Preparing Your Lawn for Spring Landscaping

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Spring is upon us! This means it is time to feel the warm sunshine and get your hands dirty. Here are few helpful tips for preparing your landscape for Spring, with ways to improve appearance of your property, increase the value of your home and, best of all, make your neighbors jealous!

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When and How to Prune Your Roses

rose-8219_960_720Pruning roses can be an intimidating task to many gardeners, but it’s actually very good for the plants. While becoming an accomplished rose pruner takes time and practice, keep in mind that it is very hard to kill a rose with bad pruning. There is a great deal of disagreement among rose experts regarding how and when to prune roses, but it is typically agreed that most mistakes will grow out very quickly and its better to make a good effort at pruning roses than to let them grow rampant.

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Types of Irrigation Products

When deciding on a sprinkler or irrigation system, consider choosing one that sends large drops of water close to the ground. These sprinklers tend to be more water-efficient than sprinklers that spray a fine mist and lose a lot of water through evaporation. For trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers, drip irrigation can be a great alternative. Little or no water is lost to evaporation as the water is applied at ground level, near plant roots.

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Preparing Your Landscape for Winter

1415499471z9gnxWith winter just around the corner, fall landscaping chores are your last chance to prepare your landscape for the cold weather, and to protect that curb appeal you’ve worked so hard to create. Neglecting your landscape can increase the risk of damage caused by seasonal changes. So grab your tools and get ready to mulch, prune and plant before its too late.

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When and How to Prune Your Crape Myrtles

1422129701797ljWhen and how often you prune your crape myrtles all depends on the climate. Heavy, annual pruning of your crape myrtles can at two times of the year. The plant itself will determine the types of trimming that need to be done. This article will discuss how to prune and when the best time to prune your crape myrtle is.

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When to Plant Your New Tree

1415499471z9gnxTrees are big-ticket landscape items that can not only provide beautiful scenery for your front or back lawn, but also provide additional value to your home. For this reason, it is important to plant trees when they are most likely to thrive. Here is some things that will be useful to know when planting a new tree so you can get the most value from your landscape investment.

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Recognizing Plant Stress

file6081238517768Once in a while when plants look debilitated or seem to be under assault by insects, the symptoms are really a sign that the plant is being pushed by natural components. Here are some normal symptoms of plant stress and the conditions that cause them.

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Preparing Your Sprinkler System for Winter

When winter hits, if you do not have all of the water expelled from your sprinkler lines, some serious damage can occur that will cost a fortune to fix. Rather than take your chances, why not follow this guide to preparing for the winter season? In this article I am going to cover the basic steps to purge your sprinkler of water, and sleep at night knowing you wont have any bursting pipes in your lawn.

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