Professional Landscaping

Professional landscaping requires creativity, a sense of design and a lot of knowledge on plants, soil and irrigation. Professional landscaping involves manual labor, but the landscape design and the landscape architecture are the major components.

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Using less water on gardening doesn't have to mean less of a garden. Learn how to save 30 percent of your gardening water just by watering at the right time of day in this article.

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Natural stone works well in hardscape design. Learn more about what type of stones to use in hardscapes in this article.

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Growing fish and plants together in a closed cycle is good for both. Learn about auqaponics in this article.

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You received a bouquet of roses and you’d like to preserve them by drying them. Learn about how to dry roses in this article.

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You finally have a backyard and are wondering how to design and plant a flower garden. This article will tell you how to design a flower garden.

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You'd like to learn how to design a garden around the pond on your property. This article will tell you how to design a garden around a pond.

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Is "winterize sprinkler system" on your to-do list? It should be! Learning how to blow out your sprinkler system will protect your irrigation system so that it's still working come spring.

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These five hardy and colorful annuals are perfect for your garden in the northeastern U.S. Find out more about the best annuals to plant in this article.

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Pesticides can be harmful, but they can also be very useful. Find out how to use them safely in this article.

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There are three types of soil: sand, clay and loam. Find out what type of soil will work best for your landscape design in this article

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There is a dying maple tree in your back yard and you'd love to cut it down. Learn about how to cut down a tree from this article.

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You need to consider a variety of factors when designing your hardscape and deciding which type of stone to use. Learn about using limestone in your hardscape design in this article.

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A rock garden is a great way to show off your more delicate plants. Learn more about rock gardens in this article.

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Growers who want to have high plant yields can now use a soil-free low-water growing system. Learn more about aeroponics in this article.

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Although it may take some time and patience, there are flowers that will thrive in your particular rock garden.

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Fish and plants can grow together in a mutually beneficial cycle. Learn how use can set up your own aquaponics system in this article.

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Permaculture design is more than just a fancy way of describing self-sustaining agriculture. Learn more about permaculture design from this article.

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As the green movement has become more popular, people have begun to pay closer attention to management systems that could potentially replenish some of our planet’s natural resources. Learn more about agroforestry from this article.

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As global climate change wreaks havoc on the environment, green landscaping is one proven way to tend to your lawn in an eco-friendly manner. Learn more about green landscaping materials in this article.

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Though there are hybrids, the predominant natural species of marigolds are African and French. Learn about the different types of marigolds in this article.

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Make your garden an asset after dark as well as during the day by adding solar lights. Learn about the advantages of solar lighting in your yard in this article.

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An outdoor fireplace, a decorative gravel path or a charmingly rugged stone wall can dramatically change a backyard. We have 10 of some of the most popular stones you can use in your hardscape.

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Landscaping in the Midwest can be a lot of work. To minimize the effort and cost of tending to your garden, install any of these 10 perennials.

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Want to add color, greenery and life to your yard without having to do loads of gardening work year after year? These five popular perennials could be just what you -- and your garden -- need.

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While there are many perennials that will thrive in gardens throughout the southern United States, this article looks at the five most popular perennials of the South.

By Rosalind Jackson