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Creating an Outdoor Living Space - Backyard Getaways

Creating an Outdoor Living Space - Backyard Getaways

by Guest Post on Apr 28, 2012

The solitude and comfort of home spells relief for today's hectic lifestyles. This year, instead of a costly vacation that leaves merely fond memories, why not invest in the creation of an outdoor living space that exudes the ambiance of a permanent vacation in your very own backyard! Continue reading →

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Herb Planters Help You Produce Irresistible Tastes

Herb Planters Help You Produce Irresistible Tastes

by Guest Post on Apr 28, 2012

Herb planters, full of aromatic and edible herbs, demonstrate how container gardens can be both decorative and functional. Offering a pleasing variety of blossoms, greenery, and delightful scents, herbs are grown for their beauty, their culinary use, their health benefits, and for countless uses. Continue reading →

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How to Build a Waterfall

How to Build a Waterfall

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

On a level site, with an "average" size pond of 11ft x 16ft; the amount of soil needed to surround the biological filter and create the berm is just about equal to the amount of soil excavated from the pond...it works out quite well. Continue reading →

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Citrus Canker Disease

Citrus Canker Disease

by Guest Post on Apr 28, 2012

Citrus canker is a serious disease affecting most citrus plants. It has been spread throughout the world, most likely originating in Asia. The disease is caused by a bacterium Xanthomonas axonopodis. The disease is spread over minuet distances by means of wind, rain, insects, flooding, birds, and, humans. Continue reading →

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Avoid Common Landscaping Design Mistakes

Avoid Common Landscaping Design Mistakes

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

Believe it or not, building a poorly designed landscape can cost just as much as building a well designed one. So when you are forking over big bucks to create the outdoor living space or garden of your dreams, it pays to get the design just right. Continue reading →

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How to Compost and How it Works

How to Compost and How it Works

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

Look at any thriving forest and you will see composting in action. The complex interplay of green plants, fungi, bacteria and other microscopic life steadily converts dead organic matter into nutrient-rich food. How do you make this work in your garden? Continue reading →

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Container Gardening

Container Gardening

by Guest Post on Apr 28, 2012

Container gardening can be as simple as putting a potted plant on your porch. But even the simplest garden can become a big mess or a legal nightmare without proper planning. Here are a few things to consider when setting up your containers: Continue reading →

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Pondering Ponds

Pondering Ponds

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

Looking for an eco-friendly pond for your back yard? One of the most important conditions to provide in the pond is a rock and gravel floor...the millions of tiny spaces created are colonized by beneficial microorganisms that break down organic waste. Continue reading →

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Designing and Building an Arbor

Designing and Building an Arbor

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

Few projects are as easy to build or as beautiful to look at as an arbor. We suggest building your arbor from pressure-treated lumber or rough-cut redwood. It's cheaper than dressed lumber and, left unpainted and covered with wisteria, it is sure to age handsomely. Continue reading →

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Creating Unity and Harmony in the Landscape

Creating Unity and Harmony in the Landscape

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

The principle of unity means the individual elements (the trees, shrubs, perennials, hardscape materials, furniture, etc) of a designed landscape will work together in harmony to create a sense of continuity or oneness. When viewed for the first time, a unified garden will be seen as a whole, as the sum of its parts. Continue reading →

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