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The ABCs Of Creating The Illusion Of Space In A Small Backyard Area

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Enjoying the space that you have available behind your home is all about having attractive landscaping, but if you only have a small space to work with, any landscaping at all may seem like a big challenge. Even though your backyard may be a bit smaller than some, you can still add attractive elements to the space to make it more welcoming without just creating clutter. Even better, there are some things you can do when it comes to landscape design that can actually help you create the illusion of more space. Read More»

How To Landscape Over Your Septic Tank Without Ruining Your Plumbing

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Depending on where your septic tank is located, landscaping over it can be a challenge. Homeowners want their yards to be attractive, but just camouflaging the tank with beautiful landscaping doesn’t always work. There are a few soil conditions that restrict what you can grow, but the bigger problem is the possibility of ruining your plumbing. Grass If the tank lies under a vast expanse of grass and you want a lush green lawn, this usually isn’t a problem. Read More»

Landscaping Tips For Overwhelmingly Large Spaces

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If you are overwhelmed or don’t know where to begin when it comes to landscaping a large space, this can be done just as simply as smaller spaces with a little planning ahead of time. Just because your yard is large doesn’t mean that this needs to be hard to maintain. Here are four tips when it comes to reining in your large landscape. 1. Large Shrubs, Accents, and Pathways Read More»

4 Tips For Landscaping A Sloping Backyard

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Landscaping a sloped backyard can be challenging. Unlike backyards, creating a landscape design for a yard that has a visible slope requires thinking about the visual appeal while also proving stability to prevent soil erosion. While you may have to be a little more creative when landscaping a sloping backyard, there are many ways to create a beautiful outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy. Use the following tips: Read More»

Thumbs Up To Green: Regenerating Your Green Thumb

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If you’ve struggled with your garden and your neighbors whisper amongst themselves about your sad crop of squash, don’t despair. You can regenerate your thumb to a photosynthetic green. Know Your Zone There are lots of websites or apps that will help you determine your plant hardiness zone and the plants that will thrive in that area. Your zone is a combination of climate, soil type, and elevation and can vary by neighborhood, which means you may not be able to grow roses like your Aunt Myrtle across town. Read More»