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  • Choosing Native Shrubs For Your Prairie Landscape

    Living in the Midwest brings hot summers and chilly winters, but it is one of the most fertile areas of the country. This makes landscaping a particular challenge, because, while most things grow well, choosing components for a sustainable prairie landscape can be tricky. Here are some prairie shrubs that tend to do well in natural prairie landscapes.  Dogwoods Dogwoods have brightly colored bark that looks pretty against the winter snow, even after the shrub has lost its leaves.
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  • Want Beautiful, Yet Low-Maintenance Landscaping? 2 Tips For A No-Fuss, Attractive Yard

    Do you find yourself gazing longingly at those neighbors' yards that are filled with plush plants and beautiful flowers, but just don't think you would be able to find the time or energy to maintain beautiful landscaping like that around your home? The truth is that your yard can look just as beautiful with little to no maintenance when you choose the right features and plants. Here are two tips to creating the yard of your dreams that is as beautiful as you desire, yet needs little to no daily maintenance!
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  • 4 Factors Of A Good Drip Irrigation System Installation

    Drip irrigation systems can be extremely beneficial for your outdoor needs. Because they deliver water at a low pressure and close to the ground, they are typically more efficient than sprinkler systems. If you're having a new drip irrigation system put in or if you're doing it yourself, here are four factors to keep in mind before beginning the job to make the installation go smoothly and to have healthy crops.
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  • Increase Home Value And Protect The Environment With Landscaping Upgrades

    A lush, green lawn, colorful flowerbeds, and flowing trees are important for your home's curb appeal. Not only does landscaping offer passerby and guests a first impression of you and your family, but it can also add 28 percent to your home's total value.  In addition, certain updates to your landscape can help conserve your local water sources and decrease energy usage, benefitting the environment and your finances. If you are a homeowner hoping to improve your home's curb appeal and value in an eco-friendly manner, consider a few landscaping updates.
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  • Two Common Dangers That Could Be Lurking In Your Child's Backyard Playground

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 200,000 children visit the emergency room due to playground related accidents each year. This is why you've decided to create your own backyard play area and have taken all the necessary steps to ensure it's safe. However, even the most vigilant parent can overlook the common hazards found in many children's backyard playgrounds. Here are two of those hazards – and what you can do to make your backyard as safe as possible for your kids:
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