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  • 3 Fun Landscape Features To Include In Your Landscape Design

    When it comes to creating your landscape design for your yard, you have so many awesome options. This is your opportunity to be creative and create a yard that you will love. While traditional things like grass, trees, flowers, rocks, etc., will likely be included, there are more fun and unique items that you can also include. Here are three fun landscape features to include in your landscape design. A Water Fountain
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  • Tips For Handling Soil Erosion Problems

    Erosion issues can be a devastating problem for your property to suffer. When soil erosion is allowed to proceed unchecked, it can destroy your landscaping, create structural issues for your home and damage paved surfaces. While erosion is a surprisingly common problem for homeowners to have to address, there is a lack of information about the effective strategies for minimizing the effects of erosion. Maintain The Health Of Your Plants
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  • Deck Your Desks: Four Fun Ways To Dress Up Your Office For The Holidays

    When it comes to decorating your office for the holidays, there are lots of great opportunities to have a little fun with your decor. If you are looking for some inspiration, here are a few creative ideas you can use to deck your desks, and halls too, for the holidays. North Pole If your office has an open floor plan and plenty of support columns, consider dressing them as the North Pole.
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  • Two Tips For Creating A Sustainable Landscape

    The term "sustainable landscape" may seem like an oxymoron since plants are a natural element in the world. However, many homeowners engage in problematic practices when it comes to their yards and gardens that can hurt the local ecosystem and cause other issues with the environment as a whole. If you want to ensure your yard is as green as possible, here are two tips for creating a sustainable landscape:
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  • Yes, You Need To Keep Caring For Your Grass Before The Snows Hit

    If you think of fall and winter yardwork, you may think of raking leaves or shoveling the snow. Since your grass will be either die, go dormant, or be covered in snow, lawn maintenance may be the last thing on your mind. However, fall and winter lawncare is vital to keep your lawn looking nice come spring and summer. Here are some tasks you should take care of before snow hits your area:
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  • How To Lay Cobblestone Pavers

    If you want to enhance a garden, separate a flower bed, or smooth the harsh appearance of an asphalt driveway consider adding cobblestone pavers. Cobblestones are small rocks once used to pave roads. Installing cobblestone pavers gives you landscape a uniform look as well as provide a mowing edge. You should able to install the pavers yourself by following these instructions. Prepare to Install the Cobblestone Pavers To lay the pavers, gather:
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  • How To Build A Retaining Wall Out Of Natural Stone Pavers

    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

    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

    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

    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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