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GPR and Utility Mapping for Extending into the Garden

Mapping utility lines is often more of a challenge than initially anticipated. Drawings get old. Historical records become lost. Hand-drawn illustrations turn into desk-based ones, making the interpretation of utility archives a real puzzle. The use of ground penetrating radar or GPR is a helpful alternative. Distributors can confirm the location of utilities and plan […]

Benefits Of Your Own Garden Guest Room

It can be exhausting to invite people to stay in your home, particularly if they plan to hang around for a while. It can get tiring to have everybody bumping into one another and getting on top of each other in your home even if the said guests are close friends or even family. What […]

Starting a Garden to Save Money

Starting a Garden to Save Money

One of the cornerstones of frugal living is gardening. After all, there are few things that help you save money on food better than growing your own. My husband and I enjoy planting a garden. We prefer to plant items that are fairly easy to grow in our area, that we know we will eat […]

The Beauty of Adding Roses to Your Home and Landscape

The Beauty of Adding Roses to Your Home and Landscape

What IS it about roses that we all find so enchanting? Maybe everything?? Their fragrance- second to none; their abundant, voluptuous blossoms; the voracity with which a rosebush will spread if allowed to… Perhaps we even find the contrast of soft petals and strong, thorny stems somewhat relatable, as well? Suffice it to say, you […]

Create your Flower Bed

Create your Flower Bed

Getting creative in your garden can elevate its appearance and give you a sense of accomplishment for the work you’ve done. There are various techniques to enhancing your yard, and one of the most rewarding is creating your own flower bed.   Flower beds create a sense of balance to the overall layout of your […]

Best Flowers to Plant in Texas

Best Flowers to Plant in Texas

Living in the heat of Texas can be a challenge, and this is certainly true for growing flowers. Keeping your flowers healthy when the temperature reaches the triple digits is quite tricky. If you want to plant flowers in Texas, here are some heat-friendly recommendations. Zinnias: This is a warm-climate plant that’s quite popular in […]

Veggies To Plant In The Fall

Veggies To Plant In The Fall

Quick Veggies for Fall Planting and Harvest The fall season can yield a good variety of vegetables that can be harvested before the winter season begins. In some warmer climates in the southern areas of the US, these vegetables can grow into the winter season as well. Veggies To Plant In The Fall Select the earliest […]

Landscaping for New Homes

Landscaping for New Homes

When you purchase a new home, the builder usually includes newly planted sod, a sapling in the front yard and not much else.  This essentially provides you with a blank canvas for landscaping your new home.  Where to begin landscaping for new homes? Know Your Soil Conditions Before you start breaking ground and building your […]