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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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Four Things You Can Do To Add Valuable Space With Backyard Landscaping Design

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Things You Can Do To Add Valuable Space With Backyard Landscaping Design

If your backyard is nothing more than grass, trees and a fence, you may want to get more use out of this space. Adding things like a garden, water features and entertaining or relaxation areas can be a great improvement for your backyard. Adding paths, patios and retaining walls can help you create the space you want in your backyard. Here are some things that you may want to do to makeover your backyard space: 1. Adding Fencing And Privacy Screens If your backyard has an old chain link fence, an easy improvement can be to add privacy screens...

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How to Care for Gerbera Daisies Properly

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Care for Gerbera Daisies Properly

You can plant gerbera daisies in your landscape to add beauty and style. Following through with the proper care of these flowers can provide you with several weeks of blooms in various shades of yellow, red, and orange. This guide explains what you need to know to incorporate your gerbera daisies into your landscape’s design. Where to Plant Gerbera Daisies Plant your gerbera daisies in an area that offers plenty of sunlight. Additionally, the ground should have ample drainage, specifically an area that isn’t soggy after a rain. If...

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Tips For Building A Block Retaining Wall In Your Yard

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Building A Block Retaining Wall In Your Yard

Retaining walls can be as decorative as they are functional, and they’re a great addition if you are looking for some added reinforcement in areas where your yard’s elevation is inconsistent or you’re concerned about soil erosion. If you have decided that you want to install a block wall for a retaining wall, it’s important that you know the fundamentals for solid construction. Here’s a look at what you need to know to build a block retaining wall that will provide stability and still look great. Planning it Out...

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Turn an Old Ladder into a Rustic Outdoor Plant Stand Instead

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Turn an Old Ladder into a Rustic Outdoor Plant Stand Instead

There are so many creative ways to display plants at multiple levels. One such way is with a ladder. Rather than spending money on buying a new ladder, you can use an old wooden ladder that you already own, and are considering throwing away, to bring rustic charm to your porch, patio, or garden area. This guide shows you how simple it is to transform a wooden ladder from a home improvement tool to an eye-catching landscaping item. Step 1: Procure the Needed Supplies Even though you already have your old ladder, there are a few more items...

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