Outdoor-Living

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5 essentials to get your backyard party-ready

The warm, summery weather is a golden opportunity to take your get-together outside. Whatever the occasion, take advantage of the sun and extra space, and let these tips help you plan and get your outdoor space ready for your guests.1. Cluster the conversation spotsWhen planning your backyard layout, think beyond the patio table, and provide more than enough seating for all. Arrange sofas and chairs into conversation clusters to keep people outside and enjoying each others company. Its also a... read more
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4 tips for festive flourishing flowers, vibrant plants and hardy herbs

Spring is in full bloom, but are your plants keeping pace? If the answer is anything but a resounding yes, dont worry. Theres still plenty of time to get into the spirit of the season and grow your most beautiful bed of flowers.Theres nothing like the start of the season, says Emily Murphy of Pass the Pistil blog....
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Call 811 before digging for home improvement projects and landscaping this spring

With spring having officially begun, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals across the country will roll up their sleeves and reach for their shovels to start projects that require digging this season.During the transition into digging season, Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities, reminds...
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Spring lawn care is easier than ever

The snow has melted, flowers are beginning to bloom, and you wake to the sound of birds chirping: all signs that spring is here. Spring means time to give your lawn the TLC it needs, but most of us dread the thought of weekends spent occupied by yard work. Luckily, in 2018, getting that perfectly green grass and...
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10 reasons to plant a tree this spring

Did you know planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment? It's true. Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming. And they're a snap to plant! No horticultural degree required. With Arbor Day just...
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