2017

  • 3 Environmentally-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Lawn For Less

    Everyone wants to have the greenest, best-looking lawn in the neighborhood, but few people are willing to invest the right amount of time or money to achieve that. Face it – maintaining an attractive lawn is a lot of work and can be expensive after you account for the cost of water, fertilizer, equipment, fuel and time. Plus, there's the worry that your methods aren't very friendly to the environment. If you are looking for ways to maintain and improve your lawn without causing extra harm to the planet and not cost an arm and a leg, look no further.
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  • Stumped By What To Do With Your Yard? Improve Green-Space With Stump Grinding

    If you have an old tree or leftover stump in your yard, imagine how your green-space would look without it. Removing a stump is no easy task, yet stump grinding opens-up your property and provides more landscaping options when it is taken out. Talk with professionals about stump grinding and reclaiming wasted space in your yard. Some things to know about stump grinding The process. There are a couple different approaches to getting rid of tree stumps, but stump grinding is a lasting, economical way.
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  • Low Maintenance, High Impact -- 4 Easy Landscape Tips For Your Rental Complex

    Landscaping rental units is one of the many aspects of being a landlord that takes time and effort that's often sorely needed elsewhere. While it's important to keep things looking nice if you want to attract quality renters, you also don't want to invest too much of your limited resources in this one area. So, how can you find a good compromise between looks and practicality? Here are 4 ways to do so on any budget.
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  • 3 Methods To Get Rid Of Your Lawn Weeds

    When weeds begin to emerge in your lawn, it is good to begin fighting them as soon as possible to prevent them overtaking your lawn. Weeds steal nutrients and moisture from your lawn and can take over the soil, making your lawn look thin and scraggly. Here are three ways to help you keep your lawn beautiful and keep out the weeds. Hand-Pull Individual Weeds One effective but time-consuming method to get rid of weeds is to use a hand spade or garden trowel and remove the weeds one by one.
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  • 2 Methods To Grow Grass In Your Yard When Sod Is Not An Option

    There is nothing more beautiful and cooling on a hot summer afternoon than a full yard of green grass. Having a lawn in your yard provides a place for your family and pets to play and also produces oxygen for you to breathe. Although you may not have the budget for an instant lawn of sod, you can still grow your own over a period of time. Here is some information about two ways to grow your own grass seed.
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  • Build Your Patio Out Of Good Materials

    A patio is one of the most used locations in a home. This is especially true if you live in an area that affords that you spend any time outside. A patio can allow you the ability to grill outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. While you are going to have to make some important decisions when it comes to the layout of your patio, you will also need to decide what to make your patio out of.
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  • How To Choose Healthy Tree Saplings For Your Landscape

    Tree nurseries are a great resource when it comes to landscaping your home. They typically provide trees suitable for your area and offer a wide selection of trees from fruiting trees to ornamental species meant to enhance the beauty of your landscape. Knowing how to choose the right tree from a nursery is important to your success when purchasing and planting new trees in your landscape. Follow these guidelines for choosing vigorous, healthy trees from your local nursery.
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  • A Sprinkler System May Be Worth It

    Keeping a nice lawn takes a lot of attention, hard work, and dedication. You have to make sure that everything is just right or you can end up with dead grass and a very ugly lawn. There are a few different things that you can do for your yard that make it much easier to care for. One of the biggest ways to take a load off of your shoulders in regards to your lawn is installing a sprinkler system.
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  • Three Florida-Friendly Bulbs To Plant In The Spring For Summer Color

    While you can't grow familiar cold-climate bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, in Florida, you can grow many bulbs to brighten up your perennial garden. Plant these three bulbs in spring for a burst of color during the hot, sweltering Florida summers. African Blood Lily The African Blood Lily (Scadoxus) is a member of the Amaryllis family that produces striking 10-inch globes of red flowers. Plant scadoxus bulbs in April in humus-rich soil with the necks slightly above the soil surface.
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