2017

  • 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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  • Basic Tips On The Benefits Of Having Quality Landscaping

    There are quite a few benefits of having the exterior of your home beautifully designed, including enhancing its aesthetic appeal. When you decide to upgrade the exterior of your home, the options may be limitless when it comes to the overall landscape design. The various options include adding monument decorations, creating patterns along the pavement, and putting in bushes, shrubs and flower beds around the perimeter of your home. In addition, when you invest in landscaping your home, you are also helping to preserve nature.
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  • Could Your Landscape Benefit From Smart Irrigation?

    During the hot days of summer, drought can be one of the most damaging things to your landscape. Not only will it stress or kill your plants, but it will also make them more susceptible to insect infestations and damage. The only way to rescue your landscape is to put an irrigation plan in place, but if you do not put the right plan in place, you run the risk of over-watering, which in turn can equate to wasting water.
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  • Want Driveway With Better Curb Appeal? Consider Paver Driveways

    The driveway plays a big role in a home's curb appeal. A cracked and stained driveway can be a potential turnoff to any future buyers or visitors to the home. Whenever a driveway is in such bad condition that it affects the home's value, replacement is often the best choice. There are plenty of options to choose from including concrete, asphalt, gravel, pavers, and even brick. Paver driveways in particular are known for increasing curb appeal.
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  • Three Reasons To Remove A Tree

    Removing a tree from your landscape can be a difficult decision. You must weigh the rewards against the cost of removal. In some cases, the tree may even still appear healthy, which can make it even harder to make the final decision. The following are three reasons why it may be a better option to remove the tree: #1: Disease or pest issues A tree that is still alive but plagued by pests and diseases can pose a serious threat to your landscape and home.
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