Fast Growing Privacy Shrubs

Arborvitae-Emerald

We want our homes to be private and hidden from prying eyes and snooping neighbors.  One of the best methods to keep your backyard or landscape secluded is to plant fast growing privacy shrubs. Placing these along a fence and property line will help to minimize space for the shrubs and provide a larger area for …

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How to Put Christmas Lights on a Large Outdoor Tree

Lights on tree outdoors

Christmas is more than just a celebration of family, friends, faith, and giving. For most of us here in the States, it’s a season during which we give ourselves permission to decorate anything and everything with lights, colors, images, and sounds that bring us joy. Rolling through a nice neighborhood in the evening to behold …

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Landscaping Ideas on a Budget: Hardscapes

brick and stone walkway with river rocks

We Texans really do love our land. Even in metropolitan regions like the D/FW metroplex, we appreciate having the space to cultivate beautiful yards and verdant gardens. However, there’s been some talk in recent years about how sustainable an expanse of luscious lawn actually is.  For those who are dedicated to maintaining a carpet of …

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Low Maintenance Shrubs for Texas

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Versatile, well-mannered and low maintenance are good words to describe the latest generation of shrubs that are showing up in garden centers. These varieties offer extended bloom times and they are suited for both containers and in-ground flower beds. Shrubs are a great way to add some texture and dimension to your landscape. Let’s take …

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Simple Pool Landscaping Ideas

Landscaping Trees For You Pool

In the sizzling days of summer, one of the most common ways to overcome the heat is to dive into the swimming pool, if you are fortunate enough to have one. However, the majority of pool owners aren’t only using the pool as a spot to cool down and wind down. They are also using …

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Shade Loving Flowering Plants for Texas

coleus shade plant

Shade loving plants are those that thrive without direct contact with sunlight. These plants are great for adorning indoor spaces, or brightening those shady areas in your yard. If you’re looking to add a splash of color to a nook that doesn’t get much natural light, you ought to consider a shade loving plant that …

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Using Moss as a Ground Cover in Your Yard

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Moss can play a vital role in the overall appearance of your landscape. A patch of well-placed moss can offer a significant contribution to the aesthetic of your garden and other outdoor areas. It can be grown ornamentally on a tree or boulder, an old stump, or even inside a pot or wheelbarrow. But it’s …

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How to Plant a Tree

Have you ever participated in neighborhood tree planting, or planted one in your own yard? If not, you’re missing out on a great way to interact with nature. Whether this is a new experience or it’s simply been awhile since you’ve planted a tree, we’ve got some great pointers to get you started. Decide Where …

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Guide to Fertilizing Azaleas

red azalea

Azaleas are attractive and eye-catching shrubs used in landscapes, and are considered iconic. They would make a lovely option for your next landscaping project. Azaleas, with their beautiful blossoms, make a great addition to your garden area. This shrub has captivating flowers that vary in different colors such as red, pink, white, and purple. It …

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Flower Beds with Rocks Instead of Mulch

stone border

Are you still undecided between rocks and mulch for your landscaping project? Here you have the chance to learn why it’s better to use rocks instead of mulch in your flower beds. When you invest in your landscape, you are not just improving your outdoors. You’re creating a beautiful view whenever you want to relieve …

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