however, humidity will slow the restaining process a bit, but not for too long. stain soaks in pretty well, and it is the protective layer you put down, if you elect that, that will take longer to dry in humid weather. you have to keep pets, kids, bugs, etc., off the deck while it dries, and of course, rain or other significant moisture.
spray a small section of deck railing and balusters with deck cleaner, using the garden sprayer. plan to clean small areas at a time so that you can scrub and rinse all of the wood before the deck cleaner dries. do not let cleaner dry on the wood. let the cleaner sit for 10 to 15 minutes, or as directed.
fortunately, it is not a picky plant, it love the sun and prefers dry soil which makes it resistant to extreme summer temperatures. lavender flowers are blue, purple, violet or white and they will certainly grace your garden in hot summer months. some types of lavender bloom in may, others in june or july.
glass rooms are ideal structures for the garden when full visibility is required and all year round protection from all weather. constructed using strengthened glazing panels with a tough and stylish aluminium profile frame system, the garden glass room offers optimum all weather protection creating a room outdoors.
roof deck and garden is an all-in-one design/build experience for residential and commercial outdoor living spaces. with a vast knowledge of roof deck construction and urban landscape plants and materials, rdg provides the best solution to withstand the harsh elements.
for a simple, ready-made deck, try decking kits from homebase. these are ideal for placing in a sunny corner of your garden to create a spot for relaxing or entertaining. these are ideal for placing in a sunny corner of your garden to create a spot for relaxing or entertaining.
if you love to have a tropical garden like setup and you live in a cold climate then grow these cold hardy tropical plants to create a tropical garden in a cold climate.. the best thing about the plants weve listed here is that most of them can be grown in containers too.
it also removes the famously nasty black slime and its perfect for use on exterior wooden doors, windows, garden sheds and fences as well as garden decks. low odour and versatile, you can simply overcoat it with both wood preservation products and wood oils once fully dry.
grow giant bird of paradise strelitzia nicolai to add drama to your garden. it will give you a real tropical feel. however, bird of paradise grows best in subtropical and tropical climate usda zones 9-11 and youll need to grow it in a pot if you live in a temperate region.
gardening is usually associated with warm summer days and the feeling of sun on your shoulders, but if youre living in a wet climate, your visions may be of rainy days, soggy soil and a dull, colorless landscape. the good news is that some plants enjoy the freshness of frequent rain and the moisture thats found in hearty, wet soils.
you won't have luck applying paint/stain to a soaking wet deck. if there are common walkway areas on the deck you could put down strips of grip tape along this route. this is tape that has a sandpaper texture to it and is meant for slippery decks and stairs. maybe not ideal, but a solution until you can properly treat it.
unlike a deck or patio, which may attach to a building, a porch is a part of the homes structure. deck. pros: a deck could replace a porch, because you can build a deck right up to the front or back door. cons: these usually do not offer protection from weather or pests, particularly floating or ground-level ones. patio
1. good drainage. elevate your garden by planting in raised beds or mounds. this can help prevent waterlogged plant roots and anaerobic soil. grow in containers and use vertical systems. examples include: window boxes, wall mounted or railing planters, pots on ladders and plant stands which all drain well.
clear the deck in wintertime. warm weathers growing season isnt the only time to guard against planter damage. damp conditions without the benefit of warm temperatures to help dry out the
metal and wood furniture are other options that all work. it really is just the fabric you should ensure can handle damp climates, and thatll save you money and grief down the line. deck furniture in wet climates should resist moisture, both on their surfaces as well as by their structural framing.
they have created a garden that requires little maintenance and combines native plants with eye-catching cacti, succulents and agaves. all the plants in the garden have been chosen for their drought-tolerance. here, seven trust gives some of his tips for designing and planting in a dry climate.
if you live in wet conditions, elevated beds will drain better than regular garden beds in the ground, so soil stays dryer. surround your raised bed with landscaping rocks, wood, or some other type of support , and build the soil up six to 12 inches higher than ground level.
wet weather gardening tip 5: dont forget weeds, water, and slugs some weeds can become very prolific during rainy weather and can choke out your vegetables . turn over or better yet, completely remove any containers, wheelbarrows, etc., that can collect rainwater, as these can quickly become breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other pests.
even if the wood is sound, decks in damp climates or heavy shade can take on a mossy patina. dirt, leaves, needles, and other material accumulate on the deck, allowing slippery mold and mildew to form. you can usually remove this layer of mold by scrubbing with a deck cleaner or mild bleach solution.
the subdued, earth tones of your deck will not accept anything too loud in its garden beds. the perfect complement to the gray, brown, beige, or sage green of your deck is modest shrubbery. any dwarf or globe evergreen shrub would be a nice addition to your decks border garden.
one important consideration for decking timber in a drier climate is the space you leave between each decking timber plank you lay to allow for drainage and swelling. the normal accepted space is between 3mm - 5mm, in these climates, usually when it rains, it really rains, so go for a generous 5mm - 6mm gap.
deck stains can be applied in several different ways. using a pump-up garden sprayer and roller are two popular methods. regardless of how you apply your wood stain, keep a paint brush at hand. a paint brush will work the stain deep in to the pores of a board. the agitation and friction caused by a paint brush will cause the wood to absorb more stain.
keep the deck wet with cleaner. don't allow the cleaner to dry. speed up the process by having one person apply the cleaner and another person back-roll the deck. back-rolling is a process in which one person uses a roller or broom to spread any puddles.