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Hire Property Inspections Before You Invest in Landscaping

Hiring a home inspection is standard practice nowadays, even for new construction. Most homebuyers do not realize they should be hiring professionals to inspect their outdoor living spaces too. This is especially important for larger and older properties. Most villages and municipalities have checks and balances that assure compliance with codes and regulations. Building permits trigger a series of inspections. However, once the final inspection is made and the house is sold to a new buyer, what happens outdoors goes largely unnoticed. Occasionally, a complaining neighbor may trigger an inspection by the municipality, but those occurrences are few. What tends

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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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Attractive Fence Alternatives For Outdoor Privacy

  Outdoor living spaces are more than an extension of the home. The physical and psychological benefits of an outdoor living lifestyle are well documented. Yet many families limit the time they spend in their own backyard because they lack enough privacy from neighbors and busy streets. Your lifestyle and personal priorities will determine the level and type of privacy that is important to you. Generally speaking, privacy is determined by what you want to see, hear, and feel while engaged in your desired outdoor activities. When choosing a property people almost immediately get a feeling when a space suits

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How To Prepare Your Wood Deck For Winter

  It’s time to prepare your wood deck for the winter to protect your investment and keep it safe for those times when you have to use it. These recommendations also apply to wood outdoor furniture and landscape elements such as wood arbors, pergolas, and fences. The age of your wooden structures will largely determine its current moisture content. As wood ages, it naturally dries out. This is part of the aging process. Going into winter it’s common for wood decks and other structures to be quite dry. That could change over the winter if they are not properly sealed.

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Residential Fencing Tips For Privacy and Safety

Residential fencing serves multiple roles in modern landscaped environments, and with planning, they can be combined into multipurpose installations. Along with providing safety and security, the right fencing can help create a private and appealing outdoor space for the entire family to enjoy. Leading Fencing Installation Purposes Here are six top reasons to consider adding a fence to your property: #1.  Safety for Family and Pets When it comes to children and pets, the right fence adds an important layer of protection. Shielding your yard with the right fence allows the kids and fur babies the freedom to explore safely.

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Landscape Structures For Activities And Personal Style

The art and science of landscape architecture are the harmonious coexistence of people and Nature. Imagine waking up in the morning and stepping outside to breathe in Nature’s freshness and aliveness. Now imagine going further to your gazebo where you will enjoy magical moments as the sun rises. These structures, arbors, pergolas, and gazebos, punctuate, transition, and facilitate the dance among people and Nature. This is why they are instantly noticed in exceptional landscapes. Landscape structures, for the most part, are permanent and should be carefully planned for now and the foreseeable future. It’s advisable to work together with a

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