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Stop Erosion By Planting Perennials And Installing A Retaining Border On Your Property

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Water, wind, and gravity can cause soil to drift from one part of your property to another one. As a result of erosion, the surface of land may appear to be uneven. If you have noticed the effects of soil erosion along the front of your home’s exterior, planting vegetation and installing a retaining border can stop erosion from occurring any longer. The following project describes how to install a basic border and plant perennials inside of it.…

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4 Creative Uses For Landscape Curbing That Solve Yard Problems

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If your yard feels a little unkempt, the solution might be easier and lower maintenance than you thought. Landscape curbing can fix many imperfections in the yard and even make it more efficient. How? Here are four ways to make things better in any yard with landscape curbing: Border the Lawn. Few things make a lawn look nicer and more manicured better than a solid edge of curbing. Unlike many other forms of edging, concrete curbing forms a solid, unbroken, and unblemished line around the grass.…

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Plan Next Summer's Landscaping Now

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Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Perhaps you love to do outdoor entertaining with friends and your family. If so, you might be a little sad that summer is over. Even though summer of 2017 is a thing of the past, this might be the very best time for you to plan next summer’s landscaping. From making an evaluation to your existing landscaping to including a swimming pool installation, here are some ideas on how to plan a beautiful back yard during these cooler months.…

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Snow Removal Tips For Homeowners

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For many homeowners, with the coming of winter begins a battle against ice and snow buildup. In most cases, the goal is to prevent the buildup from posing a safety hazard as well as keep it from blocking exits and other areas that need to be reached. The following tips can help you better manage the white stuff once it starts falling this year: Tip #1: Install some snow fencing…

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Looking For Ways To Improve Your Yard? A Few Reasons To Build A Retaining Wall

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Whether your yard has problems with the way water flows, erosion, or you want to add to the look and feel of it, you should consider building a retaining wall. This can be made from bricks, stones, or wood to compliment your home. If you aren’t sure about having one built, consider the following as you walk around your property: Water Flow Having a yard that slopes down toward your home is not good.…

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2 Excellent Reasons To Hire A Lawn Maintenance Service

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Most people have the desire to have a landscaped yard with a beautiful lawn, but many don’t want to put the time and effort in to care for it. While this is understandable because people are generally very busy with other responsibilities, a lawn has to be cared for in order to look great. A solution to this problem is to hire a lawn maintenance service. This article will discuss 2 excellent reasons to hire a lawn maintenance service.…

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How To Control Landscape Erosion

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Erosion is a common problem in gardens and other landscaping projects that occurs due to weather exposure and rainfall. Over time, soil will gradually be carried away, reducing the slope of hills and altering the shape and layout of your landscaping project. Fortunately, there are multiple methods that can be employed to keep erosion to a minimum and your landscape looking as good as new. Riprap Riprap is a type of landscape decoration that takes chunks of stone and embeds them into the hillside of the area that is facing erosion.…

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Why Is Your Lawn Yellow Even Though it Gets Plenty of Water?

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When your lawn turns yellow, your first thought is probably, “it needs more water.” But what if the soil actually is moist and you’ve gotten plenty of rainfall lately? You need to look a bit deeper to find what’s causing your green grass to turn yellow. Here’s a look at some of the most likely explanations. Too Much Nitrogen in the Soil If large patches of your lawn or even the entire lawn is yellow, this is probably because there is too much nitrogen in the soil.…

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4 Advantages Of Having An Automatic Sprinkler System For Your Lawn

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Having a lawn in your backyard has a number of benefits– its visually appealing, a great place for kids and pets to play, and soft on the feet. But if you want to keep your lawn green and lush, you will need to be diligent about watering it properly. A simple solution is having a sprinkler system installed. Having an automatic sprinkler system offers a number of advantages, such as:…

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Things To Know About Retaining Walls

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There are many landscaping upgrades that you may need to make if you are to get the most out of your property. Retaining walls can be fairly common upgrades to need, but homeowners that have only recently started planning to revitalize their yards may be uninformed about the process of installing a retaining wall. Why Should You Hire A Professional To Build Your Retaining Wall? For individuals that enjoy working in their yard, it may seem like a retaining wall will be a fairly simple upgrade to make.…

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