• 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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  • Clever Ideas For A Multi-Function Yard


    When it comes to outdoor living, you want to maximize your space. There are so many activities you want to enjoy, such as playing with the kids, entertaining, and gardening. Well, it's time to make over your backyard by designing it for multiple functions. Lawn Space While a full lawn may not accommodate all the uses you want for your outdoor space, it should still be the center of your yard.
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  • How To Choose The Right Timer For Your Sprinkler System


    A beautiful lush lawn is something you can enjoy with loved ones, and it improves your quality of life. Automated sprinkler systems are the most efficient way to make sure your yard gets the right amount of water. Your system must be professionally installed to accomplish a lush lawn. To accomplish this goal, your sprinkler system has to be programmed for maximum water coverage. You can choose from a variety of features for sprinkler systems.
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  • Tips For Choosing Nursery Plants


    A visit to a nursery is an excellent way to get the plants you need for your garden in one trip. Most nurseries have a very large selection of every type of plant you could desire for your landscape, from vegetables to annual and perennial flowers, as well as trees, shrubs, and vines. The challenging part is selecting a young seedling that will transplant well and grow healthily in your garden.
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  • Helping Your Landscape Survive A Hot And Dry Midwest Summer


    The Midwest is known for its decent rainfall, some humid temperatures, and excellent growing potential. Typically, lawns and ornamental shrubs and flowers flourish with little encouragement. It's rare to see homes with sprinkler systems, as the rainfall is sufficient to support landscape growth. A dry season, therefore, can be difficult for your landscape to weather. To help your plants and flowers survive a temporary Midwest drought, consider the following care suggestions.
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