How To Build A Retaining Wall Out Of Natural Stone Pavers

Posted on: 27 September 2017

Retaining walls are an important landscaping design tool that can be used to reduce erosion, control water drainage, and generally act as a decorative set piece in your yard. You can make a retaining wall yourself out of stacked blocks of natural stone with just a few simple tools and some elbow grease. What You'll Need Before you get started, gather up all of the tools and materials that you'll be using to ensure that the process goes quickly and smoothly.
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3 Situations When Hiring A Professional Tree Trimmer Is A Good Idea

Posted on: 19 September 2017

You have a good chainsaw, you are not afraid of heights, and you are pretty certain that pruning those trees on your property should be no big deal. While you may feel more than equipped to tackle this maintenance task on your own, there are some situations when hiring a professional tree trimming service is an especially good idea. Take a look at three circumstances when it is best to leave the job of tree trimming to people who have the proper tools, skills, and experience.
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Three Ways To Control Overgrown Trees

Posted on: 11 September 2017

Overgrown trees on your property can make your landscape look unkempt, and they can also pose a hazard since they are more likely to drop branches or blow down. Often, these overgrown trees can be saved so that they become beautiful accents to the yard, as well as providing shade. The following are a few options for controlling the trees. Trim back bushy growth Many evergreens are more shrub than tree, which means they can be trimmed rather extensively to control size.
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Large-Scale Community Garden Designs Are About More Than Just Growing Food

Posted on: 1 September 2017

Starting a community garden seems like it wouldn't take a lot of effort -- you need land and people willing to start garden plots, right? But any large-scale revamping of land affects more than just the cosmetic aspects of the area. Starting from when you dig all the way to maintaining a thriving garden year after year takes a lot more input than just that of the people planning to add some carrots and beans.
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