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The Watery (Not So) Deep -- A Handy Guide To Building A Backyard Pond

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Are you looking for a fun and summery addition to your yard's landscaping? A pond might be just what the doctor ordered. A pond is a simple water feature to install that can add a great focal point and make your whole yard more inviting to the senses. And it can take as little as a weekend even for a novice gardener. Here's a 4 step guide to creating your own backyard pond.

17 June 2016

3 Things That A Lawn Mowing Service Can Do For You That You May Not Know About

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When most people think of what a lawn mowing service will do for them, they assume that they are going to mow their lawn and likely weed-eat the edges. However, most lawn mowing services can do much more than that for you. Since caring for your landscaping generally requires a lot more than just mowing the grass, this is very beneficial for a lot of people. This article will discuss 3 extras that a lawn mowing service (click here for more about this topic) can do for you to help you care for your yard that you may not know about.

16 June 2016

Three Trends In Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood flooring has a timeless appeal. Whether you like the look of a classical home, create the look of a heavily used industrial space, or you want to surround yourself with natural accents, wood is a material that lends itself to a myriad of styles. While you can find hardwood at your local hardware store, you can also use reclaimed wood. On the other hand, what you do to your hardwood floors is often as important as the kind of wood you use or where you get your wood from (like an outlet such as ML Condon Company Inc).

16 June 2016

5 Landscaping Tips To Better Coexist With Your Canine Buddy

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When you have an energetic dog, having a beautiful yard can seem like an impossible dream. But if you learn to work with the dog's instinct and share space, your pet friend and your garden can share the same space successfully. How can you do this? Here are 5 ideas to get you started. Know Your Dog. Different breeds have different needs. Many dogs have an innate need to patrol the border of their territory (a.

15 June 2016

Lawn Discolored And Dying? It Could Be Chinch Bugs

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If your lawn is discolored and dying and there is no apparent cause, it can be difficult to deal with. There are many things that can cause this to happen, and one thing is the chinch bug. Below is some information about this, as well as what you can do about it. Chinch Bugs Chinch bugs have white and black bodies and they break into the blades of grass to suck the juices.

15 June 2016

3 Ideas For Making Your Landscaping Flood Resistant During The Rainy Season

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Living in a climate that receives a lot of rainfall can mean negative effects on your front or backyard if you don't landscape with the weather in mind. To avoid damage to your landscaping in the form of grass that's flooded or plants that come up at the root from too much moisture, it's a good idea to look into what kinds of changes you can make to the landscaping. By designing your yard with flooding in mind, you can prevent any problems with your yard and enjoy your landscaping even in the rainy season.

14 June 2016

Two Important Advantages Of Drip Irrigation Systems

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Irrigating your yard is essential for making sure that your plants are receiving enough water to thrive. Unfortunately, there are some homeowners that can feel overwhelmed by the different types of irrigation systems. This can be especially true for new homeowners that have limited experience with landscaping. If choosing a system for your yard is proving to be a difficult task for you, it may be beneficial for you to consider the following two advantages of opting for drip irrigation systems.

14 June 2016

Building A Koi Pond: 3 Features You Don't Want To Leave Out

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Koi ponds are beautiful and relaxing, which is why many people want to have one in their back yard. What's more, koi are believed to bring good fortune. A breathtaking and long-lived species, koi can grow to be very large in size and can live for 70 years or more if they are kept in the right conditions. The oldest known koi was over 225 years of age. Koi are pond fish, meaning they are happier and healthier when they are kept in outdoor ponds rather than indoor aquariums.

14 June 2016

Why Homeowners Need A Lawn Care Professional

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Are you tired of having a brown lawn all winter, only for it to green up and then die again once summer hits? Do you want a yard that will make all of your neighbors envious? Lawns can be a tricky thing, even after several years of trial and error. If you're tired of poor results, it may be time to call in a professional. Here are some reasons why and how they can help:

14 June 2016

Outdoor Living Spaces: Choosing The Right Surface Materials

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Outdoor living areas are not just patios today, but entire furnished spaces that are often as carefully designed and decorated as interior rooms. Homeowners are installing outdoor sitting rooms, dining areas and kitchens to entertain and increase their living space. Every detail matters because it will affect the comfort, cleanliness and appearance of the landscape. Here are the pros and cons of a number of the patio surface options available and what people should know about their care and functionality before they invest in them.

13 June 2016