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Planting and Pruning the Perfect Bradford Pear Tree

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Planting and Pruning the Perfect Bradford Pear Tree

With the right design and quality care, flowers, shrubs, and a nice lawn can increase your home’s appeal and value. The addition of certain trees can also benefit your landscape design and home’s look, but choosing the right ones can be challenging. While it does not produce actual fruit, the Bradford pear tree is an excellent option your home’s landscaping needs. Not only does it grow up to 50 feet tall, but it also offers an enormous amount of color and texture with its spring blooms that last through summer. With this...

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3 Ways To Quickly Improve Your Landscape

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Quickly Improve Your Landscape

Whether need to make you make your yard look attractive quickly for an outdoor party or you want your whole property to shine when you sell your home, making your landscape stunning on a whim may seem nearly impossible. Here are 3 ways you can improve your landscape quickly so you can have a lush, pretty yard you can be proud of. Hydroseeding Hydroseeding is a great way to place an even layer of grass seed on your existing grass to make it thicker, more even, and greener in appearance. Nutrients and sturdy materials are mixed with the seeds...

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Homeowners: 3 Signs You Should Hire A Civil Engineer

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Homeowners: 3 Signs You Should Hire A Civil Engineer

As a homeowner, you may have never hired a civil engineer. In fact, you might think that these professionals are only needed for large-scale projects, such as the building of highways and skyscrapers. However, some civil engineers do work with homeowners for various projects. These are a few signs that you could possibly benefit from hiring a civil engineer to help with your residential needs. 1. You’re Building a Bridge There are actually a few situations in which you might want to build a bridge on your property, such as if you need a...

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Tips For Naturally Maintaining A Pest-Free Landscape And Garden

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Naturally Maintaining A Pest-Free Landscape And Garden

One of the most important steps in caring for your landscape and garden is effective pest control. Some insects can completely destroy the vegetation in your landscape and garden. Learning more about some of the most common pests you may find in your garden and landscape foliage and the kind of damage they do is the best way to maintain the most control over them. Check out some of the insects that could be eating your vegetable garden plants and expensive ornamental plants and what you can do about them. Chewing Insects With Big Appetites If...

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Three Basic Permaculture Principals And Practices For Urban Yards

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Basic Permaculture Principals And Practices For Urban Yards

One major fallacy about permaculture is that in order to practice it properly, you need acreage. It is perfectly possible to apply permaculture principals and practices to your urban lot and produce an abundance of food. No matter how much space you have, basic permaculture practices are simple to incorporate in your landscape. Soil Building Soil building is the cornerstone of permaculture, because without healthy soil, nothing else you do matters. It can take years to build really good, rich soil using permaculture methods such as mulching,...

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Trim Job: The Beginner’s Guide To Mowing Your Lawn

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Trim Job: The Beginner’s Guide To Mowing Your Lawn

There are many experiences that can be fun and exciting the first time around – but short of something irregular happening, mowing the lawn isn’t one of those experiences. However, mowing the lawn correctly is imperative, not only for the aesthetics of your lawn, but also for its health and safety (especially in the summer months). But as a complete beginner, where do you start? If you’re looking for a no-frills guide to mowing the lawn that you’ll be able to follow easily, then here’s what you need to know. Check Your...

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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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