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Games To Play During A Baby Shower

Babies are so much fun. But baby games at a baby shower are much more fun since moms-to-be, godparents, grandparents, and other invitees to the baby shower can get to play childish games again. Some of the baby shower games that can be played include Sing It, Baby!, Measuring up Mommy, Here’s Looking at You, Kid!, Don’t Say Baby, Baby Truth or Dare, The Seventh Gift, and Dig out the Pins.

These baby games are the common baby shower games usually played. They are a great way that would let the guests mingle and get to know each other, if they aren’t acquainted yet. This is also another great way to give honor to the mom-to-be for having that precious baby on the way.

How do we play these baby games at showers? Here is the run-down on how to play the baby game during a shower and create good memories of a great baby shower.

In Sing It, Baby!, the guests participants form a circle. They can sit or stand. Then, each guest must sing a line or two from a song that has the word “baby” in it. When the first game player has finished, the next person seated on her right has ten seconds to sing another “baby” song. “Baby” songs cannot be repeated, thus, participants who repeat a song or cannot think of a “baby” song gets booted out of the game. Last person singing in this baby game shower wins the prize!

How big has mommy become? Measuring Up Mommy is the baby game shower to play as this gives the guests the freedom to measure mommy’s size. Have a couple of toilet paper rolls ready and ask each participant to estimate the size of mommy’s girth by cutting the toilet paper to their guess size. Then each one wraps around the new mommy’s stomach the toilet paper they cut. The nearest length approximating to the mommy’s stomach wins the prize!

Remember how you looked when you were a baby? This game takes you down memory lane as you need to dig up those baby pictures of yours. Because you need them to play the baby game shower Here’s Lookin’ At You, Kid! Before the party itself, request all the guests coming to bring the cutest baby picture of themselves. Upon their arrival, secure each baby picture and assign a number per picture. During the game, lay all baby pictures and give each participant paper and pen and ask them to identify as many baby pictures as they can. The guest with the most number of correct guesses is the big winner.

This baby game shower makes you NOT say what you are suppose to be attending to! The game Don’t Say Baby is precisely that! Don’t say “baby” during the entire length of the baby game shower for the diaper pin that was given to you upon your arrival will be taken away from you. The person with the most number of diaper pins collected at the end of the shower party wins a prize.

This baby shower game is for those who love baby trivia and the like. Play Baby Truth or Dare by writing down some baby trivia, some correct and others purposely written incorrectly. During the baby game shower, ask randomly if the baby facts are either true or false. Those who guess correctly gets a prize while those who don’t will be dared to perform in front of everyone else.

We all know that the single lady who catches the bride’s wedding bouquet is said to become the next bride. In The Seventh Gift, it is not so much a baby shower game but more of a fable that says that the giver of the seventh gift unwrapped will be the next expecting mother. However, avoid “planting” the seventh gift.

Last but not the least, Dig Out the Pins is the baby shower game that tests the agility of the guests as they fish out the most number of diaper pins from a large bowl filled with uncooked rice and diaper pins in under two minutes. The participant that has the most number of pins brings home the prize.

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Getting To Know The Collie Dog

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The Collie dog makes an excellent sporting dog, and can be taught to do the work of the Pointer and the Setter, as well as that of the Water Spaniel and the Retriever. He can be trained to perform the duties of other breeds. He is clever at hunting, having an excellent nose, is a good vermin-killer, and a most faithful watch, guard, and companion.

Little is known with certainty of the origin of the Collie, but his cunning and his outward appearance would seem to indicate a relationship with the wild dog. Buffon was of opinion that he was the true dog of nature, the stock and model of the whole canine species. He considered the Sheepdog superior in instinct and intelligence to all other breeds, and that, with a character in which education has comparatively little share, he is the only animal born perfectly trained for the service of man.

At the shows this type of dog is invariably at the top of the class. He is considered the most tractable, and is certainly the most agile. Second to this type in favor is the smooth-coated variety, a very hard, useful dog, well adapted for hill work and usually very fleet of foot. He is not so sweet in temper as the black and white, and is slow to make friends. There is not a more graceful and physically beautiful dog to be seen than the show Collie of the present period. Produced from the old working type, he is now practically a distinct breed.

