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What Type Of Grass Is Best For Your Yard?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Type Of Grass Is Best For Your Yard?

If you’re building a new home or have decided to re-seed or replace your existing lawn, you’re likely wondering what type of grass will work best for your property. There’s no one universal answer. The type of grass that will work best for you depending on what part of the country you live in, how you use your lawn, and your soil type. Common types of lawn grass 1. Bermuda grass. Bermuda grass is thick and spreads rapidly. This type of grass is also resistant to most weather extremes, especially drought, which makes this...

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5 Ways To Use Commercial Landscaping To Improve Business Sign Visibility

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Ways To Use Commercial Landscaping To Improve Business Sign Visibility

One of the most important features of your commercial landscape is your signage. Without noticing a sign, potential customers may overlook your business and go elsewhere. Still, there are ways to highlight your signage using commercial landscaping. Here are a few of them: Brightly Colored Plants Around Your Sign Color draws the eye. If you would like your sign to be noticed, ensure that colorful plants are included in the plant bed surrounding your sign. This can be easy to achieve during spring and summer months due to flowering plants....

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Have You Retired In Florida? 4 Reasons To Get Lawn Mowing Services

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Have You Retired In Florida? 4 Reasons To Get Lawn Mowing Services

Florida is a popular retirement destination for numerous reasons, but especially because it is so warm throughout the year and the house prices are reasonable. Florida is also one of the wettest states, which means your lawn will continue to grow at a rapid rate through most of the year. Instead of trying to manage the grass on your own, you should just opt for lawn mowing services. No Need to Worry About Fire Ants Fire ants are resistant creatures that are extremely common in Florida. Almost anyone who owns a property with a decent amount of...

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Landscaping Safety Tips For Kids

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Landscaping Safety Tips For Kids

If your family is getting ready to redo the yard, it is a good idea to incorporate kid-friendly items and to keep their safety in mind with all landscaping decisions. While there are always risks when it comes to kids and landscaping, there are a few decisions that you can make to ensure certain accidents don’t happen. Here are for safety tips when it comes to kid-friendly landscaping. 1. Keep out Non-Poisonous Plants You might have plants in your yard right now you didn’t even realize were poisonous. It might be worth it to avoid...

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Tips To Prevent Retaining Wall Failure

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips To Prevent Retaining Wall Failure

Retaining walls are designed to prevent eroded soil from coming into your yard. A failing wall could let in soil into your compound, leading to uneven decks and outdoor living spaces. Regularly calling in a retaining wall contractor to check the structure for signs of failure such as tilting/bowing or cracking at the wall and adjacent floor can help prevent a disastrous collapse. Luckily, retaining walls rarely crumble completely, but they can get fundamentally weak resulting in a section getting separated from the surrounding structure. In...

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Going The Distance—The Do’s And Don’t’s Of Landscaping A Long Driveway

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Going The Distance—The Do’s And Don’t’s Of Landscaping A Long Driveway

Living in the country—or even near it—can come with some unique landscaping and design challenges. One such challenge may be a long driveway. While many homeowners enjoy the privacy and space afforded by a long drive, it can be daunting to figure out how to complement it with the right landscaping. Here are 4 do’s and don’ts to help you along.  Don’t Crowd It. When planning what to place around your driveway, keep in mind that it may get a lot of traffic—both car and foot wear. Keep plants and flowers at least a...

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Build A Backyard Retaining Wall Using Paving Stones

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Build A Backyard Retaining Wall Using Paving Stones

Building a retaining wall can add a great deal of value and character to your backyard. Common uses for retaining walls are to prevent flooding, to build a raised garden bed for flowers, vegetables, or other plants, and to hold up a small hillside so that you can install pathways in your garden. For the best results with your retaining wall, consider using paving stones, which are easy to use and will give your wall a professional look. A professional, like T M Landscaping, can help you with this endeavor. This article will go over the...

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Three Alternatives To Traditional Grass

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Alternatives To Traditional Grass

When you think about great landscaping, the image usually involves plush, green grass. Unless you are fortunate to have ideal weather conditions all year long, chances are you are not going to get green grass permanently. It can take a lot of work including mowing, seeding, and watering. While you may not have the time or the knowledge to keep your grass green all year long, you still want to have a nice yard. Fortunately, there are some alternatives to grass that would make your yard look great. In an effort to keep your water bill under...

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Three Things To Know About Tipping Your Lawn Care Service

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Things To Know About Tipping Your Lawn Care Service

When you have a busy schedule that minimizes your spare time, it’s a satisfying feeling to return home after a long day and see that your lawn is freshly cut. Hiring a lawn service is an effective way to keep your home’s curb appeal elevated even if you aren’t able to spend much time in your yard. Regardless of the rate you’re paying for this service, you might be thinking about tipping as a way to express your appreciation for the high level of care your lawn service provides. Tipping for lawn care doesn’t...

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6 Things Your Retaining Wall Needs

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 6 Things Your Retaining Wall Needs

If you are thinking about building a retaining wall, with the help of a landscaper, you need to make sure that you have all the right components in place. Here are the six elements your retaining wall needs in order to be strong. #1 Solid Base The first thing your retaining wall needs in order to be strong is a really solid base.The base needs to properly compacted down. You need to make sure that any organic material, such as topsoil, has been removed from the area where you are going to place your retaining wall.  If the organic...

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