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Blog Tag: homeowner

DIY Fire Pits
By: Admin    June 27 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Hardscape , DIY
Gathering around an outdoor fire is a summer essential. How else can you roast marshmallows, enjoy s’mores, and tell great ghost stories? If buying a fire pit is not in your budget, try making one yourself! DIY fire pits can range from just the basics, to incorporating pricier add-ons. The best part is that you can be in complete control of the process, customizing it to your desires and budget. Getting Started The first step to building your fire pit is gathering your supplies. For a basic fire pit, you will need stones to build around your fire, lava rock, a shovel, and a level. If you are looking for the most inexpensive fire pit, you can potentially gather and use large river stones. Otherwise, visit your local hardware store. After getting your supplies, use your stones to make a circle or square into the desired size of your pit. Use your shovel to mark the ground....
Beautiful Trees of the South
By: Admin    April 10 2018 , 01:34 pm
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Category: Trees , Outdoors
Southern “Hospitali-Tree”!Homeowners in the southern United States have the unique opportunity to host some of these fascinating and beautiful trees on their lawns.Cherry BlossomThis stunning tree is a popular tourist attraction in our nation’s capital.Cherry blossom flowers are Japan’s national flower. In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry blossom trees to the United States as a gift. These trees provide springtime delight when they bloom, and they are celebrated each year at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. For homeowners interested in cultivating cherry blossom trees, it should be noted that they need particular conditions, and require a lot of maintenance and patience. Soil for cherry blossoms should be acidic and needs to be deep and well-draining. Cherry blossoms need full sunlight and they thrive when planted in multiples to help with pollination.Crepe MyrtleT...
Spring Lawn Care
By: Admin    April 05 2018 , 08:30 am
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Category: Seasons , Lawn Care
Spring is here, but your lawn might not know it!Frost and cold winter weather can leave your lawn with something to be desired. Your grass may have grown in patchy and foliage debris might have built up.Ensuring your lawn is prepared in the spring will make for a stress-free summer. With the proper care and maintenance, you will be enjoying your lush green lawn soon enough!Clearing Your LawnThe first step in a beautiful lawn is performing damage control. A few leaves on the lawn could be a good thing for the soil, but too much will suffocate it and stunt its growth. Begin by raking the yard thoroughly – this will also help to control thatch (dead grass or roots that have built up) and snow mold. You can spot snow mold if your grass becomes matted and loses it color. After your lawn is cleaned up on the surface, check below ground for the soil pH level. The pH level may vary depending on what type of ...