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Prevent Sunburn! UV Canopies Do the Trick: Guest Blog

Sunburn is your body’s reaction to skin cells being cooked by ultraviolet radiation. The sun’s rays may feel good on your skin, and we all need a little sunlight in …

Holiday Ideas & Quick Tips Landscaping & Gardening Practical Tips For the Home

Keep Poinsettias for the Following Year

To keep your poinsettias for next holiday, continue feeding them through the spring and summer. In late September, place the plant where it will receive bright light during the day …

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Gardening in the Winter Months

Ensuring that your plants survive the winter not only saves you the cost of replacing them come spring, but also it often gives you a healthier, more mature-looking garden. I’ve …

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Exterior Maintenance and Being a Good Neighbor Are Related

A few years back, we were having our house painted. Imagine our surprise and frustration when we discovered sawdust, plus a large sampling of the bug life in our region, …

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Enjoy Your Landscaping, Even After the Sun Goes Down

Landscape lighting used to be simple. A few recessed cans lining the front path, a couple downlights tucked in the trees, and you were done. Not anymore. When it comes …

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Master Landscape & Garden Plans

In many ways, the exteriors of our homes are just as important as what is inside. Your front yard gives your guests their first impression, and your backyard can be …