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2015

Why Drainage Is So Important: Keep Standing Water Off Your Patio With Proper Planning

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Hardscaping, or the installation of permanent features in your yard like a patio or retaining wall, requires a lot of planning and preparation to make sure it’s done right. And one the of the most important areas to plan properly – even though it’s not very thrilling – is drainage. Without the right drainage, water will pool up on your patio after it rains, and can make using your yard features more difficult. Read More»

Diseases That Strike Crabapple Trees – And How To Prevent Further Damage

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Crabapple trees are mid-sized trees with green leaves and bright, small fruits that are tart to eat straight but delicious in a homemade jam or pie. A crabapple tree or several can turn any backyard into a garden without all the effort associated with apple trees or ground plantings. But it is important to perform regular checks and maintenance on your crabapple trees to keep the trees free of disease. Read More»

Columnar Fruit Trees Need Little Pruning But Still Require Regular Care

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If you have a small garden and are tired of limiting the types of fruit trees you have due to space, you might want to try planting some columnar trees. These trees grow upright and stay very compact, with fruiting branches extending only a few inches from the trunk. Apples are the most common type, and columnar peach trees are now available. While the trees still need some space, you will be able to fit more of these trees into your yard without worrying about trimming off fruiting branches. Read More»

Now Is The Time To Get Your Lawn Ready For Winter

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Many homeowners start to think of their lawn care responsibilities are over for the season when the hot summer weather goes away. In reality, your lawn continues to need regular maintenance up through the first snow of winter. Caring for your lawn throughout the fall helps to ensure that your grass is strong enough to last through the winter without injury. These tips will help you ensure that your grass is healthy and strong for the cold winter weather. Read More»

Why Should You Get Rid Of The Tree Stump In Your Yard?

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So, you had a tree removed from your yard just last year. The tree removal company came, they cut down the tree, they took the tree away…and left the stump. It was only then that you realized tree stump removal is a separate charge. So now you’re stuck wondering whether or not you should remove the tree stump and if so, why? As it so happens, there are many good reasons to get rid of an old tree stump. Read More»

Creating A Winter Wonderland

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Outdoor living is something that many homeowners only consider during the warm and mostly pleasant spring and summer months. When fall comes along many begin to spend more and more time indoors. In many parts of the US, winter brings cold conditions and often snowy weather. However, this does not mean that outdoor living and entertaining must come to an end. With a few creative changes to a home’s landscape design, a winter wonderland can be created! Read More»

The Biggest Mistakes Homeowners Tend To Make Building A Landscape Retaining Wall

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If you want to add some depth and designer dimension to your mostly flat landscaping, adding a block retaining wall is a good place to start. A block wall can be used to retain filler dirt, mulch, or other landscaping materials that are used for planting. Even though you can get pretty much everything you need to build a block wall at the local home improvement or gardening store, tackling this task on your own may not be as easy as it seems. Read More»

Sprinkler Head Options For Your Lawn Watering Needs

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Before you install a complete irrigation system in your lawn, it’s important that you consider your choice of sprinkler heads. There are several different types of sprinkler heads available, and each one has unique advantages for certain types of areas. Sometimes, the most effective sprinkler system is the one that has an integration of multiple sprinkler heads depending on what each section of the lawn needs. Here are a few types to choose from. Read More»

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Applying A Hydroseed Lawn

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If you’ve found a great used hydroseeder for sale and you’re thinking about hydroseed application for your lawn, it’s important that you understand both the advantages and disadvantages of this type of lawn. There are many reasons to opt for hydroseeding to create a full lawn, and the more you know about the process, the easier it will be to avoid some of the potential problems. Here’s a look at the benefits and drawbacks of hydroseeding. Read More»

2 Alternative Ways To Improve The Look Of Your Yard

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When you want to improve the look of your yard and you do not want to replant new flowers every year, you should look into a few creative yet simple options. By choosing to add plants that offer different color schemes or rocks to your yard, you can improve the look of your yard. Plant Flowering Evergreens Flowering evergreens are a great option for those who want flowers without the hassle of planting new ones every season. Read More»