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Extend Your Outdoor Living Area Season

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Fall, Landscape Design, slider, Spring, Winter | 0 comments

A  great way to extend your season of being able to enjoy your outdoor living area is with fire!  Fire pits are a great way to heat up the area to remove the chill.  You could install a wood-burning or gas fire pit. A wood-burning fire pit will give you a feel of camping with the wood-burning smell.  It’s also a great way to test if you’d like to put in a more permanent fire pit that is easier to light and without the smell of smoke.  The good side of wood-burning is that they are much easier to install and there is no need to run a gas line.  They also produce more heat than a gas fireplace.  Now the downsides to wood-burning, they’re harder to get started, you have to watch for flying sparks so you need proper spacing from anything that could catch fire, you have to cut or buy wood, if there’s a pollution ban you won’t be allowed to light it, and you’ll smell like campfire afterwards. If you’d like something easy to start up, a gas fireplace or a gas lamp is a great way to heat up the area.  Both work very well.  Some of the benefits of gas, they are easy to light up, they are...

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How To Battle The Frost

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Fall, Gardening, Landscaping, slider, Winter | 0 comments

When you know it’s going to get cold enough to cause some freezing, here are some ways to protect your plants: Use frost or shade protection fabric to cover your plants.  You can buy this at most garden centers You can also cover your plants with sheets, blankets or towels if you don’t have any of the above fabric.  Although if there is moisture they won’t be as effective.  With mmoisture, you’ll want to use the fabric above. If snow is in the forecast, you can use tarps or plastic bags Some plants will be stronger than others.  The frost and freeze borderline is right around 32 degrees. If your plants to get some frost, you can do some basic steps to try and recover the plant.  If there are any wilted leaves, this is a sign of frost.  Prune all of these wilted leaves off of the plant so that it can redirect its energy back into the plant.  Otherwise it will spend too much energy trying to recover those areas. Now if it’s going to get down below freezing, it’s about time to give in.  At that point we’d suggest to pick all the crops off the plants in your garden and then look forward to next spring when you can plant...

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Is Widlife Eating Your Garden?

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Gardening, slider | 0 comments

Are any pesky creatures eating your vegetables in your garden?  Maybe racoons, squirrels, rabbits, or any other critter.  They may be cute, but if they’re eating your garden, they’re not so cute anymore. There are some things you can do to protect your gardens. With rabbits, try building a raised bed of 2 feet or higher.  This is higher than they should be able to jump.  Or if a raised bed is not possible, surround the garden with a...

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Now’s a Great Time To Prune Your Trees

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Fall, Landscaping, slider, Trees, Winter | 0 comments

Once the weather warms up a bit and the snow melts, winter is a great time to prune.  Below is a great video on how to prune your trees the right way and not kill your tree.  It’s a lengthy video but well worth your time.  He goes into great detail how to do it and why.  I recommend you watch the video to take the best care of your trees!  And if you’re not sure you can do...

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Winterizing Your Irrigation System: 3 Reasons Why It’s Important

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in slider, Sprinkler Systems | 0 comments

See on – Affordable Sprinkler & Landscape It’s easy to forget to winterize your irrigation systems, but failing to do so is a common cause of irrigation system repair. Here are 3 reasons why you should. Danielle‘s insight: This should’ve been posted on the site months ago, but better late than never right?  In the colder parts of the country, I hope you’ve already winterized your sprinkler system.  If you haven’t, I’d suggest doing so.  It can keep...

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Setup an Outdoor Watering System

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Landscaping, slider, Sprinkler Systems | 0 comments

See on – Affordable Sprinkler & Landscape The only way to keep your lawn looking fresh it to make sure it has plenty of water. In this post we go over some of the fundamentals that will you get started with setting up an outdoor watering system. See on...

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Arrange Containers to Maximize Landscape : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Landscaping, slider | 0 comments

See on – Affordable Sprinkler & Landscape Containers don’t have to be restricted to the patio when landscaping your garden. This article discusses using containers to create garden ‘rooms’ and add architectural interest.   Danielle‘s insight: A great way to decorate your yard and inside your house. See on...

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