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How to Start a Flower Garden

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Vibrant flowers, lush plants, and exotic trees. Gardens with eye-catching appeal will leave anyone pausing to appreciate its beauty. Plus, gardens are a landscaping project that the whole family can enjoy. Are you interested in starting a garden, but are unsure how to begin? Here are some tips on building and cultivating your own botanical […]

The Best Types of Stone for Landscaping

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When you get landscaping work done in your yard, you only want the hardiest and most beautiful stones added. There are many kinds of stone out there, but only certain kinds are going to add the right aesthetic to your landscape. Your landscape designer should work with you to help you choose the best stones […]

How to Keep an Outdoor Water Fountain Clean

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Outdoor water features, such as water fountains, are a great way to add a little peace and serenity to your outdoor space. At the same time, however, it’s important to properly maintain your outdoor water fountain if you want to avoid mineral deposits, algae growth, and other common problems that can detract from the tranquility […]

What Type of Grass is Best for My Texas Yard?

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Just as with any plant, the best way to make sure that the grass in your Texas yard thrives is by planting native variants. Fortunately, there are several hardy and beautiful native Texas grasses which will make your landscaping more attractive. Here are the 10 best grass types to plant in your North Texas yard: […]

Landscaping Techniques to Reduce Weeds

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Weeds are every gardener’s worst nightmare. They grow and spread quickly, taking over your yard or garden and stealing precious nutrients from your plants. If you are trying to find a way to prevent these pests from gaining the upper hand and calling your yard or garden home, follow these techniques to reduce weeds: 1. […]

Essential Tools for Taking Care of a Home Garden

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Having the right tools is essential if you want to properly maintain your garden. For those who are just starting out, the sheer amount of gardening tools available may seem overwhelming. For most gardeners, however, there are only five essential tools necessary for taking care of a home garden: 1. Gloves The first thing any […]

How to Keep Bugs Out of a Vegetable Garden

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Insects such as ants, snails, and aphids enjoy making a snack out of your vegetable garden. The hard work and dedication you put into ensuring the health of your plants are all destroyed when your garden gets invaded by pests. Pesticides can damage the plants, the environment, and your family, so the best way to […]

How to Maintain your Home’s Landscaping

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A beautiful yard is a great place to spend your time, and it can also add significant curb appeal to your home. Of course, even a well-landscaped yard can begin to look dismal if it isn’t properly maintained. Fortunately, there are some relatively simple steps you can take to keep your yard looking great all year-round. Here […]

Prepping the Yard/Garden for Spring Planting

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The coolest months of the year here in Texas are behind us, which means it’s time to start thinking about springtime. If you’d like to plant a garden this year, believe it or not, it’s past time to start getting things prepped. If you’re a little behind, don’t worry; there’s still time to get your […]