Secret to a Spotless Patio Umbrella Without All the Scrubbing

Gazebos provide a place to enjoy your garden while sheltering you from sun and rain. It’s a place where you can reconnect and relax with your family. Unfortunately, ready-made gazebos are sometimes too pricey. You may need to construct one yourself to save on labor costs! Today, I’ll guide you through how to build a …

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Fire pits are a fantastic addition to your landscape. But the problem is—as you likely know—they’re incredibly prone to rust and other moisture or heat damages. If yours is already way past its glory days, you’re probably considering painting it over. You know, just to give it a little makeover. But is it safe? Can …

Read More about Give Your Worn Out Fire Pit a Makeover: Is Spray Painting Safe?

It’s starting to get extra sunny during your outdoor morning coffee sits. This means it’s time to bust out the patio umbrella from your garage. After taking it out, it doesn’t seem as vibrant as it used to be since its last use. Whether it’s from years of sun exposure or accumulated dust, your patio …

Read More about Bring Your Faded Patio Umbrella Back to Life: A Step-by-Step Refresh

We know why you’re looking for the difference between a beach umbrella and a patio umbrella! The weather is probably nice out there, there’s gentle wind you can enjoy, but the sun rays are falling too harsh on your patio chairs. You don’t have a patio umbrella, but you have the next best thing: a …

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