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Summer is almost here, and you’re probably looking forward to backyard cookouts, block parties, and relaxing nights in your backyard. But if you plan on hosting any of these events, you’ll want your grass to be full and green. Unfortunately, with summer comes hot weather, and this increases the likelihood that your grass will be burnt by the hot sun. Yellow grass always puts a damper on even the most festively decorated backyards. So if you’re looking for some tips to keep your lawn plush the entire summer long, follow the tips below and keep your yard a beautiful emerald…

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Looking for ways to landscape around your pool without breaking the bank? If you’re up for a DIY project, dive in and get started on these gorgeous pool landscaping ideas. De-clutter To create a low-maintenance, attractive design that offers you some privacy, the first step is to de-clutter. Get rid of stuff laying around that really doesn’t have any reason to be there. Move unnecessary items out of the way so you can have a fresh, empty canvas. After de-cluttering your pool area, you’ll uncover new opportunities for areas to be landscaped, and you may even find a few items…

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In today’s increasingly sedentary culture, we all know it’s important to move more. However, not all exercises are created equal. Circuit workouts can get boring, while going to the gym can be frustrating. If you find that you’re going back and forth between exercises, or maybe you’re new to exercise and are overwhelmed by all the fad workouts available, it may be time to go back to some of the healthiest, oldest forms of exercise. Among these is bike riding, which can end up being healthier for your body and your mind. Bike Riding Burns Calories The calorie-scorching effects of…

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Controlling weeds in your lawn might seem like an unwinnable war, but it is one worth fighting. In fact, a lush, green lawn might seem like a vanity project, but healthy lawns serve quite a few purposes. Here are easy tips to help you control weeds in your lawn. Manually Weeding by hand can be dreadful. However, for large, isolated clusters of weeds throughout your yard, manual weeding can be one of the quickest, most effective ways to return your lawn to its thick, natural luster. Gloves For small patches, simply pulling up the weeds by hand, while wearing gloves,…

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There are so many exciting new trends to get your garden ready for spring. Classic garden looks like rose trellises, tomato cages and flower beds overflowing with annuals are comforting garden standards. Here are predictions for the top garden trends for in 2019. Growing Food Growing your own food isn’t new but placing gardens in small, residential spaces is a trending. You don’t need rolling hills or acres of land or even a corner lot for a high-yield garden. Transforming residential yards and lawns into edible landscapes is becoming quite easy. Small compost barrels and bins are available at nurseries…

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After autumn arrives, you should clean your home’s lawns to prepare for winter. Choose a day when it isn’t raining to complete these outdoor cleaning chores. Here are a few tips for cleaning your backyard and front lawn this autumn. Tip 1: Have the Proper Equipment for This Chore Before beginning the cleaning process, make sure to have the right equipment, including rakes, shovels and containers for trash. If you have a lot of debris to get rid of, then using trash bags isn’t enough, but you can rent a dumpster from a local company. Tip 2: Raking Autumn Leaves…

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When it comes to seasonal plants, mums are a fall staple. Mums come in a variety of shapes and colors, making it easy to add distinctive flair and style to your home garden this season. Below are several ways you can take care of your mums this autumn. Repotting If you have a potted mum, look at the root system of your plant. If it’s been a while since you last re-potted your mom, you will want to transfer it to a bigger container so the root can expand, rather than compact and cut off nutrients. This will revitalize your…

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Beautiful lawns require maintenance, includes mowing, watering and fertilizing as well as making sure that vital nutrients are able to make their way to the soil beneath your grass. Aeration in particular is a required task because doing so allows water and air to penetrate through lawn thatch or built-up grass. Below is a guide on how to aerate your lawn. The Basics of Aeration Aeration is the process of perforating the soil in your lawn with small holes. These holes let nutrients, water and air reach the roots of your lawn, helping them spread deeper into the earth to…

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While spring and summer are the prime time for growing flowers, a fall bloom can be just as beautiful. If you’re not an expert on what types of flowers to plant when the weather starts to get cool, discover some fall flower varieties below. BLACK-EYED SUSANS (RUDBECKIA) A classic flower that looks at home in any garden. These dainty yellow flowers are part of the sunflower family and happily bloom well into the fall. These perennials thrive in full to partial sunlight. ASTERS These striking perennials are favored by whimsical wildlife, so be sure to plant a few for the…

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The summer months are the best time of year for a repaving project. If your driveway is in poor condition, it will only get worse over time as weathering takes a toll on its surface. Here are some reasons to start a project to repave during the summer. Why It’s Best Done in the Summer A hot mix asphalt will arrive at your home inside a heated truck where it is maintained in a liquid form to ensure that the aggregates inside staying evenly mixed and that it is easy to pour. When the weather is warm, this asphalt can…

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