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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»

3 Ways To Improve Your Community's Environment

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Changing your community can help make it look more inviting to tourists and increase the value of the homes that are there. From basic landscaping to eliminating dilapidated homes, there are a few things you can do to spruce up your town.  Hire a Municipal Engineer A municipal engineer works to improve the health and quality of life of those in a community. Some of the ways a municipal engineer can help you are by: Read More»

Beneficial Bugs: How To Add Lady Beetles And Green Lacewings To Your Landscape

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Once your landscaping contractors help you set up the perfect garden and landscape, you need to keep your flowers, shrubs and other plants healthy throughout the year. One way to do this is to introduce beneficial insects, such as lady beetles and green lacewings to your landscape and garden. These friendly insects prey on aphids and other pests that eat leaves, flower petals and other parts of your plants. Here’s how you add or introduce beneficial insects to your garden, as well as tips on how to protect the insects during your landscaping services. Read More»

Got Brown Spots On Your Lawn? Learn How To Get Rid Of Insects That Cause It

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If you’ve spend many hours in your lawn making it look beautiful, you might feel somewhat dismayed when you see brown spots. The truth is that these ugly patches can occur in any lawn, at any time. While there are many causes of brown spots, the most common are insects in the brown patch and the surrounding area. This guide provides the steps to look for signs of insets and to get rid of the easily so you can grow fresh new grass in the area. Read More»

4 Ways To Keep Block Walls In The Best Condition For Your Yard

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Block walls are great to use in landscaping because they help to section off certain areas of your yard. You can use them to create planter boxes and even to fence off your yard in order to separate it from the sidewalk. To ensure that the block walls continue to look beautiful and do their job, you will want to know these four ways that you can keep your block walls in the best condition: Read More»

Tips To Help You Care For Your Evergreen Trees

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Evergreen trees are beautiful, easy to care for, and grow quickly, but you do need to provide the right types of maintenance to them to keep them as healthy as possible. If you are not good with caring for plants, you can always hire this out to a tree trimming service. They will know the correct timing to use for tree maintenance, and they will trim them in the correct ways. Read More»

How To Responsibly Use Sprinklers During A Drought

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Everyone wants a beautiful lawn – but how do you maintain a lawn responsibly when there’s a water shortage? Many areas are currently undergoing drought conditions, leaving homeowners wondering what they should do to both keep their lawn healthy and fulfill their environmental responsibilities. Luckily there are many ways you can reduce your water usage without killing your green grass. Reduce Water Usage Over Time Unfortunately, you simply won’t be able to responsibly keep up your former watering schedule during a drought. Read More»

3 Things You Can Make Out Of Your Tree Trimmings

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Tree trimming is done for many reasons. Whether you have recently had your trees trimmed to protect your home from damage, or to ensure the trees grow beautifully shaped and healthy, you can take the limbs that are trimmed from your trees and create some creatively beautiful things. Here, you will get a few ideas of what you can make from those otherwise wasted tree limbs and branches. Wall Art Read More»