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Lawn Care Tips

The application of a spring type of lawn fertilizer should perk up your lawn and improve its over-all color and appearance. If there is moss growing in the lawn, use spring lawn fertilizer that has the moss-killer included, so you can do both jobs in one easy application. Spring is also a good time to…
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What Does It Mean to Direct Seed or Direct Sow Seeds?

Direct Seeding or direct sowing means that you start planting seeds in the garden, rather than buying small plants or starting seeds indoors earlier and transplanting them outside. Many seeds of both flowers and vegetables can be started outdoors, at the start of the growing season. Starting seeds indoors may give you a head start,…
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Miscellaneous Information

April is when termites begin swarming. Termites can be distinguished from ants by their thick waists and straight antennae. Ants have slender waists and elbowed antennae. It would be a good idea to mount a rain gauge on a post near the garden to keep track of precipitation so you can tell when to water.…
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Selling Your Home

A well-designed and aesthetically pleasing landscape is one of the most effective and affordable ways to make your home standout from other local real estate listings. The curb appeal is your first impression as folks pass by your home and an attractive landscape welcomes your potential buyer as they walk to the front door, making…
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March Gardening Checklist

We are going to touch base on four key tips that everyone should have on their checklist for March gardening. Tip #1: Clean up from Winter Clean up any garden beds left over from winter. Cut back browned-out ornamental grasses and foliage of perennial flowers that you didn’t remove in fall, some of this may…
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Different Types & Cuts of Stone

This week, we have a two-for-one post. Natural Stone vs. Manufactured Stone Regardless of what stone color or style you choose, there are a few basic decisions that must be made. You will have to decide whether you want your landscape to include manufactured stone or natural stone. Each option has its own benefits. Natural…
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Outdoor Living

One of the trendiest patio updates is installing folding glass doors along the exterior wall leading to the patio. This new entryway will seamlessly fold out for summer entertaining and collapse back into your home for colder months. With this, you will be able to enjoy a stunning view of your patio and outdoor landscaping…
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6 Ways to Go Green in Your Garden for Earth Day

Creating an eco-friendlier garden is easy. Try these simple ideas for celebrating Earth Day by creating a more sustainable yard. Plant a tree or donate a tree.Trees help purify the air, give wildlife a home, and provide shade from the hot summer sun. Start a compost pile.¬†Composting takes your kitchen scraps, leaves and grass clippings…
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Smart Spring-Cleaning Tips

March is notoriously unpredictable in the St Louis area. Shrubs can be crusty with snow on the first of the month, and then, a couple of weeks later, temperatures can warm up enough for flowers to bloom and the trees to bud. When the weather begins to warm, it is a great time to get…
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Spice Up Your Landscaping with Water Features

Adding water features to the landscaping in your yard helps to soothe the spirit after a hard day of work. A beautifully planted yard with well-groomed plants and hardscaped walkways with custom bricks is a great start, but it lacks the flow and continuity that a stream, pond or fountain can bring. A well-designed yard…
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