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6 Low Water Ideas For Your New Lawn

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When putting in a new lawn with new landscaping, one thing to consider is how much water your yard will require. With the global water shortage affecting roughly two-thirds of the world’s population, many people are looking for ways to use less water in order to do their part. In addition, planting a lawn and adding landscaping requiring large amounts of water can quickly equate to expensive water bills as well as a ton of time spent watering. Read More»

Tips For Designing Landscaping That Boosts The Well Being Of Your Employees

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If you are thinking about relandscaping the area around your office, consider exploring designs and plants that promise to boost the wellbeing of your employees. That way, you can beautify the outside of your property, while also helping your employees stay happier and healthier. Here are some tips to consider: 1. Create outdoor workspaces. Consider adding outdoor work spaces to your landscaping. Businesses with outdoor work spaces to offer their employees report that these spaces stimulate creativity and make the office environment more upbeat. Read More»

Four Important Principles To Keep In Mind When Designing And Building Retaining Walls

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Retaining walls offer homeowners several advantages, including the reclamation of unusable space, stabilization of soil and visual appeal. They are not difficult to construct for the average do-it-yourselfer, but retaining walls must be built in adherence to a few basic design principles. Otherwise, your hard work will be short lived, as failure of the retaining wall will be all-but-certain within a few years. Below are four important things to keep in mind when designing and building your retaining walls: Read More»

Nothing To Sneeze At: 5 Landscaping Tips For Allergy-Prone Homeowners

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If you’re a homeowner looking for ways to beautify your home with an aesthetically pleasing landscape and relaxing yard, there are many ways to accomplish this. However, if you’re an allergy sufferer wishing to enjoy time in your outdoor oasis, your landscape should include trees, shrubs and flowers that produce the least amount of pollen. The location for your landscaping projects or garden is equally important. Before you hire a contractor or attempt a do-it-yourself project, consider these allergy-friendly pointers for creating a landscape that is nothing to sneeze at: Read More»

Create A Fence With Plants That You Can Use

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A fence doesn’t have to be just a fence. By combining traditional fencing materials with plants that are more than just decoration, you can create a boundary that also adds something a little extra to your corner of the world. Make use of one or more of these ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Provide Security One of the main goals of any fence is to provide security, but with the right plants, your fence can do a better job than most. Read More»

Five Plants For Areas With Poor Drainage

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Poorly drained soil can spell disaster for many flowering plants, as the soggy soil chokes out oxygen to the roots killing the plants. But, not all plants have an aversion to moist soil.  The trick to growing flowers in areas where the drainage is poor is to choose plants that thrive in wet soil. Try these five plants to enhance the beauty of your yard despite your problems with drainage. Read More»

2 Novice Tree Pruning Mistakes That Could Destroy Your Trees

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After buying your first home, you might be eager to put your personal touch on the landscaping. After all, who wants to stare at that unsightly juniper bush for one more minute? Although it might seem simple to plant a few flowers or round out those shrubs, trimming those trees might be more difficult than you suspect. Here are two novice tree pruning mistakes that could destroy your trees, and how you can avoid trouble:  Read More»