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September 21, 2011 Off

Love the Yard; Hate the Lawn Maintenance

By in Lawn Care

Mowing, raking, weeding, trimming, edging…sounds like a list of punishments for an unruly teenager. But this is your yard we’re talking about here! Your pride and joy, your haven and showplace! However, unless you’re prepared to spend hours maintaining it month after month, year after year, all the great landscaping you planned so carefully can […]

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September 20, 2011 Off

Enjoy Outdoor Living Year-Round

By in Landscape Design

Outdoor living spaces are growing in popularity as folks realize how relaxing being outside can be. If you love the way your landscape and hardscape work together to bring balance and beauty to your yard, why not spend more time out there? And why not show it all off to friends, family, and neighbors? Creative […]

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September 18, 2011 Off

What Would You Do with More Space?

By in Barns & Outbuildings

Outbuildings, garages, and pole barns are a great way to free up some room in your house and landscape. And they can be as lovely and unique as your home. An outside building creates so much additional storage space, you will wonder how you ever survived without it. Where is your golf cart right now? […]

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September 18, 2011 Off

Save Time and Hassle with Irrigation System

By in Landscape Irrigation

Nothing is less appealing than watering your lawn and garden. Carefully determining the correct time of day and then moving the sprinkler from one end of the yard to another, getting tangled up in a hose pipe and watering yourself more than your plants is not a wonderful way to spend a morning or evening. […]

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September 17, 2011 Off

Fence Me In!

By in Fencing

When I was reading Tom Sawyer as a young student, the scene where Tom whitewashes that wooden fence made me grateful that my parents chose an aluminum fence for our backyard. As an adult, however, wood fences hold never-ending appeal for me. They conjure images of a simpler time, a time in the past when […]

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September 16, 2011 Off

Lawn Emergency? Fescue to the Rescue

By in Lawn Care

Mid-September and the enterprising homeowner’s mind turns to fanciful thoughts of… fescue. At least here in the Upstate. While it may be persnickety, fescue grass can give you a lush, green lawn throughout most of the year. But, as with most grasses, timing is everything. Fescue is a cool season grass and comes in several […]

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September 14, 2011 Off

Landscape Design Teams: Valuable Tool in Creating Dream Yard

By in Landscape Design

Do you have a vision of what you would like to see when you walk out your door each day? Your landscape design can come to life with the help of a professional team. A well-designed outdoor area is a great way to accentuate your home while adding value with curb appeal. Landscapes and hardscapes, […]

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September 14, 2011 Off

Shine On! Landscape Lighting for Beauty and Security

By in Landscape Lighting

After a wonderful evening out, how many times have you pulled into your driveway to find your beautiful yard and home looking like the neighborhood haunted house? Your first thought: “Oh no! I forgot to leave a light on for myself again!” This is particularly daunting to those of us with detached garages. Stumbling around […]

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September 12, 2011 Off

Proper Installation: The Key to Patio Paradise

By in Walks & Patios

Whether you want natural flagstone to enhance the organic beauty of your landscape or concrete pavers to provide a durable setting for your outdoor living space, proper installation is the key to having your patio provide years of enjoyment. Patios play an important role in our landscapes. They must bear the weight of people and […]

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September 12, 2011 Off

Water Features Add Serenity, Interest to Landscape

By in Water Landscaping

­A beautifully landscaped yard is your personal getaway – a place to shed the stresses of a long day, a gathering place for family and friends, and a habitat for wildlife. The perfect light and the eye-pleasing colors of grasses and flowers calm and soothe. Now imagine the soft notes of falling water or the […]

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