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Concrete Driveway Installation: Get the Facts

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 08, 2015

Concrete construction will produce a driveway that is sturdy and enduring at an affordable price, with the extra advantage of an attractive range of possible finishes. Just make sure...


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Concrete Retaining Wall Pros and Cons

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 08, 2015

Retaining walls built of stone or brick are the traditional style and usually blend nicely into their surrounding landscape. The question is, though: are these really the best materials...


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Why Brutalist Architecture is Hated and Loved

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 14, 2014

While it may sound off-putting or even a little scary, Brutalism is actually a distinctive type of architecture and a very interesting phenomenon. Brutalism was a controversial architectural...


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Transform Your Patio with Paint

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 04, 2014

Is your patio looking tired and dull? Why not give it a lift? Painting an outdoor floor a color you love ... or even adding a DIY brightly patterned “rug” right onto your...


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DIY Concrete Garden D├ęcor

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 10, 2014

If you’ve been bitten by the garden décor bug, you probably know that it can be a “spendy” hobby. So why not get crafty? Making DIY indoor and outdoor planters,...


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Building a Deck or a Patio?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 21, 2014

Adding a deck or patio to your home is an appealing, relatively low-cost way to create extra living space. But which is the best and most eco-friendly choice for you? The answer is:...


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6 Inspiring Garden Paths

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 03, 2014

A good pathway can totally change a garden. If you've got a muddy, messy path surrounded by beautiful plants, your plants won't seem quite as flashy, thanks to that ho-hum trail slashing...


Hop on Pop! Hops are big in gardening this year.   Photo: Andy Rogers/Flickr

5 Hot Garden Designs For 2014

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jan 01, 2014

Winter is my favorite time of year to hunker down and dream up my future landscaping plans. It’s the new year, which means I’m filled with resolve, excitement, and lots...