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Attached Or Free-Standing — Which Pergola Style Is Right For You?

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A pergola is a popular outdoor hardscape feature that can be both beautiful and highly functional. Today’s homeowners have many choices in pergola design and placement. One of the first choices you will need to make about your new feature is whether to install a free-standing version or one attached to your home.  Which is right for you? Here are a few pros and cons of each design option. The Pros and Cons of Standalone Pergolas Read More»

Are You Planning Your Spring Landscaping For 2020?

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If you are already planning your landscaping for 2020, that must mean that you are quite the gardener. After all, summer has just come to a close and leaves are changing, right? Do you already have your 2020 landscaping design completed?  Maybe you are in the organization part of your spring landscaping and you are looking for ideas. If that’s the case, from lawn fertilization services to adding new designs to your garden, here are some ideas that might help you. Read More»

What You Should Know About Hardscaping

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Landscaping plays a major role in your home’s curb appeal. The right landscaping can make your home more attractive and even increase its value. In fact, the right landscaping can add between 5.5 and 12.7 percent in value to your home as compared to no landscaping. Landscaping consists of two components, the softscaping and the hardscaping. The softscaping includes plants, trees, and other living elements. Hardscaping consists of the hard materials found in your landscaping. Read More»

What To Do When A Tree In Your Yard Is Growing Into Power Lines

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Mature trees are valued for their shade and beauty. However, there are times when a tree can grow so large that it becomes a danger. This often happens when trees are planted near power lines. Here’s a look at why trees and electricity aren’t a good match and what to do if your tree is growing into power lines over your property. Why Trees And Power Lines Are A Dangerous Mix Read More»

4 Types of Important Regular Landscaping Maintenance Tasks

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When you ignore your landscaping there are a lot of different problems that can quickly arise. The amount of maintenance, as well as what needs to be done regularly, will depend on the landscaping you have. However, this general guide to routine landscaping maintenance will educate you on the things that you must have done in order to fend off problems and keep your landscape looking good. Lawn mowing Having your lawn mowed on a regular basis not only keeps it looking good, but it also helps the lawn stay healthy, and brings other benefits. Read More»

3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Garden

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If you are interested in developing a green thumb, there are some tips you must know. By learning a bit about the ins and outs of plant care and starting a garden, you will avoid the mistakes that frustrate beginners and cause them to give up. To learn a few good tips to get you started, put these strategies to action.  Know The Benefits You Stand To Gain By Starting A Garden Read More»

Two Reasons Why You Should Apply Landscape Rocks to Your Yard

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Few things can make your home stand out like a beautiful yard. Plush grass and well-pruned trees and shrubbery can go a long way toward enhancing the curb appeal of your house. However, there’s another product that can make your lawn even more attractive: landscape rocks. These are rocks that come in many different sizes and that you can use to adorn your yard. Use this information to learn more about why you should apply landscape rocks to your lawn right away. Read More»

Laying Sod In The Fall: Things You Should Know

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Keeping your landscape in pristine condition isn’t just reserved for the spring and summer months. It’s just as important to make sure your grass has a solid foundation prior to winter setting is as it is to make sure it’s ready for the months of sunshine and grass cutting. There are many reasons to lay sod in the fall, such as overhauling your yard, putting in a new sprinkler system, or simply re-seeding or placing sod in areas that have become worn and bare. Read More»

Want To Spruce Up Your Yard With Kids In Mind? 3 Landscaping Projects To Consider

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Making your yard have the curb appeal that is important to you, while also making it functional for your whole family, should be goals you take on when your yard hasn’t had much work done. If you’re eager to get landscaping done so that your yard looks beautiful and is an inviting spot for your family, you need to look into what kinds of features should be included. If you’re unsure of how to fix up your yard to make it a favorite play spot for your kids, consider the following projects. Read More»

How to Lay Steel Landscape Edging

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If you want to enhance the look of your landscape, install a steel landscape edge. Steel landscape edging improves the yard’s appearance by adding neatly defined borders around plants and flower beds as well as a defined mowing edge. Steel landscape edge can also be adapted to fit around curves and corners. You should be able to install steel landscape edging yourself. Here are tips to install a steel landscape edging. Prepare to Work Read More»