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Three Ideas For Edible Landscaping

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Ideas For Edible Landscaping

Edible landscape elements are becoming increasingly popular; now that designers are showing landscaping designs that are both beautiful and delicious. The latest landscaping trends show that customers are increasingly opting for edible options when choosing landscaping designs for their home or business. If you are looking to add new landscaping or upgrade existing landscaping to something a little more tasty, the following ideas will help you get started. Trees One of the most popular ways to add edible elements to landscape is to add trees...

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3 Plants You Can Place In Your Yard That Will Help Keep The Bugs Away

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Plants You Can Place In Your Yard That Will Help Keep The Bugs Away

Bugs are a common problem in the summer, and having too many bugs in your yard may be the issue stopping you from spending time outside. If you want to keep bugs out of your yard, you might be able to achieve this by planting the right types of plants. Not only could this reduce the bug population, but it could also make your yard look nicer. Here are three types of plants that are known for keeping bugs away. Basil There are a number of different herbs you can plant by your house to keep bugs away, and one of these is basil. Basil is an herb...

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Landscaping Tips For People With Allergies

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Landscaping Tips For People With Allergies

Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is incredibly common in the US with over 50 million people affected. It’s caused by allergic sensitivities to pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. The surrounding landscape plays a big role in determining how much a person suffers from their allergies. Being near certain plants and trees can wreak havoc on an individual’s daily life. While it may be impossible to control the landscape everywhere, changing up the landscape near the home can really make a big difference in the...

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3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Lawnmower This Year

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Lawnmower This Year

If you want to get the most out of your lawnmower, you need to know how to use it properly. Get more out of your lawnmower and your lawnmower blades this year by implementing the following three tips.  #1 Avoid Mowing Your Grass When It Is Wet The first thing you need to do is avoid mowing your grass when it is wet. When you mow your lawn when it is wet, you will not get the nice, smooth cut that you are looking for. The glass clippings as you go will stick to your lawnmower because they are wet and will clump together on your blade. All...

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Three Diseases To Watch Out For On Your Oak Tree

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Diseases To Watch Out For On Your Oak Tree

Oak trees are beautiful, magnificent plants. If you’re lucky enough to have one of these trees in your backyard, it’s important to keep a close eye on it. Oaks are susceptible to a number of diseases, which often require proper care. Here’s a look at three common oak diseases, and what to do about each one. Anthracnose This common fungal condition can actually affect most any tree species, but it’s pretty common on oaks. The most obvious symptom is the appearance of brown or black splotches along the veins of the...

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Insect Problems In The Yard? Get Professional Help Fast

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Insect Problems In The Yard? Get Professional Help Fast

If you’re having a problem with bugs in your yard and you fear that it may be the landscaping, you’ll want to have a landscape professional come to the property. There are many things the landscaping service experts can do to prevent bugs from being a problem on the property. The bug problem may not have anything to do with your living habits and instead where you live and the weather or surrounding plant life. Here are a few things you’ll want the landscaping experts to do while they’re at your property. Test the Soil...

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Three Garden Projects To Create Living Space With A Backyard Deck

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Garden Projects To Create Living Space With A Backyard Deck

If you want to get more out of your outdoor living space, decks can be a great way to give you a place to entertain. There are decks that can be low and platformed, or they can have different levels for multiple stories. Depending on the design of your home, you may want to use a different style of deck. Here are some deck projects to transform your backyard into an outdoor entertainment area: 1. Creating A Seating Area With Privacy Screens If you want to have more privacy for your home, the addition of privacy screens can be a good...

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3 Insects That Can Infest A Box Elder Tree—And How To Prevent Further Damage

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Insects That Can Infest A Box Elder Tree—And How To Prevent Further Damage

The box elder tree is a mid-sized ornamental that grows well—and quickly—in a variety of soil types. The tree has dark brown, furrowed bark, fresh-looking green twigs, and thick bunches of green leaves that turn a brilliant yellow in the fall. If you are looking to plant an ornamental tree in difficult soil, a box elder tree might be the right choice. Maintaining the elder requires regular pruning from a tree service and monitoring for signs of an insect infestation. What are some of the common bugs that can infest a box elder tree? Box Elder...

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Why Adding A Fountain To Your Property’s Lake Is About More Than Just Aesthetics

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Adding A Fountain To Your Property’s Lake Is About More Than Just Aesthetics

Do you have a small lake on your property that is either covered with algae and duckweed, infested with colonies of insects hovering above it, or smelling bad? If so, there is a simple solution that can turn these bad things into something good and beautiful – air.  You can force more air into the water by installing some lake fountains. While a fountain is certainly great for curb appeal and aesthetics, it has some wonderful utilitarian applications. Here are just a few ways a fountain–and air–will help turn...

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3 Common Repairs Homeowners Often Make With Their Sprinkler Systems

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Common Repairs Homeowners Often Make With Their Sprinkler Systems

To keep your lawn looking amazing, many people turn to a lawn irrigation system. When the system is programmed properly, it will provide the right amount of water for your lawn. However, these systems aren’t immune to problems. There is always the chance that something could go wrong and require a repair to get your system back up and running. Thankfully, some of these repairs are relatively simple and can be done in no time. Here are some of the common repairs your sprinkler system might need. Replace the sprinkler head. A broken head...

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