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Things To Keep In Mind BEFORE Adding A Fire Pit

SAFETY Whenever you’re around a fire, you should take some precautions. One safety measure you can keep in mind is wearing appropriate clothing. Even though you’ll probably be wearing heavier clothing because of the cold weather, it’s important to make sure that it’s not excessively baggy. Drooping sleeves can catch fire in the blink of…
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Benefits of Hardscaping

Hardscaping improves the functionality of your outdoor living space, adds value to your property and has an undeniable aesthetic appeal. Patios, walkways, driveways, outdoor kitchens, fire features and more all fall under the hardscaping umbrella. Choosing one or more of these elements will take your landscape to the next level while serving a myriad of…
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Benefits of Groundcover

By definition, groundcover is any low growing, perennial plant that covers open soil and replaces either weeds or turf. A carefully selected perennial groundcover is an often overlooked, underappreciated landscape feature. BENEFITS Groundcover plants can be an extremely valuable component of your landscape. Once established they serve as a low maintenance, living weed barrier. They…
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Tips: How to Create a Gorgeous Backyard

Work with a Strategy Before stepping ahead towards a landscaping plan, make a strategy. If is a good idea to check with licensed landscaping contractors, local nurseries and neighbors with nice landscapes. Make a note of what plants and trees will suit your region best and will showcase your homes architecture as well. These can…
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Types of Edging

* Before you buy new edging, be sure to measure the area/areas you are working in to ensure you have enough edging for your yard. Spade-cut Edging For the simplest type of border, choose spade-cut edging. This involves using an edging tool called a spade to dig a narrow trench around the outside of the…
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Native Plants for Your Landscape

Now is actually a great time to think about your warm weather landscaping plans. Even if you didn’t find the time or inclination to plant last fall, planning for Summer is still an achievable goal. This is true if you want to include native plants in your landscape design. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF NATIVE PLANTS…
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What You Need to Know About Retaining Walls

Simply put, a retaining wall is a free-standing barrier. This barrier prevents dirt and sediment from succumbing to the forces of gravity. That means a retaining wall can keep dirt where it is needed instead of letting it wash away. Retaining wall conversations typically include words such as: “slope”, “gravity” and “gradation.” Retaining walls are…
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Fertilize Your Lawn

To fertilize or to not fertilize, that is the question. Your decision about whether to fertilize or not to fertilize should be based on the nutrition requirements needed by you soil conditions. Below are some tips on fertilizing your lawn: Determine your soil nutrient needs through testing. If your soil does need nutrients, make sure…
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Odds and Ends Around the Garden

It seems that different states do not agree to a universal Arbor Day, but more than likely an Arbor Day exists in your individual state or country, at some point in this month…Plant a tree! Although we think of this as a rainy month, it can fool us. Keep transplanted flowers well watered during dry…
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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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