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Understated Holiday Decorating

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Understated Holiday Decorating

Understated Holiday Decorating You don’t need to have the flashiest house on the block to show your holiday spirit. This month, we’re exploring a few simple, yet chic ideas to dress up your door, your porch, and even your mailbox with a little holli-dazzle!  We all know that wreaths seem to be the obvious go-to for a classic-looking front door during the month of December, but there are so many fun variations on the wreath that we wanted to get you thinking outside the box a bit. From burlap & sage to pinecones & cloves, there...

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Winter Preparations

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Winter Preparations

It can be a sad thing to haul in your patio plants, store your outdoor furniture, and cover the grill for the last time of the season. Whether you’re a snow bird heading for a warmer climate or a snow-loving Minnesotan who sticks around to enjoy the cross-country skiing and hot cocoa, we’re here to help you prepare for the long winter ahead. A kitchen herb garden allows you to enjoy a little piece of the outdoors in the warmth of your home. It’s nice to add a little greenery to your culinary environment once the leaves outside are gone and...

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Fire Features for Fall

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Fire Features for Fall

The season is upon us to seek a little extra warmth while enjoying our outdoor spaces. We’re here to shed some light (and heat) on a few options to consider when deciding to outfit your home with a fire feature.  Fire pits are a choice that might offer the most individuality, being that they can be constructed in just about any shape, size, or design you could dream up! Fuel options are plentiful and vary from wood or charcoal to propane and natural gas. There are now many electric models to select from as well. Whether you opt for...

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Stylish Fall Spaces

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Fall winds will soon be heading our way, so there’s no better time to take advantage of the final days of summer. We have a few late-season ideas to get the most out of your courtyard, patio, and seasonal garden. Why roll up your entertaining plans for the year just because the temps are dipping a bit? With a few simple adjustments, you can get your spaces ready for sweater season!  Just a simple arrangement of striking containers on your front porch can work wonders for livening up your entrance. Rotating decor by season helps to keep...

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Landscaping Tips For Fall

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We often think of spring as the optimal time to be out in our yards, pruning and preening- preparing for a season filled with cookouts and lawn games. But fall, with its hot cider and bonfires is actually the time when our yards need the most TLC. We have some time and money saving tips to help ensure that your fall efforts pay off come springtime! Even though the temps are cooler, your yard still needs water. Summers can take a toll on grass, and fall waterings will help your lawn recover from seasonal stressors. The extra hydration will...

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Landscaping with Pets in Mind

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Landscaping with Pets in Mind

Having a great outdoor space where your pets can safely roam and get a little exercise is one of the perks of being a homeowner! There are a few things to consider before transforming your yard into a doggie haven though. We have some helpful ideas to keep your pets safe & happy while keeping your yard looking fabulous!  Pets are curious, so having little pathways & areas for them to explore will keep them occupied and out of mischief, as well as tire them out so they stay calm when back inside. Think of it as an aesthetically...

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Landscaping Tips When Selling Your Home

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Landscaping Tips When Selling Your Home

Summer is a great time to sell your home, and one thing that will surely improve your chances of finding that perfect buyer is curb appeal. By presenting a well-manicured lawn, lovely hardscaping, and attractive gardens, you’ll be sitting pretty in today’s real estate market. We’re here to help you get the most out of selling your home! Don’t let the fact that your property is situated on a hillside be a deterrent for aesthetics. You can turn that unattractive area of your yard that’s a pain to mow and difficult to garden into a terraced...

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Landscaping Where Grass Won’t Grow

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Whether it’s lack of sunlight, too much foot traffic, or high acidity levels, we have three creative and eye-catching ideas on how to deal with those tricky spots in your yard where the grass just won’t grow! Container Gardens: Building these attractive little boxes can be a great family project- as can the process of planting, caring for, and harvesting the healthy fruits & veggies at the end of the season. If you’re worried that you’ve missed the ideal window for gardening, then stick with carrots, arugula, broccoli, and beets- all of...

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How to Keep Insects out of Your Lawn

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How to Keep Insects out of Your Lawn

It’s that time of year again where pesky mosquitoes put a damper on our backyard BBQs and sneaky little beetles and earwigs take up residence in our gardens. But there’s a balance between eliminating the hungry bugs while protecting our pollinators, pets, and kiddos and we’re here to help!  Maintaining your trees and shrubs with regular trimmings is a good first step because direct sunlight can be lethal for many types of bugs. Regular watering and mowing will also help to keep insect populations down and will make your backyard...

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Caring For Your Paver Patio

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Caring For Your Paver Patio

Of course you have a beautiful patio so you can relax and enjoy the outdoors but it is also important to take steps to maintain the surfaces so you can enjoy it for years to come and relax with friends and family. If moss or mold appears on or between the pavers, use liquid bleach diluted in water (10 parts water to 1 part bleach) and scrub with a broom then rinse off. If this is an ongoing issue, and for a more permanent solution, ask an expert to consult on correcting the moisture or shade problems that are causing mold and moss to...

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