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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.

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    Landscaping For Less: Get Maximal Results With Minimal Effort

    When it comes to creating a lovely landscape around your home, you may wonder how you will find the time to maintain your outdoor space when your schedule is already packed. The good news is you don't need to spend a lot of time up-keeping your lawn. It's all about learning ways to get the biggest results with minimal effort. Focus on Perennials Do away with annual flowers and fill your outdoor space with perennials.

    Lawn Fertilization Services And Weed Control

    When you're considering how best to fertilize your lawn, remember that not only should you find the best fertilizer but also find the best fertilizer that does not hurt the environment. Herbicides are poisonous and this is a subject you can discuss with your licensed lawn care professional. That professional is aware of the trends in lawn care fertilization and can suggest the best product that does not contain weed-killing herbicides.

    Looking To Start A Garden? How You Can Ensure Success

    A beautiful garden doesn't usually come about by chance. It takes a lot of time and effort to create a lush garden that is full of healthy plants and vegetation. The key to obtaining this kind of garden is not so much knowing how to plant the seeds as it is about understanding what needs to be avoided. If you're ready to grow the type of garden that you can be proud of, the following tips are a great launching pad to help you achieve your goals.

    Spring Maintenance Tips To Get Your Yard Ready For The Season

    When spring finally arrives, it can seem like there is an overwhelming amount of work to be done to get your yard looking great once again. But once your lawn and vegetation start growing, the remnants of winter disappear and your yard begins to look somewhat better. However, there are still some important things in the management of your yard that you need to tackle because nature's natural growth can't take care of by itself.

    3 Reasons To Recycle Rainwater

    Investing in a system to recycle rainwater can reduce your monthly water bills while adding to your landscape. Depending on the amount of rainwater you typically collect each month, there are numerous usages for your recycled rainwater. Have A Luscious Garden There are numerous plants you may want to add to your landscape, such as flowers or edible plants. To have the ideal conditions for adding plants, you will need to make sure your plants are watered regularly, especially in the warmer months when plants typically need more hydration.

    2 Reasons To Hire Lawn Care Services

    Having a yard of your own to enjoy and spend time in is a wonderful thing. However, most people will agree that caring for the yard is definitely not wonderful. It is a big task that takes a lot of time, a lot of effort, and also a lot of knowledge. If you aren't up for the task, but love the idea of having a yard of your own, then you should consider hiring a lawn care service.

    Strange Spaces -- 4 Tips To Manage An Oddly-Shaped Yard

    While most yards tend to be a nice, normal square or rectangle shape, that's not always the case. If your yard's overall shape can be best described as "unusual" or "vague," it can be hard to know how to turn it into a normal looking outdoor space. If this is your dilemma, here are 4 easy ways to tame its strange dimensions. Focal Point. If there are features you don't like about your yard, draw attention away from them by adding a focal point or two in other areas.

    The Importance Of Proper Drainage In Your Retaining Wall

    Retaining walls are a powerful tool for landscaping sloped properties and adding visual interest to flat ones, but they need to be able to hold back much more than just dirt. In fact, many if not most retaining wall failures are actually the result of improper drainage, as accumulating water pushes against the wall with nowhere to go. Besides damaging your wall, this can also create an unpleasant environment for any plants or walkways behind it, leading to swampy, saturated soil.