Considerations When Planning Your Irrigation System

 

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To keep your lawn, gardens and other plants in your yard healthy, irrigation can be necessary. The hot, dry summer months can be hard on your landscaping, requiring added irrigation to maintain a beautiful yard. Irrigation is more complex than just putting a few sprinklers in your yard. You need to consider several aspects to…

Cost Effective Landscaping Tips for Curb Appeal

 

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The impression your home creates when seen from the road or driveway is called curb appeal. It is a vital part of your home’s value, especially when it comes time to sell. Any realtor will tell you curb appeal can make a significant difference in how quickly a home sells and how much buyers are…

Improve Safety and Security with a Fenced Yard

 

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Fencing is more than an aesthetic feature for your yard. It can also help add security and protect the safety of your family. If you have considered adding a fence, but are not sure it is worth the investment, consider the benefits it can bring to your home and family. Here are a few ways…

What Is a French Drain?

 

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Drainage is a vital component to protecting your property and your home. When excess water accumulates on your property, it can ruin landscaping and impact the foundation of your home. Drainage solutions divert excess water to storm drains or retention ponds and protect your property. One option is a French drain, discreetly removing excess water…

Adding Arbors to Your Landscape Design

 

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Are you looking for ways to upgrade your landscape design? Arbors can be a great way to improve your outdoor space. There are many different types of materials, sizes and shapes that can be used when building an arbor and incorporating it into your outdoor areas. Here are some tips to get you started on…

7 Reasons to Hire a Lawn Care Service

 

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Do you dread spending hours mowing your lawn and maintaining your yard? Some people enjoy lawn maintenance and gardening, while for others it is a chore. If maintaining your lawn and outdoor space is not your cup of tea, you should consider outsourcing it to a lawn care service. Beyond ridding yourself of a chore…

Trim Trees Now to Prevent Storm Damage

 

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One of the main sources of storm damage to property is trees. It is not just toppling trees that can cause significant damage; dead branches landing on vehicles, patio furniture, roofs, siding and people can also rack up large damage bills. Even though homeowner’s insurance will usually pay for storm damage caused by trees, there…

Can Privacy Trees Be Planted in the Fall?

 

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Privacy trees can add a beautiful screen around your property, blocking the view of your house and outdoor living areas. If you are looking for a sustainable option for privacy, trees like cedars, cypress and evergreens that are wide and densely branched can give you a natural fencing. However, to ensure your new privacy trees…

Fall Clean Up for Your Yard

 

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Spring may be time for deep cleaning the home and even your outdoor areas, but fall is another opportunity to spruce your property. After summer is gone and the vegetation changes seasons, it is important to perform a final clean up in your yard before winter. Here is a checklist to complete on your outdoor…

Colorful Winter Landscaping for Mild Climates

 

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Do you live in a warm or mild climate and want more color in your yard during the winter? While the southern states tend to have greener yards all year round than the northern states, brighter colors during the winter are harder to find. While colorful winter plants and trees are less common, there are…