Recent Diy Landscape Design Articles


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Design a Landscape that Will Work for You

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 22, 2015

Spring is coming! It's time to plan your landscape! Have you recently bought a new house? Or is this the year you've resolved to finally do something about your home's drab outdoor...


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Buying a Home? Consider its Walkability

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 26, 2015

Looking to buy a new home? Good luck, happy hunting ... and remember one thing. A home is more than just the house itself, more than the sum of its rooms, decor, and landscaping. It's...


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Water Features Add Charm to Your House and Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 14, 2015

1. Rustic Backyard Pond with Watering Can A gorgeous water feature installation completes the picture of Jamie D's charming rural home. Powered by a pond pump, water filters into the...


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Beyond Curb Appeal: When It Pays to Stand Out

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 10, 2014

Popular wisdom says that when you put your home up for sale, it should be made to appear as bland and beige as possible. Well, like a lot of popular wisdom, this idea is only partially...


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7 Special Touches that Make Your House a Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 29, 2014

Winter's coming … which means that you will most likely be spending a lot more time indoors. Now's the time to be insulating garage doors and checking your furnace and all that...


Supplies for building a twig fence. Photo: Gardening Gma/by permission

Repurpose Tree Trimmings as a Charming Twig Fence

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 18, 2014

Would you like just a bit more privacy in your urban front yard? We're talking about a friendly distance from your neighbors and casual passersby -- nothing hostile or extreme. Oh and...


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Curb Appeal: Simple Fixes to Boost Your Home’s Value

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 15, 2014

Curb appeal is that essential “it” factor which makes your home stand out from its neighbors – in a good way. If you are looking to sell your home but lack a huge...


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Go Bold With Exterior Color

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 31, 2014

You know that iconic image of San Francisco with the row of Victorian houses, the Bay stretching out beyond them? That's Alamo Square, home of the titles for Full House and a whole...