How to Design Landscaping Lighting for Safety and Aesthetics

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An excellent way to make the most of your outdoor living space is to add landscaping lighting. Lighting is not just functional. It also transforms your space by adding drama, highlighting your favourite garden features, and even casting shadows to add texture. Here’s how to design landscaping lighting for safety and aesthetics. Create a Plan Make a rough layout of …

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How to Hide a Concrete Retaining Wall

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If you have a concrete retaining wall in your garden that is ruining your view, you might feel your only option is to tear it down and rebuild it. However, your unsightly wall doesn’t have to cost a fortune to replace. Instead, you can use these tips to learn how to hide a concrete retaining wall for a fraction of the cost.  …

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5 Trees That Stay Green All Year Round

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Often people overlook the joy their gardens and property can provide throughout the year. As a result, it is common to focus on their garden’s appearance during the spring and summer, with less thought for the fall and winter months. However, you can add more interest, by planting evergreens. This provides a prettier view of your gardens in the colder …

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Wood vs Concrete Block Retaining Walls

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Retaining walls play an important role in your landscape design. Not only do they serve practical purposes to hold back soil, but also can create a beautiful detail that adds texture, interest, and levels to your garden. The trick is choosing the right types of retaining wall materials. Here we review the pros and cons of wood vs concrete block …

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4 Tips for Taking Care of Your New Lawn

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Investing in a new lawn can provide the beautifully manicured finishing touch for your home’s curb appeal. Unfortunately, once your new lawn is laid, you could soon find what you dreamed of having and the reality are two different things. It all stems from the proper care in the first few weeks to help establish your lawn. What you do …

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5 Ways to Style Your Outdoor Fire Pit or Fireplace

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With the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, finding the time to relax or head out with our friends and family is becoming increasingly challenging. As a result, many homeowners have started taking matters into their own hands. Features such as outdoor fire pits and other outside conveniences are being added to enhance the home’s value and make entertaining …

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How to Choose Your Landscape Contractor

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The advantages of having a magnificent yard are quite extensive. One of the most apparent benefits is its aesthetic appeal. Beautiful landscaping can attract attention and stir awareness. When driving past a property with an enticing curb appeal, the urge to stare in awe is overwhelming. A great yard attracts positive attention.   However, it is the work of an expert …

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How Much Should You Budget for Landscaping?

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Before you get to work on your yard this season or decide to hire a professional landscaping team, there are a few things to consider. Particularly, how much you should allocate for your landscaping needs. If you are uncertain of costs, or you are asking the question of: “How much should I budget for landscaping?” keep these ideas in mind. …

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