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How To Brighten Winter Landscape

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Wintertime means dull, cold, and mundane colors. Even the most cheerful person can get the winter blues in that type of environment. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to brighten a winter landscape. Here are a few things you can try. Plants Depending on where you are located, there are some plants you can consider adding to your landscape during winter. Pansies: In mild winters, pansies can add wonderful pops of color and can bloom through the whole winter, even in snow.

30 November 2015

Are You Stumped About A Stump? Learn How To Remove It With Some Simple Steps

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After having a diseased tree removed from your property, you may be concerned about the appearance of the stump that remains. Learn how to remove the stump with the following instructions. After you have cleared the land, you will have extra space that can be used to place decorative items, a new tree or shrub, or recreational equipment.  Materials power drill drill bits stump killer (powder form) funnel garden gloves duct tape plastic sheeting garden stakes power saw garden shovel rake grass seed water hose Drill Holes And Fill Them With Stump Killer

30 November 2015

How to Identify Diseased Trees That Need to Be Cut Down

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Large trees in your yard can provide shade and even help to increase your property's value. However, recognizing when to remove your trees is an important aspect of landscape care that also helps to prevent your trees from becoming hazards on your property. By learning more about the common diseases that affect most trees, you can prevent them from ending up in the roof of your home during a bad storm after being weakened by disease.

30 November 2015

Winter Gardening Tips For Pot-Based Gardens

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Just because winter is rolling in does not mean that you have to give up on gardening. In the winter, you can plant your garden in pots and keep the pots indoors or outdoors depending on where you live. Here are a few tips for getting started on a winter pot-based garden. Choosing Vegetables The first thing you need to do is choose which types of vegetables you want to plant in your winter garden.

30 November 2015

How A Patio Overhang Can Help In Outdoor Spaces With A Hot Tub

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Having a hot tub on your patio can be a great way to wind down after a long day, but it can also come with a lot of work regarding maintenance. While some things, such as changing the filter or making repairs when necessary, cannot be avoided, you can reduce the amount of cleaning that needs to be done with one simple addition--a patio overhang.  Keeps the Temperature Stable Year-Round

30 November 2015

Landscaping In An Urban Environment

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If you live in the middle of the city, you probably don't have a vast yard to plan out extensive landscaping. If you do have a smaller area that you can tend to, your landscaping options might seem slim. With a little creativity you can turn your urban yard into a work of art. Here are four ideas for small space landscaping in an urban environment. 1. Plants that Love Shade

30 November 2015

3 Things You Need To Consider Before Removing A Tree

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If you have a diseased tree on your property that you are thinking about removing, make sure that you take the following three things into consideration before you have the tree removed. #1 Make Sure You Have Done Everything You Can To Save The Tree Before you move forward with the tree removal process, you need to make sure that you've done everything you can to save the tree first. Consult with a certified arborist and see if there are any further actions you can take to fight the disease that is affecting the tree you want to remove.

30 November 2015

3 Tree Diseases That Can Affect Peach Trees – And How To Prevent Further Damage

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Peach trees are bushy trees with brightly colored fruit, narrow branches, and a sturdy trunk. The trees are a great addition to any large yard or small personal orchard as both the appearance and fruit can provide pleasure through the growing months. If you have a peach tree and want to keep the tree healthy, an important part of ownership is monitoring the tree for potential diseases. Here are a few of the tree diseases that can affect peach trees – and how you can prevent further damage once you spot the symptoms.

30 November 2015

3 Low-Maintenance Flowers To Use As Hedge Accents

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Do you have a beautiful row of hedges at the front of your home that add a touch of landscaping elegance and curb appeal? Is the planter surrounding the hedges worthy of that distinction? Homeowners often neglect the ground directly around the hedges in fear that other plantings will take too much attention away from the hedges. But shorter flowers that spread can provide a nice base blanket to accent the hedges without drawing focus away.

30 November 2015

Another Era -- How To Landscape Your Victorian Home

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Buying a Victorian home gives you the chance to care for and enjoy a house with beautiful, striking architecture. It's a home full of personality and touches from days gone by. And what better way to complement the visually stunning facade of a Victorian home than with proper Victorian landscaping? What encompasses Victorian landscaping? Here are a few ideas to get into the spirit. Victorian Styles Victorian gardeners loved formality and geometric shapes – everything from squares and triangles to circles and kidney shapes.

30 November 2015