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Recent Diy Landscape Design Articles


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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 | 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...


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Make Your Own Stone Bench

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 28, 2014

There's something wonderful about stone benches in the garden. They're timeless, classic, and elegant, and they can turn any space into a magical fairyland or pleasant place to...


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Converting to Xeriscaping

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 29, 2014

With a drought just declared in California, I have my garden on the brain, and I'm not the only one. Many people in my community have allowed their gardens to die over the last few...


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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...