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Winterization Tips for Outdoor Spaces, Features and Landscape Systems

After a long Minnesota winter, homeowners willingly take on the task of getting their outdoor living spaces ready to use. Clean up and light maintenance prepare hardscape features and their surrounding landscaping to enjoy. As the cool autumn weather sets in, people get busy with work and back to school routines and dismiss landscape maintenance and winterization. You might lack the time needed to perform all these tasks, or you may not want to take on extra work on top of your day job. This is understandable, but you may regret your decision when you discover it could cost thousands

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What To Consider Before Investing In Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Have you ever seen a professionally lit home that appears ordinary during the day but looks stunning at night?  This is what outdoor landscape lighting can do for your home. It literally can transform the average into extraordinary for a modest investment. Landscape lighting will showcase the exterior of your home, but also make it safer for you and your family to navigate the outdoor spaces. When used creatively, outdoor lighting can create a signature ambiance and showcase the unique characteristics of your home. This explains why many homeowners consider outdoor lighting to be an investment that pays for itself,

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Why Autumn Is The Perfect Season To Upgrade Outdoor Lighting

Landscape lighting or outdoor lighting is one of the best investments you can make in your home for several reasons. To appreciate its value, take notice that nearly all prominent retail and commercial properties in your community have outdoor lighting. These properties may not be open for business at this time, but not being well-lighted sends mixed messages. Nighttime lighting demonstrates that you want to be visible, that you appreciate being in the community. Illuminating buildings and their outdoor spaces showcases the property. It strategically accents key elements in ways that are not possible during daytime hours. This builds the

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Why Autumn Is Ideal For Residential Lawn Rejuvenation

No matter how strong your lawn care skills are, your residential lawn will suffer the effects of daily use and fail to look its best after a potentially hot and dry summer. While regular lawn and landscape maintenance, such as periodic mowing and watering, are essential, they are not enough to keep your lawn healthy and looking its best year-round. There’s a good chance your lawn will rebound in the spring, thanks to recharging during its winter dormancy. Yet, it will fare even better if you take effective measures to help it make the most of that rejuvenation period. Now is

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Sustainable Landscape Design

As environmentalism becomes more important to our everyday lives, sustainability is gaining more popularity everywhere, including in the landscaping market. Constantly maintaining your yard can be tiring, and sustainability can play a vital role in lessening that pain while giving back to the planet. The average yard requires maintenance around once a week, which can get old fast when you have to do all the work. The typical yard is challenging to upkeep and may not be the best for the environment. But what does it take for something to be sustainable? Can a landscape be sustainable and still appealing?

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Deck to Patio Transition Ideas

When designing outdoor living spaces, you want to encourage and allow people to move from one area to another easily. If your space includes multiple levels, such as a deck and a patio, your deck to patio transition is an important aspect. Steep, narrow stairs between these areas are not conducive to people mingling and could even be dangerous for those whose mobility is limited. Instead, you’ll want to incorporate wide, gently sloping levels that create seamless transitions from one area to the next. This design allows you and your guests to enjoy the various outdoor spaces around your home

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