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  • Have An Unkept And Unsightly Yard? What To Do For An Easy Great Looking Property


    If you aren't able to keep the plants alive that are in your yard, and your grass is always dry or discolored, it's time to talk with a landscaping professional. You can do some things to get a yard that others admire, that compliments your home, and that is easy to maintain at the same time. Here are a few of the things that you want to ask the landscaper about, services you want to hire regularly, and ideas you can incorporate to help make the yard look great.
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  • Tips To Prevent Mower Damage To Your Sprinklers


    Few things are more frustrating in your lawn than ruining a sprinkler head with the lawnmower. Unfortunately, mechanical damage, such as from mowers and other pieces of equipment, is a common destroyers of sprinkler heads. Replacement can be time consuming and costly. Plus, if you don't catch the damage right away, your lawn may dry out. The following tips can help you prevent mechanical damage to your sprinklers.  Tip #1: Skip stationary heads
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  • Rabbits And Your Lawn: They Came, They Ate, But You Conquered


    Everyone loves Thumper the rabbit from a popular Disney movie, especially when he bashfully admits he would rather eat the flowers than the greens, which are better for him. Unfortunately, rabbits seem to not mind nibbling on your lawn as well as your shrubs, gardens, and other landscaping. Here's what you need to know about wild rabbits in your yard and how to prevent them from mowing your lawn down to nothing.
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  • Backyard Beach Bum: Turning Your Backyard Into A Beach Oasis


    Trips to the beach are an excellent way for the entire family to relax. Sometimes if the beach is too far away or if your schedule is too busy to take any time off, going to be beach may not be a possibility. If you are not able to make it to the beach as often as you like, you can set up your backyard to become the perfect beach oasis.
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  • Create A Bird-Friendly Backyard


    Backyard birds provide much more than merely a delightful display when they fly in and around your property; these feathered-friends also can contribute to your property by eating insects, controlling pests, and pollinating plants when you provide them with the opportunity. Enjoy the bounty of benefits that backyard birds bring and keep them coming back for more. Some spring birds that are backyard-friendly are: Finches Sparrows Hummingbirds Robins Chickadees Jays Attract sweet sparrows and friendly finches this spring with these tips:
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  • 2 Ways To Get Rid Of Weeds In Your Yard


    No one likes to have a weedy yard. Weeds make your lovely grass look like you never put any time into making your yard look good. But, weeds seem to just happen and are hard to get rid of. What can you do to get rid of those weeds and get back to having a lovely, green, grassy yard? Professionals One thing you can do is to hire a professional landscaping company or lawn care company to come out to help you.
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  • Tips to Help Save Resources by Integrating Rain Collection Into Sprinkler Systems


    If your home has a sprinkler system, then you know water consumption is an extra cost. In addition, during the summer months, you may need to limit your water use due to drought conditions. A rain collection system can help. Here are a few tips to help you integrate rain collection into a modern irrigation system: 1. The Water Sources and Collection Tanks for Storage Needs The most common source of water for rain barrels is the roof of your home, but this is not the only water source.
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  • Bring On The Berries: Starting Your Own U-Pick Strawberry Patch


    If you love gardening and sharing your home-grown crops with others, you might consider starting a U-Pick strawberry patch.  You can transform an empty patch of land into a luscious field of red berries for families to come and spend time together picking strawberries.  As a bonus, you still get all the berries you can eat and you'll make some extra cash as well. Prepare the Land for Planting Choose a level area of ground away from trees, which will siphon away more water from your berries than you think.
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  • Backyard Nuptials -- 4 Steps To Turn Your Property Into A Wedding Venue


    If you are looking for a way to turn your beautiful property into an income source, creating a wedding and event venue is a great way to do it. Here are 4 tips for making it happen. Work with a Landscape Designer. The landscaping is a key component of attracting couples all year long, so don't skimp on this aspect. A landscape designer will be able to help you create a beautiful outdoor venue for ceremonies and pictures, as well as designing a welcoming entrance for guests.
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  • A Few Reasons To Use Concrete In Landscaping


    A well maintained yard gives a home a great deal of curb appeal, but it is also just satisfying to have a beautiful yard. There are so many different styles of yard that it can sometimes be hard to decide how to landscape. There are many styles and materials that you can use to give your landscape a truly unique look, but stay true to the style that you want. One material that is extremely versatile is concrete.
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