How to Maintain a Retention Pond

 

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Retention ponds are a necessity in many developments to give water a place to converge to protect the surrounding property. These basins give storm water and water runoff an area to move toward to reduce erosion and foundation destruction, connecting to drainage systems throughout the property. However, retention ponds do require maintenance to keep them…

Ways to Use Retaining Walls in Your Landscaping

 

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A retaining wall is a structure made from rock, wood or pavers that restricts soil movement or stabilizes property. While retaining walls often have a specific function, they also can be a beautiful addition to landscaping. Here are a few ways you can use retaining walls in your landscaping to protect your property and add…

New Options in Lawn and Garden Irrigation

 

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Are you struggling to keep your lawn and garden watered? If you do not have irrigation or your system still requires manual operation, it may be time to update to a new irrigation system. There are many new options and features available in lawn and garden irrigation that can save you time and reduce water…

Leave the Yard Clean Up to the Professionals

 

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Every time a storm blows through your town, you can be left with a mess in your yard. Depending on the size of the storm, you may need to spend hours or even days doing yard cleanup to restore your landscaping. If it was a large storm, you may also have tree branches that need…

Are Your Downspouts Causing a Drainage Issue?

 

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While it is important to direct water away from your roof and home, too much water on your property in on spot can cause overall drainage problems. Erosion, landscaping troubles foundation settling and even leaks into your basement can occur when your downspouts are not situated properly. If the downspouts on your home are making…

Add Years to Your Deck with Stain

 

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A beautiful wood deck is a wonderful addition to your home, giving you a raised area for outdoor entertaining. Decks have the advantage of keeping your outdoor living space above ground, out of the mud and away from pests. One disadvantage of wood decks is that they are vulnerable to rot. Weather takes its toll…

Benefits of Adding a Patio Wall

 

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You may think that your outdoor space or patio is perfect without walls, but a patio wall can be a beautiful and functional addition. While you do not want to take away from the beauty of being outdoors, strategically placed patio walls can make your patio more enjoyable. Here are some ways adding a patio…

4 Reasons to Invest in New Irrigation

 

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Watering and landscaping go hand in hand. When the driest months of the summer hit, green lawns turn brown and flowers begin to wilt in the heat. Irrigation can give your landscaping the moisture it needs to survive without needing to manually water your lawn and plants. If you do not have irrigation or have…

How to Upgrade Your Landscaping with Shrubs

 

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Does your landscaping design lack depth? A lush lawn and flower beds are beautiful, but they can appear dull without shrubs, bushes or trees for height. Strategically placed shrubs can give your landscaping a new look and have other added benefits. Here are some ideas on how to upgrade your landscaping with shrubs and hedges.…

Creating a Stunning Raised Garden

 

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Retaining walls have many functional uses, from preventing erosion to creating tiered, useable areas on slopes. However, not all retaining walls are for purely function. One beautiful way to use a retaining wall is to build a raised garden. Not only do you have an area to plant, the retaining walls can be a gorgeous…