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What are some benefits of xeriscaping?

Explore Xeriscaping is a landscaping method that aims to use as little water as possible while still maintaining aesthetically pleasing and eco-friendly landscaping. Some of the benefits of xeriscaping are: It can reduce water use and costs by using native and drought-tolerant plants, mulch, and drip irrigation123. It can increase the value and curb appeal of a property by creating a beautiful and inviting environment1243. It can lower energy bills by providing shade, insulation, and windbreaks243. It can improve the health and productivity of plants and soil by...

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How to conserve water use in your landscape

Conserving water in your landscape is a smart and eco-friendly way to save money, resources, and the environment. There are many strategies and tips that can help you reduce your water use and create a beautiful and sustainable outdoor space. Here are some of the most effective ways to conserve water in your landscape: Choose drought-tolerant plants that require less water. Add 2 to 3 inches of organic mulch to conserve moisture in the soil and protect roots. Amend soil with compost to increase soil’s water-holding capacity1. Group plants with similar watering needs...

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Landscape Irrigation

Landscape irrigation is the practice of applying water to plants and soil in a controlled and efficient manner. Landscape irrigation can have various benefits for the environment, the economy, and the aesthetics of a property. Some of the value of landscape irrigation are: It can reduce water use and costs by using native and drought-tolerant plants, mulch, and drip irrigation1. It can increase the value and curb appeal of a property by creating a beautiful and inviting environment234. It can lower energy bills by providing shade, insulation, and windbreaks34. It can...

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The Value Of Proper Landscape Maintenance

Landscape maintenance is the regular care and upkeep of your outdoor space, such as your yard, garden, driveway, and other areas. Landscape maintenance can have many benefits for your property, such as: Increasing its value and curb appeal by creating a beautiful and inviting environment1234 Reducing your energy bills by providing shade, insulation, and windbreaks23 Improving your physical and mental health by enhancing your mood, reducing stress, and promoting outdoor activity2 Protecting your plants and soil from pests, diseases, weeds, and erosion23 Saving water...

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Can landscaping help reduce energy bills?

Yes, landscaping can help reduce energy bills by providing shade, windbreaks, insulation, and water conservation. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, carefully positioned trees can save up to 25% of the energy a typical household uses1. Here are some ways landscaping can help lower your energy bills: Planting deciduous trees on the east, south, and west sides of your home can block the summer sun and reduce cooling costs. In the winter, these trees will lose their leaves and allow the sun to warm your home and reduce heating costs2. Planting evergreen trees...

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Enhancing the Value of Your Property with Landscaping

Enhancing the Value of Your Property with Landscaping: Landscaping is a great way to improve the curb appeal and value of your property. According to some experts, landscaping can increase a home’s resale value by 15-20% on average12. However, not all landscaping projects are equally...

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Fall Lawn Care 15 Tips – lawn care forum

Now that the fall season is upon us here in the Rogue Valley, it's time to think about getting your lawn ready for winter. Here in Southern Oregon we plant cool season lawn grass. This type of grass goes semi-dormant in the winter months. So now is the time to prep your lawn for winter months. Must do's for fall lawn care for fall lawn care: Taking care of your lawn in the fall is essential to ensure it remains healthy and vibrant throughout the year. Here are some fall lawn care tips: Raking Leaves: Keep your lawn clear of fallen leaves. Leaves can block sunlight...

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Time to get your irrigation going – Irrigation and Sprinkler System 101

Lawn & Garden Irrigation and Sprinkler System ServicesWhat We Do BestAll of our construction services includes design and engineering in accordance with industry standards and specifactions for sustainable landscape construction.Our construction servicesDesignOur design service offer you a complete layout of your landscape to include everything your landscape will need. To see samples follow this link, Design Page. Contact us to arrange for a design consultation.LandscapingOur landscaping service include the following:IrrigationOur irrigation services provide you...

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Ideas for a Sustainable Landscape at Home

Have a landscape Plants, - regardless of whether they are trees, bushes, blossoms or yards - are basic to our metropolitan and rural networks. After all the "green development" is about plants and the positive advantages they bring. They ingest carbon dioxide and delivery oxygen; they shade and cool our areas; and they forestall disintegration, lessen residue and channel water as it travels through the dirt to the spring. Develop plants in pots No space? Forget about it. On the off chance that you just have a porch, deck or housetop space for your outside living...

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What is Hardscape Design?

What is hardscape? Hardscape is the term for hard arranging materials. Concrete, black-top, stone, glass, block, metal, and rock are all hardscape. In everyday use, hardscape implies materials set by human design. Hardscape diverges from delicate materials like vegetation and soil, which are known as "softscape". Together, hardscape and softscape make up the scene. Instances of hardscape include: walkways streets pools lined water highlights porches holding dividers rock seepage regions Hardscaping at home—making yards into desert gardens Customarily, the expression...

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