The skull should be flat, moderately wide between the ears, and gradually tapering towards the eyes. There should only be a slight depression at stop. The width of skull necessarily depends upon combined length of skull and muzzle; and the whole must be considered in connection with the size of the dog. The cheek should not be full or prominent.

The muzzle should be of fair length, tapering to the nose, and must not show weakness or be snippy or lippy. Whatever the color of the dog may be, the nose must be black. The teeth should be of good size, sound and level; very slight unevenness is permissible. The jaws Clean cut and powerful. The eyes are a very important feature, and give expression to the dog; they should be of medium size, set somewhat obliquely, of almond shape, and of a brown color except in the case of merles, when the eyes are frequently (one or both) blue and white or china; expression full of intelligence, with a quick alert look when listening. The ears should be small and moderately wide at the base, and placed not too close together but on the top of the skull and not on the side of the head. When in repose they should be usually carried thrown back, but when on the alert brought forward and carried semi-erect, with tips slightly drooping in attitude of listening.

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The neck should be muscular, powerful and of fair length, and somewhat arched. The body should be strong, with well sprung ribs, chest deep, fairly broad behind the shoulders, which should be sloped, loins very powerful. The dog should be straight in front. The fore-legs should be straight and muscular, neither in nor out at elbows, with a fair amount of bone; the forearm somewhat fleshy, the pasterns showing flexibility without weakness. The hind-legs should be muscular at the thighs, clean and sinewy below the hocks, with well bent stifles. The feet should be oval in shape, soles well padded, and the toes arched and close together.

In general character he is a lithe active dog, his deep chest showing lung power, his neck strength, his sloping shoulders and well bent hocks indicating speed, and his expression high intelligence. He should be a fair length on the leg, giving him more of a racy than a cloddy appearance. In a few words, a Collie should show endurance, activity, and intelligence, with free and true action. In height dogs should be 22 ins. to 24 ins. at the shoulders, bitches 20 ins. to 22 ins. The weight for dogs is 45 to 65 lbs., bitches 40 to 55 lbs. The smooth collie only differs from the rough in its coat, which should be hard, dense and quite smooth.

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Be Happier By Filling Your Life With Plants

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If we fill our time taking care of plants we can get rid of stress, it is a scientifically proven thing. Taking care of our green friends (the ones with leaves not Martians!) we will discover new hidden sides of our personality and will get to know better how to love and care for others, firstly because a plant that we won’t care for will die for sure.

Accepting a plant we are assuming a new responsibility, we are adopting a breathing being. This way, we learn just what it means to pay attention to those around you.

We have to concentrate over needs that are exterior to our ego. We become aware of the needs of another being: we know how much water the plant needs, how much light it gets, the intervals it needs to receive water again, and slowly we will transfer these cares and abilities in our social relations. We become more and more aware of others. Visual contact with a beautiful plant makes us realize our own beauty.

Studies show more and more that taking care of plants can be the most efficient method to improve the physical and emotional general condition. They have a serene effect, they can reduce stress and relax muscles and therefore improve the mood people taking care of them are in.

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Different studies have demonstrated that the existence of plants reduce mental exhaustion. When we are overwhelmed with work, we just have to look up for a couple of minutes to a plant and we’ll instantly feel more relaxed. In conclusion, plants fascinate and attract people, they break boredom and monotony generated by forced attention. The oxygen generated by plants creates a feeling of mental agility.

Some big plants placed on the right spot will help us insolate ourselves from annoying surrounding noises. The technique is the same as the one of hanging paintings in an empty room to minimize the echo effects. The thick leaves will absorb a part of the noises, including the sound of the phone, Xerox, printer or coffee maker, making these sounds a little bit friendlier.

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Gardening Can Provide Your Children These Benefits

Apparently, we can see how nature is treated these days. It is a sad thing to know that people do not pay attention so much anymore to the environmental problems. What can we do about this? It’s as simple as starting with the children. It is good to see the children’s involvement with environment-friendly activities. One such nature-loving activity that children could easily get their hands on is gardening. Why should you consider gardening for your children?

