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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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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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12 Sturdy Landscaping Trees to Stand Against Minnesota Weather

  Every landscaping enthusiast knows that trees provide many benefits for the local community and biodiversity besides offering beauty and shade. Trees and other foliage help reduce stress rates. People’s heart rates drop when they are in the presence of trees. In turn, property values increase when there are beautiful, mature trees nearby. Trees also help protect the area animals and insects, including bees. In chilly climates like Minnesota, trees also offer a natural buffer against the winds. As a result, there are countless reasons to plant a tree. However, not all trees can survive the brutal Minnesota winters. We’ve

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Attractive Landscaping Ideas for Any Property

Every home needs an attractive landscape design. Adding beautiful garden plantings and inviting elements like seating areas, pools, patios, waterscapes, and outdoor dining spaces all immensely improve your curb appeal and property value. There is an abundance of appealing outdoor features available for both large and small properties. Plan the landscape design for your property according to its size and see just how stunning your small or large space can look all year long. Understanding Your Acreage Beautiful landscape plans are possible regardless of your property’s size. There are tons of attractive and unique features to implement that will vastly

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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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