• Thinking Of Buying A Large Commercial Property? Why An ALTA Survey May Be In Order

    If you recently decided that it is time to purchase yourself a large commercial property, either to expand your business or start a new one, there are many different factors that you will need to consider in the process. However, one of the factors that will be important when you are seeking out financing for the property as well as insurance, future building permits, and the like, is to get the land surveyed.
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  • Reasons To Pick A Residential Mowing Service Over Having Your Kids Do The Job

    Many parents of adolescents look forward to their kids being old enough to help with chores around the house and yard, and mowing the lawn is often a task that fits into this category. If you're fed up with mowing the lawn yourself and your children are finally of age to do the work, you might be eager to teach them the ropes and have them get busy. However, it's also worthwhile to consider the alternative of hiring a residential mowing service for this job.
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  • Landscaping Tips For Underneath Trees

    A pretty tree or two in the landscape can add visual interest as well as shade to an otherwise plain yard. Yet, there are some concerns even with smaller ornamental trees. The roots and shade provided often conspire to create an area of knobby visible roots and thin grass. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to overcome these relatively minor issues. Ring in your tree The greatest concentration of roots will be in the radius directly surrounding the trunk.
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  • Developing Your Landscape? Look For These Features When Choosing A Nursery To Work With

    Landscaping your property can increase the value of your property by thousands of dollars and at the same time improve your home's overall curb appeal, which can both come in handy if you decide to sell or refinance your home in the future. A well-landscaped property makes spending time in the yard more enjoyable for everyone living there, which means you'll get a lot more use out of your investment as time goes on.
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  • 2 Lawn Maintenancetips To Help You Keep A Healthy Lawn

    To grow the thick, green, and lush lawn you want in your yard, there are certain rules you need to follow when taking care of your lawn. Here are two important lawn maintenance tips to remember to help you achieve and keep a healthy lawn. Balance Your Lawn's Watering Schedule With not enough water, your lawn will become dry and dead, but too much water can also cause problems. Over-watering, leading to a too-moist environment in your lawn, can allow fungus and disease to thrive in your lawn, ultimately destroying your entire lawn.
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  • Make Your Small Front Yard Fabulous With These 3 Landscaping Tips

    If you've always dreamed of having a large, beautifully landscaped front yard to show off, winding up in a house with a small yard can be a bit of a disappointment. You could put off your landscaping dreams until you get around to buying a larger property, but there's no reason why you have to wait. Even a tiny front yard can be the site of creative and beautiful landscape design.
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  • Tips To Use Weed Barriers For A Weed-Free Garden And Gravel Walkway

    When you are working on your yard's landscaping, there can be nothing more frustrating than battling weed growth. To help you with your landscaping war on weeds, here are some tips for using weed barriers in your garden and during installation of a new gravel walkway. Help Prevent Garden Weeds Because it can be difficult to spray for weeds in your garden without harming your garden plants, it is useful to install landscape fabric as a weed barrier.
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  • Not Just For Japanese Homes: Tips For Planting And Maintaining A Japanese Maple Tree

    You most likely clean and maintain your home's exterior to protect its look and value, but you should also focus on the landscaping around your house. Considering a good landscape can increase your home value by an estimated 28 percent, planting flowers, shrubs, and trees around your yard is a smart investment. Of course, you may not know where to begin when choosing elements for your landscape. The Japanese maple tree adds color, texture, and shade to your yard, but many homeowners believe it is not suited for their specific climate.
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  • Drip Irrigation Water Emission Devices: Types And Their Use In Home Irrigation Systems

    Drip irrigation systems, sometimes called micro-irrigation systems, are increasingly popular as homeowners become more conscious about the use of water for watering their landscaping. Besides low water use, drip irrigation systems provide homeowners with a high degree of flexibility in tailoring their system to their landscaping needs. Much of this flexibility is due to the availability of a variety of means of transferring water from the supply line to the local environment.
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  • 6 Drought-Tolerant Plants Perfect For A Yard In An Arid Climate

    As more and more localities enact regulations that restrict the way you water your lawns and gardens, as a homeowner you're going to have to learn to adapt to these changes or live in a dull, brown world. That's because many plants and flowers currently used to liven up yards and gardens across the country are a poor match for most water rationing rules. These species will tend to turn wither and die in the dry summer heat.
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