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13 Best Border Plants For Edging

Border plants are a great way to complete a garden’s design, whether edging a walkway or finishing a flower bed. We’ll share 13 beautiful border plants that need little care but are still low-maintenance. The plants can significantly enhance any outdoor area. In addition, some come with additional benefits that will increase the value of … Read more

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Burning Leaves: Experts Warn Against & Offer Suggestions

It’s time to finish cleaning up the fall leaves before we get into the depths of winter. But don’t make the mistake of using the old-fashioned method of burning leaves.  Many states and cities have laws against leaf burning, although some don’t. And homeowners don’t realize the negative impacts it has.  We reached out to … Read more

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Small Holes in Lawn Overnight? (Here’s Why + Solution)

After spending time and effort maintaining a lush green lawn, small holes should be the least of your worries. But unfortunately, small holes in a lawn are inevitable. These holes result from the activities of tiny critters and other animals. It can be pretty frustrating to see these holes when you wake up, and it’s … Read more

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Garden Leveling: Leveling a Sloping Garden (Step-by-Step)

Do you have a sloping garden and don’t like it? It doesn’t have to remain that way; you can do something about it. Leveling a sloping garden may seem daunting, but it’s not that difficult. You can have the level garden of your dreams with some elbow grease or hire a professional. There are many … Read more

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Matching Soil & Plants = Thriving Landscape

The soil is where plants are grown. It is made up of little fragments of rock broken off of mountains and other bigger rocks, together with a few pieces of extinct plant and animal life. Here, dissolved nutrients are absorbed by plant roots and transformed into the plant’s stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit.  The following … Read more

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Killing Crabgrass With Baking Soda (Explained + Precautions)

During growing seasons, gardeners go through the hassle of dealing with stubborn and rapidly growing weeds, including crabgrass. Weeds are the bane of most gardeners because getting rid of them takes time and effort. While regular weeding may reduce the weed population, crabgrass is a stubborn lot. Because weed killers have many harmful effects, people … Read more

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Landscape Designer vs. Landscape Architect (Differences + Which One Should You Hire?)

From pristine lawns and manicured topiary to lush cottage-style gardens and drought-resistant xeriscape gardens, any property can benefit from landscaping. Whether you’re planning the design and layout of a new garden or looking to renovate or improve existing features, hiring a professional will be of immense help. This is where landscape architects and landscape designers … Read more

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How To Get Rid of Crabgrass (or Not?) We’ll Help You Decide

Crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) is an annual plant that grows in moist soil. It spreads quickly and can grow up to around two feet tall¹. It’s not an actual grass but instead belongs to the family Chenopodiaceae². It often gets confused with a cool-season perennial called quackgrass. It grows best in warm weather- and can cause … Read more

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Low-Maintenance Foundation Plants (15 Ideas + Planting Plan)

Let’s face it; your home would look stark without foundation plants. As a homeowner, you should consider planning and prioritizing landscaping- which encompasses the construction of structures, hardscaping, foundation plantings, plant installation, etc.  Foundation plantings are considered the bedrock of every landscaped property, transforming the front yard and entryway into a dynamic garden space. These … Read more