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Do It Yourself Walkways Can Enhance Your Yard

  Beautiful, naturally flowing paths fashioned from woodchips, stepping stones, flex edging or wood can help transform your backyard, garden or simple landscaping into a lovely oasis. Walkways can “anchor” gardens, draw the eye in a certain direction, lead toward what I like to call yard eye candy, like a fountain, pretty bench or wooded area, or link certain things, …

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How to Control Weeds in Your Lawn

The best way to eliminate weeds in your lawn and prevent their return is by maintaining thick, healthy grass. Weed infestation can be a sign of nutrient imbalance or other soil problems, so start with good soil. Fertilize and water properly to stimulate healthy grass growth. And then, believe it or not, the height of your grass can help you …

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Should You Mow When it is Raining Outside?

To mow or not to mow…that is the question. Here’s the answer. Grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but it definitely grows better when it is mowed on rain-free days…no matter where it is. Before we delve into all of the reasons why your grass should not be mowed when it is raining, we should …

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Be Fruitful!

There are so many great things about living in the warm climate of Florida. One of them is delicious fresh fruit grown locally. In fact, depending on where you live in Florida, you can successfully grow your own fruit if you choose the right types for a particular location. For instance, you can grow mangoes and avocados if you live …

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Planting Sod in Your Yard vs. Growing Grass from Seeds

Both sod planting and planting grass from seed have their benefits, but which is right for you? Okay, let’s see if you are team sod or team grass from seed… The types of grass used for sod are limited, and this is a biggie because if you want a certain species of grass that will thrive in a challenging environment, …

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A Pond Is a Wonderful Accent to Your Yard

Imagine lillypads floating atop a pond swirling with the stunning patterns of koi and beautiful birds bathing on river rocks at its edge. A pond adds an element of serene, natural beauty to your yard and can even increase the value of your property. To transform your property into a tranquil setting with a water garden, you will need a …

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Trimming Trees before Hurricane Season

Well, we made it through a pretty tough hurricane season. Hopefully you, your family and your property fared well. It seems time just flies, so it won’t be long before it is almost June – time once again to prepare for hurricane season. One great way to prepare for hurricane season is by trimming your trees. Trimming your trees before …

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Gardening Can Improve Your Mood…Among Other Things

Gardening is proven to make you happy. It can actually ward off depression and unhappiness. A Gardener’s Magazine poll even reports that 90% of gardeners feel that gardening improves their mood, and 80% of gardeners polled were satisfied with their lives – as opposed to a 67% life satisfaction rate among non-gardeners. Scientific research at a number of universities shows …

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Rocks Can Make All the Difference: Using Rocks for Landscaping

We may not always think about it, but rocks can add an entirely new level to our landscaping – a unique visual element with different, interesting textures and shapes. Landscaping rocks can help you create a natural oasis – a majestic backdrop to cascading flowers in your flower beds or a dramatic water feature. Rocks can create beauty, depth and …

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Different Types of Soils and Their Uses

Different types of soils are comprised of varying amounts of minerals and nutrients, as well as drainability…providing much different levels of support to plant life. In fact, the nutritional content of fruits and vegetables is dependent upon the nutritional content of the top soil in which they grow. There are over 20,000 types of soil. The most common soil types: …