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Reasons To Keep Your Commercial Property Leaf-Free In Autumn

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Autumn leaves are gorgeous on the tree or when fluttering down to the ground, but after a few days, they stop being beautiful and become a nuisance. After a few more days, they may even become a liability, particularly on a commercial property where they can harm clients and staff. The following are the main reasons why fallen leaves must be cleaned up. Pedestrian Safety Safety is of paramount importance at any business, but innocuous-seeming leaves can undermine safety. Read More»

4 Things You Should Know About Installing Sprinklers

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Whether you are planning to do the job yourself or get a pro to handle it, there are a handful of issues that will determine how well a sprinkler installation effort will turn out. You’ll want to take a look at four things to figure out before starting a sprinkler system installation. Coverage Purchase some graph paper. Also, get the measurements for the area where you want the water to go. Read More»

How to Revamp an Old Patio

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There’s no need to tear out and replace an old paver patio. With a little bit of elbow grease, you can revamp that old patio so that the pavers almost look like new again. Here’s how. Clean the Joints Over time the sand in the joints between pavers can weaken or wash away. When this happens, weeds may begin to encroach. Not only does this look bad, eventually these weeds will force the pavers apart so that they crack or become uneven. Read More»

How Can Good Landscaping Help You Sell Your Home?

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When you plan to sell your home, it’s quite an involved process. You’ll want to sell your home as quickly and easily as possible so that you can move on and get settled into your new house. There are things that you can do to make sure that your home is more attractive to potential buyers. Staging the interior of your home is important, but you also want to make sure that the exterior looks good, too. Read More»

Erosion Prevention Landscaping Ideas

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Soil erosion can be a major issue in the home landscape. If your yard isn’t perfectly level, you may have issues with soil being washed away through gullies and miniature landslides. The following are a few ways you can landscape your yard to prevent such erosion. Plant Grass Nearly any type of grass can prevent soil erosion, including the non-native lawn grasses that many people prefer for their yards. For more severe erosion zones, such as on steep slopes, consider native ornamental grasses. Read More»

Sod Problems And How To Avoid Them

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Sod is prized for lawn replacement because it is fast – you have a fully green lawn as soon as the sod is laid, and the lawn is fully usable within a few days to a week. But sod installation doesn’t come without challenges. Know some of the common sod problems so you can avoid them when putting in your new lawn. Poor quality, non-local sod Make sure that the sod you buy is from a local grower. Read More»

Add Some Visual Interest To Your Yard With 3 Easy Projects

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Making improvements to the landscaping of your yard can go a long way towards improving the property value as well as leave you much happier with the way your property looks. Instead of putting off working on the landscaping and being bored with the drab appearance of your yard right now, you should look into which projects will make the biggest difference in how your yard looks once it’s been landscaped. Read More»

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»