Here are the benefits that gardening could easily provide the children with:

1. Science

In planting, children are indirectly taught the wonders of science like the plant’s life cycle and how human’s intervention can break or make the environment. They can have a first hand experience on the miracle of life through a seed. This would definitely be a new and enjoyable experience for the kids.

2. Life

Watching a seed grow into a tree is just as wondrous as the conception to birth and growth of a child. In time, kids will learn to love their plants and appreciate the life in them. Gardening could actually help simulate how life should be treated — it should be with care. The necessities to live will be emphasized to kids with the help of gardening – water, sunlight, air, soil. Those necessities could easily be corresponded to human necessities, i.e., water, shelter, air, food. By simply weeding out, one could educate how bad influences should be avoided to be able to live life smoothly.

3. Relaxation

Studies show that gardening can reduce stress because of its calming effect. This is applicable to any age group. More so, it stimulates all the five senses. Believe it or not, gardening may be used as therapy to children who have been abused or those who are members of broken homes. It helps build one’s self-esteem.

4. Quality Time with the Family

You can forget about your stressful work life for a while be soothed by the lovely ambience in the garden. You can play and spend quality time with your children. You can talk while watering the plants or you can work quietly beside each other. The bottom line is, always do what you have to do, together with your kids. You might discover a lot of new things about your child while mingling with them in your garden.

Let kids become aware of their environment’s needs. And one way to jumpstart that environmental education may be through gardening. It’s hitting two birds with one stone — teach them to respect life while you bond with them.

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Change To Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements For Better Quality

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There has been a decline in consumer confidence in the building and construction industry. This may be the same reason why many are now doing home improvements by themselves.

Why not? A little knowledge of the technical aspects combined with the eye for creativity is enough to do the home improvement on your own.

Why are people turning to do-it-yourself home improvements?

Many construction workers who do not have a lot of experience or expertise in construction or home maintenance are out there right now trying to work on these homes across the country.

As a result, homeowners are finding that the jobs are not being completed to their satisfaction. Sometimes they are even prepaying for services that do not get done or are not part of the plan.

You do not have to rely and pay someone to improve your home. Why not try to do it yourself?

You can enhance your home’s existing concrete surfaces using acid stains, acrylic stains, epoxy paints, and scoring techniques.

If you are tired of looking at dreary gray concrete, there are some easy projects for the serious home improvement do-it-yourselfer to give your patio, driveway, garage, etc. a refreshing new look.

Decorative concrete work costs double or even triple that of regular concrete. This is why many people cannot afford it.

There are inexpensive ways to decorate concrete after it has cured without having to pay skilled tradesmen.

Acid based concrete stains are becoming more and more popular for coloring concrete surfaces. They chemically react with the cementitious material to produce permanent color with variegated or mottled appearance like that of marble. This results in a natural, elegant looking surface.

Water based concrete stains are an alternative to acid stains and are much more user friendly because they’re much less toxic. These stains do not chemically react with the concrete; they are absorbed into the surface pores and act like a dye. The big advantage of water based stains is the wide array of colors available.

If you want to venture beyond the basic staining of concrete, consider using some scoring techniques to create patterns on the surface.

You can make your concrete look like a tile floor for example. It is up to your imagination. An angle grinder with a 4 inch grinding or cutting wheel is the ideal tool for this.

The important thing to remember when scoring is to draw the pattern on the concrete first and make sure you are satisfied with the way it looks because scoring is irreversible.

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Epoxy paints make an excellent coating for garage floors and basement floors. Many commercial floors have epoxy coatings because of their durability and resistance to chemical spills as well as their appearance.

In recent years, however, it has become very popular for residential use with an increasing availability of different colors. This is not a difficult project, but the key to successful application is surface preparation.

Epoxy paints have also become available in a water based form making it safe for the do-it-yourselfer and ideal for indoor applications. They cost a little more than stains. For a 400 square foot garage, you’ll spend about $200 for the materials needed for this project.

See? You do not have to spend money to have your home improved. You have the capability to do it yourself. With some instructions and a little bit of work, anyone can turn boring concrete into their own masterpiece.

