6 Questions to ask When Designing Your Landscape Project PT.2

Determine the scope of your Project In the last post, we talked a bit about determining the scope of your project. That simply means the size of the project and where you are starting from. The three starting points are from a fresh start or from the dirt up, replacing an existing project with something

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Backyard Dreaming: 5 Ideas to Get You Excited For Spring

It may be bone-chilling cold right now, but spring, with its colourful blooms, pitchers of icy lemonade and—most importantly—delightfully warm weather, is just around the corner. Bust out of the late winter doldrums and dream of your perfect backyard landscape setup instead. Not sure where to begin? Here are 5 fabulous ideas oozing with refreshing

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How Long Does the Average Landscape Project Take?

Estimating construction time is one of the most difficult tasks a contractor faces. It can take many years of experience and completed projects to say with confidence how long a given task should take to complete. Even then, factors outside of a landscape contractor’s control – the weather, materials suppliers and subcontractors, for example –

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The Cost Savings of Do-It-Yourself Compared to Contractor Prices

Encouraged by a never ending stream of television shows that feature home renovation, landscape makeovers and other DIY projects, more and more homeowners are tackling backyard projects that, years ago, they likely would have hired a contractor to complete. Successful DIY projects will leave you with a sense of accomplishment, more money in your pocket

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Germinating Seeds in Soil versus Paper Towel

Germinating your own garden seeds instead of purchasing seedlings is fun and saves you money to boot. However, seeds are delicate and may require coddling during germination and when transplanting them to their final location. There are two popular home gardener methods for germinating seeds: A germination bed made from moistened paper towel or filter

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What Kind of Wood is Best for Fireplaces or Stoves?

Renewable, High Energy Fuel Firewood as a heat source is superior to fossil fuels in that it is a renewable energy source. The energy for trees to grow comes directly from the sun. After it is cut, more can be grown on the same land. Well-seasoned firewood, especially hardwood species, has high energy content that

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How to Choose High Quality Seasoned Firewood

Well-seasoned firewood burned in a high-efficiency stove is a less expensive source of heat than fossil fuels. The best way to receive the most bang for your firewood buck and avoid fire hazards is to buy firewood that is completely seasoned. How to Tell If Firewood Is Seasoned Seasoned firewood has less than 30 percent

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