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3 Tips For Mulching Your Landscape

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Landscape design is an important part of your home’s look and value, but you may not realize a good landscape design consists of more than just a nice lawn. Mulch, for instance, can be a great way to add color and definition to your yard, but it also helps trap in moisture your shrubs, flowers, and trees need to grow and thrive. With these tips, you will know how to add mulch to your landscape design with ease. Read More»

Out Of Sight And Out Of Mind, But Not Out Of Danger — Inspecting Underwater Support Structures

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Docks, bridges, and dams are visible structures. You can obviously see if they are intact or in need of repair. Or can you? What you can see is just the part of the structure that sits above water. However, there is more than meets the eye. Beneath the water lies structural support, and that support is exposed to water-based corrosion and other issues. Understanding the importance of underwater inspections for support structures can help you avoid serious problems. Read More»

3 Ideas For Incorporating Your Fencing With The Landscaping Of Your Yard

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Making sure that you have fencing that suits your property has a lot to do with state of your yard and exactly what kind of fencing is going to fit in seamlessly. Since some fencing can differ quite a bit in terms of how natural it looks and what kind of plants will look nice with it, it’s important that you take your time to choose the fence that’s going to provide the specific look that you want. Read More»

Are You Getting Ready For Your Summer Landscaping?

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As you visit friends, do you see that they have already completed their landscaping? Maybe you have had other obligations and you simply haven’t gotten to your landscape plans yet. Don’t fret. There’s still plenty of time to establish a beautiful garden. From arranging for lawn fertilization services to planning what you will plant, here are some ideas that might help you. Lawn Fertilization Services - A beautifully maintained lawn is probably the focus of every garden, isn’t it? Read More»

What To Expect When You Have Asphalt Sealcoating Applied To Your Commercial Property

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Your commercial property may be beautifully landscaped, but if the asphalt driveway and parking area are faded and cracked, your property will look worn out and neglected. Fortunately, you can restore the appearance of the asphalt with sealcoating. Here’s what to expect with commercial sealcoating. You May Need Alternate Parking Arrangements Cars need to stay off of the area while sealcoating is underway and for a day or two after. The asphalt may be ready for use by the next day, but the weather plays a role in how quickly the sealcoat dries. Read More»

Natural Backyard Flea And Tick Control

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Nobody wants to deal with the annoyance–and potential danger–of fleas and ticks. When outdoors or hiking, it’s important to protect yourself by using a bug repellent, tucking pant legs into your socks, avoiding long grass, and doing a thorough tick check when you get back inside. However, it’s difficult to take these steps every time you go in your backyard. Instead, use natural flea and tick control that will keep fleas and ticks from entering your yard in the first place. Read More»

3 Things To Consider About Hardscaping

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When it comes to your home’s outdoor space, hardscaping is just as important as landscaping. Hardscaping refers to any “hard” surfaces that are incorporated into your landscape. Some examples include stone or paved walkways, patios, and other elements. Hardscaping can add both function and beauty to your outdoor area. While you will likely want to add a few hardscaping elements to your home’s landscape, there are a few things that you should consider. Read More»

In A Tight Spot—Trends In Small Vegetable Gardening

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There was a time not so long ago when vegetable gardens were kind of like the ugly stepsister of flower gardens. Flowers were proudly displayed all around the front of the house while the vegetables were relegated to a patch of ground somewhere in the back yard. Nowadays, vegetables are enjoying a much more positive reputation as people become more conscious of healthy living and growing their own vegetables has become a popular trend. Read More»

4 Tips To Get Ready For Summer With A New Swimming Pool Installation

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Soon, summer is going to be here, but do you have a pool to cool off in? When it comes to swimming pool installation, there are choices like inground or above-ground; salt filtration or sand filters, and the pool decking services. Here are some tips that will help with these decisions to make your pool installation easier: 1. Choices of Inground And Above-Ground Pool Installations When you get ready for your swimming pool installation, there is the option of inground and above-ground pools and each have their benefits. Read More»

Things To Know About Soil Aeration

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Lawn care is a topic that can be essential to caring for your landscaping. While homeowners may assume that caring for a lawn will only require them to water and mow it, aerating the ground can also be an important type of maintenance to perform. For homeowners that are not particularly informed about this type of maintenance, it can be worthwhile to learn more. Understand The Problems Aeration Can Help To Correct Read More»