Landscaping

Top Urban Landscaping Trends of 2018

Landscaping

Whether you are looking to update your yard, you are in the process of building a new home, or you like knowing the latest trends, you may be curious about what is currently popular in urban landscaping. Recent years have seen a shift in what is popular in landscaping particularly in urban settings, as people […]

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8 Tips for Enhancing Fall Curb Appeal

Landscaping

It’s hard to match the natural color and wonder of changing leaves. Greens slowly melt into bright hues of oranges and browns. However, there is still plenty of fall landscaping requiring your attention. Here are eight tips to maintain your home during the fall and enhance its curb appeal. Tip 1: Rake It Up One of […]

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10 Tips For Beautiful Chicago Landscaping

Landscaping

  Creating a beautiful landscape can seem a daunting task, at first. While it isn’t as simple as some articles would have you believe, there are some best practices you can utilize in your design and maintenance to ensure your outdoor space is as beautiful and functional as possible. Below we discuss ten of these. […]

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Planning Your Year Round Garden

Landscaping

Creating a beautiful year round garden requires a bit of planning. Creative planning can keep your landscape thriving and colorful no matter the season. Four Season Garden Planner The first step to planning any garden is to understand what grows well in your region. Depending on the climate where you live, you can combine perennials, […]

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The Importance of Healthy, Nutrient-Rich Soil

Landscaping

All plants pull their food from the soil. Minerals and nutrients are pulled up from the roots and fuel the growth of the plant, and lead to bigger, healthier flowers. A few simple experiments can give you an idea what kind of shape your soil is in and what you need to do to improve […]

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The Art of Creative Pruning: Training and Shaping Trees and Shrubs

Landscaping

Many varieties of trees, shrubs, and bushes can grow so much that they become too bushy and out-of-control. Excess limbs and foliage can weigh down the tree or bush and take away from its beauty. You want the plants in your yard to be pleasing to the eye, as well as healthy, therefore they need […]

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Stone Patterns for Patios

Landscaping

The nice thing about stone pavers for patio design is that you have a lot of flexibility in how you arrange the pavers. By using a different arrangement or pattern, the pavers will give your patio area a completely different and unique look. Some of the more common stone patterns, as explained below, have become […]

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Shade Garden: Designing with Textures and Colored Leaves

Landscaping

Yards that are located in the shade present a challenge for landscaping, but it is possible to have a beautiful yard and lush garden even if there is little sunlight in the yard. The key is to understand which perennials and annuals perform best in low sunlight conditions and to optimize their growing environment for […]

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Irrigation Systems: An Insurance Policy for a New Garden

Landscaping

All plants need water, but it is especially important for a newly-planted garden. To make sure that your plants get off to a good start and have an opportunity to root properly, they need to be properly nourished and hydrated. Installing a new landscape can be expensive, therefore you want to make sure your investment […]

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Mediterranean Garden Design

Garden Designs: Finding Your Style

Landscaping

One of the best parts of homeownership is decorating your house to suit your unique personal style. The same holds true for your landscaping. The exterior of your home should reflect your personality, but it should also complement the architectural style of your home. An overview of the most popular garden styles will give you […]

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