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Improving Your Home Landscaping

Few things are more frustrating than a messy front yard. In addition to disrupting your curb appeal, overgrown, messy landscaping can also harbor pests and make it look like you don't care about your property. Fortunately, tidying up your yard doesn't have to be difficult. I have spent years learning more about landscaping, and this blog is all about how to become a landscaping enthusiast. Check out these articles about fun topics like planting flowers, perfecting pruned trees, and decorating your yard with whimsical additions. After you know more about landscaping, your yard might become the talk of the town.

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Improving Your Home Landscaping

    A Guide To Saving Time On Eventual Repairs Or Maintenance Of Your Commercial Irrigation System

    If you're interested in having a new commercial irrigation system installed, but worry about the cost of maintenance or repairs in the future, it's important to remember that there are steps that your landscaper can take at the time the unit is put in to make those later efforts simpler. For instance, in-ground valves can be protected by a box, to diminish the need for repairs and make it easier to access those valves in the future.

    Hate Mowing The Lawn? 5 Tricks To Save Money And Time Cutting Your Grass

    Do you love a nice, green lawn but hate the work it takes to keep it that way? The good news is that there are several ways to make it easier to keep your lawn trimmed and beautiful. Here are 5 tips anyone can use. Keep it Curvy. The more times that you (or someone you pay) has to stop the mower to re-position it, the longer it will take to finish.

    2 Signs Your Irrigation System Is Not Functioning Correctly

    Maintaining your home's curb appeal requires a good amount of time and energy in your yard. From trimming shrubs and mowing the lawn to replacing mulch that has washed away, these tasks will keep your landscape design in great shape. If you are fortunate enough to have an irrigation system, you may feel your yard will take care of itself. However, that is not the case, since problems with your sprinklers can lead to water waste, expensive water bills, and damage to your lawn, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

    Three Pruning Tool Mistakes To Avoid

    One of the key components to properly pruning your trees is having the right tools and knowing how to use them. Otherwise, even a well placed cut can damage the tree or invite pests and disease infestation. Knowing what mistakes to avoid can help you trim properly Mistake #1: Using the same tool for all types of pruning Not all pruning tools are the right tool for the job. For more small pruning jobs you only need two tools – a pair of bypass shears and a small pruning saw.

    4 Tips For A Kid-Friendly Backyard

    Having small children means re-thinking the way you look at many aspects of home ownership. For example, it's important to keep your kids in mind when you plan your landscaping and maintain your lawn. A kid-friendly backyard can still be beautiful, while also being functional and safe for kids. Here are four tips for creating a backyard your whole family can enjoy: Invest in Lawn Care Services Keeping your grass lush and mowed means your kids can comfortably walk barefoot and play in the grass.

    Four Pink Annuals For Your Beautiful Landscape

    If you're designing your own landscape, make sure you include a little color! A bright color, such as pink, will offset all the greenery and give your space a more vibrant appeal. Here's a look at four types of pink annuals to consider planting. Pansies Pansies come in an array of colors, including light and dark pink. You can even find multi-colored varieties that are pink with streaks of yellow or orange in the center.

    Utilize Stone In Your Landscaping

    Creating a yard that you can be proud of can be tricky. There are so many different things that you can do that will really make your yard something of a art project. One mistake that a lot of people make is that they over do it with the amount of grass that they put down. Now, grass can look great and if you are going to be playing football in the backyard it is perfect.

    Transform Your Sloped Yard Into Beautiful Terraces

    A sloped yard generally presents a challenge, and with good reason. Depending on the severity of the slope, it can be difficult to walk on. Plus, water may erode the hillside without proper planting – and a slope can make watering plants difficult. The solution is to install a retaining wall, or, in this case, a series of retaining walls. A terraced garden is appropriate if you have a large yard, especially one with a 2:1 ratio, which the Landscaping Network describes as dropping one foot for every two horizontal feet.