How to Choose an Outdoor Construction Contractor

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Your outdoor living spaces can either amp up the quality and atmosphere of your home’s design plan or do the complete opposite. All it takes is some planning and great design for your new outdoor space to go from dream to reality. Whether it’s a new sprinkler system, an arbor or pergola or even a full-blown outdoor living and dining …

Pardon My French…Drain

Three ways to fix yard drainage problems The lawn and landscaping around a home is often a matter of pride for homeowners. A beautiful, healthy lawn gives a great first impression to visitors and looks great every time the owner leaves or comes home. One of the most common reasons for an unattractive lawn is poor drainage. Proper water drainage …

Sprinkler System Maintenance Tips

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An automatic sprinkler system is a great way to keep your yard and landscaping well-maintained and watered efficiently. It conveniently eliminates the hassle of hauling around a hose and the burden of paying large water bills due to over-watering. Like any major home feature, it’s important to perform regular maintenance to keep your sprinklers in top condition. No matter what time of …

6 Landscape Drainage Solutions

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While water is essential for any landscape, too much of a good thing can actually be detrimental. In fact, without an efficient drainage system, many lawns and landscapes struggle to thrive. Here’s a quick rundown on the various types of landscape drainage solutions, how they work, and where you should use them. Surface Drain Systems A surface drain is the simplest …

5 Benefits of a Covered Patio

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Outdoor living spaces are all the rage among homeowners, and for good reason. Decks, outdoor kitchens, fire features, and patios have changed the outdoor living game. But if your outdoor space doesn’t have a covered patio, it may be time for an upgrade. From daily living and entertainment to aesthetics and property value, covered patios come with many benefits. If you’re on …

Pet Friendly Landscaping Ideas

Keeping your pet safe and happy is high on the list for most pet owners. One way for a pet to enjoy themselves is with pet friendly landscaping. The additions to landscaping can be simple or intricate, depending on what lifestyle and design you desire in the yard. Materials and Objects That Make a Yard Pet Friendly Using the right materials …

Warm Up On Cool Nights with a Fire Pit or Fireplace

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Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are becoming more and more popular. They add visual interest to your landscaping and can make your yard feel more complete. They also provide a focal point around which you can gather with friends and family. And, most important, they can extend your outdoor entertaining season. There is no reason to end outdoor entertaining just …