27 Sep 2017

3 Tips for Busy Homeowners: How to Have a Well-Tended Landscape

Most traditional landscape management has been based on principles of control rather than cooperation. Historically, gardeners have worked hard to achieve what they considered “natural perfection.” Lush, well-tended flower beds and perfectly-shaped shrubs and hedges bordering thick, green lawns.

 

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27 Sep 2017

7 Must-do’s For Landscape Curb Appeal That You Will Love

In the real estate business everyone talks about curb appeal but, you ask, what the heck is that anyway and what does it have to do with me? Seriously, who cares about what the curb thinks?

Actually, everyone cares about curb appeal — even you as a property owner to some extent – and especially anyone buying or selling a property. We may think we couldn’t care less about what other people think about our curb appeal, but the truth is how you feel about the look of your property influences how you feel about your home – and your home life.

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27 Sep 2017

Certain species of plants are very particular about which pollinators get their nectar

“We don’t serve your kind here” sounds like something one would hear in a diner in the 1950s, but flowers have their own way of sending this message as well.

While it seems a little hard to imagine, flowers can be discriminating when it comes to pollinators. In fact, certain plant species use toxic nectar to repel the wrong type of bee from its flowers.

 

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27 Sep 2017

A brief look at the ancestor of the modern-day apple

When people think of the Garden of Eden, they often think of Eve eating the forbidden fruit and sharing it with Adam.

Also, when they think of this fruit, they often picture an apple despite the Bible never specifying what kind of fruit it was. This association began with the Latin word malus, which has two very different meanings. As a noun it means apple, but as an adjective it means bad or evil.

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06 Sep 2017

SALT WATER VS. CHLORINE

SALT WATER VS. CHLORINE

If you’re in the market for a new swimming pool, then you’ve likely considered a chlorinated pool or a salt water pool.  Both come with their own set of advantages that make them more suitable to a your lifestyle, so let’s look at what features may make one better for your family over the other:

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