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Driveways Part III: How Do You Determine Costs

How Driveway Costs Steer Your Design In terms of home projects, driveways are like anything else that requires doing. You may have driveway ideas swirling around in your head about what you’d like to see each day as you drive up to your home, but one of the biggest factors you have to keep in…

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Driveways Part II: How Do You Choose Materials?

The Fabulous Four Driveway Materials We’re all more than familiar with the standard slab of straight concrete so common to millions of cookie-cutter homes all over the country. They have been a familiar sight seemingly since the beginning of time. But things have changed – especially when it comes to landscaping trends and the use…

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Retaining Walls Part III: Retaining Walls vs. Garden Walls

Stacking Retaining Walls Against Garden Walls Unless you’re a licensed landscaper or spend hours every day poring over articles and websites that focus on landscape design, you’re likely one of the millions of people who look at the words “garden wall” and “retaining wall” and consider them to be pretty much interchangeable. Tomato/toh-matoh, right? Wrong.…

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Retaining Walls Part II: Costs of Concrete vs. Stone

Stacking Retaining Wall Stone Against Concrete As with anything, when you’re taking on a project like the installation of a retaining wall, you must consider the pros and cons of the materials…not the least of which is their cost. In comparing the two most commonly used materials for retaining walls – concrete and natural stone…

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Retaining Walls Part I: Materials: Concrete vs. Natural Stone

Concrete Versus Natural Stone Retaining Walls There are a number of reasons to install a retaining wall on your property, whether it’s simply for aesthetic purposes and adding visual interest or actually to serve a function like leveling out an area or preventing erosion. Whatever the reason, you can create retaining walls using various materials,…

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How to Create an Awesome Backyard Pond

Serene Solutions for Backyard Ponds It hardly takes a rocket scientist to realize that ponds are a source of tranquility. These small pools of water naturally seem to invite you to sit and stare into their soothing depths, listening to the wind whisper as it gently blows through the surrounding foliage and watching the contented…

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Best Practices for Dealing with Stormwater

Landscaping Solutions for Dealing With Stormwater If you’ve ever watched in horror as a seemingly endless torrential downpour of rain steadily floods your yard, you’ve had first-hand experience with the effects of improper drainage and adequate rain run-off. Amazingly enough, the increase in developed areas and the lessening of the natural landscape where rain can…

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Recycling Rainwater for Landscaping

How Rainwater Recycling Can Make Your Landscaping a Masterpiece Long before the advent of technologically advanced irrigation systems and citywide water companies that carefully metered out water, people were using rainwater to water their land. Since then, further advancements from the cruder systems of rainwater collection and harvesting once used all over the world have…

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Important Tips for Landscape Irrigation

Be Well-Watered with Landscape Irrigation Irrigating your lawn is crucial in keeping it – and whatever other landscaping you might have on your property – happy, healthy and properly hydrated. Regardless of the amount of money or time you invest in creating your outdoor masterpiece, that vibrancy will quickly fade into dull lifelessness if it…

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