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7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Refreshing Your Outdoor Living Space
By: Admin    June 30 2017 , 08:06 pm
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Category: Nature , DIY , Lawn Care , Advice
With the arrival of the warmer seasons comes the call for us to venture to our outdoor spaces. As you do, you might find your gaze met with a yard less than ideal. It is easy to want to grab a shovel and start digging. However it may behoove you to take heed to these seven common mistakes while refreshing your outdoor space:Mistake #1: Starting Without a PlanA straightforward yet commonly overlooked step is creating a plan. It is tempting to go to your local garden center, grab a cart, and start piling on the plants but all you may end up with, besides a full cart, is an empty wallet. A little planning goes a long way toward achieving your desired outcome. In order to formulate the best plan for your space you will first want to take inventory of existing plants and features, areas of shade and light, topography, and overall drainage, as well as your USDA plant zone. Putting your ideas to paper helps...
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Top Landscape Lighting Trends for 2017
By: Admin    June 14 2017 , 09:20 pm
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Ah, the great outdoors… They might have more natural light than your living room, but your backyard and patio still need the help of appropriate manmade lighting to ensure safety and create a beautiful atmosphere at all hours of the day. Outdoor spaces are becoming essential for modern homeowners, so having a great outdoor lighting plan is more important than ever. People are spending more time in their outdoor areas, and features such as outdoor kitchens and patios are increasing in popularity. To start, here are four lighting trends gaining ground in 2017 and 2018.Bistro LightsFor a charming and whimsical flair, nothing beats bistro lights, and they continue to make a major splash in homeowners’ backyards across the country. Bistro lights encompass a broad range of string lights, from tiny fairy lights to big industrial bulbs. These charming lights can be strung in a variety of patterns to achiev...
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Preparing Your Yard for a Garden Party
By: Admin    June 05 2017 , 07:33 pm
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Category: Nature , DIY , Urban Gardens , Hardscape
The summer season is upon us, an exciting time in which we can gather together with friends and family and share the beauty and joy of the outdoors. Whether your aim is to host a simple BBQ or a more fanciful affair, it is important to plan ahead for the big event. Here we have gathered together some steps to help you in the preparation of your space. Assess Your Garden AreaTo begin you will want to take a thorough inventory of your garden area, keeping the end goal in mind.  Whether you want a modern feel, or something more vintage, have a solid idea of where this project is headed.  Take note of things such as existing plants, the size of your space, and any hardscape areas, as well as other special features you may want to highlight. Recognizing the importance of, and understanding how to integrate, each of these will help in the planning process.Map it OutDraw a map of your garden sp...
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Landscape Lighting Made Easy
By: Admin    February 27 2017 , 03:07 pm
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Category: Garden , Landscape , Ideas
A landscape lighting system does not have to be costly and most certainly does not need to be installed by a professional. A hands-on homeowner with a cache of everyday tools is all that is needed. The best bang for your buck is to take a trip to your local big box store like Home Depot or Lowes. The aforementioned stores will have everything you need for your landscape lighting project. This article will focus on the use of LED light fixtures. LED light fixtures last quite a long time with the added benefit of not having to replace a bulb. An additional benefit of LED light fixtures is they use less wattage than a standard bulb fixture. If you are interested in comparing the watt usage of lights, the usage is usually found on the packaging of the LED light fixture.Path Lights:Path lights come in various styles and colors. Path lights are used to illuminate an entry, driveway, steps or walkway. It is b...
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