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Landscaping Ideas & Maintenance

Here you will find links to landscaping ideas, landscape maintenance, lawn maintenance, gardening courses, and lots more garden and landscape information.

Fireproof your landscape:

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/html/pnw/pnw590/intro.pdf

How to avoid wildfire damage:

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/hazard/wildfire/wdfrdam.pdf

Gardening for Wildlife:

http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-for-Wildlife/Gardening-Tips.aspx

Wildlife Gardens:

http://www.wildlifegardener.co.uk/

Lawn Care:

http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-2867/L-253.pdf

Spring Lawn Care:

http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/regions/lawnandgarden/SpringLawnCareGuide05.pdf

Planting a New Lawn from Seed:

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/planting-a-new-lawn-from-seed.html

Planting a New Lawn (Sunset Magazine):

http://www.sunset.com/garden/garden-basics/planting-new-lawn-00400000013405/

Renovating an Old Lawn:

http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/planting-and-repair/renovating-your-old-lawn.php

Lawn Care Maintenance Fact Sheet:

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1191.html

Lawn Care Information:

http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/index.php

How to Grow Vegetables:

http://www.backyardgardener.com/veg/

Planting a Vegetable Garden (large scale):

http://www.weekendgardener.net/vegetable-gardening-tips/starting-garden-050705.htm

Building Lattice Panel Fences:

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20269959,00.html

Building a Rain Garden:

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/topic/raingarden/Building.htm

Guide to Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs:

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/text/fertilizing.html

Pruning Calendar:

http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/430/430-462/430-462.html

Landscape Mistakes:

http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/wfiles/W175.pdf

How to Stake a Tree (video):

http://video.about.com/landscaping/staking-trees.--8h.htm

Installing French Drains:

http://landscaping.about.com/cs/lazylandscaping/ht/French_drains.htm

Building a Bog Garden:

http://www.bbg.org/gardening/article/a_bog_garden/

Creating a Bog Garden:

http://www.ipcc.ie/boggarden.html

Attracting Hummingbirds:

http://www.hummingbirds.net/attract.html

Creating a Hummingbird Habitat:

http://www.thegardenhelper.com/hummingbird.html

Lists of Deer Resistant Plants:

http://gardening.about.com/od/gardenproblems/a/DeerResistant.htm

Building an Arbor for Grapes and Muscadines:

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/homefruit/grapearbors/grape.html

Pruning Evergreens in the Landscape:

http://extension.unh.edu/resources/representation/Resource000594_Rep616.pdf

Plants Poisonous to Dogs and Cats:

http://www2.aspca.org/site/DocServer/poisonousplantsdogscats.pdf?docID=109&AddInterest=1101

Management of the Home Lawn:

http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/pbfiles/PB1038.pdf 

Planting Trees Under Power Lines:

http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/spfiles/SP611.pdf

Pruning Neglected Fruit and Nut Trees:

http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/spfiles/SP307-K.pdf

Master Gardener Course Links:

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/mglinks/index.html

Solutions for Wet, Shady Sites:

http://www.finegardening.com/design/articles/solutions-wet-shady-sites.aspx

Controlling Voles:

http://landscaping.about.com/cs/pests/a/vole_control.htm

Ideas for Raised Ranch Houses:

http://www.splitlevel.net/raised-ranch.html

Pruning Roses:

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/roses/prune.cfm

Northern Drought Resistant Plants:

http://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/pubs/oh73drought.htm

Building a Dry Creek Bed:

http://landscaping.about.com/od/sitegradingdrainage/ht/dry_creek_beds.htm

Pruning Trees:

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/howtos/ht_prune/prun001.htm

Protecting Plants During Winter:

http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/shelter-plants-from-winters-worst.aspx

Florida Friendly Landscaping:

http://www.floridayards.org/index.php

Desert Gardening:

http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/ho/2001/sp0115.pdf

Gourmet Gardening:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mostof_growyourown.shtml

How to Be a Gardener (Free Video Course):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/htbg/