Making the Most Out of Your Lighting

Making the Most Out of Your Lighting

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to take advantage of your backyard. Many turn their yards into a calming retreat where you can relax but it can also be the prime place to host gatherings with family and friends. Having the right landscape including bushes, trees, and flowers, as well as water features like ponds, fountains, and/or waterfalls can create a tranquil sanctuary or the perfect place to hang out. The lighting is what ties everything together. Landscape and pond lighting not only highlights your plant life, but also creates a focal point on your water features and sets the mood. Here are some tips on making the most of your pond and landscape lighting.

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Benefits of Pondless Water Features

Benefits of Pondless Water Features

Landscaping designs can help make a home feel complete while creating a unique space that is representative of your personality. We love ponds but if you don’t have the space, money, or time for a water garden then pondless water features are a great way to add sound, movement, and texture to your landscaping design. Below are some wonderful benefits of pondless water features you can look forward to.

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Common Pond Maintenance Mistakes

Common Pond Maintenance Mistakes

Having a beautiful pond with crystal clear water does not happen without work. The reason you have shimmering water is because of routine maintenance. When the water becomes murky, the pond is showing signs of an imbalance and the pond’s health is at risk probably due to improper upkeep. Below are some common pond maintenance mistakes to avoid.

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Benefits of Bog Garden Filtration

Benefits of Bog Garden Filtration

A beautiful water garden can also help the environment by utilizing sustainability tactics and reducing our carbon footprint. Another way to be kind to our planet is by using bog garden filtration, which turns waste into a resource. The benefits of bog garden filtration are clear water and low maintenance. It creates an ecosystem that maximizes the breakdown of organic matter and nutrient absorption, stunts the growth of algae in the pond, and keeps the water looking gorgeous!

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How To Incorporate Sustainable Gardening In Your Yard

How To Incorporate Sustainable Gardening In Your Yard

Preserving our planet for future generations is what sustainability is all about. Many people are interested but aren’t quite sure what sustainability is and how they can become involved. An easy way to put this into practice right in your own home is by incorporating sustainable gardening into your yard and garden. Below we have defined exactly what sustainability is and how to start your own sustainable garden today!

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Relieve Stress By Gardening

Relieve Stress By Gardening

Self-care is often an overlooked piece of living a healthy balanced life. Self-care is engaging in anything that helps to manage your physical and emotional needs. Gardening is a form of self-care that can help to relieve stress.  To honor National Gardening Week, April 10th through April 16th, we will talk about why gardening is good for your mental health and some ways to incorporate it into your water garden.

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Backyard Trends for 2017

Backyard Trends for 2017

Whether your yard is a tiny patch of green grass or a large yard with tons of trees and rolling hills, you want it to accentuate the beauty and charm of your home. No matter the size, you can create a backyard environment that reflects your lifestyle and fits your budget. As with fashion, landscaping styles are different from year to year. To have the hottest garden this spring, check out these backyard trends for 2017.

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