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Does your home look a bit drab? If you believe this, it might benefit you to learn a bit more on how to landscape. You can do quite a bit for a home with just a bit of landscaping and make it a winner. For landscaping tips that can help you, keep reading this article.
Re-edge any flowers and rock beds in your garden to freshen it up. A curved edge looks modern, smooth and beautiful, and can really enhance your design. Cutting fresh edges is an inexpensive project that can make a big
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Phew! It is HOT in Texas. How are your gardens doing this summer? I still have some flowers blooming. I am pretty sure these plants are heat & drought resistant because all my other plants are wilted. Most plants cannot tolerate the long days of sun and 100 degree weather that we have here. I wish I had some tall trees on my backyard to provide some shade!
Have a great summer!
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I am loving the colors that are in my garden now. It is pretty hot here in Texas and I know that soon all my flowers will be burnt out. I took pictures of them before they started browning. I hope your gardens are doing good!
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This spring, take some extra time to sit down with your family and figure out the best way to utilize your backyard to make it nice for everyone. Perhaps it’s currently an overgrown mess of weeds, perhaps it’s just plain boring, or perhaps it’s been taken over by large, brightly-colored children’s climbing toys. Whatever the case, it’s time to turn it into a retreat for the whole family, including a relaxing space for you and your spouse.
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Determine Your Must-Haves
First, take a look at the space while thinking through your lifestyle, and
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After a little historical research, it could be said that most gardeners would agree that the gardens of centuries ago were a very different environment to the ones that are more common today. There were a wider variety of flowers and vegetables and the smells and tastes of these were so much more powerful than contemporary brands. Perhaps this could be put down to the boom in the science of genetic modification, and a noticeable lack in traditional ‘Heirloom’ vegetables.
An heirloom plant, be it a rose or a potato; is one that has not been manipulated genetically
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If you saw my last “On a Personal Note” blog post this picture probably looks familiar. We redid our backyard last month and finally finished off the last area which is pictured above. I wanted to create a little garden area with pots and above ground flower beds. The rest of the yard is full of grass and my daughter’s play area and I wanted some flowers. This seems to be the only way to add more plants to our backyard. I absolutely love how it turned out and I spend almost every afternoon out there now watering my flowers.
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Our flowers are doing so well in our garden that I just wanted to share with you some pictures I took last week. Enjoy!
I was in the process of falling when I took this picture so that is why it is crooked. I have no balance whatsoever!
This is probably the best it is every going to look as the weather is warming up. We are already reaching the 90s almost every day so it won’t be long before my flowers all start wilting. Darn Texas sun! How are your flowers doing?
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Last Spring we had a very nice concrete patio laid in our backyard. It was stamped and colored. Here is what it looked like:
The patio was the width of the house so it was pretty large. Only problem we had was once Spring came around this year this is what happened to our pretty patio:
Yup, we were told that water probably got under the stamped overlayment which caused it to bubble up and completely break apart. It was quite funny and frustrating all at the same time because we had over 5 different concrete contractors come out and
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Since moving to Texas we have been trying new plants in our garden trying to find out which ones survive the best out here with the hot summers. It has not been easy and most of the plants we have tried have died. We have come to the conclusion that it isn’t the plants or the heat but the soil.
Our house was built by one of the many home builders out here in Texas. They don’t add good soil to the
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