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By: Admin    April 11 2018 , 04:02 pm
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Category: Pond , Landscape
Pondering when to reopen your pond this spring?Reopening a garden pond involves checking off a lot of items and ensuring specific habitation levels are met, but once you do it, its beauty is well worth the work.Winter can leave anything left outdoors damaged or filled with debris. It is normal to open your pond when the water temperature averages 50° or higher. Here is a brief guide to help pond-owners complete this annual task!Basic MaintenanceJust like your lawn or vegetable garden, getting your pond ready for the new season involves performing basic maintenance such as cleaning and prepping.Start by removing any leaves or sticks from the pond cover to prevent accumulated debris from falling into the pond. Using a pond vacuum or a scooper, clear any remaining debris inside the pond. Check to see how much sludge has built up over winter and determine whether you will need to replace all the water, or...
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By: Admin    March 09 2018 , 03:57 pm
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Category: Lawn Care , Landscape
A well-kept yard takes a lot of work. Sometimes, yard maintenance involves too much work for one person. Luckily, there are professionals that will keep your yard looking fantastic and can assist you with improving it. Here are some tips for finding a professional to help with yard work, fencing, or landscaping.Set a BudgetTypically, landscaping a space will cost approximately 10% of the value of your property. However, landscaping can add up to 15% to the value of your home. These approximations depend on the project and what you want done. It is important to be realistic about the cost. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. You want to give yourself extra wiggle room in case any unexpected charges pop up.Create a DesignWhen you have decided what your budget is, the next step is to visualize and design how you want your property to look. This goes beyond “I want to install a fence and put ...
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By: Admin    November 20 2017 , 05:35 pm
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Category: Road Trips , Nature , Landscape
Travel in the United StatesThe United States is home to some of the most stunning natural landmarks known to mankind. From rivers and mountains to canyons and oceans, there are so many places to explore!You can find any destination in the United States that appeases your travel bug!The Grand Canyon277 miles of sheer beautyThe Grand Canyon is a massive natural landmark in the United States. Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon Natural Park has over 1 million acres! The rock layers contained within the Grand Canyon date back millennia. Because of the timelessness of the Canyon, it is a hub for historic and scientific discovery and receives over 5 million visitors a year.Natural BridgeThomas Jefferson called it “the most sublime of nature’s works”Located in Virginia, this Natural Bridge formed out of rock is over 215 feet tall. Not only is the Natural Bridge a gorgeous natural wonder, but it has som...
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By: Admin    October 17 2017 , 03:22 pm
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Category: DIY , Lawn Care , Seasons , Handmade , Landscape , Fun
Tips for a Fun, Safe HalloweenWhat is better than dressing up your children or pets in cute costumes, putting ghost decorations in your yard, and serving up some witches’ brew to your friends?Halloween is one of the most fun and affordable holidays for families to celebrate. The cost per person is relatively low compared to a holiday such as Christmas, so everyone can participate easily. This holiday is best enjoyed when you and your family are being safe. With an estimated 179 million people celebrating Halloween this year, your front yard will probably be bustling with trick-or-treaters. Here are some tips to make your yard fun and safe.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that homeowners remove objects from their yards and pathways like bikes and garden hoses that can trip children. Also make sure there are no clotheslines, lawn ornaments, or wire fencing in your yard that can trip up tri...
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By: Admin    September 11 2017 , 08:09 pm
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Splendid SucculentsYou are probably seeing succulents all over Pinterest and Instagram – those cute little potted plants that are sweeping the nation. Succulents vary from flowered versions, to desert cacti, to the garden staple “hens and chicks,” and all of them are nearly impossible to kill. As a result of their hardiness and pleasing appearance, they are currently being incorporated into wedding bouquets, apartment living, coffee shops, party favors, and even nail art.Gwyneth Kelly says this about succulents in an article for The New Republic: “Succulents are the closest plant to plastic, and you really have to try for it to die. For a millennial obsessed with authenticity in this pre-apocalyptic age of the Kardashians and social media, there’s nothing better. I barely have to remember to water my succulents; they survive in spite of me. I get to feel like I am somehow connected to the ear...
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