Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Beautiful Landscape Garden for Your Homes

The beauty of our homes lies not only on the interior designs but on the exterior as well. The outdoor area is the first place that people see when they go to your house so it’s good when it has a good welcoming atmosphere. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful homes with a good landscape garden and I must say that it completes a home. There are various ways on how to do landscaping, you can do it yourself or hire professional landscaper who knows the right approach and materials to use to create your most wanted aura of garden. It can be extravagant with expensive plants and flowers to plant or just the simple garden with the regular blooms you often see around. 

You can be creative with whatever you want for your own garden and you can consult and hire landscaper london to do these things for you. If you’re in London and needs a perfect landscape design for your garden you can count on them to do the job for you. They offer landscape design, water features, interlocking patio paving, waterfalls, tree services and a lot more. You can be assured of a high quality service for complete redesign of your outdoor garden or specific installation of water garden or anything you want to do or maintain. Be ready for a well-planned stylish and artistic garden that you will love to see around your house.


How to Close Your Pool for the Winter

As much as we hate it, summer does come to an end for most of us each year. When that happens it’s important to properly close your pool. Not only for safety’s sake but to save you money and time. An improperly closed pool is vulnerable to freeze damage, would could be very costly to repair. Here’s how to make sure you do it right.

First, make sure the water is properly balanced and that the pH, alkalinity and calcium hardness are within proper levels. This should be done about a week before the pool is actually closed. You’ll also want to use a strong shock product to kill bacteria and fungi. A product that allows swimming right after treatment is not strong enough. Before closing the pool make sure the chlorine level in the pool is no higher than 3ppm. The final chemical to add is an algaecide. Make sure to use one that is meant to last over the winter. Neglecting this step will allow algae to bloom, which has a very foul odor and can permanently discolor your pool liner. 

When the water treatment is complete, it’s time to clean. Remove everything but the water, clean, and store away for the winter. This includes filters and hoses! Then skim the pool to remove any floating debris, and vacuum to remove any dirt and debris at the bottom. This should be done the day of the actual shutdown. The final step is to lower the water level to below the skimmer. Depending on what variety of high quality pool covers you’re using, that would be about 12 inches below for mesh and 6 for solid. 

Finally, drain filters and other equipment, winterize the pool plumbing, and install your cover. Your pool is ready to wait out the winter!


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