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10 Reasons Why Landscape Design Matters

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Some people might not be able to realize the value of landscaping. That may be the reason they just leave their yards as is and merely clean it. Adding some decorations or going beyond cleaning is a double effort for them and could even be unnecessary on their part. But there are also people who pay much attention to their yards and really allocate time in designing and decorating them. Look into these 10 things that will make you realize the value of landscaping.
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How to Prune Azaleas

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Azaleas look their best id allowed to grow into their natural shape and should require little pruning, but all too often gardeners plant full size varieties that grow to 8 to 10 feet tall in a location where a smaller variety would be more appropriate. And even cultivars properly selected and sited sometimes are damaged by disease or freezing weather.
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How to Prune a Crepe Myrtle

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Crepe myrtles are shrubs or small trees that produce large flowers in the Summer. They are distinguished by their multiple trunks and mottled, peeling bark. They prefer warmer temperatures and do well in southern states. Crepe myrtles blooms from new growth, so pruning is important; however the perform best with light, natural pruning. The following steps will guide you in pruning your crepe myrtle.
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Yard drainage problems can wreak havoc on a garden or lawn, especially after a heavy rain. Poor garden or lawn drainage will prevent oxygen from getting to the roots of plants, which kills the roots the roots and also creates an environment perfect for fungus, such as root rot, to take hold and further damage a plant. When you take steps to improve your soil drainage, you can improve the overall health of your lawn and garden.Solutions for Yard Drainage ProblemsMost minor garden and lawn drainag...
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Don't Let Your Home Become A Fire Hazard!!

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The benefits to cleaning your chimney
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Annual Ryegrass Benefits

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Erosion FighterRyegrass has an extensive, soil-holding root system. The cover crop establishes quickly even in poor, rocky or wet soils and tolerates flooding once established. It's well-suited for field strips, grass waterways or exposed areas.Weed SuppressorMixed with legumes or grasses, annual ryegrass usually establishes first and improves early-season weed control. With adequate moisture, it serves well in hardiness zone 6 and warmer as a living mulch in high-valve systems where you can mow...
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Bringing Houseplants Indoor

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If you let your houseplants "vacation" on the back deck or front porch this summer, then by early September, it's time to start getting them ready to move back inside for the winter.Because conditions differ widely between the inside and outside of your home, a gradual reintroduction to the indoors is best. Sudden changes in temperature, light, and humidity can be traumatic to plants, resulting in yellowed leaves, dieback, wilting and even death.First, get them ready for the move indoors. Clean ...
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The Cold, Hard Facts on Protecting Potted Plants

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Tips for helping your potted plants survive winter.
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Best Flowers for Winter

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Flowering KaleBrighten your yard's quiet season by tucking fall and winter annuals into pots and planting beds. These cold-tolerant beauties spread good cheer with their bold tinted blooms and colorful leaves. Fall annuals bring the color following summer heat, reviving an often scraggly and weary landscape. Winter annuals strut their stuff between the first fall frost and the last spring frost, adding spark to dull, cold weather scenery.Fall annuals perform well in nearly any state, although th...
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Why are rain gardens important?

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As cities and suburbs continue to displace forests, wetlands, and open spaces, increased stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, has become problematic. Stormwater runoff increases flooding and carries pollutants from streets, parking lots and lawns in to local lakes and streams. Local municipalities are challenged to fund costly stormwater treatment facilities in order to clean the water. This "personal pollution" from our lawns and property contributes to the po...
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