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Hot 2017 Trends: Landscape Water Features as Focal Point

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During January, we’re counting down the top landscaping trends for 2017. We’ll be taking an in-depth look at each of the six trends as determined by industry experts and consumer demand.  While there are a variety of wide-ranging predictions, we found six trends most landscape industry experts agree upon. This week we take a look […]

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Fall Clean Ups: Leave Your Leaves or Rake Them to the Curb?

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Just in time for Fall clean ups, there’s a story making the rounds in the media that seems to say less yard work is best. According to some interpretations, during fall clean ups raking leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) Not so […]

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Smart Watering Starts BEFORE You Turn on the Garden Hose

Flowerbed Automatic Water Sprinkler

Smart watering guidelines usually offer advice on how often and when to water your lawn and garden in order to keep things green while being eco-friendly. While this advice is important, using water smart landscape design, you can further lighten your footprint and conserve water before you even turn on your garden hose.

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Leave Your Leaves or Kick ‘Em to the Curb?

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Either Way, You Still Need to Rake Your Leaves. (Sorry.) There’s a story making the rounds in the media claiming that raking fall leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) While this might seem like welcome news to overworked homeowners, don’t burn your […]

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Green Wise or Green Wash? Top Five Q & A’s to Help Select a Truly Green, Non-Toxic & Organic Lawn Care Company

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Homeowners are increasingly demanding safe alternatives to toxic chemical lawn fertilization and more companies are claiming to offer organic lawn care programs. But are these program truly organic or are they just so-called “green washing”? Greenwashing is when a company spends more time and money claiming to be “green” through advertising and marketing than actually […]

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