2 Landscaping Temptations That Could Cause Trouble Later

Posted on: 5 May 2015

When you buy your first home, you might be excited about getting outside, rolling up your sleeves, and landscaping your own yard. After buying a few new trees and carefully selecting flowers, you might be more concerned about visual appeal than you are about the safety of your home. Unfortunately, giving in to these two landscaping temptations could cause trouble later: 1: Surrounding Your Home With Flowerbeds Nobody likes the look of a boring, gray home foundation, so why not cover it up with a few nice bushes or some attractive flowers?
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How To Prune Overgrown Lilacs

Posted on: 29 April 2015

If you are fortunate enough to have lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) on your property, you already know that these spring-blooming flowers release a heady, sweet scent that perfumes the night air. What you may not know is that without regular trimming or pruning your lilac bushes can become overgrown and gradually produce fewer blooms. Knowing when and how to prune them is important to keeping them healthy and producing abundant blooms.
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6 Weeds That Are Actually Useful

Posted on: 20 March 2015

Weeds can be a nightmare when you are trying to plant a new flower bed or when you are trying to get your garden to thrive. Although weeds can ruin your lawn, garden, and yard, there are a few weeds found around the world that are useful. Those sneaking dandelions that crowd your carefully manicured garden could, in fact, be a blessing in disguise. After you've learned more about the uses of these common weeds, you may change your opinion on what is and is not a weed indeed.
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