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Why Hydroseeding A Lawn Is A Great Choice

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Need to grow grass on your yard? Hydroseeding can be a viable alternative to traditional grass seed and sod. It combines mulch, fertilizer, water, and the seeds into a slurry that is forced into the soil. If your lawn is quite large and you need to add more grass seed to it, hydroseeding is something you should look into for these reasons. Coverage The coverage of grass from hydroseeding will be uniform and thick because of the technique used to force the seeds into the ground. Read More»

Landscaping Tips For Dog Owners

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Maintaining a well-manicured landscape while owning a dog can seem difficult at times. Dogs and landscape features don’t always get along, but there are some simple changes you can make to your home’s landscape design in order to promote harmony between your home’s exterior and your canine friend. Here are three simple landscaping tips that you, as a dog owner, can take advantage of to improve your home’s exterior aesthetic in the future. Read More»

Tips For Designing Your Property's Landscaping

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The quality of a property’s yard is a key determining attribute for the value and attractiveness of the real estate. Yet, creating and maintaining an attractive yard is a task that can be elusive for many people. In order to make you as prepared and informed as possible to care for your landscaping, you should be appreciative of several basic landscaping guidelines. Avoid Overcrowding Your Plants When you are considering where you will place your plants, you should be extremely careful to avoid overcrowding. Read More»

Three Things That Can Kill Your Lawn This Summer

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Summer is here and you are likely planning some lovely warm days enjoying your yard. This dream can quickly come crashing down, though, if your lawn turns brown and dry by mid-July. The following are some things that can kill your lawn, along with how to avoid them: #1: Poor spring water management Water is one of the key elements that keeps a lawn green and healthy, but making the grass too dependent on the surface level watering can cause it to die when the hot and dry weather of midsummer arrives. Read More»

What Is Involved In A Land Assessment And Feasability Study?

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If you have purchased a plot of land to build a home or commercial building on, you will need to have a landscape assessment and feasibility study done. This process is typically performed bycivil or land engineer and landscape architecture firms. If you have never had one of these studies done before, you may be unsure of what is involved in the study and what it consists of. Here are a few of the things that are done and determined when a land assessment and feasibility study are done. Read More»

Want To Bring Your Pet Bunny Outside For Playtime? 3 Changes To Make To Your Yard

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Letting your bunny play on the grass in your yard can be a great way to expose them to some fresh air and ensure that they get some exercise, but you do need to take some precautions if you want to be sure that your pet bunny is safe outside. While you always need to supervise your bunny when they’re outside, you’ll want to look into additional things that you can do to make your yard as safe as possible. Read More»

Eliminate Pesky Poison Ivy Plants And Plant Grass Seed Where They Were Once Growing

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If you have noticed poison ivy growing near your property’s patio, each time spent outdoors can be an unpleasant experience if you are allergic to poison ivy and fearful of coming into contact with one of the plants. Safely eliminate the poison ivy by completing the steps below. Afterward, plant grass seed in bare patches where poison ivy was once growing to provide the section of property that surrounds your patio with a uniform appearance. Read More»

Incorporating Decorative Stone Into Your Landscape Design

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If you just purchased a home of your own, and you feel your property is rather plain and in need of a pick-me-up, you are most likely considering different landscaping options to improve the overall appearance of your land. Using decorative stones as part of your landscape design will instantly give your property a burst of color as well as help with drainage. Here are some ideas to consider if you are interested in adding stones to your outdoor aesthetics. Read More»

4 Great Vegetables To Plant Early This Spring

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If you want to grow vegetables in a garden this year, you are going to have to pace when you plant your vegetables in order to ensure that they grow. Here are four different vegetables that you can plant early this spring in order to get a start on your garden. You can pick up starts or seeds of these vegetables at your local nursery. #1 Snow Peas Snow peas are great to plant in the spring because they can take up to two months to reach maturity depending on the specific variety that you plant. Read More»

Different Solutions to Correct Problems with Cracked Concrete & a Settling Building

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The foundation of your building is probably settling in the soil it was built on, unless you have solid bedrock close to the surface of the soil. In most cases, settling happens gradually and will not cause too much of a problem. Sometimes, cracks may develop in concrete, brick and other structural elements of your building. The cracks may be cosmetic, or they may be more serious and lead to structural problems that need to be repaired. Read More»