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Should you water your lawn in winter?

Water helps to keep your landscape healthy and alive but knowing the right amount of moisture and time is key to keeping your lawn green and lush. Thus, watering your lawn in winter is necessary as roots need it to stay hydrated during cold months. Your grass may appear lush and green, but your roots…
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Landscaping tips to increase the value of your property

Landscaping is a significant way of increasing the real estate value of your home. Well-designed landscapes can increase property value by up to 10%. Below are some useful tips to increase the value of your home through landscaping. Ensure the landscape design matches the general design of your house. Strategically design each part of your…
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Common landscaping myths

Landscaping has several benefits to a house owner and the environment, such as improving aesthetics and quality of life. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t know how to separate myth from facts when it comes to landscaping. Below are some common landscaping myths to be aware of: Professional landscaping services are only for commercial properties. While businesses…
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Landscape maintenance tips

Maintaining your landscape is vital to preserve its look and keep it from deteriorating. Many homeowners forget to maintain their landscapes because of their busy lives, resulting in a shoddy looking yard that isn’t appealing to look at. To maintain your yard, ensure all weeds are treated with herbicide or removed by hand. Weed removal…
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How landscape design can improve your property & save you money

Landscapes can be a wonderful cosmetic addition to any property. Hiring a company like J & S Landscapes to install a custom, luxury landscape can do so much more than boost your property’s curb appeal. Landscapes that feature adequate vegetation can actually save you money. Landscapes can help save you money in the summertime by…
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A brief history of backyards

When we think of backyards, we usually conjure images of barbecue parties and calm conversations while admiring the sunset. Before the 20th century, however, backyards weren’t places of leisure, but of tough labor. For households in the 1800’s, backyards served as small farming areas where crops and other vegetables could be grown to offset expenses.…
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Budget-friendly landscaping ideas

Opting for cheaper landscaping alternatives doesn’t mean you have to settle for shabby looking landscape design. You can spend less on landscaping and still obtain an attractive yard. Here are various ideas you can make use of when aiming to save cash. Reuse and recycle items present in your garden Make use of natural lighting…
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Types of landscape designs

Landscaping can be done in different configurations depending on the topography of your land. Before settling on landscape design, it is essential to go through each option to select one that best fits your lifestyle. During landscaping, you can work on a design as it is and avoid additions or customize a specific design to…
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It’s time to winterize your yard. Here’s how to minimize the stress.

Depending on where you live, we’re now in the middle of our beautiful fall season. Leaves are changing color and falling to the ground, the air is cold and crisp, and the blooms we enjoyed in the spring and summer are falling away. Fall is a lovely time, and even a seasonal favorite, for many.…
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Filling every nook and cranny

Amazingly, this phrase was first used over six hundred years ago. If you haven’t heard it before, a nook described a distant corner and a cranny meant a small crack or gap. Put together, the phrase often means making something as full as possible or filling every space. This makes it a terrific descriptor for…