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Real Estate on the Cheep: Where to Put a Birdhouse

by Teknor Apex Mar 20, 2018 3:27:22 PM

 

Want to Feather Your Nest with Birdhouses? Here Are Some Cardinal Rules.

 

Click the TV off, put the phone down and grab a front row seat for the best show of the summer – your birdhouses. What can be sweeter or more calming than watching a feathered family as they feed, forage and fly? Here are some tips to help create the perfect dream home.

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Topics: Landscaping

Improve Curb Appeal and Let Your Home Speak for Itself

by Teknor Apex Jan 24, 2018 9:26:13 AM

 

When It Comes to Your Home’s Curb Appeal, It’s What’s On the Outside That Counts.

 

If you’re like most homeowners, you spend a lot of time fussing over your home’s interior – wall colors, furniture, lighting and wall art. But what about the view from the street? Unfortunately, the elements that create your home’s “first impression” aren’t always given the importance they deserve. Whether you want to attract buyers or just re-fall in love every time you come home, let’s tackle the challenge.

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Topics: Landscaping

Follow these Fall Gardening Tips for a Thriving Cultivation Next Year

by Teknor Apex Sep 19, 2017 3:51:41 PM

If You Think the End of Summer Means the End of Gardening, Let Us Plant a Few Points to Ponder with our Fall Gardening Tips.

 

It’s autumn – a time to reflect on all your hard work of the past few months. But certainly not a time to hang up your garden gloves, for there is still much to be done – protecting, preparing, pruning and yes, even planting. Cooler temperatures mean higher energy, so let the TLC continue.

 

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Topics: Lawncare, Landscaping

Smart Gardeners Cultivate Common Sense with Proper Gardening Gear

by Teknor Apex Aug 30, 2017 2:01:27 PM

You Protect Your Petunias and Dote On Your Daisies – But Real Garden TLC Begins Indoors.

 

It’s a beautiful summer weekend. The hedges need a trim, the lawn needs a mow and there’s pruning to be done. It’s time to put your gardening gear on – but first, this refresher course on “must-haves,” for serious gardeners and yard putterers alike.

 

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Topics: Flower Gardening, Landscaping

How to Keep Bugs Away With DIY Natural Pesticides

by Teknor Apex May 18, 2017 5:08:14 PM

If Plant Insects Are Driving You Buggy, Squash the Problem with Simple, Safe, Smart Solutions.

 

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Topics: Lawncare, Landscaping, Flower Gardening

The Inside Dirt on Must Have Gardening Tools

by Teknor Apex May 10, 2017 3:46:45 PM

It’s the day you’ve put aside to get outside. The sky is blue, and you’re armed like a yard warrior: wide-brimmed hat, bug spray and the garden gloves you did not skimp on. The garage doors open, and there they are. The tools you’ve collected through the years. The ones your Uncle Bob gave you. A few that were here when you moved in. The general purpose for must have gardening tools is pretty obvious (or is it?), but there are gray areas when it comes to greening. So what better time than spring to brush up?

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Topics: Flower Gardening, Water Gardening, Lawncare, Landscaping

Space Exploration for the Home Landscaper

by Teknor Apex May 23, 2016 9:45:20 AM

When It Comes to Planting Near the House, Fall in Love, But Keep Your Distance

It’s been said that the landscaping around a home adorns it like jewelry. Nothing softens the line between a flat lawn and a tall wall like gorgeous greenery. Its many shades, shapes and heights are the perfect enhancement to your curb appeal.

But it’s no coincidence that the word “plan” is most of the word “plant!” There are serious errors that can be made, and here are the Top 5:

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Topics: Landscaping

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