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Various Uses of Rocks and Stones in Your Landscaping

Want landscaping that rocks? Think pavers, river rocks and stepping stones. Adding different types of rocks and stones to your landscaping can up your yard game to a whole new level! Imagine a pathway of stepping stones that lead to a small bridge or an ornately crafted wrought iron bench. The bridge could lead to a lavish tropical garden at …

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How Fountains and Ponds Can Be Therapeutic

Like the soft sound of a mother’s voice, a relaxing massage or a warm embrace from a friend – a water source close to home can soothe people. Just watching and listening to water flow can calm your nerves and lower your blood pressure. Want to find peace and tranquility in your life? Believe it or not, it is a …

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Creating a Fairy and Gnome Garden Can Add Magic to Your Backyard!

There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned Grimm’s Fairy Tale to transport us into a magical world of make-believe. And let’s face it…vacationing from time to time from the harsh realities of a sometimes cold world can be a very good thing. Taking a trip from reality to the land of fairies and gnomes can reduce stress and enhance your life …

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How to Keep Weeds from Sprouting in Your Garden

Removing weeds by hand can be tedious and backbreaking. A sharp hoe can eliminate all that by severing weeds so that you don’t have to bend over or strain your back. To hoe, you simply swing the blade against the weed near the base. If you notice seed pods on the weeds, make sure to remove them first and discard …

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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 …