planting plants where they will thrive

Blue Lagoon -- Making Your Backyard Lake Cheaper And Easier

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Water adds a fantastic tranquility and beauty to any yard, but incorporating it can be daunting to many homeowners. A large water feature like a big pond or small lake may be doubly nerve-wracking. How will you care for it? What do you do with it? How can you keep it beautiful without spending a fortune?  Here are 3 tips for managing your large pond without going broke or crazy.  Read More»

Protect Your Asphalt Driveway By Edging It With Pavers

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The most exposed part of your asphalt driveway is the edge, which is more likely to experience high rates of wear and tear. If you want to protect this edge and extend its overall life, you should install pavers. Not only will the pavers make your driveway look classier, they will help protect it as well. Choosing The Material You can use just about any type of paving that you would like to line your driveway. Read More»

Landscape Design For Challenging Dwellings

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You may need to get creative with your gardening if you live in a small space, urban environment, or are an apartment dweller. Just because you lack green-space doesn’t condemn you to living without the plants, flowers, and herbs that you want to grow; in fact, there are may clever ways to have bountiful gardens without actual acreage. Some cool ideas for small-space gardens include: Potted gardens. Anything that can be grown outside, in a garden, can be grown in a pot. Read More»

Landscaping Ideas For Your Retaining Wall

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Retaining walls look their best when homeowners successfully use plants and other landscaping elements to break up the surface of the wall while reinforcing the wall’s natural patterns. These tips will help you landscape around your wall to accentuate the wall’s aesthetic presence.  Cascading Plants Break Up Hard Edges Cascading plants grown over over the top of your retaining wall help break up the retaining wall’s long, hard top edge. Spilling over the side, cascading plants also introduce the idea of abundance and untamed growth in your garden. Read More»

Looking For A Fresh Landscape Element? Don't Go All Out - Go Up Instead

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Tight on space or budget? Try adding a vertical garden to your landscaping plan. What is a vertical garden? Like it’s name indicates, it’s a wall of plants, mosses and vines that is self-sustaining and can create an interesting focal point anywhere. Why Use a Vertical Garden? For obvious reasons, vertical gardens are growing in popularity among homeowners with small yard spaces. But that’s not the only reason to plant one. Read More»