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Protect Your Asphalt Driveway By Edging It With Pavers

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The most exposed part of your asphalt driveway is the edge, which is more likely to experience high rates of wear and tear. If you want to protect this edge and extend its overall life, you should install pavers. Not only will the pavers make your driveway look classier, they will help protect it as well. Choosing The Material You can use just about any type of paving that you would like to line your driveway. Read More»

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»

3 Tips For Fighting Creeping Charlie

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Is your lawn being taken over by a vining plant with round, toothed leaves? Chances are, you’re dealing with an invasion of creeping charlie. It’s a tough plant to fight because it tolerate most herbicides well, and because it grows from a few main roots that are tough to locate and remove. You can’t just spray creeping charlie and expect it to shrivel up like a dandelion. To get rid of this pesky weed, you’ll need to follow these tips: Read More»

The Possibilities Of Landscaping Small Plots Of Land In Urban Environments

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When people think of cities, even small ones, they don’t often think of yards, property, and landscaping. However, urban landscaping can do a lot for a property. Even the smallest plot of land can make a building, or even a whole block, look friendlier and more desirable. If you own a property or just have a small yard, you can utilize the expertise of a professional landscaping service. Why Even Bother with Urban Landscaping? Read More»

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»