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Tips For Covering Your Asphalt Surfaces With Hay Bale Gardens

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Whether you have a second driveway, a paved activity area in the backyard or additional paved space for parking, you may feel as though you have limited options for landscaping. Removing that asphalt can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it. Here’s a look at what you should know about straw bale gardens so you can call and discuss them with your landscaper. What’s the Big Deal About Straw Bales? Read More»

Create A Unique Mulch Bed In Front Of Your Company Building

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When decorating the landscaping in front of your business, it can be hard to make the area look unique and eye-catching. Mulch can be a great resource to use to create an eye-catching display in front of your company building. The following guide walks you through a quick and easy way to create the first initial of your company business with a mulch bed to draw attention to the building. Read More»

Signs Of A Troubled Sprinkler System

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Sprinkler systems are a wonderful addition to any lawn. They make it so much easier to keep your grass and your plants freshly watered and looking great with minimal effort on your part. Nowadays, you can even set your sprinkler system up to work on a timer, so you never even have to bother with it; it will just do its job when it’s supposed to, unless, of course, something goes wrong. Read More»

Three Problems with Landscaping Projects You Won't Have When You Get a Survey First

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Landscaping projects can be significant investments in your property and can have many effects beyond improving your yard’s aesthetics. Without proper planning, they can even create disputes and legal problems or make existing landscaping issues worse. Here are three common problems you can avoid by having your property surveyed prior to starting a major landscaping project.   Disputes with Neighbors about Property Lines and Access When you start a landscaping project, it can open the door to all kinds of problems with your neighbors. Read More»

How To Espalier A Tree

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The art and science of espaliering is typically used to grow fruit trees in a small space, but it also works well with some ornamental trees. An espaliered tree is trained to grow along a wall or fence, in a neatly prescribed, fairly two dimensional form. Apple, pear and plum trees are often chosen for this growing and trimming method, but you can also espalier ornamentals like roses and magnolias. The following basic guide can help you get started with this interesting method. Read More»