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Featured Image for Post: Steps to Creating a Kid-Friendly Landscape

June 30, 2017

Steps to Creating a Kid-Friendly Landscape

Landscaping your backyard is a wonderful way to create an inviting and attractive outdoor area, but if you have small children, keep them in mind when designing your backyard. Kids love playing outdoors; make your backyard an area that is safe and fun for them, but still inviting for adults too. The following steps can […]

Featured Image for Post: The Practical Benefits of Growing Vines

June 26, 2017

The Practical Benefits of Growing Vines

The vine occupies a unique place among plants. Instead of relying on their own fiber to provide support, they make use of any nearby structure to guide them upward while they grab hold with either tendrils or rootlets.  

Featured Image for Post: The Importance of Outdoor Kitchen Lighting

June 24, 2017

The Importance of Outdoor Kitchen Lighting

Outdoor kitchen lighting plays an important role in creating an ambiance and of course, fulfills functional roles as well. Cooking in a kitchen entails cutting, peeling, boiling, mixing, juicing, and sundry activities that you cannot do without proper lighting. There is a lot of variety in kitchen lighting which allows you to choose what is […]

Featured Image for Post: Choosing a Low-Maintenance Garden Fountain for Your Landscape

June 22, 2017

Choosing a Low-Maintenance Garden Fountain for Your Landscape

You do not need to live by a river to enjoy the sound and sight of water in your landscape. Instead, opt for a low-maintenance garden fountain to please the senses. Select one for your yard by considering the styles available, the size that will work best, and where you will put it. Spitters and […]

Featured Image for Post: Why You Should Consider Planting a Shade Tree in Your Yard

June 20, 2017

Why You Should Consider Planting a Shade Tree in Your Yard

When you think about landscaping your yard, you might think about taking care of your grass and adding flowers and shrubs. However, there is another improvement that you can consider adding: planting a shade tree. You might find that this is one of your best landscaping improvements yet if you do. Keep Cool First of […]

Featured Image for Post: What is a Dry Well and How Does It Help Irrigation?

June 18, 2017

What is a Dry Well and How Does It Help Irrigation?

A dry well is a type of drainage system that effectively disposes of unwanted water. It uses gravity to encourage water flow into one or more pipes along the top portion of the dry well. The water is then discharged through smaller openings distributed over the larger surface including the sides and bottom. It helps […]

Featured Image for Post: How to Create a Beautiful Landscape on a Budget

June 16, 2017

How to Create a Beautiful Landscape on a Budget

We all dream of spending a relaxing evening in a perfectly manicured backyard. Unfortunately, the cost required to landscape a yard can sometimes make that dream seem out of reach. But getting the perfect yard doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. With a little bit of effort and a little elbow grease, you […]

Featured Image for Post: How to Go About Replacing Pavers

June 14, 2017

How to Go About Replacing Pavers

Paver blocks are a great way to establish a patio or any number of other hardscapes in the yard due to their considerable strength and durability. They also allow for a huge choice of colors and design patterns that no alternatives can match. Still, weather, hard impacts, improper installation, and chemical staining can take their […]

Featured Image for Post: Protecting and Maintaining Annual and Perennial Plants

June 12, 2017

Protecting and Maintaining Annual and Perennial Plants

For the most beautiful and vibrant display of annual and perennial plants in your outdoor beds and borders, maintenance is required. The amount of care may vary for different species, but there are virtually no care-free living specimens.   Locating the Flower Beds To minimize care and make things easier when watering and feeding, locate […]

Featured Image for Post: How to Handle and Treat Your Fertilizer

June 10, 2017

How to Handle and Treat Your Fertilizer

Fertilizer or plant food allows gardens and lawns to grow better. It adds nitrogen and other essential nutrients to the soil. Just like people, plants require certain chemicals to grow. Plant food provides plants with those chemicals. A hardware store recommends looking at the count of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium on the fertilizer bag that […]