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Large (5,000 - 10,000 sq ft.) Pictures & Design Ideas

Large (5,000 - 10,000 sq ft.) Ideas
The Perfect Lawn

How To Water Your Lawn For The Best Results

Much stress is placed on our water systems during warm summer months. Many homeowners who water their lawns use as much as 80 percent more water during the summer than they do in cooler seasons. But the average homeowner often waters his lawn too frequently, too lightly and at the wrong time of day,...

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Hibiscus

Go Tropical with Hardy Hibiscus

Aloha! You don’t have to live in Hawaii, California or South Florida to enjoy the beauty and tropical appeal of hibiscus, with its eye-popping, saucer-like blooms. There are varieties that do well as far north as Wisconsin....

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Herb Garden

The Magnificent Seven: Stars of the Herb Garden

Of all of the herbs readily available, it’s sometimes confusing to try to make a decision about which ones to include in your garden. Why spend your dollars and hours of your time in growing herbs that you may never use? Often, too much of a good thing is a bad thing....

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How To Build A Firepit

Create Your Own Backyard Firepit

The caveman instinct within us comes alive when we cuddle up to an outdoor fire. That need for warmth, a way to cook our food and a hot blaze to light up the night. It’s a comfort that we all instinctively crave....

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Summer Fun For Teens

Summer Fun for Teens in the Backyard

With summer fast approaching, your teenagers will soon be out of school. This time of year, teens need a place to gather that’s safe and fun. Why not make it your back yard? If you make your yard inviting enough, yours can be the “cool” house where all the neighborhood teens gather. ...

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Walkway & Pathway Garden Ideas

Walk This Way! Pathways to Add Interest to Your Garden

A beautiful garden path is an attraction in its own right, but pathways can serve many purposes in your yard. They invite you and your guests to stroll through the garden, admiring the plants and landscape. ...

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Step By Step Pond Construction

Toss a Penny in the Pond

Actually, these homeowners tossed 3 million pennies in their pond to make their landscaping dream come true. Thirty grand isn’t a bad price for a water feature of this size and complexity. Here’s a blow by blow of the entire landscaping project....

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How To Grow Your Own Cactus

Some Like It Hot! Growing Cacti and Succulents

They’re from the same family; in fact, cacti (plural, cactus, singular)—are part of the larger group of plants known as succulents. The primary difference between the two is the exterior; succulents have smooth skins; cacti have spiny skins. ...

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Landscaping A Big Front Porch

Landscaping A BIG Front Porch

Toni Capito in Clayton actually has a front porch, a back porch, and two side porches. This decking wraps around her house like fashionable wooden Ray-Bans. Pair a huge house with an enormous flat yard, and you’ve got a project that’s going to take some extensive landscaping....

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How To Grow a Giant Cabbage

How To Grow A Giant Cabbage

The first thing of course is the seed. I use "Daneli Seeds, Anchorage", which has a cabbage called OS Hybrid Cross. We grow much larger cabbages in Alaska because of the long, long hrs of daylight...20 hrs of direct sun in June!...

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Stacked Stone Built In Bench

Benched! Getting Outdoor Seating Right

If you ever feel like taking a time-out outside, you need a place to sit. A very large anthill can be an invigorating seating option, but it’s not one we recommend for long term use. For a more traditional solution, consider adding a bench or two to your landscape....

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3D Landscape Design

YardBusters! Featured Yard: Arnold Design

One of the great things about being a YardShare member is that you get to see examples of model yards created by professional yard designers. It is fun working with graph paper and a mechanical pencil to draw up a layout the old fashioned way; but the 3D imaging software the pros use is pretty cool!...

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Wheelchair Ramp

Blend Wheelchair Ramps Into Your Landscape Design

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, it’s possible that we’ll see a shift in how residential areas are made accessible. It’s not hard to imagine McMansions with wide, elaborately decorated granite wheel chair ramps....

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Passion Flower

The Not-So-Subtle Tropical Plant

Tropical plants are prized for their lush foliage, brilliant flowers and bold, exotic appearance. Typically grown outdoors where winters are mild and humidity is high, their ideal climate and growing conditions can be duplicated almost anywhere by moving them inside near a......

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Wall Water Fountain

Fountain, Fountain On The Wall

It’s rare to find a painting that’s sufficiently weather-proof to hang on an exterior wall. So, you’ve got to find other ways to deck these spaces with art. Metal work is nice, and so are tile murals. But there’s nothing like a fountain to add sound and motion to your outdoor décor....

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