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Paver 101: Installing A Flat Concrete Paver Walkway

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If you have decided to install your own walkway during your next remodeling project, but do not want to deal with pouring concrete, then you should use inexpensive concrete pavers. Concrete pavers come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Pavers compliment any landscaping and home style when they are correctly installed. Use these three things to install your walkway so that it is flat and stays that way for its entire useful life: Read More»

Preparing Your Sprinkler System For The Winter

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When it comes to your yard and making sure that the landscaping looks great, there is perhaps no more important aspect than your sprinkler system. The sprinkler system provides the necessary water to the yard so that it can grow green and lush. It is important to take good care of your sprinkler system so that it does not encounter any problems. It is especially important to make sure that before the cold weather hits, your sprinkler system is properly prepared so that it does not freeze the pipes and destroy the sprinkler system. Read More»

Cozy Ideas For A Backyard Retreat

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Landscape architecture is all about increasing your usable space outside. The goal is for your backyard to become a destination space, in this case a retreat. Create cozy areas both on your patio and within the backyard that serve as a respite from the workaday world. Patio Design The first step to designing your backyard retreat is deciding what style patio you want. The use of the space drives the patio design. Read More»

3 Common Oak Tree Diseases – And How To Stop Damage

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Oak trees are a family of tall, narrow trees that produce acorns. The trees are beautiful additions to any yard seeking a touch of classic greenery. Proper maintenance is important to keep your oak tree looking healthy and regal. Part of that maintenance involves watching for signs of tree diseases and treating the problem as quickly as possible. Here are a few common oak tree diseases, the symptoms, and how a tree trimming or removal service can help solve the problem. Read More»

Blue Lagoon -- Making Your Backyard Lake Cheaper And Easier

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Water adds a fantastic tranquility and beauty to any yard, but incorporating it can be daunting to many homeowners. A large water feature like a big pond or small lake may be doubly nerve-wracking. How will you care for it? What do you do with it? How can you keep it beautiful without spending a fortune?  Here are 3 tips for managing your large pond without going broke or crazy.  Read More»