Hardscaping With Rocks and Stones

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Hardscaping is a great way to cut back on lawn care chores while keep your yard beautiful. It basically includes any type of landscaping that doesn’t exclusively utilize plants to cover the ground. Popular hardscaping practices you might recognize are rock gardens, stone paths, and stone-based edging around gardens, decks, trees, etc. So it’s safe to say that most hardscaping installations include some form of rocks- either natural or manicured. Let’s take a look at a few popular choices for hardscaping projects. River Rocks and Tumbled Stones River rocks are naturally sourced, often found at either your local quarry or major gardening store. They range in color from grey and off-white to light pinks and browns. Good for full rock …

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Fall Lawn Care Tips

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Effective fall lawn care requires a bit of TLC to help it settle into the cooler months after a long, active summer.  During the summer your grass likely saw a lot of action, from backyard parties to children and pets playing outside far more often than in the cooler seasons. Whatever your summer landscape has been through, early fall is the perfect time to take care of your lawn and prepare it for a winter break. Even if the summer is then only a memory, it’s a safe bet that your lawn is still suffering the abuse of heat and occasional North Texas drought. Here are some tips on how to restore your health to the lawn and prepare it …

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Benefits of Landscaping in Residential and Commercial Areas

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Who doesn’t love beautiful greenery in a wide and open space? The lush green grasses, vibrant and beautiful color of flowers are a real treat for eyes. If you have a beautiful and planned landscape, you can easily enjoy the view and smell anytime and anywhere. A beautifully decorated and well managed landscape offers a lot of benefits. In this article, I am going to discuss about some benefits of landscaping. 1)    Natural coolant The green grass and plants work as a natural coolant. Grass is way cooler than the cement and asphalt. Green grass and trees work as the natural air conditioner. Homes which are surrounded by trees can keep the attic cool, reducing the temperature up to …

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Frequently Asked Questions about Zoysia Grass

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Zoysia Grass is a warm season grass that forms a dense, uniform turf. It grows in a wide range of acidic or alkaline soils, including sand or clay. It resists weeds and does not require frequent mowing. These attributes make a good choice for lawns, golf courses, parks and sports fields in the southern half of the United States. What are the disadvantages of Zoysia grass? The main disadvantage of Zoysia grass is that it grows very slowly, spreading only 6 inches a year. This means that it can take a long time to establish a lawn. Although Zoysia grass is resistant to wear, it slowly recovers when damaged. It also forms a thick layer of undisturbed stubble or plant …

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Best Flowers To Plant In North Texas

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Flowers make places look excellent, both homes and business properties in North Texas. They also offer life to the passage to your home and light up bush parts. It thus gives them an energizing look. While our substantial soil and atmosphere boundaries can bring challenges, numerous local and adjusted plants flourish in North Texas, conveying shading and magnificence to the garden season after season. The shading from flowers makes magnificence which helps a business place to look so great, and that will assist you with making an enduring impact on your potential customers. Despite the time in the year yearly blossoms can enable you to finish your scene plan. It doesn’t make any difference on the off chance that you …

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Swimming Pool Landscaping

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Having a swimming pool in your back yard is goal many home owners strive to have.  Now you have your swimming pool, and yet it seems not quite what you were expecting? You have your pool and your lawn, that is about it. Looking at the blank canvas of yard around your pool can make swimming pool landscaping a little difficult. Landscaping around your pool should not be too difficult if you follow these easy tips. Landscaping With Fence And Decking Traditional below ground swimming pools are very common, but usually need to be well maintained. Some alternatives are to buy or build an above ground pool. These pools do require quite a bit maintenance, but the cost to build is significantly …

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River Rock Landscaping Ideas

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River Rock Landscaping Ideas River pebble mulch is harvested from riverbeds. It is one of the most common varieties of rock mulches and can be found by various names like river rock or Mississippi stone. Most garden centers or landscape supply stores will have river rock available in different sizes, from small pebbles to large chunks. These River Rock Landscaping Ideas will provide some ideas for your landscape. Choosing the Right Rocks for Your Landscape While excellent at controlling erosion, rock mulches do not help retain moisture in the soil like organic mulches. In fact, rock mulches tend to heat up quite a bit in the sun, causing the soil beneath them to be hot and dry. They also reflect sunlight …

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How To Build A Stone Fire Pit

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 Backyard Bliss and a Barbecue! These days you don’t have to head off into the mountains to get that warm campfire feeling. It brings families and friends closer together as they sit around the fire, drinking beer, telling stories. A fire pit keeps the fire controlled and a little safer and manageable. Not to mention the mess that would be there without a fire pit in the backyard. You will find what you need to build a stone fire pit at a hardware or garden center near you. Follow these simple directions to build a stone fire pit. You can place the bricks or stone in the shape you want on the ground and get and outline. Another method …

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