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More Than Meets the Eye: 5 Reasons Why Landscape Design Matters

Every street has that one house that catches your eye as you pass by. Whether it be the lush grass, well-maintained shrubs, or perfectly placed pops of color, the benefits of landscape design go well beyond a neighbor’s admiration or great curb appeal. Effective design lets you get the most out of your yard by creating a comfortable, yet attractive lawn that has many benefits for both the homeowner and ...
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Don’t Fall Behind: 7 Quick Tips To Get Your Lawn Ready for Winter

Ahhh October. Football, pumpkin spice lattes, and the much-anticipated return of cooler weather. For many homeowners, fall is also the time to get the lawn ready for winter. Don’t worry if you aren’t a big fan of yard work. Taking a few simple steps now can pay off with a beautiful, lush yard in the spring. Slow Your Mow Continue mowing and watering throughout the fall, typically every 10-14 days ...
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Are My Plants Rusting?

If your home is landscaped in a cottage garden style, there's a good chance you have Hollyhock. Often used because they are sturdy and long blooming, Hollyhock is susceptible to a fungal disease called rust. While rust is treatable and preventable, you may want a landscape professional to advise on your garden before you start tearing these out. Hollyhock (Alcea Rosea) For more information on the symptoms of Hollyhock Rust ...
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Why you should let this “potter” work in your garden.

When a homeowner has contracted professional landscaping services they often don't realize that new greenery will attract new wildlife. Attracting butterflies, birds, or even curious animals may be the goal of your landscape, but few people would set out to attract the potter wasp. What is a potter wasp? These solitary wasps are non-aggressive and leave small "pots" on plants that contain a single egg. In southern Indiana, the most ...
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