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4 Benefits of Investing in Landscape Design

  Are you missing out on ample outdoor living space because you’ve let your lawn go to the weeds? Instead of letting your yard exist simply as a chore, take the time to invest in landscape design. What you gain in space, you also gain in value. There are numerous benefits for your home, here […]

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What Sets Alfresco Apart From Other Landscaping Companies?

Coordinating a large landscape design project is no easy task. You want to be sure that your landscaping company completely understands your creative vision, and has the capacity to bring that vision to life. Not to mention, staying on top of key details such as budget, maintenance, and much more. While there is no shortage of landscaping […]

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5 Places to Emulate in Your Backyard Designs

Some of the most breathtaking places in the world can only be seen by boarding an international flight, or settling for downloading a photograph from the world wide web. But, what if we told you you could have those destinations accessible just by stepping outside your back door? It’s true, or, at the very least […]

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The Must-Knows of Residential Landscape Design

It can be tricky figuring out what to focus on when you’re set to overhaul your landscape. The list below provides must-know considerations when you are planning your next residential landscape design project. 1. Size Matters Decide on what kind of landscaping company you’ll need to get the job done. A lot of land might require […]

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When to Plant Spring Bulbs

The days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are dropping. This means it is time to prepare your yard for spring. Yes, we do have to get through winter first, but fall is the time to plant spring blooming bulbs. Tulips are amazing plants, but they are a tasty treat for deer and rabbits. The […]

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The Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Falling leaves and cooler temperatures aren’t the only signs of the changing seasons. As the days get shorter, the amount of natural light decreases leaving even the sunniest homes darker and in the shadows. The fall is the perfect time to add a low voltage, energy efficient landscape lighting system to your home. It serves so […]

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What are Ground Cover Plants?

Groundcovers serve many purposes in a landscape. You may wonder what exactly is a groundcover? The definition of a groundcover plant is “an  herbaceous, perennial plant that is less than 12” tall.” There are several groundcover choices that spread at a steady pace and don’t choke out other plants. Some groundcovers that have better manners include Pachysandra, Myrtle […]

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Native and Hardy Plant Species Bring In the Birds

If you are a nature lover and enjoy watching birds come visit your home, I am sure you encourage them by filling a bird bath or bird feeder. You can also help birds and all other forms of wildlife by selecting drought tolerant, native, and hardy plant species. Plants native and hardy to the soils […]

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Hydrangeas: To Prune Or Not To Prune?

It’s a question we get asked all the time. Unfortunately, it’s a question that’s not easily answered. First  of all, it’s very important to know what kind of hydrangea you have before pruning. If pruned at the wrong time, chances are they won’t bloom in the current or following season. All hydrangeas can be put […]

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