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The Gift of Growing Beautiful Gardenias and Peonies

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Growing Beautiful Gardenias

If you have been looking for a plant that has an incredible fragrance, then you have found it in the gardenia. For those blessed with a green thumb, your gardenias will be things of beauty with their white scented blooms.

This plant thrives in tropical climates. So if you live in a tropical climate, gardenias should be plentiful.

In order to choose a nice gardenia, look for a compact plant and one that is full of glossy foliage. The leaves should have a rich, bright green color.

The gardenia needs a lot of light. You should see that the gardenia does not get direct afternoon sun as that is usually the hottest part of the summer.

The gardenia needs an even amount of moisture. They react to the water’s quality and temperature. They like room temperature distilled water the best. When the gardenia isn’t blooming, it should be kept a little drier.

These plants bloom the best when the days are warm and the nights are cool. Gardenias are usually tolerant of different variations in temperatures, particularly if it is humid. In order to perform at their very best, gardenias need a climate that has high humidity.

It is best to use a water-soluble fertilizer on gardenias every two to three weeks. Several times during the year, you may use an acid fertilizer.

Once you have smelled the gardenia, you will become hooked! Follow the above tips and you will more than likely be able to grow beautiful gardenias both outside and inside of your home.

Growing Beautiful Peonies

The peony is just about the longest-living perennial plant you will ever see. There are two basic types of peonies – the herbaceous types and the tree peony.

It would be best to plant peonies at the back of flower borders as they are large plants. In the spring, the peonies have attractive ferny foliage and the beautiful blooms are usually produced in May.

Peonies best thrive in a place that receives at least half a day to a full day of sunshine. If the climate is very hot, then provide some afternoon shade for these plants.

The best time to plant the peony is the early fall but early spring plantings do well also. Make sure to prepare the site well. Dig an oversized hole and make sure that you fill some of it with compost.

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The secret of having a successful peony is this: Make sure that the tuber is positioned so that the eyes which are located on the crown are covered with about two inches of soil.

Peonies are picky – they do not like to be planted very deeply. If your peonies have stopped producing flowers after a few years, then you should see if perhaps they have sunken too low in their bed. Perhaps they have had too much soil sitting on top of them.

If your peonies seem to flop over by mid-summer, then it would be a good idea to stake them. When you go to cut your flowers, clip them when the buds are just beginning to unfurl. Once they are put in water, the blooms will quickly open and will last for about a week indoors.

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Plant Those Flower Bulbs The Right Way

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When it comes to planting flower bulbs, there is a right way and a wrong way of doing it. Make sure that you pay attention to the care instructions that came with the bulbs when you bought them.

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You can either use a trowel or shovel to dig the holes for the bulbs. Your job would be made a great deal easier if you used a bulb planter.

It may be a good idea to mulch the newly planted bed of bulbs. This is recommended by most experts. The mulch will help to prevent weeds, cool the soil, retain moisture and it will provide more organic material that is necessary for the growing plants.

Watering Newly Planted Bulbs

After you have planted the bulbs, they should be given a good drink of water. It may also be helpful to water the bulbs occasionally if the fall and winter seasons were very dry.

You should plan on giving the bulbs at least an inch of water each week when the growing season becomes active. This can either be from natural rainfall or from supplemental watering.

Fertilizing the Growing Bulbs

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When you begin to see the bulbs pop their tiny little heads out of the soil, it is very important that you begin to fertilize them every few weeks. It is best to use a good water soluble fertilizer. This will help to promote additional flowering and better bulb growth.

All of the above will make sure that you have beautiful flowers from the bulbs you have planted. It may take a little work, but it will be worth it in the end!

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Comfortable Heavy Duty Folding Chairs For Outdoor Use

Looking for the best heavy duty folding chair for your outdoor camping adventure, sports event, tailgating, music concerts or just sitting comfortably in your own back yard? You are probably aware that all outdoor folding chairs are not created equal. Being the outdoor enthusiast that you are you probably have already tried a few folding chairs and know that you want a chair that is sturdy, has a large seat area, padded back with lumbar support, has ample drink holders and many other features.

These picks score high in the comfort and rich features area. Read on for the best selection of folding chairs that are sturdy, comfortable and offer ample features to meet your needs.

