2017

  • 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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  • Broken Sprinkler System Pipe? Here's How To Fix It

    If one of your sprinkler system's underground pipes has broken and is leaking water, then you need to repair it. Since most sprinkler systems use PVC pipe, this type of repair is simple and you can fix it yourself even if you do not have any plumbing experience, using this procedure: Step 1: Turn Off the Water Main's Shut-Off Valve Before you start repairing your sprinkler pipe, first you need to shut off the water using the water main's valve.
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  • Three Steps For Patching Bare Spots In Your Lawn

    When your lawn is unfortunate enough to develop bare spots, these bare areas can spread and contribute to other issues for your lawn. In particular, they can cause erosion to worsen, which may cause the surrounding grass to thin. To repair a bare spot in your lawn, you should follow several tips so that your property can enjoy the benefits of a lush and full lawn. Clean The Old Dead Grass
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  • 3 Perennials To Plant In The Spring For Summer Blooms

    As a homeowner, you probably already know how important landscaping is. Not only does it improve your home's curb appeal, but it can also increase your home's total value. A lush green lawn, trees, and shrubs will add a great deal of texture and beauty to your yard, but incorporating colorful flowers in your landscape design will also improve curb appeal. This spring, consider installing one or more of these perennial flowers to see attractive blooms in the summer season.
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