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The Benefits of Pavers

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There are several benefits of using pavers; listed below are some of the reasons why these pavers are such a preferred choice.
Patio Pavers These pavers offer a great way to add to the beauty of your home. They can be made in a variety of materials and colors and their removal and installation is quite easy too. Apart from patios, pavers can also be utilized as borders along: DrivewaysSidewalksDecks of poolsFountainsPavers that are the most popular among landscapers are those made of brick, utilized for enhancing the look of driveways and sidewalks. These pavers are also extremely easy to clean as they merely require some soap, water and a scrub brush. Moreover, these pavers are available in numerous designs. Some of the options include w-shaped, fan-shaped, x-shaped, keyhole designs and rectangular designs as well. One of the most common pavers are rectangular brick pavers. Hence, if you are confused as to what you should pick, you will not go wrong with the rectangular design. Choose fr…

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Give your Garden a Makeover!

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Valuable Tips for Creating Beautiful Garden Landscapes

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We all want a beautiful garden. Therefore, it is important that when you buy new plants for your space, you must make sure that they match with the landscape and add beauty. There are many aspects you should be aware of to get the best out of your investment.

While some gardens look completely haphazard, some are known to have an organized look. The main reason behind a haphazard garden is the failure of the designer in planning the garden properly. Here are a few tips that can help you create a beautiful garden.


Plan Properly
The garden landscape should be planned in such a way that it looks attractive and at the same time has the flexibility to change in the future. It is best to plant the plants in a manner that allows space for change in case a stump grinder or a mower need to enter for a building project or for your patio or porch. If you do not plan this in time, then you may be forced to remove the plants so that you have space for using such equipment.
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Creating heaven on earth!

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Landscapers of Santa Clara!

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Whether you are looking to install new landscape or are considering renovating an existing one, we are the right choice!

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Common Tree Problems You Must Look out for

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Trees are prone to several diseases and problems when seasons change. Insects tend to become active and it is important to remain vigilant. Not letting the problems develop and being proactive is a good strategy for ensuring the good health of trees. Below are some of the things that you must look out for:


1. Compacted Soil:
In most yards, trees grow in soils that are compacted. The ongoing foot traffic along with construction projects and lawnmowers leads to soil compaction. Moreover, compaction of soil happens at the time the house is constructed, leading to crushed roots, stressed soil and limited root growth. Reduce stress and compaction by loosening the soil.
2. Tree Leaves Turning Brown: Brown leaves maybe a sign of trouble during some seasons as they point towards something alarming.  In case the leaves of your tree are browning from their veins when the budding period starts, you can assume that the tree is suffering from a fungal disease. One of the most common is anthracnose, …

Choosing a Picnic Table for Your Patio

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Also called barbecue tables, picnic tables are normally placed in the garden, patio or deck. Such tables add to the joy of outdoor entertainment and living. For example, a picnic table would be really useful when having guests over for an outdoor barbeque.


The Various Types of Tables Available:


The Round Tables:

The most popular and trusted picnic tables are the round tables which have been popular among masses for several years. They can be regarded as the lowest-priced picnic tables that exist today.

The biggest advantage of a round picnic table is people can easily sit around it. Everyone faces each other and hence it becomes easy to talk. However, apart from the traditional round tables, there is a huge collection of tables available in the market which goes well with modern furnishings as well.

Octagon and Hexagon:

The modern tables are known as the octagon and hexagon picnic tables. They are named after their shapes. The advantages of such tables are that-

They help in creating a ve…

The Best Garden Furniture to Go with Your Landscape

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There is nothing more enjoyable than spending the evening in your own garden and having a drink or two in the piquant atmosphere. The whole ambiance gets further enhanced if the garden furniture is attractive and adds to the look and feel of the garden.


Here are a few tips that can help you select the right type of furniture for the outdoors.
Deciding on the Material:
Wood:
It would be a good idea to decide on the material for the furniture ahead. You can select wooden furniture which definitely looks attractive and strong. However, if the user lives in a place where the air is usually moist, then there is always the possibility of the wood getting attacked by fungi. It is good to bear in mind that such furnishings cannot look fresh for too long either. Hence, if the user does not want the furniture to spoil too soon, it would be best to invest in other materials such as metal.
Metal:
Metal furniture is normally built from powder-coated aluminum and steel and was a very popular choice durin…

Things to Know About Retaining Walls

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It is important to understand what retaining walls really are. Retaining walls are essentially outdoor walls that are utilized for holding the land in place. It may comprise of stone, brick or wood and is utilized to hold the earth in place over a slope to plant flowers and veggies. Another wall may be required to retain soil and prevent erosion. When selecting the services of a professional who provides retaining walls, there are a few things you must know.

