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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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10 Ways to Use Planters in Your Pool Deck Design

So, you finally have your dream pool all set up and ready for use in your backyard. The water is crystal clear, cool, and beautiful, but now, what can you do to really ramp it up to the next level? What about some attractive poolside planters to accentuate an already outstanding landscape design? Planters are an excellent way to bring in a pop of color to your pool deck and add a bit of personality to your outdoor oasis. 1. Custom Planters For homeowners who haven’t finished installing a pool, custom planter boxes can be a great choice. Custom planters

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How To Manage and Maximize A Landscaping Project Budget

When you invest in landscaping you want to get the most for your money. That can put you at odds with your landscape contractor if they take a traditional approach to budgeting it. One of the first questions they may ask you is, “What’s your budget?” You may have an idea of how much you want to spend but it’s usually not productive to share that figure. More important is sharing a vision for the landscaping project that you had in mind and how it will enhance your family’s lifestyle. This may be expressed by sharing some elements that you

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5 Advantages of Living Fences

Natural fences are a popular idea with Minnesota homeowners looking to add natural beauty to define their property. You can use plants to line your property naturally. Shrubbery, trees, or flowering bushes are attractive and planet-friendly sanctuaries for birds, butterflies, and other fauna. These living fences also provide a visually pleasing privacy screen. Here are the benefits and some ideas for incorporating a natural fence into your own yard. The Advantages of a Living Fence Besides being lovely to look at, a living fence has many advantages. Read on to learn more.  1. Economically Friendly  Living fences have all the

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Landscape Drainage Systems To Keep Your Property Safe and Beautiful

Keeping your property safe requires a drainage system that manages surface water and water that finds its way below the surface. Most municipalities have guidelines for this. That’s the place to start for new construction and renovation projects. You’ll discover that your property must comply with community guidelines that protect your rights as well as those of your neighbors. Understanding the big picture will help you solve any drainage problems you may be having. For example, if your current systems are unable to excessive moisture, you first want to be sure you are taking on water that it is not

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Save the Bees: Building A Bee-Friendly Garden

Everyone with a green thumb has heard of plants that attract butterflies to your garden and has probably planted a few of them in hopes of luring the delicately-winged guests to your garden. However, not as many people have heard of a bee garden. After one too many negative experiences with bees, people tend to avoid them  at all costs, but bees are vitally important for our ecosystem. And bees need our help. That’s why we will discuss the importance of these buzzing critters in our modern lives and how to build a garden that they will love. Why Are

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