Best Heavy Duty Folding Chairs for Outdoor Use

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If you need a sturdy folding chair that can support a heavy weight person then take a look at this 500 lb. Weight Capacity Folding Chair by Living XL. This chair sits up a good bit which tall people really like. However, if you are short you may find that your feet dangle some. Chair is durable and fully padded for a comfortable sitting experience.

The left armrest has an oversized drink holder and the left armrest has a handy oversized gadget, cup holder so you don’t have to leave your chair while camping, at the beach or at your favorite outdoor concert.

And just to make sure you can store everything you need, there is a lower mesh side pocket for small items, like sunglasses, cell phone, reading material, etc.

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This sturdy Extra Wide ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Oversized Folding Chair with powder coated steel frame was designed to withstand frequent use and abuse.

Invite your heavy weight friend to try out your oversized folding chair because it is a sturdy, heavy duty portable chair and has a weight capacity of 800 lbs. Don’t worry about it breaking because of the sitter’s weight.

Has a padded back and seat along with adjustable armrests which will help you enjoy your relaxing time around the camp fire, on the beach, at your favorite sports event or just sitting on your own lawn.

Has a drink holder and hanging storage pockets on both arms.

This is a heavy made plus very comfortable oversized folding outdoor chair.

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Ergonomically Healthy the STRONGBACK Elite Heavy Duty Folding Chair with back support is easy to use, lightweight and is perfect for camping, elderly, tailgating, sports events, concerts, beach trips and travel adventures.

Dual shoulder straps on the bag allow for backpack style hands free carrying from place to place.

The seat design of this sturdy, folding chair allows you to relax while preventing the uncomfortable leg-pinch that is common with some other outdoor fold up chairs.

Unique, patented lumbar supportive design better aligns your body posture, easing neck tension and provides back support giving relief to spine and relaxation of muscles.

The STRONGBACK is rated to hold up to 300 lbs. of weight capacity.

Even though many find this chair very comfortable they wish it had more than just one drink holder.

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Like your drinks? Then the Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler is just what you need.

The built-in armrest cooler holds up to 4 cans and an a mesh cup holder keeps a fifth drink at hand.

In addition, the heavy duty steel frame and padded back and seat will keep you comfortable for hours.

When you are finally ready to leave then this quad chair folds up into a carry bag for easy transport and storage.

Nice storage pocket to keep magazines and personal items close at hand.

KingCamp Folding Camp / Beach Chair with Lumbar Support

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Does Your Back Hurt All the Time? Then the KingCamp Heavy Duty Folding Camp Chair will help give you some relief.

This lightweight folding chair has a large seat area and a lumbar support system for your seating comfort.

The human engineering designed adjustable armrest on this camping / beach chair allows for a perfect height to allow your arms to relax.

Other features on this KingCamp folding deluxe arm chair include a drink holder and an insulated deep cooler bag in the right armrest and a large mesh pocket to hold small items you want to carry along.

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Need a sturdy folding chair for a big person? Then the Coleman Big n Tall XL 600 lb. Capacity Chair will fit the bill.

Enjoy the extra room of this heavy duty oversized folding quad chair while resting outdoors during camping, at the beach, on you patio or just as a lawn chair in you own backyard. It is very comfortable and that supports up to 600 lbs. in weight.

Fully cushioned seat and back area plus a chair seat drain system that empties any standing water that might collect in the seat from rain or dew.

Protect your cell phone from the outdoor elements in the CellPort water-resistant cell phone sleeve on the arm.

The big man or woman will enjoy the comfort of this quad folding heavy duty chair which not only has a 600 lb. weight limit but provides a wide cushioned seating area.

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Want protection from the sun while at the beach, camping or just resting on your patio? Then the Brylanehome Folding Camping Chair with Canopy Top will do the job.

Let the canopy of this outdoor folding chair protect your from the sun rays while you enjoy the comfort of the extra wide 22″ seat of this strong polyester canvas folding chair with a metal frame.

If you want to keep an eye on what is going on around you the you can utilize the zip open windows on the sides of the canopy.

There are drink holders in the armrests and a storage pouch in the seat area of the chair for small personal items you like to keep close at hand.

