Landscaping

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Make Better Use Of Garden Seating

Not much is better than beautiful scenery, the scent of fresh air, and a fantastic meal enjoyed outdoors. Fun for children and adults alike, it also keeps the mess out of the house. It can be simple and cost effective to create a unique dining experience by making better use of garden seating. Transforming an [...]
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5 Tips for Building a Shed on Your Property

Building a shed is a great way to both add value to your home and have a space for extra storage.  Whether you are using it for lawn and garden equipment or just need a little outbuilding to keep some supplies, a well-built shed can last as many years as your home if it is [...]
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Tips For Keeping Your Yard Pristine

If you have lawn problems, you’re not alone. Keeping your yard pristine isn’t easy, especially when you’re up against shaded areas, grass pests, and nuisance animals. Read on for tips on how to get your yard where you want it to be and keep it that way. Holes Small holes throughout your yard are a [...]
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Spicing Up a Backyard

Entertaining at home can be a great way to save money and show off your beautiful home. Investing in small measures, such as planting an array of flowers or adding a canopy to the backyard can add a lot of personality to a formerly drab space. Try some of these tips for adding some more [...]
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Four Questions to Test Your Organic Gardening IQ

1. You see a small round reddish bug with black spots on your squash plants. What should you do? a)Drop it in a bucket of soapy water. b)Leave it; ladybugs are beneficial garden bugs. c)Get more information. Correct Answer: C  Although ladybugs are beneficial garden bugs, the dreaded squash bug is very similar in appearance. [...]
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Best Wood for Weather-Resistant Decks

If you’re looking to build or repair a deck for your home, it pays to do your due diligence when it comes to choosing the right wood to use for the deck. Here are some pros and cons of the different types of woods often used for decking. Yellow Pine Decks About 85 percent of [...]
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Top 10 Landscaping Tips of 2011

Looking to make the most out of your garden with some clever design? Then check out our top ten landscaping tips for 2011, the year for being water-wise, eco-conscious and spectacularly creative about space. 1. Have a plan No one ever created a masterpiece without having a blueprint, which is exactly what you need if [...]
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Top 5 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Backyard Space

Summer is the perfect time for being outdoors. You probably have a summer barbecue or two planned and your kids are probably planning on spending hours on end playing in the backyard. But when your backyard is an eye sore, the last thing that you want to do is host an outdoor party or have [...]
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7 Outdoor Furnishing Ideas

This summer it’s time to do something exciting. Whether you are wanting to do a total makeover of you outdoor space, or just add an interesting flair, I have seven great ideas that will bring some additional depth and functionality to your porch, balcony, patio, or sun room. 1. Let there be lights! Since most [...]
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Stringing Up the Garden

If you walk into a garden done in the style of Fedor van der Valk, you had better be prepared to gawk. These magnificent suspended gardens are a new and popular trend in the horticultural world. They have all the allure and the beauty of hanging gardens –but without the pots and baskets. Hanging Gardens [...]