Ben Harvey

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Make Your Yard Come Alive

I'm glad you visited my website on landscaping. My name is Lucia Nash. I have a very busy and exciting garden. The feeder is always active with sparrows. We put a couple hummingbird feeders out and they visit us every summer. There are many types of birds that visit my yard. So many of my friends wonder why my yard is so busy with gorgeous animals, not the destructive kind, but the types that are just a pleasure to have around. The answer to that question is difficult to sum up in a few sentences, so I decided it was better to write blog posts on how to create a great yard.

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Use Decorative Rocks And A Variety Of Plants To Outline A Newly-Installed Pond

6 July 2017
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If you recently installed a new pond in your back yard and would like to use a mixture of decorative rocks and flowering plants to create a border around the water feature, complete the following project. Once you have finished the steps, place a picnic table or patio set nearby so that you can relax while enjoying the finishing touches that were added to the pond's exterior. Materials rake weed pulling tool garden tiller garden shovel measuring tape decorative rocks flowering plants water hose gravel pieces mulch picnic table patio set Rake The Ground And Remove Weeds And Grass Read More …

3 Tips For Keeping Your Lawn Green And Healthy During The Hot, Dry Summer Months

5 July 2017
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As the dog days of summer approach, you may worry that the hot, dry weather will take its toll on your normally lush and fertile lawn. If so, use one or more of the following tips for keeping your lawn green and healthy during the summer months. Mow Your Grass in the Evening Although the growth of your lawn tends to slow down when the weather is hot and dry, you will still need to cut it every week to keep it from getting out of control. Read More …

Beyond Custodial Duties: Taking Care Of Your Office Plants While You’re Away

29 June 2017
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If you're like many employers, you've observed firsthand the way live plants and even small fish can improve the aesthetics of your working environment. From cleaning the air to providing some personality and a pleasant diversion from the often mundane reality of office life, these plants and fish can add a great deal of tangible and intangible value to your business. However, workplaces that close for holidays or that intermittently shut down production for weeks at a time can present problems for office plants, especially if your custodial staff won't (or can't) take responsibility for caring for these plants and animals. Read More …

How And Why Tree Branches Are A Real Danger To Your Roof

29 June 2017
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One often overlooked danger to your roof comes from the trees. Tree branches hanging close to, or over, your roof come with a high number of potential problems. Here's more on what trees can do to your roof if you're not careful, and what you can do about it. Tree Branches and Roof Damage If you have overhanging branches, then you have a number of potential problems. Roof abrasion - Branches that hang over your roof can gradually brush back and forth on the roof itself. Read More …

4 Things That May Be Causing Brown Spots On Your Lawn This Summer

28 June 2017
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Ideally your yard should be a nice, bright green all around. If, however, you start to notice that you are getting some random brown spots in your grass, here are a few things that may behind the browning of your grass as well as some advice on what to do about these issues. #1 Drought If it has been really hot outside or unusually hot and dry, your grass may be experiencing the side effects of drought. Read More …