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How To Choose Between 3 Season and 4 Season Rooms

To be boxed in is a common feeling. It describes the experience of feeling restricted or limited in one’s options.  This is a feeling many homeowners experience when they embark on important landscaping projects, those that typically require a significant investment. Nobody likes to make mistakes, to build something that may solve one problem when, if it had been better planned, could have created multiple outdoor living options.  3 season and 4 season rooms, for instance, enable homeowners to enjoy an outdoor space over the course of multiple seasons. They give you the freedom to enjoy an environment that is

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Landscape Lighting System Troubleshooting Practices

The rich green of summer is waning and the warm hues of autumn are taking its place. Yellows, oranges, and reds are filling the outdoor environment with temporary warmth. Sooner than you think, however, Jack Frost will come nipping at your nose, and he may get to your landscape lighting systems too. Minnesotans are accumstomed to rain, snow, and cold. Truth is we embrace the changing of seasons. If your landscape lighting system wasn’t properly planned, installed, and maintained, it may not be prepared for its Minnesota environment. That’s alright because the purpose of this article is to help you

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Turning Your Backyard Into A Yoga Oasis

Yoga is an ancient, spiritual practice. Many modern yogis flock to crowded studios to hit their mats. However, this hasn’t been easy to do lately, leading some yoga fanatics to look into home yoga workouts. Yoga is simple to adapt to a home workout regimen. It requires very few props besides a mat or, in some instances, a couple of blocks.  However, imagine having your very own garden yoga getaway. That image poses the question: Why practice inside, between four walls, when you can take your practice to a place of calm, to be united with nature, just like the

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Food and Function: 5 Benefits of Planting Fruiting Trees

Going apple picking with friends and family during autumn is a favorite pastime for many people. Picking your own fresh and healthy fruit is rewarding and fun. Have you considered planting fruit trees in your yard so that you can experience the same apple orchard fun at home? Many people don’t realize that they can grow fruit-bearing trees on their property or assume that the climate they live in wouldn’t be conducive to growing fruit trees. However, many different fruit trees can thrive in all sorts of environments. Could a fruit tree be the missing piece to your unique garden

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How To Get Outdoor Lighting Right In Any Landscape

DIY or Do-It-Yourself is a concept whose origins go way back before HGTV or Etsy. Professional help was hard to come by, so we recruited skilled friends and neighbors, and often bartered our expertise in exchange.  Nowadays, small home improvement projects, such as painting a bedroom or adding storage shelves to the garage, are ways for creative and handy homeowners to take greater pride in their homes. Landscape lighting is traditionally considered an add-on service, but recent landscape lighting trends suggest it has evolved into something far more complex. Even the most basic landscape lighting systems require experience to simultaneously

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5 Landscape Lighting Trends You Need To Know

Landscape lighting first made its sparkling debut in higher end residential properties thanks to Frank B. Nightingale. Nightingale’s passion for light and nature appropriately earned him a loyal following as the “Father of Garden Lighting.” His precursor light fixtures were a bit bulky and expensive and utilized 120-volt power. But, these ancestors of modern-day lighting paved the way for a powerful evolution in landscape lighting. Fast forward to the present and we are continuing to enjoy the foundational elements Nightingale created several decades ago, while capitalizing on modern advancements in landscape lighting design and installation. The newest trends in this

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