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What Is The Point Of A Pergola? 3 Key Reasons

  Should we put in a pergola? Should we have the existing pergola removed? You may be asking yourself one of these questions if you’ve recently purchased a new property, or you’re looking to remodel an existing landscape design. If you are considering removing an existing pergola, you should know that they’re popularity has seen […]

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How to Choose a Landscaping Company

Your neighbor just spent his last three weekends landscaping his lawn and he’s only got the front yard done. Like your neighbor, you’re interested in giving your lawn a makeover but you’d rather not sacrifice your free time fumbling with yard equipment and lugging around materials. It’s time to skip the DIY and find a […]

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4 Key Benefits of Investing in Professional Landscape Design

    Deciding to invest in a professional landscape designer vs doing it yourself can be a difficult decision. You may have previous experience installing a path with gravel or landscaping stones, building a retaining wall, or even adding a landscaping berm. But a whole backyard? That can be a little intimidating. So, is hiring […]

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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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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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