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Tools You Need to Keep Your Property in Pristine Condition

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Keeping your home’s lawn and garden in pristine condition will require more than just a lawnmower, as a mower will certainly cut grass, but it won’t edge the lawn, remove weeds, and care for your landscaping. For all those jobs, you need more than just a mower and rake! While you do need some basic tools to keep your property in its best condition, you also don’t want to overspend on items you don’t need by simply buying every piece of equipment on the market.…

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2 Ways You Likely Require Excavation Services on Your Property

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For some property owners, the prospect of landscaping their yard merely entails planting some flowers or installing some turf. Although these may the most common activates done to beautify a yard, they are not the only measures to take. On some occasions, you may need to engage excavation services as part of your landscaping project. By knowing when exaction would be prudent before participating in property enhancement, you can save yourself numerous inconveniences down the road.…

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Regenerating Your Landscaping: 3 Top Tips

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If you are concerned about the condition of the lawns and other landscaping features such as trees, hedges and flowers on your property, you should read on to find out how you can regenerate the area.  Consider the types of things you are attempting to grow Consider the type of grass, trees and plants which are currently present. If some of them appear to be struggling to survive, this could have less to do with your landscaping and plant care skills and more to do with the fact that they are not the right type of plants and trees and grasses for the local climate.…

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Thatch: Why It's Bad for Your Lawn, and How to Remove It

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When you’re caring for your lawn, most of your efforts will centre around mowing. After all, keeping the grass at the ideal length is the most important part of ensuring it’s both attractive and healthy. Something many lawn owners aren’t aware of is the problem of thatch. Put simply, thatch is a build-up of tangled matter within your lawn, mostly comprised of dead shoots and stems. The problem is that it contains a large amount of matter that is either slower to break down than other organic material or which doesn’t break down on its own at all.…

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Choosing the right paving material for you

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If you’re planning to add paving to your back yard, you may be surprised by the range of different paving materials available. Which one is right for you depends on exactly what the paved area will be used for, the visual effect you’re trying to achieve and your budget.  Concrete Robust, versatile and affordable, concrete is a common material for pavers. It’s available in a range of colours and textures. Over time, concrete pavers can crack as they wear, so you may need to replace them from time to time.…

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How to Keep Roadway Landscaping Costs Low

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Municipal leaders who are considering beautifying the roadways in their communities may be concerned that costs of roadway landscaping may be too high for their limited budgets. Such individuals may not be aware of the various techniques that can be used to keep costs affordable. This article discusses some of the tips that can be used to keep roadway landscaping costs affordable. Use of Indigenous Varieties Roadway landscaping can be kept affordable by selecting planting materials that are indigenous to the location.…

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Choosing the Best Material for Landscaping Monuments and Features

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Landscaping monuments can include retaining walls, garden borders and edges, and signs that mark off your property or designate the entry to a business. Custom monuments can also be added for decoration; this might include a statue, such as in the shape of a lion, or a memorial sign for a lost friend or relative. When you’re ready to shop for any type of monument for your landscaping, note a few tips for choosing the best material so you know your new retaining wall or other structure will last.…

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Maintaining your yard while the property is for sale

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A beautiful garden can create a lot of street appeal in a house that is for sale. However, if you have already moved and are not living in the property, it can be hard to do the daily upkeep that is required of a great garden. Here are some tips to simple garden maintenance during the sale process.  Simplify your garden While you may have a lot of great looking potted plants and flowers that require a lot of maintenance, such as tulips, these plants may not be worth the effort during a sale process.…

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4 Issues You Should Consider When Planning to Construct a Retaining Wall

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Several measures can be taken to ensure that your new retaining wall does not fail prematurely. This article discusses some key considerations that you should bear in mind as you plan to construct a retaining wall from concrete blocks. The Frost Line The footings or base of your concrete retaining wall play an important role in enabling that wall to resist the forces, such as frost heave, that will be acting upon it.…

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Spring Lawn Care Advice

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After the long, dark days of winter, your lawn may need some extra care to get it ready for the forthcoming summer months. A good gardening services company or landscaping firm will be able to help you with this, but there is plenty you can do to kick-start the lawn’s recovery. Read on for some top tips on how to rejuvenate your winter lawn. Mowing Although the grass will begin to grow rapidly as the weather warms up, it’s important that you don’t try to cut it until the soil dries out.…

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