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Some Practical Ideas For Designing Your Own Landscape

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Designing your own landscape, can be both exciting and challenging. If you are considering such a project, here are some practical ideas and suggestions. Planning the Project Planning your landscape design is the first and most important step. Take the time to gather the information you will need to make your decisions on the elements …

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Synthetic Grass: An Increasingly Popular Alternative for the Yard

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As Australias severe drought has turned many green, lush gardens and yards into brown, lifeless dustbowls, an increasing number of Australian homeowners are turning to synthetic turf as a viable solution. Similarly, more home builders, landscapers, and sports and commercial facilities are actively investigating and promoting synthetic surfaces, causing a dramatic surge in synthetic turf …

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Who Knew Home Landscaping For Energy Conservation Had This Effect?

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If you have been thinking about how you would like to cut your home energy costs, you might want to take a second look at your home landscaping. This is an area you may not have even thought of. Did you know energy-efficient home landscaping can reduce your household`s energy consumption for heating and cooling …

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What kind of landscaping equipment do you need to have around the house?

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Everyones home could use a little landscaping and if you want to do some landscaping you are going to need to have the proper landscaping equipment around in order to do it. There are a few integral pieces of landscaping equipment that you simply cannot do without. There are other pieces of equipment that are …

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A Look at Metal Gazebo

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If youre looking for the strength, stability, sturdiness, and longevity of a metal gazebo, you have plenty of options to fit your needs. They come as 4-sided structures, all the way to 12-sided structures, as well as irregular structures like rectangles, ovals, and multi-sectioned shapes. They often boast many flourishes, such as swirling, plant-like shapes. …

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With more options to choose from, homeowners can decide on a roof color that complements their siding or other exterior accessories.

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Things are looking up for homeowners who want to customize their curb appeal. Thanks to vibrant new colors now available in asphalt roofing, there are more choices than ever to boost a home`s image. And that`s good news since design experts say that 40 percent of a home`s exterior is the roof. In recent years, …

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Building a Gazebo

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Are you handy? Think you can build a gazebo from scratch? There are plenty of gazebo plans available free in libraries and online. There are also blueprints available for fees ranging from $8 to $200. The more expensive gazebo plans are architectural blueprints, which are much more specific and best suited to the experienced contractor. …

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Country Lawn Maintenance – 10 Tips to Know Before You Mow

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Practical survival skills should be fifty percent of what we study in school! Languishing twelve to sixteen years in the bowels of our education system should not leave American citizens unprepared to cope with perpetually running toilets. A burned out taillight should not knock our world off its axis. This chasm of neglected wisdom is …

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How to Attract Birds to Your Backyard Paradise For Less Than $100

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Like many Americans, you may find bird watching to be a fascinating hobby. At the same time, perhaps you wonder how you can attract regular visitors to your yard without busting the bank by purchasing expensive foliage, feeders, and food. Here are some tips toward helping you establish a backyard paradise that is certain to …

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Can Robotic Lawnmowers Save the World or at Least You Money?

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It is common knowledge that gas powered lawn mowers are serious environmental polluters. It is estimated that 1 hour of lawn mower use equals driving an SUV 100 miles. I have read that lawnmowers contribute up to 5% of the nations pollution. Even more alarming comparisons and statistics can be found on the internet. Even …

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What Is Landscape Architecture?

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Many times I have been asked what is the difference between a landscape architect and a landscape designer. Hopefully the following will answer this question. The American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA, provides the following: Landscape architecture encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the natural and built environments. Landscape architectural projects include …

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Backpack Blowers

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Backpack blowers are more commonly used by professionals and are mostly powered by 2-stroke gasoline engines. The harness, which has a blower fit into it, is worn on the operator`s back. The engine and fan are also placed on the backpack frame with a hand-held hose and spout to direct the airflow. Backpack blowers are …

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Do It Yourself: An Attractive Rock Garden Anyone Would Be Proud Of

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One of the most economical ways to enhance the landscape surrounding your home is to build a rock garden. Rock gardens are most often associated with the British Isles, where the climate is rarely accommodating to delicate plants. Rock gardens bring with them the assumption of having very few plants, and those of a very …

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Ultimate Deck And Patio Retreat For Easy Living

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You can create a stress-free outdoor space that is comfortable, convenient, and low-maintenance. It`s easier than you may think. TV home improvement expert Ron Hazelton, a regular correspondent on Good Morning America and host of his own syndicated series, Ron Hazelton`s HouseCalls, has several easy ideas to create a relaxing, luxurious getaway, right in your …

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Beat the Heat – 7 Tips to Help Your Lawn Survive a Drought Word Count:259 Summary:With temperatures rising and rain fall decreasing, summer time is putting a serious strain on your lawn. If you are not careful, your lawn could end up dead. No rain and water restrictions can really take a shot at your …

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