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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Installing Artificial Grass

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You love your lawn. It’s a lovely emerald carpet that provides your home with an extra dose of color and curb appeal.

Sure, it can be a pain to mow, but you enjoy the way it looks, the smell of freshly cut grass on a warm summer evening.

Still, but there are times when grass just won’t cut it for your landscaping project. That’s where artificial grass can help.

Let’s say you have a swimming pool. Artificial turf will prevent grass clippings, mud and lawn fertilizer from getting in the water.

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4 Ways to Turn Your Backyard into a True Zen Oasis

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Having a beautiful backyard is a dream come true for a lot of people. In this day and age, all of us simply need a quiet little place to relax and unwind after a busy day. Sure, a lot of us already have such an area somewhere in our homes, but not many realize the healing power of spending time outdoors.

That’s why, if you are thinking about updating your outdoor area, we urge you to consider creating a true Zen oasis, where you will be able to fully give in to the healing powers of Mother Nature and spend some quality time immersed in all of her beauties, either alone or with friends and family. If the idea sounds appealing, but you’re not quite sure how you can achieve it, keep on reading.

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How to Care for Your Lawn in Winter

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The leaves are off the trees, temperatures are dropping and you’re making plans for the holidays. Your mind is focused solely on winter time. Any lawn care related thoughts are miles away.

But the onset of cold weather doesn’t mean you get to ignore your grass for the next few months.

It might sound like hard work, but it will pay off when warmer weather comes and you’re greeted by fresh, healthy grass. Make things easier on yourself in the springtime with these winter lawn care tips.

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5 Fall Landscape Ideas

fall landscape ideas 1024x684 5 Fall Landscape IdeasThis is Jim. He’s married, he’s got two kids, a dog, a cat and a mortgage. And every summer, he gives himself a project: making his yard look its best.

He’s got all the latest equipment, knows the folks at his local landscape supply store by name and cheerfully wears one of those “I Fought the Lawn…and the Lawn Won” t-shirts.

But then autumn comes and Jim feels a bit lost. He’s like a sailor who only feels truly at home when he’s out at sea.

Are you like Jim? Do you feel uninspired by your landscaping once summer is done? It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few fall landscape ideas that can bring new life to your yard this season.

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Backyard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

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You look out at your backyard, and you have ideas: Ways to transform your outdoor living space and give it a new look and feel.

You see pathways and patios and hedges and trellises and maybe even a fountain. You see big backyard barbecues and scores of admiring neighbors.

And then you see your bank account and begin to worry.

Maybe that big landscaping project just isn’t in the cards, you think to yourself. But don’t fret. As long as you’re willing to start small, there are ways you can pull off backyard landscaping ideas on a budget.

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Amazing Choices for Fire Pit Media

iStock 545549498 e1534428473436 1024x627 Amazing Choices for Fire Pit MediaFire pits have become a popular addition to outdoor living environments.  Every manufacturer of hardscaping materials offers at least one and sometimes many options.  Manufactured materials can also be used to craft a fire pit into an unusual design to fit the unique requirements of a specific project.  And, of course, fire pits can be made from natural stone.  Regardless of the shape, size or materials, a fire pit may burn wood or be fueled by natural gas or propane.  When completing a fire pit with gas or propane, the burner must be surrounded by decorative media.  Here are a few amazing media options you can use to create the final look.

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Choosing the Right Border for Patio or Walkway

Border 1 e1534347523712 Choosing the Right Border for Patio or WalkwayBorders are not usually necessary, however they can be used to create visual definition within your patio or walkway project. The one situation which strongly suggests a border is when the outside perimeter is so curved that small cuts are required to complete the body of the area.  In this case, a border will both hold the small pieces in place and draw ones vision away from the cuts.

When considering a border there are 3 things to keep in mind to make your choice a success: color, texture and size. In this article we will discuss all three options and how they affect the appearance of a border.

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How to Design a Patio

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When you used to dream of owning a home, those dreams included a patio. You had the perfect patio design in your head, a place where you could host boisterous cookouts or just sit back and relax.

Now you’re a homeowner, but the patio you’ve always dreamed of hasn’t – for whatever reason — materialized yet.

That’s OK. We understand. Life gets in the way of a lot of things, including patio design. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips for designing your perfect patio.

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How to Transform Your Outdoor Space for Entertaining

Landscape Design for Backyard Entertainment

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Outdoor patios, balconies and backyards can provide the perfect space for hosting guests. With careful planning and consideration, you can turn your outdoor space into an entertainment zone you’d be proud to show off. Here are some tips on how to create an outdoor space that is functional, stylish and comfortable for guests.

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