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Why consider a water-efficient landscape design?

Decades ago, water-efficient landscape designs were reserved for homeowners in drought-persistent regions. But today, more and more homeowners are adopting them in any climate. Wondering why? Read on. Here are the top three reasons to consider constructing a water-efficient landscaping design in your home: Reduce water wastage: When designed by experts, you can reduce the…
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The top places to use columns in landscape design

A column refers to any pillar in a landscape and not merely Greek and Roman styles. A landscape might contain those cylindrical pillars sculpted from stone or molded with concrete. It might also have square, rectangular and other geometric pillars made of stone, metal, or wood. Columns can be displayed as standalone art or support…
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Why you shouldn’t DIY your water feature

Adding water features to your landscape design is a great way to improve your garden’s curb appeal. Additionally, water features such as ponds and fountains create a peaceful and soothing environment to relax in after a long day. However, many homeowners tend to DIY their water features to save money. Unfortunately, this isn’t a great…
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Get your backyard ready for spring!

With spring fast approaching it’s time to get your backyard and garden ready if you haven’t already. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Take inventory on your outdoor furniture and determine what needs to be replaced and what can be repaired. Figure out your yard’s sub-climate and plant perennials. Wrap a tree…
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How the use of natural stone can add so much to your garden

Natural stone is a versatile resource, one that can add a truly authentic aspect to many garden or backyard projects. For example, it can provide stunning paving around a pool or spa area or add an additional level of style to your decking. Of course, it’s a great choice for retaining walls to help a…
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Thinking of adding a backyard pool?

If you are, there are many different points to consider. These include technical considerations such as: Making sure you comply with all relevant zoning or building laws Possible relocation of, or need to work around, irrigation or utility lines …as well as aesthetic and practical possibilities: Assessing exactly the uses you’ll have for it –…
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4 things you need to do before installing a fence

Adding a fence to your landscape design is a great way to add privacy to your yard and increase security. However, installing a fence correctly requires proper planning and becoming familiar with guidelines, types of fences, and designs. Here are four things you need to do before installing a fence. Discuss your plans with your…
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Benefits of building a patio in your backyard

A patio in your backyard is a great home improvement project you should consider. It not only serves as a place to relax but also a space to dine and unwind this summer. Here are some reasons why you should build a patio in your backyard. It increases the resale value of your home It…
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Why landscape design is all about personal choice

A superior landscape doesn’t follow a one-size-fits-all design. Your landscape design should reflect your preferences and personality instead of following a cookie-cutter look that you may see repeated in nearby landscapes. Your plant preferences may lean toward easy-care perennials or native Colorado alpine plants, or your preferences may favor manicured, formal gardens. Even plant colors…
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4 structures to enhance your landscape design

Landscape design extends beyond simply installing the perfect plants for a backyard oasis. Permanent and seasonal structures can transform a garden and how the space is used. Here are four landscaping structures that can make a huge difference. Arbors Arbors create an inviting entrance to your garden, especially when you train a flowering vine on…