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Garden Ground Cover Ideas

Written by Sarah Littleton and published on https://www.bobvila.com/. With many different types of organic and non organic mulches available on todays landscaping market it is easy to overlook the importance in choosing what surrounds your plants and lawn. When planning your garden remember to make sure the space feels

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Stormwater Basin Remediation

Written by Admin and published on https://www.lakesuperiorstreams.org/. By Design Landscapes was recently tasked with the remediation of an existing stormwater basin for a large adult community. The existing basin had become overgrown with vegetation over years of use along with a build up of organic material that needed

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Wildlife In The Garden. Choosing Plants To Help Create Food And Habitat

Written by Tabitha Sukhai and published on https://www.thisoldhouse.com/. Australian cities are rapidly expanding into greenfields areas to accommodate our way of life, however, this is threatening the habitats of Australia’s wildlife. In order to sustain healthy populations of native wildlife, we need to adapt our methods of gardening

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Pet Friendly Gardens

Written by Admin and published on https://www.daviddomoney.com/. Creating a dog-friendly garden will take time, but in the end you’ll be able to enjoy your dog and the pleasure of a pet-friendly green space in peace. As with other aspects of gardening, you can expect some trial and error, but

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Eco garden: Gardening Made Easy

Written by Katie Jackson and published on https://alabamaliving.coop/. Our gardens are our sanctuaries; places where we relax, entertain and create memories with our loved ones. Yet sometimes the time, effort and resources required maintaining a garden can be overwhelming. Eco gardening is a method of gardening that can

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Synthetic Grass- A Cool Option For Your UNIQUE Backyard

Written by Troy Scott and published on https://www.heavenlygreens.com/. This free form panel of turf adds beauty to the earth tone colour palette of this outdoor living space. And it is the perfect place for children and pets to enjoy an allergy-free play area. Living in the desert, it

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The Most Common Landscape Mistakes And Ways To Avoid Them

Written by Lauren Dunec Hoang and published on https://www.houzz.com/. There is no mistaking a professionally designed and installed landscape project. This design is as breathtaking at night as it is during the day thanks to the professional lighting design and installation. The landscape around your home can make

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Creating A Unique Landscape In A Small Space

Written by Amy Nyman and published on https://www.ecolandscaping.org/. This outdoor space was very limited and perched on the side of a mountain. By with a professional landscape design the homeowners were able to get their pool and multiple seating areas. The overall mild climate makes outdoor living a

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Extending Your Vegetable Garden Harvest

Written by Benedict Vanheems and published on https://www.growveg.com/. All of us here at Av Fall is my favourite time of year to garden. The skies are bright blue, and cooler temperatures make working outside a pleasure. Let’s find out why planting your fall garden can be a rewarding

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The Best Time to Plant Grass Seed

Written by Amanda Prischak and published on https://www.familyhandyman.com/. Few things beat the feeling of cool grass underneath our bare feet. When it comes to starting a lawn from scratch, though, the best time to plant grass seeds in late summer to early fall – mid-August to early October.

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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Yard

Written by Elaine Evans and published on https://www.hgtv.com/. You love your pets and even consider them as members of your family! But, unfortunately, sometimes it is difficult to maintain a perfect yard with pets roaming around it. Across central Ohio, you can see countless yards that have all

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Ways to Make Landscaping Pop at Night

Written by Admin and published on https://atpslandscaping.com/. How can you make your landscaping stand out while you’re hosting night-time gatherings this summer? The installation of landscape lighting accents some of the most important features and can help to create your perfect yard. Follow these design tips and tricks

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What is Hardscaping?

Written by Terri Williams and published on https://www.realtor.com/. Landscaping, plantscaping, softscaping, hardscaping….suddenly everywhere you look, new terms and trends are popping up! But what do these words really mean for your yard at home?  Landscaping, of course, is the sum total of every action taken to improve the

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The Best Flowers to Plant

Written by Admin and published on https://www.networx.com/. The ideal time for planting flowers in from late May to mid-October. So, if you’re ready to add a splash of color to your landscaping and a sweet aroma to the air, we’re about to enter the proverbial calendar year sweet

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The Importance of Understanding Climate for a Fine Gardener

Written by Bert Cregg and published on https://www.finegardening.com/. One key aspect of Fine Gardening is knowing and understanding the climate in which you are working. Around here, that means knowing your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone. Wait…what? The USDA – or United States Department of Agriculture, for the long-winded –

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Choose the Right Plant for the Right Place in Your Landscape

Written by Admin and published on https://homedesignlover.com/. One of the most basic mistakes made in the garden, especially by those just starting out, is selecting plants based primarily on whim: “Ooo, that’s a nice flower, or that smells so good, or I really like this color or texture

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Plant Bulbs in the Fall to Brighten Up your Spring Landscape

Written by Felder Rushing and published on https://www.hgtv.com/. Who doesn’t love spring? For New Englanders, the icy cold dullness of winter is on the way out, the sun is getting brighter and warmer, and nature’s renewal is in the air. But wait just a minute…there’s just one problem.

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Landscaping Helps You Manage Anxiety

Written by Green Collar and published on https://greencollar.ca/. The current coronavirus pandemic is affecting virtually everyone in different ways and degrees. One thing is for sure, though, anxiety and fear have increased across the board. Fortunately, there is a proven treatment that is as close as the nearest

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Why Now Is the Time to Create a Home Vegetable Garden

Written by Admin and published on https://www.burke.org/. As the current battle against the coronavirus rages and images of wartime are invoked, memories of the famous “victory gardens” of World War I and II come to mind. During both wars, over 20 million victory gardens, large and small, were

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Dealing with the Drought

Written by Tom Gill and published on https://promar-international.com/. Have you spoken with a local farmer recently? If so, you’ve probably discussed the drought. Whether they farm livestock or veggies, all farmers are feeling the effects of the ever-worsening drought. And farmers aren’t the only ones feeling these effects. Some homeowners–especially

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Gardening with Succulents

Written by Anne Balogh and published on https://www.gardendesign.com/. This summer I have experimented with succulents as I work to devise a solution for planting in a wet spot. That’s right – a wet spot! As you may well know, succulents thrive in extreme weather and store moisture within,

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Permaculture and the Home Garden: Finding a Balance

Written by Christy Wilhelmi and published on https://grocycle.com/. “Permaculture” means different things to different people, as it should, since it is a whole systems approach, and systems are diverse in use and in method. Coined by David Holmgren and Bill Mollison in the late ’70s, “permaculture” was defined,

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Edible Landscaping – Vegetable Garden Design

Written by Deb Wiley and published on https://www.bhg.com/. One distinguishing feature among many of these crop-yielding plots is their location. Many times, people till up plots of dirt hidden away from the front lawn. Although pleasant to look at during harvest time, vegetable gardens often defer to flowering

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