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New year, new landscape? Three key points to consider

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If you have a garden landscape improvement project in mind for this year, here are three key points to consider as your ideas develop. Think through all the ways you use your landscape and how these can all work in your new design. Are there any problems with noise or privacy issues in the surrounding…
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Should I plant bulbs or seeds?

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If you’re putting in a garden, you might be wondering whether you should plant bulbs or seeds. There are important differences between them. For example, bulbs are planted in the fall, but they should be planted before the first frost. However, most flower seeds are planted in the spring. Also, bulbs tend to be planted…
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Carnivorous plant care for the beginner

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One of the current trends in landscape design is the introduction of carnivorous plants into everyday flower beds and planters. Venus Fly Traps, Pitcher Plants, and Cape Sundew plants are all members of the insect lunching potted plants, and the result is an eclectic selection of plant life that eats bug lives. Although some types…
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Health benefits of hot tubs

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Sinking into a hot tub after a long day is an unparalleled sensation. Hot tubs provide top-tier relaxation, and science shows that they come with a range of rewarding health benefits. Just soaking in a hot tub can be a boost for your cardiovascular health, as the heat will widen blood vessels and improve blood…
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The romance of pergolas

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For a touch of romance in your landscape design, there’s nothing like installing a pergola. Named after the term for “a projecting eave” in Italian, pergolas were widely popular in English gardens of the 18th and 19th centuries. They continue to be much loved today for their grace and elegance. This charming type of gazebo…
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Why choose an outdoor kitchen?

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Looking to add a little home-grown glam to your yard? Look no further than outdoor kitchens! Outdoor kitchens come with countless benefits. They provide generous space to cook in comfort while enjoying the fresh air. Situating the kitchen outside also makes for easy clean-up, allows odors to disperse, and saves on air conditioning bills. Moreover,…
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Benefits of installing ClifRock Products

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If you’re looking to transform your outdoor kitchen, patio, or fire pit, consider installing the ClifRock Panel System. ClifRock provides homeowners with numerous benefits, including: Fast installation: Unlike traditional masonry that can take months to complete, ClifRock products can be installed in a week or less. Strong and durable: ClifRock uses advanced technology to create…
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Benefits of water features

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Water features are statement pieces in any yard. From fountains and ponds to miniature streams and other aquatic features, they provide a continuous flow of merits. With their therapeutic qualities, water features create a meditative environment that calms the mind and spirit. Their soothing sounds provide a flow of tranquil white noise that covers nearby…
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Five steps to that outdoor kitchen and fireplace

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If you dream of an outdoor kitchen and fireplace to enjoy cool days, here are the five steps towards making it real… Choose the best-possible location; one that actually keeps any smoke away from your home Select the right materials, especially the flooring – for their durability and safety Select the specific appliances you’ll want…
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The joy of perennials

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As fall passes through, it can be sad to see plants in your garden simply wither and die away, standing shriveled and sad – the ignominious end to a brief and often glorious life cycle. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. Perennials slip back into the ground, winter quietly, and then burst…
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Tips for updating your landscape for socially distant gatherings

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With the pandemic proceeding through a third wave, many people are trying to determine how best to interact with loved ones during the upcoming holidays.  If you absolutely can’t pause social gatherings for the rest of the year, pick one or more of the following outdoor landscape design options to improve everyone’s safety: Set up…
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Which of these garden tasks do you not enjoy?

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We know some folk like to undertake every piece of work in their garden themselves. Others really want to be able to enjoy their outdoor area without spending most of their time looking after it. If that’s you, which of these tasks do you really wish you didn’t have to do… Repeatedly dealing with weeds…
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