Planning the Wall:
How high should the wall be?What are the materials needed to build the wall?How aesthetic should the wall be?What is the purpose of the wall?It is important to know the answers to all of these questions and the best way to find the answers is to ask a professional.
Once the place has been chosen, knowing the length and the shape of the wall will help the installer understand numerous important things. It can also assist them in choosing the right materials. A good installer has the ability to cr…

Tips on How to Choose Your Sod Installation Company

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It is extremely important to know how to hire a sod installer. By using the tips offered in this blog, you will be able to choose the right provider. You will also know what to expect during and after the installation.


Protect Your Property and Yourself:
It is extremely important to know if the sod installer you are hiring is insured and licensed. There is no point in working with someone who does not have proper certification. This will help in protecting yourself as well as the provider in case any accident occurs. You can easily get hold of such information by requesting the installer or visiting their official website.
Experience Is Important:
Finding a sod installer is a lot easier than you think. Make use of referrals from family and friends or just type in "sod installers" to look for local providers over the internet. Make sure that the company you decide on has a positive business history and offers sod installation as one of its primary services. A lot of landscapers…

Water Sprinkler Systems: How to Choose the Right One?

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Lush green lawns offer a sense of delight and freshness. The green color of grass is not only soothing to the eyes but also indicates a healthy ground. Plants that are well cared for certainly add appeal to the outdoors. However, reaching that attractive yard is hard work - there are several processes that have to be implemented. One way is by using a water sprinkler system that assists in keeping the lawn well hydrated.

There are numerous kinds of water sprinkler systems for you to choose from. You can opt for smaller machines that operate using a water hose, or you can go for bigger sprinkler systems that can be installed in the lawn, adding to the landscape. Basically, no matter which system you choose, the model and its working will differ from one to another. However, there is one thing that stays the same - they will help you get the grass wet.
Which system do you choose?
The question is which sprinkler will work best for you and your house? After all, if you have a small yard, you…

Things to Analyze Before Hiring a Landscaping Service for your Garden

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The outside of your house is one of the most important aspects of your property. A curb that has been landscaped properly, can serve as a stunning retail store window. It will assist in creating the right first impression. However,if you wish to maintain the property, you will have to hire professional landscaping experts. Here are a few tips that can assist you in hiring the right landscaping company.

1. Size of the company
If the company is big, it may offer lower rates and also the latest equipments. However, small providers may pay more attention to detail while landscaping your property. They may even offer customized plans instead of cookie-cutter services.
2. Request for details
In case you are looking to gauge the stability and efficiency of the company, try to take into account their experience, how well they maintain their equipments, the price structure and the fee they quote.
3. Experience
The kind of service you get is dependent on the kind of property you possess. In case you…

Various Situations Where Hiring a Landscaping Expert is a Good Idea

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It is often confusing for people to know whether they require a landscaping expert or not when it comes to enhancing the look of their house. A lot of people also wonder whether they will need a landscape designer for some of their specific projects.

One thing that you must understand is, before hiring an expert, be clear about what you are looking to achieve.
Scenario #1 - you have just purchased a few acres:
When you have purchased a few acres and would like to create a miniature golf course, then having an expert on board is always a good idea.
Having a skilled and experienced landscape professional will come in extremely handy if you intend to design something like a golf course. There are numerous things that you will have to consider while planning the entire project or if you wish to add different kinds of structures and designs within the golf course.
You may also think of adding a windmill to make playing more challenging or including other kinds of obstacles. For all this, hav…

Trends in Garden Furniture That You Will Love

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Interior designers and architects are coming up with various types of patios and backyard designs. This has led to a revolution in the home furnishing industry with a variety of outdoor furniture to look out for.

Begin by thinking of how you would like to make use of the outdoors. Will you prefer entertaining and eating, which will require chairs and a dining table, or just relaxing while reading a book, which in turn will require a cozy sun lounger. Perhaps you prefer an outdoor area that is extremely versatile; you must include something for the children too. From small bistros to complete dining sets, or benches to swings, take out time for considering what kind of garden furniture you will require and create a list.

Just like with purchasing other furniture, you should understand the amount of space you have before buying anything new. Measure the outdoor area using a measuring tape to ensure you do not end up ordering furniture which is too big or too small.
The equipment for ou…

Keeping These Common Tree Problems at Bay

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As the seasons change, they initiate a lot of changes in trees and plants. Trees, specifically, may undergo several alterations. However, not every change is good. During certain periods, insects and diseases get active and it is important to stay vigilant. If you are proactive and do not let issues go out of hand, you will ensure that your trees stay healthy throughout the year. Keep a look out for some of these things:

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Tree leaves turning brown – during seasons when your trees should give green leaves, if they exhibit brown colored leaves then that is an issue. If you see a lot of  leaves turning brown from the veins at the time of budding, you must consider fungal disease as a problem. The most likely is Anthracnose. It normally blooms in crisp, wet spring weather. If you want to save the tree, make sure you seek specialized medication. It is during these times that you require professional help by your side.

2. You find something stic…