Tips on Creating the Perfect Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit

Ready to create warm memories in your own backyard?  Then a fireplace or fire pit is the perfect addition to your outdoor living space.  According to industry experts, outdoor living has become more than just a trend.  As the outdoor living concept becomes evergreen, more homeowners are enjoying the investment they make on outdoor amenities.  They also enjoy a…

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A Beautiful Landscape Design Enhances Property Value

Imagine someone house hunting on a beautiful day.  They pull up to a house that has everything on their checklist: the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms, updated kitchen, finished basement.  But, unfortunately… there is no curb appeal. Whether the landscape is unsightly, unkempt or just plain boring, suddenly the house of their dreams now feels unmaintained, unfinished and time-consuming.  On the other…

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Tips on How to Help Your Landscape Survive the Summer Heat

Meteorologists at The Weather Channel predicted a “warmer than average” summer for the southeastern U.S., and so far they’ve been right! While we can take respite in the pool or air conditioning, your landscape has to endure the elements 24/7. Here are some interesting facts and handy tips on how to help your landscape survive the summer heat. Not…

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Handy Outdoor Fireplace, Fire Pit Safety Tips

Fall is in the air, and many of us are looking forward to gathering around an outdoor fire feature with friends and family. Whether you’re roasting marshmallows or simply star gazing, outdoor fire places and fire pits spark great memories.  While enjoying these treasured moments, it’s important to keep safety a top priority. Here’s our Top Ten Fire Safety Tips…

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Landscape Lighting with LEDs

LEDs have revolutionized how we light the inside of our homes – and the practicality and energy savings associated with this preferred light source can benefit your landscape, too!  Here are the top three benefits of using LED lights in your landscape: Durability: LED lighting is more durable than traditional incandescent bulbs, making it the perfect fit for outdoor lighting. LED…

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Do’s and Don’ts for Creating Walkways and Garden Paths

Not only are walkways and garden paths convenient, pathways can highlight certain landscape features while diverting attention away from imperfections. Whether you’re making a convenient path from the driveway to your front door, or encouraging visitors to pause and meander through your garden, here are some handy tips on how to create the perfect walkway within your landscape: When creating…

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Tips on Selecting the Right Fountain for your Landscape

Recirculating fountains are a manageable, eco-friendly way to add a water feature to your landscape. Whether it’s a fountain or an urn, these welcoming water features can nestle into small or large areas and make an impactful focal point. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing the right recirculating water feature for your landscape: Size and Placement…

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The Best Time to Install Warm Season Turf Grass

There are many different types of turfgrass, but in general, a turfgrass is considered either warm season or cool season depending on its most active growing season. The two most popular types of warm season grass here in central Georgia are Bermuda and Zoysia.  Of course, warm season turfgrass can be grown from seed, but installing sod provides instant…

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A Healthy Landscape Offers Physical and Mental Health Benefits

We’ve talked about the ROI of landscape investments yielding up to 20% in the value of your home, but since Earth Day and Arbor Day are approaching, let’s take a moment to appreciate everything a healthy landscape has to offer – including the emotional and physical health benefits. Health Benefits of a Healthy Landscape Scientific studies have documented the positive effects…

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Choosing Concrete or Pavers for your Outdoor Space

When creating an inviting outdoor space, hardscaping with concrete or pavers will help define the place and make it easier to use. From paths to patios, hardscaping provides a durable foundation that you can enjoy for years to come.  But how do you choose between pavers and poured concrete?  Both are great options, although there are some things to…

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Common Pests and Popular Trees, Plants in Georgia

The best defense is a good offense when it comes to landscape pests. According to UGA’s Extension, an effective pest control program begins with proper plant selection.  When creating a new landscape design, or when you are replacing plants in your existing landscape, it is a great opportunity to select plants that are less prone to insect problems. While…

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Signs You May Have Poor Drainage and How To Fix It

Our unique weather pattern may bring lots of rain and help beautify our landscapes this Spring.  Or, it could be dry.  Either way, we need to fortify your landscape with the right amount of hydration leading up to the hot, dry days of summer. A professional Start-Up and Walk Through for your irrigation system every Spring is important whether or not…

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Top 3 Things to Consider When Selecting the Right Tree for your Landscape

Everyone agrees that trees boost home values, although the estimates on just how much varies. In Fulton County, homes sold for nearly $105,000 more in neighborhoods with mature trees, according to a study by The University of Georgia.  Today, HGTV.com reports that mature trees in a well-landscaped yard can increase the value of a house by 7 to 19 percent.  …

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How to Choose and Care for Ornamental Grasses and Ground Covers

Ornamental grasses and groundcovers offer both visual and practical benefits. Strategically placed, these plants can add interest, texture and help define borders or transition areas within your landscape.  And the root systems do a wonderful job of slowing erosion.  Choosing the right groundcover for your landscape is important. Factors that need to be taken into consideration include: The amount…

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Improve Your Outdoor Living Space AND Your Property Value

Did you resolve to stress less and enjoy life to the fullest this year? Better manage your finances?  Or tackle home improvement projects?  The good news is ALL of these resolutions can work in harmony!  Studies show that spending time outside makes people happier. And experts say investments made in your landscape can yield up to 20% in the value…

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