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Live Life Outdoors In Your Dream Hardscape

Ever been trying to relax in the living room, Uncle Bill is watching TV at the maximum volume, kids are raising a ruckus, and you...
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Weed Remedy for Hardscapes

Having weeds come up in your beautiful paver patio is annoying, and is not ‘conducive’ to enjoying your favorite outdoor area. It gives your outdoor...
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Lifetime Warranty Outdoor Lighting

Ever buy some landscape lighting from the local hardware store with great expectations of lighting up your walkway or landscape? ...and then be disappointed? Yea,...
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How To Get Crystal Clear Water In My Koi Pond

Are you struggling to achieve the water quality you would like? Cloudy water, or excessive algae? We’ve got the solution for you. No one is...
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Building a backyard waterfall

If you are considering a backyard waterfall, There are many steps of building to consider. The first question to consider is whether you want to...
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what to know before building a backyard waterfall

Like any new proposition, building a pondless waterfall brings many new questions to mind. It can be difficult to know what questions to ask when trying...
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Koi Ponds: Keys to success + Price ranges

How much does a Koi pond cost? How large can a Koi pond be?  If you are considering having a Koi pond built, these are...
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How To Fix Pond and Waterfall Leaks: Follow These 5 Steps

Leaks — every pond and waterfall owner's nightmare. But the truth is that a leaking water feature can be fixed. Finding a leak in a...
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A Secret Garden in the 21st Century

 The garden has long been viewed as a getaway. It is a place where we let go of our worries and unwind. It is a...
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5 Problems With Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete is a poured concrete slab that is imprinted with a design or texture to replicate the look of pavers, natural stone, or another...
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What Causes Green Pond Water?

​Algae blooms are the culprit for most water quality problems. If your pond water is cloudy, murky, or brown, it’s likely an algae issue.Algae can...
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Permeable Pavers: What They Are and How They Work

We often get questions about this relatively new paving style, so in this article we’ll answer some common questions about permeable pavers and discover a...
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Backyard Ecosystem Ponds: What They Are and How They Work

What is an ecosystem pond? How does ecosystem pond work? What makes an ecosystem pond different from a pool? Is one pond better than another?...
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Patio Hardscaping: Poured Concrete or Patio Pavers?

It’s a question that’s been raised time and again by professionals, do-it-yourself enthusiasts, and homeowners looking to make a wise investment decision. Which one will...
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Pond Repair: What To Know Before You Begin

You may be the new owners of a home that has a pond in the backyard. Maybe the pond you built 10 years ago needs...
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Landscaping Project Costs: Here Are the Key Factors That Affect Your Project’s Final Price

“How much will this cost?” This is perhaps the most asked question of any sales transaction, and rightly so. Landscaping is no different, from Petunias...
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How To Stop Weeds From Growing Between Patio Pavers

Patio weeds are frustrating, but can be eliminated easily.  ​Why do weeds persistently grow in the joints of my pavers? This is a common question...
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Gloria Nilson Real Estate Company gave us their take on whether or not it is a good idea to use landscaping as a way to raise...
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Buyer Beware! -Do Your Research Before Hiring a Landscape Contractor Or Designer

So you have been saving pictures you find online or in a catalog for months, or maybe even years, and now you are browsing the...
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Techniques for Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Outdoor Lighting is like an array of brushes an artist uses when painting a canvas. There are many different techniques, looks, and intentions that can...