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A Good Backyard Landscaping Idea

A good backyard landscaping idea is one that everyone can make use of. There are numerous backyard landscaping ideas and most of them are pretty good, but to find the one that appeals to you and that is just what your yard needs may take some reading. This article will help you to find the perfect backyard landscaping idea for your home. One landscaping idea is to use evergreens. The use of these fabulous trees will do so much for any yard. They will add a stately nature to the feel of your home while keeping it welcoming and warm. Many people like to use deciduous trees in the yard and this is always a good idea but it is the evergreens that will give the yard the structure and the stability that it needs for a good backyard landscaping idea and design.

You need to look for a backyard landscaping idea like the one above that will benefit you all year round. Deciduous trees will not be gorgeous in all seasons, most perhaps, but not all. Evergreens on the other hand are always fantastic…

How to Grow Water Lotus

Water Lotus are stunning water plants that are easy to grow with a little effort. Water Lotus help aerate the water and keep it clean. They are many varieties of water lotus, from dwarf plants to gigantic and encompasses. If you have a large pond chooses a tuber suitable for your size water feature. For your water lotus plant to thrive best they need an adequate amount of sunshine, usually six hours and water temperatures between 76 to 88. Lotus plants will tolerate less but will not bloom. When you will receive your water be careful not to damage the eyes on the tuber, they are fragile and will not grow if you damage it.


1. To pre-sprout your tuber set it in warm water (85 degrees) for approximately two weeks before planting. This will help the plant from rotting.
2. Water Lotus plants grow vigorously and will need to be planted in a deep pot without drainage holes to keep the roots from taking over your pond
3. Load the pot with a good rich soil, and then top off with a …

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