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Invest in a Quality Hardscaping Company

Quality of quantity is a common sentiment that rings true in many situations in life. Many product experts recommend spending more on well-made items that are made of good quality materials by expert craftsman rather than on cheaper items made out of subpar material not meant to last, and the same goes for your hardscape…
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Preparing for the Cold Winter Months

If thoughts of sugar plums dancing and fires crackling, leaves changing colors and crisp, cool air have already permeated your mind, you are not alone. There is a magic to fall and winter that only the holidays can bring about, and we all get just as excited each year for the fall and winter months.…
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Landscaping Tips for Beginners

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and granted, your yard isn’t the size of the city of Rome, but the same rule applies. Many new home owners fantasize about transforming their yard in an afternoon. Instead, the first landscaping tip for beginners is to figure out when you’ll have time (over a series of weeks)…
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Take an Honest Look at Your Landscaping

Consider how your home looks from the curb. Try to see it with a first-time visitor’s perspective. Is there anything missing? Does your home fit with other homes on your street – or does it stand out, and not in a good way? You don’t have to do exactly what your neighbors are doing, but…
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3 Hardscape Elements for Outdoor Enjoyment

Lovely Appearance A beautiful landscaping design for a home includes a variety of features that balance each other and are visually interesting. And the human eye is drawn to notice things that are different. So, when you combine something soft, like a bed of flowers, with something hard and textured, like a stone wall, your…
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Troubleshoot Landscape Lighting

As a proud homeowner, you deserve to have your well-maintained lawn, flowers, and landscaping features stand out beautifully from the curb. Landscape lighting is great at accentuating your home. And that’s why it’s frustrating when your landscape lighting doesn’t work as it should. But before you hit the panic button, take a deep breath and…
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The Importance of Water

It is almost impossible to overestimate the importance of water for your garden – after all, water makes up 85-95 percent of the weight of living plants. In fact, plants use more water than anything else. Water carries nutrients from the soil to the plant cells, so plants that are kept at their desired hydration…
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Harvest Rainwater

Rain water collection and storage systems capture a gift from the sky. They’ve been used for centuries where and when rains are absent. Today, in the face of persistent drought and depleted aquifers, rainwater harvesting makes more sense than ever. No matter how it’s collected or what it’s used for, utilizing rainwater lessens the pressure…
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Conserve Water

Here are some things to keep in mind for your Home Gardens: Never run sprinklers to water your garden. Sure, it’s easy to set the sprinkler to cover the entire garden and let it go. But much of the sprinkler water is lost to the breeze and evaporation. And different plants require different amounts of watering.…
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Beneficial Insects

Danger lurks in a backyard garden. Aphids, cutworms. mealybugs and other pests are preying on your vegetables and flowers. Forget nasty, expensive chemicals, enlist the aid of “good bugs” that will battle and help control pest outbreaks and won’t even ask for a thank you, let alone a pay check. Gardeners turn to biological control…
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