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Do you live an area that makes it hard to grow grass? Find out how to use nothing more than hardscape materials to finish your property.

Beating Your HOA At Their Own Game With Edible Ornamentals

17 September 2015
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Home Owners Associations exist to keep properties from deteriorating, with some imposing stringent rules on landscaping. Most HOAs forbid conventional vegetable gardens, so what is a homeowner who wants to supplement their budget by growing their own food to do? The trick to growing food in a deed-restricted community is to choose something that doesn't look like food.   Ornamental Fruiting Trees Most HOAs do allow at least one fruit tree, but if yours doesn't, there are ways around it. Read More …

Got Space? Try A Mini-Meadow For Whimsy And Soft Beauty

16 September 2015
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Does your property have a large swath of unused land such as a strip along the driveway, an oversize backyard or a slope? While the extra space is nice, figuring out what to do with it can be hard. You want to keep it attractive while not adding extra maintenance or landscaping costs to your budget.   Why not try planting a mini-meadow? It's beautiful and simple and will last the whole summer with only minimal help from you. Read More …

Grow Moss On Hardscaping Rocks To Give Them A Natural Look

16 September 2015
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Hardscaping your landscaping project can create a natural and inviting look for your property. One way to make the large rocks that you use in your hardscaping project to appear as if they have been there forever is getting moss to grow on them. How can you do that? Here, you will learn a few tips to help expedite the moss growing process on your hardscaping rocks. Create the Right Conditions Read More …

Ideas For Adding Fire Structures To Your Landscaping

16 September 2015
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When the temperatures drop or the sun goes down, you might not be inclined to use your backyard. This is a pity since your yard has a chance of being your after-work getaway. Add fire structures to a garden plan so that you can have a soothing retreat from the day's hassles. Fire Pit Fire pits tend to be a permanent structure, so the first step is determining which style is right for your yard. Read More …

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hardscaping areas that won't grow grass easily

I live in an area that is very difficult to grow grass. If I was to water my lawn a couple of times each day, the grass may grow, but that would cost me a small fortune in water bills and waste a lot of water that could be used for more efficient purposes. Instead of fighting the grass to grow, I decided to embrace the dryness of the area and complete the landscape design using mostly hardscape materials. I used rocks of all sizes coupled with wood to create a yard that I love to spend time in and am very proud of. Find out how to use nothing more than hardscape materials to finish your property.

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