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6 Shrubs to Brighten Up Your Yard


Shrubs are a very diverse and beautiful choice for the yard because of the vast array of different sizes, shapes, and foliage that they have to offer. The right kind of shrubs can turn any drab and mundane yard into a beautifully landscaped...

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Austin Tree Guide Part 3: Maintaining Your Trees


After planting the native trees you have chosen in your yard and ensuring that they are in their proper position and planted in an ideal location, it is time to look at how you can maintain your trees to ensure their successful growth. Use Proper...

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Austin Tree Guide Part 2: Caring and Planting Your Native Trees


If you are ready to care and plant your native trees in Austin, Texas, and are ready to move forward in creating a sustainable landscape, then read on for a few helpful tips and advice to help you do so. Planting Your Tree After you have selected...

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Austin Tree Guide Part 1: Native Texas Trees 101


If you live in the Austin, Texas area and have been considering planting a few trees, this article will be able to answer some of the questions you may have regarding the trees that are native to the area, as well as some other useful information as...

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Rid Your Backyard of Chiggers


Chiggers are tiny, practically microscopic mites that can be found in the yard and they are also very closely related to spiders and tend to make their homes in grasses and bushes all over the country. There are many other names for these small...

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Make the Most Out of Your Patio


The home’s patio offers a beautiful and functional space and should be treated as an extension of the rest of the home. It offers a good area to entertain friends and family and also provides a good retreat. To get the most out of your patio,...

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15 Beautiful Container Plants to Brighten Up Your Backyard


Container gardening is an easy and creative way to liven up an otherwise drab outdoor space. It is also relatively inexpensive to do, and there is a large variety of different containers you can choose from to brighten up your space. The Advantages...

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Backyard Herbs to Grow to Make Tea


If you enjoy fresh herbs, then you will probably love herbal tea as well. Did you know that herbal tea can be made using leaves, seeds, and roots of certain herbs that you can grow in the garden yourself? Growing herbs to make tea is a simple...

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Get Rid of Pesky Weeds This Spring


One of the biggest challenges we face when we take care of the garden are those pesky weeds that always pop up during the spring months. Sometimes it can prove to be quite challenging and arduous when it comes time to find ways to get rid of them....

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How to Make a Dreamy Front Yard Garden


If you have decided that it is time to spruce up the front yard and create a stunning and dreamy garden, then learning a bit about landscaping options and other pro tips may be just what you need to get the motivation and inspiration you need to get...

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12 Indoor Plants You Can't Kill


Indoor plants, otherwise known as houseplants, are plants that can be grown and remain indoors and are relatively easy to grow and easy to care for. There are also 12 different indoor varieties of indoor plants you can’t kill which makes any...

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5 Creative Ways to Reuse and Start Growing


If you want to start growing a garden but are very environmentally conscious and would rather find new and creative ways to reuse old junk items to start growing your garden, then you have come to the right place. There are quite a few creative and...

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Patios and Walkways


Your yard is your kingdom. The weather in Texas is perfect, almost year-round, taking advantage of the climate is what having a well-manicured yard is all about. Adding a patio or walkways to your landscaping can...

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Taking Care of Your Trees


Perhaps the most obvious botanical feature of your yard, the trees growing in it deserve just as much attention as the rest of your property. Proper maintenance can help increase their lifespan while keeping your property value high. Are...

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3 Key Components of a Good Entryway


First impressions are everything, and the front entryway is the first thing visitors see when viewing a home. It's the entrance and path that leads you into the home. The entryway should be a preview of the beautiful landscape to come. Enhance...

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