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Three Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Patio And Paths

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The hardscaping in your yard, which is the non-plant elements of the landscape, provide the bones of your backyard’s design. The focal point of these elements is usually the patio, with walkways and paths all leading to or from this central area. Giving these two important hardscaping elements—the patio and paths—a facelift can provide an instant improvement to your home’s appearance. Resurfacing Options For concrete patios and paths, simple resurfacing is the quickest and easiest way to improve the appearance. Read More»

Understanding The Ins And Outs Of Sod

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When you want to create a lush, successful lawn, purchasing and installing sod is an excellent option to consider. Sod refers to a type of grass that is implanted into soil, so that you are purchasing it already partially grown, rather than planting grass seed. You can purchase sod and have it installed by reaching out to landscaping contractors in your local and surrounding area. If you are considering having some sod installed on your property, use the following information to learn more about it. Read More»

How To Pave The Paths Between Raised Garden Beds

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You work hard to keep weeds and grass out of your raised garden beds, so why let them take over the paths? Clear pathways make it easier to access and work in your garden, while also preventing the spread of weeds into the beds themselves. Concrete patio pavers are a simple and inexpensive way to create these permanent paths.   Go the Distance The distance between garden beds and the width of your paths is up to you, but there are some things you will want to keep in mind. Read More»

Landscaping Tips For Your Yard When You Have A Dog

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If you own a dog, creating a beautiful, safe yard is more challenging than it would be otherwise. Fortunately, by making a few landscaping and design changes in your yard, you will be able to enjoy many more years outside with your dog. Is Urine Burn a Problem? Urine burn is a result of the high levels of nitrogen in a dog’s urine. Obviously, bigger dogs have larger amounts of urine, so owners of big dogs will see the problem more than owners of a smaller breed will. Read More»

Adding Retaining Walls To Your Landscaping: Unique Options

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As spring quickly shifts into summer, you find yourself more and more preoccupied with the outdoors – more specifically, your landscaping. While you ponder what you can do to change and upgrade your backyard landscaping this year, you keep coming back to one common theme: retaining walls. However, you do not want just a standard retaining wall just like everyone else has. Luckily, there are several ways to create a more unique retaining wall for your landscaping project this year. Read More»