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Landscape Design For Challenging Dwellings

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You may need to get creative with your gardening if you live in a small space, urban environment, or are an apartment dweller. Just because you lack green-space doesn’t condemn you to living without the plants, flowers, and herbs that you want to grow; in fact, there are may clever ways to have bountiful gardens without actual acreage. Some cool ideas for small-space gardens include: Potted gardens. Anything that can be grown outside, in a garden, can be grown in a pot. Read More»

Landscaping Ideas For Your Retaining Wall

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Retaining walls look their best when homeowners successfully use plants and other landscaping elements to break up the surface of the wall while reinforcing the wall’s natural patterns. These tips will help you landscape around your wall to accentuate the wall’s aesthetic presence.  Cascading Plants Break Up Hard Edges Cascading plants grown over over the top of your retaining wall help break up the retaining wall’s long, hard top edge. Spilling over the side, cascading plants also introduce the idea of abundance and untamed growth in your garden. Read More»

Looking For A Fresh Landscape Element? Don't Go All Out - Go Up Instead

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Tight on space or budget? Try adding a vertical garden to your landscaping plan. What is a vertical garden? Like it’s name indicates, it’s a wall of plants, mosses and vines that is self-sustaining and can create an interesting focal point anywhere. Why Use a Vertical Garden? For obvious reasons, vertical gardens are growing in popularity among homeowners with small yard spaces. But that’s not the only reason to plant one. Read More»

Optimizing The Effectiveness Of Your New Sprinkler

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Your new automatic sprinkler system can help keep your plants healthy and well-watered while using less water than you might have used with the hose, assuming that you use the right techniques to optimize your water usage. To make the best use of water with your new sprinkler system, follow these tips.  Water in the Late Evening or Early Morning Watering at the height of the day is a good way to lose water to evaporation. Read More»

Four Tips To Using Alternative Water Resources For Your Landscaping Irrigation

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Many areas have droughts that make landscaping irrigation essential if you want to have a green lawn and garden. If you use water from your municipal water service, this can be costly when your water and sewer bill comes. To reduce your irrigation costs, you can use alternative water resources for your sprinklers and irrigation. Here are some tips to help you get the water resources you need to have a green lawn: Read More»