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How to Choose a Landscaping Company

  Many homeowners turn to a professional landscaper due to a lack of time, energy, or design skills. Choosing to hire a landscaping company can be intimidating and time-consuming as it’s essential to do thorough research on all candidates to ensure they can efficiently complete your project. Improve your property value and create the home of your dreams by getting professional help with all your landscaping needs. Identify the Amount of Landscaping Needed Before contacting a full-service landscaping company, it’s encouraged to consider how you plan to utilize your space and establish the desired functionality of your outdoor space. This

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How To Get Everything You Want From Your Landscape Design

  How about a majestic view of an idyllic bay?  If you dare to dream big you can come closer than you imagine. Most homeowners accept less than they want from their landscape design because they don’t understand how the process should work. Don’t worry about your needs and wants too much. They will evolve as you progress through the landscape design process, but if you follow these six steps they will magically come together. None of this is possible without a solid foundation that begins with you. One of the keys to success is compatibility with the designer. He

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Benefits of Transitioning to Low Voltage LED Lighting

With eco-friendly and environmentally friendly movements becoming more and more popular, it’s stressed by society to start thinking about transitioning your household to low voltage lighting, whether that’s for the entire property or a specific area. Many details of owning a property can be improved from increased savings to worry-free security should the designated owner choose to make the change. While some improvements will be noticed right away, others will take some time to show their actual impact on the transition. Energy Efficiency The use of LED lighting is projected to have the largest impact on energy savings in the

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10 Plants to Attract Hummingbirds in Your Garden

Having friendly critters visit your garden is always an exciting moment to catch in the warm months. They bring a little bit of joy to your day and make you appreciate nature that much more. A variety of hummingbirds can be found in various environments across the world. Their primary source of nutrition is nectar from flowers, but they also eat insects, tiny spiders, and tree sap. The most common species to be spotted in Minnesota is the Ruby-throated hummingbird. While other species have visited, the Ruby-throated hummingbird migrates to MN for the summer and can usually be spotted in

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How to Furnish Your Luxury Patio

A patio will boost the value of your home and quickly become an area where you enjoy relaxing. Most patios don’t require a lot of maintenance, and it’s a space you can personalize easily to create the atmosphere you want.  Creating a patio with a luxury feel to it is surprisingly easy. Here are a few ideas for luxury patio designs. The Minimalist Approach We recommend adopting a minimalist approach for outdoor patio designs because that style instantly creates the impression of luxury and provides you with plenty of space you can use. Your patio needs to be inviting and

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5 Ways to Incorporate a Fireplace Into Your Landscape Design

An outdoor fireplace is an exciting addition to your patio because it makes that space a lot more inviting. Having a source of warmth means you can spend more on your patio, and the fireplace will naturally become a point of focus, and guests will want to gather around it. Here are some fireplace landscape design ideas to consider if you want to upgrade your patio. Stones and Rocks Stones are a popular material for built-in fireplaces and freestanding designs. Beige or gray stones help create a rustic look and require little maintenance. If you want to have a stone

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