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Landscaping And Bald Spots: Remedies For Your Yard

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Landscaping And Bald Spots: Remedies For Your Yard

Everyone wants their yard to look green and healthy, not only for their own enjoyment but to maintain neighborhood standards. If your lawn looks patchy and bald in areas, you may not have to reseed or resod the entire yard. You can take steps to repair isolated areas and return your yard to lushness once again. Diagnosis Before you take any remedial steps, you need to diagnose the problem with your lawn. Bald spots can be caused by a fungus, grubs, bugs, or other issues. For instance, if your pet relieves himself in the same area...

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Four Fun Portable Landscaping Options For Renters

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Fun Portable Landscaping Options For Renters

If you are a renter, you might be frustrated with the fact that you can’t really build up your yard since this isn’t your property. Just because you are a renter doesn’t mean you can’t find other ways to show off your green thumb. Here are four portable landscaping options that can work well for renters who might need to have a more mobile garden. 1. Creative Planter Boxes and Containers You don’t need to limit your gardening to traditional flower pots in your rental space. There are plenty of larger planter...

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3 Things That A Lawn Mowing Service Can Do For You That You May Not Know About

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things That A Lawn Mowing Service Can Do For You That You May Not Know About

When most people think of what a lawn mowing service will do for them, they assume that they are going to mow their lawn and likely weed-eat the edges. However, most lawn mowing services can do much more than that for you. Since caring for your landscaping generally requires a lot more than just mowing the grass, this is very beneficial for a lot of people. This article will discuss 3 extras that a lawn mowing service (click here for more about this topic) can do for you to help you care for your yard that you may not know about.  ...

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Finding Illumination — 4 Steps To Designing The Right Lighting For Your Yard

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Finding Illumination — 4 Steps To Designing The Right Lighting For Your Yard

Lighting your yard properly is part of the hardscaping (designing all the inorganic elements of the yard) process that’s rarely given much attention. But installing the right lighting can mean the difference between a little-used hardscaping area and an entertainment mecca for your friends and family. So, how do you decide on the right lighting? Here’s a 4 step primer. Consider the Purpose. Not all lighting is created equal. To know what the right design or the right pieces will be, you first need to know what you want from each...

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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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