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, there are many benefits of a covered patio. …

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 …

Elements of an Outdoor Living Space

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Being outside provides many benefits, from boosting your mood to improving your short-term memory to increasing your levels of vitamin D. You could go for a hike or do yardwork or play a sport, but in our busy world, you’re probably not going to do any of those things regularly. Having an outdoor living space where you can relax, spend time …

How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

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Even though the likelihood of deep freezing temperatures and heavy snow is usually very small in North Texas, it is still a good idea to winterize your sprinkler system by the time winter arrives. This will help avoid any damage to your system just in case unusually cold weather hits. If water is left in your irrigation lines or valves, …

How to Enjoy Outdoor Living This Winter

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The cooler fall temperatures are rolling in, making it the perfect time of year to spruce up your outdoor space and create an environment that you can enjoy year-round. One wonderful feature of having a landscaped yard is that it provides a means for extending your living and entertainment space. Whether you enjoy hosting large parties or you prefer intimate …

Tips for Cooking Over an Open Fire

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Nothing beats being able to enjoy the outdoors. Fresh air, sunshine and some friends or family to share it with are all many of us need to unwind and have a good time. Include a meal and cooking over an open flame to complete the experience. Whether you’re using a campfire, fire pit or outdoor fireplace, outdoor cooking is fun …