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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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2021

Troubleshooting A Failed Sprinkler Emitter

A malfunctioning automatic sprinkler system can lead to dead grass and wasted water. If an emitter isn't working, this troubleshooting guide may help. Signs of Failed Emitter Your lawn often provides the first hint that something is wrong, especially if your sprinkler is set to run when you are still in bed or after you have left your house for the day. If an emitter has failed completely so no water comes out, then the grass around the emitter will be dry and brown compared to the rest of the lawn.

Lime Soil Stabilization 101

Unstable soils can make it difficult to complete your paving project, whether it's to put in a private road to your new home or to build a driveway. Lime stabilization can solve the issue. When should lime stabilization methods be utilized? Lime stabilization is predominantly used underneath roads, driveways, and other large paved areas that are built upon unstable clay soils. The benefit of using lime in these areas is that once they are paved, there is no way to access the soil beneath the paving.