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Make the Most of Your Small Space

Letting your landscape creativity run wild is easy when you have a sprawling piece of property to work with: a big, blank canvas ready and waiting for whatever your imagination dreams up. But what about when space is at a real premium, as in: you don’t have any? If your “yard” is a high-rise balco...

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How Cool Is Your Pool?

There may not be a landscape feature that allows for more wild creativity, extreme customization, and personal expression than a swimming pool. It used to be that the only pools you saw were either above-ground circles or in-ground rectangles. There might have been a diving board or a big plastic ...

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Mow, Blow, and Go

Most of us have an established yardwork routine. This is especially true for mowing. We start in the same spot every week, take the same paths, cut the same rows in the same order, and end in the same spot every time. Then maybe if you're up for it, you break out the trimmer and take down those scra...

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Weekend Project: Teak Maintenance

One of the items on my pre-summer to do list is to sand and oil our teak patio furniture. We've had this set for 4 years now and this is the third time I've done it. For those thinking about purchasing outdoor teak furniture, let me lay out the pros and cons for you......

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How to Put In a Flower Bed

A bed line not only separates the lawn from your flower beds, a well designed bed line gives form to the yard. It shows that thought was put into the beds and landscaping, and that the shrubs weren’t planted just anywhere. It's a great way to turn a bare corner of the yard into a beautiful flower be...

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Caring For Your Deck

Imagine having guests over for a bbq in your perfectly manicured backyard, but they glance down to find your deck splintering and turning grey. Realistically, your deck probably doesn’t look that bad, but I wanted to provide a few general tips to help make sure that doesn’t happen....

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Creating Privacy In Your Yard

Yards are simply an outdoor extension of your home. The front yard is like your porch…everyone can see it and walk up to it. But only those invited in can see the inside of the house…just like your back yard. So how do you create privacy in a yard where you have neighbors, streets, or public walkway...

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Martini Bar? Ice Sculpture? 30.

I turned 30 a couple weeks ago, and decided to throw a birthday party for myself and 3 other good friends also turning 30 in April. The theme was..."We're Turning 30 and Sophisticated". Our friends know that is one of the most absurd statements we could possibly say about ourselves, but it does op...

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Get Your Yard Ready For Summer

The first warm day in April arrives and stores put out mulch, rose bushes and spring flowers. Every year I get the itch to plant new flowers, but it’s best to put some thought into what goes into an established yard. So I turn first to yard maintenance and spend time surveying for any winter damage....

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