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

Removing An Above-Ground Pool: How To Give That Dead Spot New Life

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Getting rid of an above-ground pool can open up a lot of space in your yard, both visually and physically. But even when the job is done and the pool has disappeared, there are some serious challenges that remain. Here's a brief rundown on what to expect after the removal and what you can do about it.  The Problem The ground on which a pool has sat may have a number of difficulties once it's been freed up.

30 November 2015

The Beauty And Strength Of Turf

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Turf (also called sod) is propagated from seed and once grown and thriving, is cut up into long strips15 feet wide by lengths varying from 3 feet long to unlimited lengths. These strips are about 2 to 4 inches deep and sold by the linear foot to be planted in residence and commercial yards. With the existing drought conditions prevalent in so many locations, it is important to plant drought-resistant grasses that can tolerate the lack of moisture.

30 November 2015

Safety Tips For Removing Trees

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There are many reasons why it is important to remove a tree. It might be infringing on powerlines or into your home. It might be dead or infested with bugs that could spread if the tree is not removed. Whatever reason for needing to remove the tree, it is important to do it right and to do it safely. This can be an overwhelming task, especially for very large trees. When bringing down a tree, the below tips will help you to remain safe.

29 November 2015

Three Key Landscaping Guidelines

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If you want to be sure that your property remains valuable and useful, know that it all starts with landscaping. The decisions that you make with your landscape will dictate how fruitful your efforts are with fresh grass and flowers and creating an excellent appearance and a clean presentation. The guidelines presented below will teach you some ways to maintain your landscape and to make it rich and useful for your property.

29 November 2015

Growing Moss On Your Man-Placed Landscaping Rocks

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Adding large rocks to your landscape design can help you create a naturally beautiful setting. Unfortunately, the large rocks that are added might not look as natural as you would like at first. Growing moss on those rocks is a relatively easy and very effective way of making the man-placed rocks look as if they have been there for years. Below, you will learn how to grow moss on your man-placed landscape rocks to achieve the natural look that you hope for.

28 November 2015