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Preparing Your Lawn For Winter: Important Dos And Don’ts

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preparing Your Lawn For Winter: Important Dos And Don’ts

With frigid winter temperatures right around the corner, now is a good time for homeowners to begin preparing their lawns for the colder season. After all, the steps you take to protect your lawn during the late fall and early winter can help get your lawn off to a healthy start next spring. Specifically, there are a few tips you’ll want to keep in mind as you prepare your lawn for winter. DO Rake Up Those Leaves It’s a task that most people don’t enjoy, but raking leaves off your lawn is an important step in protecting your...

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How To Install Sod

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Install Sod

Grass, or sod, is often an integral part of your landscape design. The process of installing your own sod does require some heavy labor but it will save you a lot of money in the process and will be key to your landscape installation. To complete this job, you will need enough fresh compost, lime and fertilizer to cover your space, as well as enough sod to match. Additionally, you’ll need a few tools, including a wheelbarrow, a rake and a utility knife. Prep the area If you’re installing sod on a fresh area, then it is first...

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The Ins And Outs — And Ups And Downs — Of Landscaping An Uneven Yard

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Ins And Outs — And Ups And Downs — Of Landscaping An Uneven Yard

Most homeowners long for an even, flat yard on which they can easily plant and build. But the truth is that many people end up with a yard that has natural inclines, slopes, depressions and uneven spots. If you’re in this group, you can still have the yard of your dreams. Here are a few suggestions for creating beautiful landscaping in the 3 types of uneven yards.  Going Up A slope is probably the hardest part to landscape in an uneven yard. If the slope is steep, it can seem impossible to work with. But you can do it, with some...

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How To Protect Your Lawn And Garden From Hungry Visitors

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Protect Your Lawn And Garden From Hungry Visitors

The time and money you put into creating your landscape design can be for naught if you do take steps to protect it from visiting wildlife. In most areas, deer and rabbits are likely visitors, especially during the spring and summer months when most vegetation is at its growing peak. Follow these tips for humanely protecting your lawn and garden from nibbling critters like deer and rabbits. Do Your Homework Taking the time during your landscape design to visit your local nursery for learning about the trees, shrubs and flowering plants that...

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Ideas For Adding French Style To Your Landscaping

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ideas For Adding French Style To Your Landscaping

If you’ve ever been to the gardens at Versailles, or seen images of them, you know what grandeur French gardens can display. Naturally those palace gardens are over-the-top. However, elements of the French garden are relatively easy to incorporate into your landscaping. If you have a house you want to showcase, utilize French gardening design to complement your home. Make the House the Focal Point The purpose of the gardens in France, regardless of their own grandeur, is to highlight the residence. One way to do this is to have the...

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How To Landscape Around Trees

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Landscape Around Trees

The area around the base of a tree is a difficult place for grass to grow, leaving many of these spaces looking a little barren. Thankfully, you have a few options to make the space around your trees an inviting part of your lawn. With a few ideas and a willingness to get dirty, you’ll be able to tackle this project and turn a potential eyesore into the focal point of your lawn. Why Grass Won’t Grow If you’ve tried to plant grass seed around the base of your tree and you’ve wound up with a few spindly green threads for...

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3 Mistakes You Are Making That Are Killing Your Lawn

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Mistakes You Are Making That Are Killing Your Lawn

Getting a perfectly green lawn may feel like a mystery to some people. Although they care for their lawn, they can’t seem to get the results that they want. They are probably making a couple mistakes. Here are some things to avoid so you can get the best-looking lawn possible. 1. Lightly Watering The Lawn While watering your lawn, you may think it is better to just lightly water it each day; however, that could be the reason it is not healthy. Instead, it is far better to really soak the lawn every couple days than water lightly every...

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Three Tips To Help You Know It’s Time For Tree Removal

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Tips To Help You Know It’s Time For Tree Removal

Over time, trees can become weak. Your old tree may still be healthy with a little care, but it may also need to be removed. Some signs that you need to have a tree removed are rot in the trunk, disease and insect infestation. If you have a old tree that you are not sure about, here are some signs that it may be time to cut it down: 1. Extensive Damage And Rotting In Trunk Damage to trees can leave them exposed to disease and insects. Over the years, the wounds can be covered by new growth, but the inside may still be damaged. The trunk of...

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Tree Debris: Three Ways To Get Rid Of The Waste After A Tree Removal

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tree Debris: Three Ways To Get Rid Of The Waste After A Tree Removal

If you have a hazardous tree on your property, removal may be necessary to keep your home safe. Removal of trees can also leave behind a lot of debris. Some services will offer to haul the material away for a specific price but you may want to save the money. If your budget does not allow you to pay for the removal of the waste, you may need to deal with it on your home. Here are some ways that you can get rid of the material: 1. Chipping Waste Into Mulch For Multiple Uses When you have a tree removed, a lot of small debris will be left...

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3 Tips To Help You Keep Your Garden Hydrated

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips To Help You Keep Your Garden Hydrated

When you plant a garden, you might think that keeping it hydrated is an easy thing to do. However, over time you may discover that it is harder to keep your garden irrigated than you first believed. Here are some tips to help you keep your garden hydrated and healthy. Water Your Garden in the Morning You might not think that it matters when you water your plants and flowers, but watering at the wrong time of day can cause problems. If you water your garden in the middle of the day, the sun may cause the water to evaporate before it penetrates...

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