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3 Reasons Your Landscaping Contractor May Disagree With What You Want

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You've done your homework, know what plants and features you want in your landscape, and have even sketched out a tentative plan to give your contractor. You show it to him and he immediately tries to sell you on something completely different. He's not just being perverse; there are usually legitimate reasons for his recommendations. Your Plan Does Not Comply With Codes or HOA Guidelines First and foremost, the law must be obeyed.

11 April 2016

Three Reasons Why You Would Want To Use Hydroseeding To Jumpstart Your Growing Season

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Whether you are trying to grow an entire yard of new grass, a bumper crop of feed corn or a garden of wildflowers, you probably want to get your seeds in the ground as soon as possible. Sometimes the best-laid planting plans do not always work out. That is when hydroseeding may be an effective option. Here are three reasons why you would want to use hydroseeding to jumpstart your growing season this year.

21 February 2016

Creating A Bird-Friendly Back Yard

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If you enjoy sitting on your porch and watching the birds come and go to the feeder and water dish, then create a bird-friendly yard to draw more feathered visitors. With a little landscaping and a variety of feeder types and seeds, you'll have a constant stream of guests as they eat, drink, bathe and perch right in front of you. Here are some project ideas to get you started on your back yard bird haven.

17 December 2015

Got Beach? 4 Ways To Create A Coastal-Themed Backyard

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Whether your home lies on the coast or you just want to create the feeling of being there, a coastal yard design can be a lot of fun and a great way to enjoy nice weather. But how can you create such a design in your own yard? Here are 4 ideas to get you started. Be Inspired by the Ocean Light-colored gravel provides a good base for a garden that resembles the sea itself.

17 December 2015

4 Reasons You Need To Hire A Landscaping Team

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If you have yet to pay for landscaping services, now is the time to do consider doing so. A landscaping team can help with tasks including leaf collection, weed removal, landscape design and lawn mowing services. Many individuals and families find that their lives are greatly improved after investing in this service. Take a look at the following information to better understand the reasons as to why you should hire a landscaper.

17 December 2015

Tips For Landscaping Underneath Trees

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Trees provide a lot of benefits to a yard, including shade and visual interest. They can also make it difficult to landscape below them. For example, pine tree needs can change the acidity of the soil so few plants can thrive, while the heavy canopy of some deciduous trees can block light from reaching any plants below. The following tip can help you create a more beautiful yard beneath your trees.

17 December 2015

Tips For Landscaping Your Craftsman-Style Home

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If you recently purchased a Craftsman-style home that is in need of serious landscaping help, then you will be happy to know there are some simple things you can do to make the unique style of your home shine. Even if you have a small budget, with some time and creativity, you can make your home look wonderful. Here are some tips to help get your landscaping project started: Remove Overgrown Brush and Plants

17 December 2015

3 Unexpected Benefits You Can Enjoy When Opting To Remove Damaged Trees

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Many homeowners enjoy the shade and aesthetic value that mature trees can offer a landscape. While trees can provide many benefits, damaged trees can be dangerous. If you are wondering whether or not removing a damaged tree from your yard is wise, here are three unexpected benefits you can enjoy when getting rid of a damaged tree from your home's landscape in the future. 1. Reduction in the number of rodents on your property.

16 December 2015

Your Landscape Rock Border – Winter Protection And Spring Repairs

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Winter can be dreadfully damaging to the landscaping elements of your yard. If you have rock borders trimming your flower beds, sidewalk and/or driveway, there are a few things you can do to prevent some of the damage from occurring. Here, you will learn tips to protect the rock border and how to restore them after winter has passed. Preparations for Protection The rock borders around your driveway and/or sidewalks are the most likely to be disturbed during the winter.

16 December 2015

Spring is Almost Here: 4 Ways to Plan the Perfect Yard

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The weather is going to be warming up soon. When it does, you'll want to head outside to your yard. Be ahead of the game by planning your landscaping projects while the weather is cold. That way, when spring arrives, you'll be ready to get started. Here are four steps that will help you prepare for landscaping season. Pinpoint Your Desired Use Before you start planning your landscaping, you need to identify your intended use.

16 December 2015