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  • 3 Tips For Building A Garden Retaining Wall

    Do you want to add a retaining wall to your garden, but are not sure where to start? It will help to follow these tips to ensure that you do it properly.  Plan Your Retaining Wall There are a couple of ways that you can plan out the shape of your retaining wall. If you are going for a curved look, you can use a long rope to create the curves that you want in the wall.
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  • How To Add Creativity To A Landscape Design

    When you plan landscape design work, you likely also want an element of creativity in the results. Fortunately, there are many ways to quickly infuse a landscape with creativity so let's look at three of the quicker ones to try. Asymmetry If someone looks at a symmetrical landscape, they've saved half the time they needed to enjoy it. After all, whatever they saw on the left is what they can expect on the right, and that's usually easy to quickly infer at a glance.
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  • Outdoor Gas Grill Insert Types

    Adding a gas grill insert to your outdoor patio area can make outdoor cooking and entertaining a delight. There are a few options when it comes to insert types, so make sure to choose the one that most fits your cooking habits. Open Grills The simplest grill insert available is an open-top grill. This insert is little more than a pit to hold the flames with a grill above it. Although inexpensive, it doesn't cook as quickly or as evenly as a closed grill because heat is constantly being lost.
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  • 5 Reasons To Install Lawn Sprinklers This Summer

    If you are tired of watering by hand or struggling with hoses, it may be time to consider an automatic sprinkler installation. There are a few reasons why this can be the best option for your irrigation needs. 1. Reduce Waste Water conservation is a hot topic in more and more regions as drought becomes more common. For this reason, many localities now limit the amount of water per household that can be used for lawn irrigation.
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  • Spring Lawn Care Basics

    The arrival of warmer temperatures indicates that it's time for lawn preparation. If you work with a local lawn care service, you will find that this is the time when they come to start getting your lawn ready for the growing season. Understanding early-season lawn care treatments can help you to better understand the cost and the amount of time they spend on your yard. Here are some things to know.
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  • 5 Reasons To Add A Moisture Shutoff To Your Irrigation System

    You can take your automatic irrigation system to the next level by installing a rain or moisture shutoff system. These systems ensure that your sprinklers are only running when the water is actually needed by the lawn. Read on to discover five reasons why adding a moisture shutoff is a good idea. 1. Water Conservation In many regions, water conservation efforts are in full swing, and with them may come irrigation limitations and fines for using too much water on your landscape.
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  • 5 Maintenance Tips To Develop Storm Hardy Trees

    High winds and lightning aren't the type of weather you want to be out in, but your landscape trees don't have a choice. Stormy weather is also when tree damages often occur, from broken limbs to lightning strikes and possible blowdowns. Good care before the storm will help your tree survive the weather with minimal to no damage. 1. Dead Wood Removal One of the most dangerous things for a tree (and those below) during a storm is dead, dying, and badly damaged branches.
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  • Do You Have A Slope In Your Yard? Use A Retaining Wall To Prevent Damage To Your Lawn

    If you have a slope in your yard water will pool on your lawn which can cause damage over time. One thing you can do to help with this problem is to install a retaining wall. Below is information about how this is installed and then what you can do with the wall to make it look great in your yard. Installing a Retaining Wall You should hire a professional to install the retaining wall for you if you have no experience doing this.
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  • 5 Ways To Keep Your Second Home's Landscape Beautiful And Easy

    Whether your second home is a vacation getaway or you've taken up the popular snowbird trend to avoid uncomfortable seasons, it can be tricky to manage it when you're not around. The landscape is one of the most challenging aspects for many second homeowners. How do you keep a nice yard without spending a lot of time and money? Here are a few tips to help you achieve exactly that. 
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  • Have A Large Lawn? Use A Lawn Edger When You Finish Mowing

    If you have a large lawn that you must mow you likely have a lot of grass at the edge when you finish. You may have grass near gravel, around a mailbox, or around sand. It can be difficult for a lawnmower to cut this grass. Leaving the grass there can make your yard look unkempt. To take care of this problem you should use a lawn edger. Below are different types of lawn edgers you can choose from.
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