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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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Natural Stone Tile: What Makes It Unique

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 08, 2015

What’s new in tiling? A substance that is actually very, very old. For centuries, installation of natural stone tile has been used by human beings to embellish their homes. And...


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Best Ways to Clear Snow without a Blower

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 05, 2015

Fast, efficient snow removal is one of winter's most essential tasks for those who live in northern climes. While a snow blower makes this chore easier, it is not the quietest or greenest...


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Feeding Birds in Winter

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 17, 2014

Winter is a difficult season for birds who stick around in northern climes. They need extra stamina to keep themselves warm, just at the time of year when their usual foods are in short...


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Garden Hardscape that Makes Magic in Your Yard

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 11, 2014

Planning your garden? Don't forget to plan for your hardscape as well. Hardscape is the inorganic part of the garden or yard, such as walkways and pergolas. Put a strong emphasis on...