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A Dream Potting Shed of Your Own

We all yearn for a room of our own, a little shed located outside, away from the main house. It could be an alluring destination for both practical and passionate endeavors, a place to escape from the demands of daily living, a place to meditate, to create, a place for personal enjoyment.

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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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Landscaping with Trees

Ah, the trees. They bud out to let us know spring is coming, they shade us in the summer, they put on their own little fireworks show in fall, and even when they’re bare, they provide interest and structure in the dead of winter. But not all of us are blessed with tall mature trees in the landscape like WhackyWaco in Plano, TX. Check out those live oaks and tell me they’re not the focal point of that front yard…

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Have a Gorgeous Garden and Save Butterflies

Is there anybody who doesn’t love butterflies? Even the most hardened gardener perks up when one of nature’s beauties flutters by. They serve a useful function in the garden, too. They eat flower nectar and thus pollinate plants in the garden, just as bees do.

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Make Your Yard A Reality TV Star!

Ever watched one of those reality landscaping shows and thought, “My yard is waaaay better than their yard.”? Here is your chance to prove it! Country Music Television is looking for homeowners with fantastic, fun, creative yards in America for the new series Lawn Wars.

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The Short and Winding Road – Pathway Design Principles

A pathway that “leads right to your door” is a core element of landscaping design. Of course, there’s a big difference between a path leading to your front entryway and one that meanders through the garden behind your house.

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Walk This Way

Creating a landscape to be gazed at from afar is all well and good. Presenting that sensational view from the street or from the house is one of the main goals of just about any yard transformation. But gardens are also meant to be enjoyed on a more personal level. Intricate leaf patterns, unusual foliage textures, and the detailed colors of blooms and flowers can only be fully appreciated from up close.

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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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