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Top Ten Bird-Friendly Garden Plants

If you’re a bird lover, you’re not alone. Their beautiful colors, playful activity, cheerful chirping – People all over the world spend hundreds of thousands of hours watching them and hundreds of thousands of dollars tracking them. And while you might not be a dedicated ornithologist, having an appreciation for these winged creatures and all…

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Common Garden Pests that Eat Your Garden

The rotting leaves, the brown stalks, the wilted flowers are all strange growths that resemble no natural part of any plant we have ever seen. They are all signs of garden pests – diseases, small rodents with insatiable appetites and harmful infestations of bugs and insects. None of them are unusual headaches to encounter when…

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Common Landscaping Mistakes

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If you’re like most people, you might not think that there’s a lot of foresight to landscaping. You go to the nursery or the garden section of the local home improvement store, pick some plants and flowers that catch your eye, cart them home and then spend a few hours getting up close and personal…

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Drainage Trenches for Water Runoff

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What do you do if your parking lot is on higher ground than your property? Rene West of Executive Landscaping discusses how trench grades can keep runoff water out of your building. Learn more about how to resolve drainage issues in your yard or commercial property by visiting these blog posts: Solving Drainage Issues? Call…

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Solutions for Roof Runoff Drainage

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Rene West of Executive Landscaping discusses solutions to fix roof drainage issues in a commercial building. Learn more about how to resolve drainage issues in your yard or commercial property by visiting these blog posts: 6 Way to Solve Landscaping Drainage Problems Importance of Yard Drainage Best Practices for Dealing with Stormwater Subscribe to Executive Landscaping’s…

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Top Tips About Regrading Your Lawn

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If you’ve ever had a clogged toilet or sink, you know the importance of proper drainage, and the same holds true for your lawn. Having standing water causes multiple issues: it attracts mosquitoes and other bugs, kills grass and plants and it has the potential of weakening the foundation of your home. And whether you…

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Understanding French Drainage

Watch as Rene West discusses issues with water pooling in a yard and how he and his team use french drainage to fix this common problem. Learn more about resolving drainage issues here: 6 Ways to Solve Landscaping Drainage Problems Subscribe to Executive Landscaping’s YouTube channel for more videos on caring for your plants and creating your…

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How to Budget for a Landscaping Project

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When doing a project of any kind, it’s not as simple as deciding what you want to do and then hiring someone to do it. You must consider many variables including ideas, time and cost.   Like it or not, landscaping expenses can add up quickly, so you need to know how to budget before you…

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Taking the Holistic Approach to Landscape Management

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More than ever before, society is focused on living consciously, not only regarding ourselves but also the environment. We try every possible method of “green” living, reducing our carbon footprint and preserving our resources so that nature isn’t negatively impacted. Today we live “cleaner,” conscious of what we are putting into our bodies and where…

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