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…

Add Value to Your Home with Professional Landscaping

 

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There are many elements that contribute to your home’s value. Location, size and amenities all are important to sustaining and growing value in your home investment. While the structure and lot are the main factors, aesthetics play a role, including the landscaping surrounding your home. If you want to add value without major changes, hiring…

5 Interesting Additions for Your Landscape Design

 

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A lush lawn and a flower bed are classic features for many homes, but lack creativity and uniqueness. If you want to enhance the style of your landscape design, consider adding focal features that can make your yard distinct and stylish. Here are five interesting options that can create the style for your yard that…

Building Beautiful Walkways for Your Home

 

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Do you have an old cracked concrete sidewalks or a un-level paving stones for walkways to your home? Not only do old, deteriorating walkways look shabby, they can be a hazard and result in injuries. Why not replace your sidewalk or paths with stunning stone walkways for your home? Natural stone is a perfect material…