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Landscaping For A Sensory Experience

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Landscaping For A Sensory Experience

Most homeowners landscape for simple beauty. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, your yard can be an actual delight to the senses. You can choose to landscape for one or two senses, or you can integrate elements that appeal to all five. Transform your yard by appealing to more than sight – though you shouldn’t forget that sense. Beautiful Tableau The most obvious sense that landscaping appeals to is sight. Create a beautiful tableau in your yard by blending hardscaping and plants. For example, start with a pergola or...

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Avoiding Common Mistakes With Water Management If You’re Responsible For A Large Landscaped Area

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Avoiding Common Mistakes With Water Management If You’re Responsible For A Large Landscaped Area

If you need to maintain a wide area of land outside for tenants or others, then you need to get efficient at managing water in order to make sure you don’t overspend and waste this precious resource. Here are a few ways to make sure that your water management game is at a top level by avoiding common mistakes. Planting Inappropriate Plants If you live in a desert area and you plant vegetation that requires a large amount of water due to being tropical, then you’re planting inappropriately. A better approach is to put in plants and...

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Choosing Hydroseeding Over Sod

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing Hydroseeding Over Sod

If you have a beautiful new home but a bare lawn, you have several options available for creating a lush green yard. Before deciding on any method, you should consider hydroseeding. It offers several advantages that can give you a superior lawn at an affordable price. Health Using hydroseeding can help ensure the health of your new lawn. Unlike sod, you can choose a blend of seed for your yard that works well with your particular soil or landscape. When you have sod laid, you are generally laying down one variety of grass, which also leaves...

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Those Mushrooms Killing Your Tree May Save Your Life

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Those Mushrooms Killing Your Tree May Save Your Life

Strangely, some tree-killing fungi are also beneficial to your health. While some mushrooms that kill trees may be medicinal, sick and dying trees are not beneficial to your landscape. Sick trees can fall and cause property damage, and the fungal infection can spread to other trees on your or your neighbor’s property. What Tree Mushrooms Signify Mushrooms growing on or around your trees are a sure sign that your tree is weak or diseased. The mushroom fungi spread inside the tree first, clogging up arteries that carry water and...

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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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