Don’t worry about who sits in your nice folding chair because it supports up to 350 lbs in weight capacity with its durable powder-coated metal frame.

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For a comfortable high back seat design the High Back King Kokoda Portable Outdoor Camp Chair with Solid Armrests will be of interest to you.

The King Kokoda chair folds quickly and neatly away in just seconds. It is fully padded and has adjustable lumbar support for additional back comfort.

The zippered pouch for chair bag storage makes an ideal head support while sitting. Side insulated drink holder and storage pouch for small personal items.

Great comfortable padded chair for people who have lower back problems to use while camping, sitting at the beach, tailgating, sports events or just on your own patio.

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Learning To Grow Begonias From Tubers

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A tuberous-rooted begonia is a beautiful plant to grow. It has lovely double-flowers as well as textured foliage. They make excellent potted plants as well as bringing color to summer gardens.

In order to get the earliest flowers, you should start your tubers off by letting them sprout in a seed tray or in a box of damp potting soil in the months of February or March.

Space them approximately two inches apart, and do not bury them too deeply. The top side should just be covered by a surface layer of potting soil.

The begonias like to be put in a temperature of about 64 degrees Fahrenheit. However, they do not seem to mind higher temperatures.

After the tubers have sprouted and you can see small leaves, transfer the tubers to a five inch pot and cover them with compost. Since you will probably be using the begonias in an outdoor garden, begin getting your begonias acclimated to the temperature outdoors in stages.

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This process should probably begin towards the end of May. After a week, if the threat of frost has passed, you may leave your begonia plants outside all night.

Begonias like a place that is moist and partially shaded. If they happen to be in the sun for most of the day, then you should water your begonias frequently in order to prevent bud drop.

As the plants continue to grow and buds begin to form, the begonias should be given a regular liquid feed every ten days or so. This will help to promote good growth as well as an abundance of flowers!

Using Metal for Garden Edging

Metal garden edging can be an expensive alternative for your garden edging but surely it’s one strong and durable material for your plant bed. This type of edging is effective in straight and level applications but also can be manipulated to edge gardens with unique shapes. A landscape with metal edging creates a modern and contemporary feel in a garden. Metal edging is highly recommended by most professional landscapers. Though expensive than plastic garden edging, it has benefits closer to the latter because of its flexibility and ability to accommodate even slopes and gentle curves. Metal garden edging lasts longer than plastic, it remains intact for almost 10 to 40 years.

Metal edging comes in aluminum, steel, and wrought iron. If you want a low maintenance edging, steel is a great option. Steel edging can be bought painted or non-painted. You may buy ones with your preferred color, buy it non-painted and paint it with any color that you like before installing the edging, or just use it in a stainless steel finish. The downside of steel edging is that, it does have sharp edges that can be real hazard especially if you accidentally nick the edging with your mower. Steel edging is also prone to rust. Aluminum edging, on the other hand, is safer to work with and won’t rust. If you want a long-lasting and lighter metal edging, you may also try aluminum edging.

Another popular metal edging is the wrought-iron edging. If you are a gardener who does not only value function (like keeping annoying grass and pets away from your plant beds) but beauty as well. And if you have the budget and already have a permanent landscaping plan for your garden, wrought-iron edging is an ideal option for you. Wrought-iron edging has been used since the invention of blacksmiths and has been proven as effective decorative edging that adds beauty and charm to many gardens. This metal edging gives a relaxed and Old-World kind of look to garden that attracts attention. The only downside of this type of metal edging is it is expensive. Thus, when you decide to use this edging, you have to be sure of your long-term garden landscaping.

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Maintain your metal garden edging firmly in place by buying the edging with loops in the back surface. Stakes can be inserted inside the loops and hold the edging in place. Keep in mind that steel edging, if it isn’t galvanized, will eventually rust. Thus, it may be a bad choice for wet climates.

Metal edging is an excellent choice for keeping your plant bedding well-manicured. Its installation can also be made without the help of a professional gardener or landscaper. Most metal garden edging is available in 10-foot lengths. If the edging is longer than the border of your plant bed, you can use a hacksaw to cut the material. If the edging is shorter than the border of your plant bed, you can connect another roll by overlapping stake pockets and inserting a stake.

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