Recent Garden Types Articles

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Swale Landscaping Benefits

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 05, 2017

Does your property have excessive runoff from rainwater or melting snow? All that liquid can not only make your yard a soupy mess, it can even threaten the structural stability of...

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Landscape Design: Beautiful Yards Blend Hardscape and Softscape

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 12, 2017

Are you designing – or redesigning – your yard? It's important for you to know there are two basic components to landscape design: hardscape and softscape. Blended thoughtfully,...

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Grow Your Own Salad: 5 Easy Vegetables To Plant This Year

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 12, 2017

What’s the key to spectacular salads? Why, ingredients which are as fresh as springtime, of course. And the ideal way to get those extra-fresh vegetables is to grow your very...


Getting Ready To Garden Will Fight Those February Blahs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 15, 2017

Ugly, dark gray (!) snow and the feeling that winter is definitely outstaying its welcome. That’s February for you, at least where I come from. But this much-maligned month...


Beware 5 Landscape Problems When Buying a Home in 2017

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 14, 2016

So you’re looking to buy a home in the new year and you’re overwhelmed by choices. You’d love a place that comes with a nice spacious yard … but watch out!...

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10 Simple Solutions to Maximize a Small Yard

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 02, 2016

Postage stamp sized front- or backyard? No problem! You can still make the most of your outdoor space, no matter how teeny it may be. Just put on a happy face, adjust your attitude,...

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9 Easy Garden Plants for Hardworking People

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 26, 2016

It’s a common dilemma … you love the looks of a flourishing garden, but don’t have a lot of time or energy to put into keeping it up. You’re too busy with the...

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8 Mistakes to Avoid for the Happiest Houseplants

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 01, 2015

OK, here's the dirt on houseplants (yes, pun intended). They look lovely, add interest to your color scheme, and even help to purify the air of your home. However, you've got to remember...