How to Make Your Landscaping Dog-Friendly

 

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You love your dog, but you also want a beautiful yard to enjoy with friends and family. Unfortunately, sometimes it is difficult to have both. Your yard is also your pooches play area and bathroom, which can lead to worn lawn, yellow grass, dug up gardens and other issues. You can maintain a beautiful yard…

Best Plants to Keep Away Pests

 

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Enjoying time in your outdoor living space can be ruined when mosquitoes and bugs are buzzing around and biting your bare skin. You also want to keep fleas and other bugs that can harm your pets out of your yard, as well as rodents that can enter your home. Chemicals can be harmful to your…

Tips for Staging Your Yard for an Open House

 

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If you are planning to sell or rent your home, scheduling an open house is a good way to bring prospective buyers or renters. This gives you a chance to showcase your home to many different people at one time and get the best offer. “Staging” is often used in the real estate industry to…

Which Bulbs Should Be Planted in the Fall?

 

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Gorgeous flowers and certain vegetables require some planning to grow. Plants with bulbs often need to be planted the previous fall to enjoy the bounty the next year. If you want many of the favorite spring flowers or hardy plants like garlic, you need to plan ahead and plant in the fall. Why do bulbs…

5 Questions to Ask Your Landscaper

 

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When you hire a landscaper for routine lawn maintenance or to build a new hardscape, you want to ensure you find the right contractor for the job. There are many quality landscapers that offer professional services, but in every profession, there are bad seeds. You want to make sure you find a landscaper that is…

Light Up the Dark Nights

 

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When the sun goes down, do your yards go dark? Even with a few lights on your patio or front porch, you can still be left in darkness without proper outdoor lighting. If the corners of your yard are shadows, walkways are dim, and your landscaping is hidden until dawn, it may be time to…

When Is the Best Time to Water Your Lawn?

 

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You will often see sprinklers watering lawns at all times of the day. While it may be enjoyable to run through a sprinkler when temperatures are hot, it is not the best time of day to water your grass. To get the most benefit with the least amount of water waste, it is best to…

Great Choices for Privacy Trees

 

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Privacy trees offer a natural option for blocking views into your yard while adding beauty and shade to your property. What makes privacy trees unique is that they tend to grow quicker than other tree varieties, some up to five feet per year, and have denser, fuller branches. Some of the best options for privacy…

Security Outdoor Lighting Without the Spotlight

 

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One of the many benefits of adding outdoor lighting to your property is added security. Dark yards can be inviting to intruders and give them the cloak of darkness to enter your property and home. Outdoor lighting deters intruders and can minimize the risk of break-ins and other criminal activities, but bright lights can be…

Matching Your Landscaping to Your Pool Design

 

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Landscape design should match your home and style, including the type of swimming pool design you have in your backyard. Pool and landscape design should go hand-in-hand to create a blended style. A contemporary or modern pool design may seem out of place with tropical plants that would look better with a lagoon or natural…