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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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    Use A Hydroseeder To Assist With Planting A Garden On Your Property

    If you enjoy eating fresh fruit and vegetables and wish to plant a garden on your property, learn how to use a hydroseeder to assist you with the project by completing the following steps. A hydroseeding machine will evenly distribute seeds and fertilizer. Mulch can be added to the machine's tank so that the mixture is thicker. The mulch will protect the seeds and fertilizer from blowing away and prevent weed growth around the items that you plant.

    Three Cant-Miss Landscaping Tips

    Any time that you want to protect your property and the investment that you made when purchasing it, one of the best steps you can take is to stay on top of your landscaping. You will need to learn some valuable guidelines for landscaping your yard so that both the front, back and sides are well kept. Read the guidelines below in order to learn more about getting the most of your landscaping, some mistakes to steer clear of and some cost matters.

    Have A Large Property? 4 Tips For Landscaping On A Budget

    Some people end up buying a property with a lush landscape, but this is not always the case. If you have a large piece of land with plenty of room in your backyard and front yard, you might not know what to do to turn it into a place that you think is attractive and want to spend time in on a regular basis. It becomes an even larger issue when you do not have much money to work with to make additions or changes.

    3 Reasons To Get A Sprinkler System Installed For Your Lawn

    If you're like most homeowners, you likely take a lot of pride in maintaining the appearance of your property. Part of that includes not just the house itself but the yard or lawn as well. But if you find yourself struggling to keep up with regular watering on your own, perhaps it's time to consider another option. Plenty of homeowners have found a sprinkler installation can help them keep their lawn great all summer long.

    Landscaping Problems: When The City Decides To Trim YOUR Trees

    So you got a notice from the city that they going to trim your trees to make way for power lines. What's going on here? How can they just choose to interfere with your landscaping without your approval? And is there anything you can do to protect your trees from excessive trimming? Unfortunately, they have the legal right to trim trees in a certain area of your property, but you can keep your trees from getting too mangled.

    Tips For Landscaping Beneath A Black Walnut Tree

    A black walnut tree can be a thing of beauty in the yard. This dependable shade tree is prone to good health, and it has a pleasing natural shape that makes it a common choice as a street tree. It is also a toxic tree when it comes to other plants. Black walnuts produce chemicals that kill many plants that try to grow near them. This is an evolutionary tactic that would prevent weeds from encroaching too closely and competing with the tree for nutrients or water.

    Before The Blooms -- 5 Steps To Creating Your Perfect Flower Garden

    Planning a flower garden for your yard? Before you run out to the nursery and start buying flowers, give some thought to the planning process. By planning well, you can avoid mistakes that could detract from your enjoyment of your flowers. Here are 5 steps to designing a successful flower garden.  Size and Shape The best place to begin designing the garden is to know the general size and shape of the space you plan to use.

    Water Conservation Is The Hottest Trend In Landscape Design

    According to a survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the feature most customers are asking for is  water storage or water conservation elements in their landscapes. Native and drought tolerant plants came in second and third. What Does the Survey Reveal? The survey reveals a growing awareness across the U.S. of critical water issues. Even in areas not suffering from water shortages, customers are looking to the future and thinking of ways to lessen their water usage.