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6 Pine Trees You Should Add To Your Landscape

Detail of the Bristlecone Pines (Pinus aristata Engelm.) old trees in Colorado, Southpark, survivor trees, like the cones and twigs with the sap crystals and the new flowers

Pine trees are known for their aromatic, evergreen, needle-like foliage. These beauties tend to be low-maintenance and long-living, making them an ideal choice if you want to add year-round interest to your landscape. But, there are over 100 different types from which to choose! Generally disease and pest-resistant, pine trees come in various shapes and sizes, …

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5 Alternatives For Landscape Fabric

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Have you ever used landscape fabric in your garden? This cloth is a commonly used, but controversial product in the garden. Some people love it, while others find it wasteful and harmful to the environment. Are you looking to ditch the traditional landscape fabric for something a little more creative? Check out these five alternatives …

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Landscape Fabric

Caucasian Men Planting New Plants Inside His Backyard Garden Close Up. Weed Control Fabric Covered Soil.

While landscape fabric is beneficial when used as a row cover or beneath gravel gardens, it isn’t the best thing to secure to the ground of your garden beds. When applying to garden beds, the idea is that landscape fabric controls weeds, maintains soil moisture by reducing evaporation, and offers erosion control. While it’s a …

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5 Property Line Landscaping Ideas

"Green fence ' from evergreen plants dividing the street and private property. Keeps privacy and security. Landscape trimming design.

Do you want to boost your home’s curb appeal? Mark clear property boundaries? Add more plants to your landscape, or enhance your home’s privacy? The answer is property line landscaping! When it comes to landscaping property lines, there are numerous ways to outline where your home starts and stops. They also make your yard and …

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4 Signs of Overwatering New Sod

Fresh sod requires regular watering to take root, but overwatering is possible. Unfortunately, excess irrigation makes the turf susceptible to fungus, pests, and diseases. New sod is delicate and requires the proper care, but like many plants it will let you know if something has gone awry. So, how can you tell if you’ve been …

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11 Perennial Shrubs Perfect for Your Landscape

A gardener girl in gloves looks after bushes of lush pink peonies, a woman florist is engaged in gardening and plant cultivation.

Planting perennials can be costly and require a lot of work but their long life will be well worth it. Perennial plants, unlike annuals, live for over two years, coming back year after year. Ultimately, these varieties can save you money in the long run.  If you’re looking for perennials for your landscape, you may …

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5 Reasons Why a Thyme Lawn Is The Perfect Grass Alternative

thyme ground cover with leaves

Maybe you live in an arid region, or you are looking to eliminate the hassle of mowing your grass. For those interested in learning more about grass lawn alternatives, thyme is a great replacement for grass because it is very drought tolerant and comes in many varieties for those looking for the perfect ground cover. …

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Best Free Landscape Design Software Tools

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With a little bit of imagination and some time to spare, landscaping can turn into one of your most rewarding activities. There’s nothing like walking in your yard or garden and enjoying the view that was born from the depth of your imagination. However, that’s easier said than done. Landscape design software tools can help …

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7 Ornamental Grass Landscaping Ideas

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Ornamental grasses are a versatile and beautiful addition to any landscape. There are many different types of ornamental grasses, each with its own unique appearance, so there is sure to be one that is perfect for your yard or garden. Ornamental grasses can provide privacy and screening, help reduce noise pollution, and even help to …

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