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5 Do-It-Yourself Landscaping Design Ideas

02/17/2017 J Gennaro 0

Are those statues and stones not in the right place? Are the plants a little bit obscured by your overreaching porch? These are legitimate problems, but fortunately for you, you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars an hour just to fix these trivial details. Instead, there’s quite a few things you can do to spice up your landscaping design all by yourself. Here are 5 ideas you can use to add a bit more flavor to your landscaping design: Landscaping Design Tip 1: Install a Fountain Nothing attracts more attention to your home than an elaborate, flowing fountain on […]

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Fountains Give Your Landscaping a Whole New Dimension

02/04/2017 J Gennaro 0

Fountains are a beautiful and soothing addition to any garden. They are easy to install, generally coming with everything you need, and they add a serene elegance to everything surrounding them. There are multiple benefits to having a fountain. It provides a peaceful gathering place for wildlife, especially birds, and the sound of the water alone is enough to wash away the stress of even the toughest day. The beauty of the running water cannot be compared to that of any plant; it’s an element all its own.   There are several different types of fountains you can choose from; […]

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Backyard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

01/21/2017 J Gennaro 0

The backyard is the last bastion of artistic expression on your property, and can create a bit of a private getaway. Often overlooked, this canvas can be brought to life, on  budget. So get creative, set your budget, and set come up with a great backyard landscaping idea to put into action   3 Backyard Landscaping Ideas 1. Japanese Garden The characteristics of a Japanese garden are simple, clean lines accented with bold colors, most often with a dominant red. It’s been said that the Japanese garden is never done, it’s always a work in progress. The basic framework to […]

Principles of Landscape Design

01/10/2017 J Gennaro 2

Whether you plan on “borrowing ideas” or plan on creating your own landscaping design, you should have at the very least a basic understanding of the principles of landscape design. This doesn’t mean that you have to apply every principle to every part of your plan. But just having an understanding of these principles will help you generate ideas and increase your creativity. Great landscaping lies in the eyes of the its creator. So, while the principles of landscape design are great guidelines to follow, don’t feel like they’re the “have to rules” of landscaping. Abstract and creativity are allowed. […]

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Tips for Using Manual and Automatic Sprinklers

12/14/2016 J Gennaro 0

When it comes to watering your garden and providing irrigation for your plants, your trusty old garden hose will perform well.  The only problem is keeping up and maintaining an efficient watering system that will benefit your lawn and preventing water waste.  If you want to use a system that can offer both convenience and efficiency, consider installing either a manual or automatic sprinklers. Go manual or automatic with sprinklers? If you’re the type of person who has time to spend on your lawn or garden and don’t mind the job, go for the manual sprinkler system.  A manual system […]

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Landscaping is Important

12/12/2016 J Gennaro 0

A lot of homeowners landscape their homes primarily because they want to make their surroundings more attractive. But more than that, a landscaped house usually has a higher real estate value than one that isn’t. People who want to have their properties landscaped usually acquire the services of professionals. Landscaping is a time and labor-intensive task, so in order to do that in no time at all, homeowners invest in landscaping services to turn their vision into reality. But there are also those who want to take a hands-on approach to landscaping. Again, this is a task that requires a […]

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Controlling weeds

11/27/2016 J Gennaro 0

If you are maintaining the beauty or are simply taking care of your lawn, it is imperative that you effectively and regularly get rid of weeds. You know that weeds are unwanted because: first, they compete with the turf for the minerals and nutrients in the soil content; second: they compete for adequate sunlight; third, they can be destructive to the turfs’ existence; and lastly, they simply are eye sores.   A good and well maintained lawn is characterized by the absence of unwanted weeds. That is why you should strive to make sure you weed out your lawn regularly. […]

How to Identify Lawn Diseases

10/22/2016 J Gennaro 3

Top 3 Lawn Diseases There is nothing more frustrating and pitiful than watching your lawn deteriorate because of a rampant lawn disease. Usually, these lawn diseases are a result of fungal infections that can have debilitating and unsightly effects on the landscape. Therefore, it is important to know about these diseases and some ways to fix them. Here are three of the most common types of lawn diseases that you need to be aware of to keep your lawn in check:   1. Leptosphaeria Korrae It is a lawn disease that is usually known by the name Necrotic Ring Spot […]

Lawn Sprinkler Ultimate Guide

10/21/2016 J Gennaro 3

All of us look to ensure that our lawns retain their beautiful appearance. There is nothing more relaxing than the sight of a beautiful lawn to make all the fatigue of the day wash away. However, to ensure that the beauty of your lawn is not hampered, a bit of work is required. Attention needs to be paid to its maintenance, and one of the major aspects of lawn care is watering. The watering needs to be just right with the right manner and frequency used. A lawn sprinkler system is used for this purpose. We are going to shed […]

Lawn Fertilizing and Liming

10/20/2016 D Gennaro 1

Take care of your lawn with fertilizer and lime. Depending on the ground and the target you fertilized with organic or artificial fertilizer. Apply lime acidity of the ground level. Thatching the Grass Frost out of the ground? Then get your thatching rake or machine out of the barn. With annual liming make the soil lighter so the land is accessible to oxygen, nutrients and water … and also better grass roots. Check out our post “Thatching Your Lawn” to learn more Seeding the Lawn Bare spots in the lawn? A well-known problem. Bare spots in the lawn can be […]