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5 Simple Real Ingenious Landscaping Tips For a Beautiful Lawn Sdn Bhd

When it comes time to work on landscaping many people are overwhelmed. Selecting the proper soil, the best rocks, and choosing from dozens of plants and flowers is only the beginning. A homeowner needs to understand the types of plants and grass that grow best together, and understand the climate in their area. There are a few basic things a homeowner can do to make their lawn and garden look fabulous this summer.

Plan Ahead
Before making a trip to the home and garden store a homeowner should plan out the entire yard and garden. The choices of soil, stone, flowers, and plants can be overwhelming. Simply buying what looks good or what is on sale at the time is not a smart way to landscape. Sketch out ideas on paper ahead of time and make a list of exactly what you will need to achieve your goals.

Keep it Simple
Choose native plants that grow easily in the area and require low maintenance. Substituting some flowers for vegetable plants is a way to provide color and beauty as well as supplementing a healthy diet. Tomato plants can grow on trellises, red and yellow peppers will add a splash of color, and cabbage or lettuce will make good edging. Those on a budget should remember that seeds are almost always cheaper than plants. If a person has the time to invest in starting much of their garden from seeds, this will save quite a bit of money. Gardening tools can sometimes be found at garage sales and flea markets.

 

Know the Measurements
Some materials are sold by weight, others by volume. A savvy buyer needs to know how much a cubic foot will cover or how much yard space a ton of dirt will cover. A ton sounds like quite a bit, but this amount often covers less area than people think.

Learn How to Accessorize
The most captivating landscape uses items other than plants and flowers. Fences, barrels, and colorful pottery can greatly enhance the appeal of any yard. The options are virtually endless. The key is to create a color scheme or a theme throughout the yard. Just putting out items that don’t go together will give the lawn a cluttered look, or worse, will look like a yard sale is in progress.

 

Quick Tips
The following are some basic guidelines for creating a low maintenance lawn. Don’t plant flowers close to full grown trees. Most plants and flowers can’t complete with large trees for water and other nutrients in the soil. Minimize planting on slopes. These areas have the potential for water runoff and erosion and it can be difficult to keep plants and flowers healthy. Finally, don’t be stingy with mulch. Mulch doesn’t just look good, it serves several practical purposes. It acts as a protecting layer over the soil, shielding it from intense heat. It also keeps the ground from drying out.

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Tips for TOEFL Prompt Writing Task: Start with a Great Outline

You’ve been caged inside the TOEFL iBT testing room for the past few hours with only a few minutes of break for reprieve.  Just when you finished what you thought was the toughest section of the TOEFL yet (integrated writing), the computer screen flashes:

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

It is more beneficial for students to go to college straight from high school than to take a gap year.

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

You now have 30 minutes of intense outlining, drafting, and editing to look forward to. You realize that as with most writing assignments, your score on the TOEFL prompt writing task will depend heavily on the quality of brainstorming and outlining you do before you even type one word. The first few minutes of the half-hour you’re given might just be the most important;

Fear not! We’re giving you a step-by-step guide on how to tackle this seemingly daunting task.

Step 1:
Fold a blank sheet of scrap paper into half (or simply draw a line down the middle). At the top of one side, write “Take a gap year.” At the top of the other side, write “Go straight to college.”

Step 2:
Now, you’re going to quickly jot down what is beneficial about each path choice. To potentially save yourself some time in the brainstorming process, start with the option that you are more inclined toward. Take “Go straight to college,” for example.

What might be the benefits of not taking a gap year? Many argue that going straight to university allows students to not waste time and get to a career quicker. Certainly, some feel that students may fare better academically if there is no break in their studies. If most college-bound students in your home country do not take gap years, following the flock would allow you to “keep up” with your peers.

If you’re satisfied with the benefits you came up with, STOP. There’s no need to waste time thinking about the other point of view. Instead, note down an example or further details under each benefit.

For the sake of illustrating effectively the brainstorming process involved in the TOEFL prompt writing task, say you’re dissatisfied with the benefits you came up with of continuing with no break to university.

In this case, utilize the other column to jot down the benefits of taking a gap year. Taking a year away from school wouldn’t be wasting time if you take on a full-time fashion internship, complete a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate, volunteer in China for a wildlife conservation organization, or learn Spanish and travel independently throughout Central and South America. If you use your gap year constructively, then you can gain important skills you might not otherwise gain. At the end of the year, you might find that you have matured greatly and are more ready to get as much possible out of your university experience. You might even have discovered more about your career interests, allowing you select a more appropriate university course.

Step 3:
Now that you’ve determined on which side of the original statement you stand, you’re ready to note down examples and details supporting your reasons for your stance. Perhaps you are currently a university student, are acquainted with somebody who took a gap year, or know some general facts about the gap year or university students. Dig through your experiences and knowledge for examples and details that support your stance.

Here’s an example of what one side of your scrap paper should now look like:

Taking a gap year

Reason 1: Gain skills
Example (or detail) 1: My cousin’s research internship experience

Reason 2: Gain maturity
Example (or detail) 2: My university experience without having taken a gap year

Reason 3: Gain stronger career direction
Detail (or example) 3: American college students change majors 2 or 3 times. Time exploring career interests = less vacillation.

Congratulations! You now have an essay outline. Of course, you’ll need to begin your essay with an introduction and end it with a conclusion, but your outline should guide you through the writing process.

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