Posts by Jeff Duncan

What to Know Before Building a Retaining Wall

Erosion and water runoff can cause a number of problems for any landscape. The use of retaining walls may be one solution for these problems. However, before you begin the design and construction of a retaining wall there are a few things you should consider. Type of the Wall There are many types of materials…

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Use Hardscaping to Add Long Lasting Beauty to Your Yard

You’ve probably seen the yard that instantly draws your attention. It’s organized, appealing, and has great use of space. It also contains design elements that are welcoming, yet still functional such as walkways, patios, and planting beds. You can be assured that most of these inviting yards were designed by hardscaping design professionals.

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Spruce up Your Garden with a Pond

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If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your backyard landscaping, you may want to consider the popular option of adding a pond to your yard. Garden ponds are a great way to liven up your backyard space while providing something a little different in an otherwise traditional garden. Here are some ideas to…

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The Importance of Streams in Your Water Garden

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The water garden is most commonly associated with the tranquility of the ancient Japanese garden. Built to mimic one of nature’s most serene settings, the garden was often built in an enclosed area, filled with water, then used for worship, and tea ceremonies. Each design element was carefully chosen and was built to represent a…

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Build the Swimming Pond of Your Dreams

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Natural swimming ponds are a beautiful addition to most backyards. These are a much more natural swimming pool concept that will make you feel like you’re swimming in nature. If you’re curious about this type of swimming pool, here are the benefits to know.

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The Swimming Pond: Not Your Typical Swimming Pool

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When the weather warms up and you want to be able to go swimming on your property, it’s likely that you might consider installing a pool. However, another alternative that is less known is a swimming pond. For those who want the function of a pool with a more natural look to blend into their…

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The Beauty of Water Gardens

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Do you feel as if something is missing from your lawn? Your grass looks great, and you’ve got plenty of green plants and colorful flowers, but you need a final addition to really bring it all together. If so, have you looked into your options for water gardens? Make your beautiful outside space more serene…

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Dress Up Your Property With a Pond or Water Garden

No matter your property type, large spaces always look better with ponds and water gardens. Not only can a landscape pond enhance the look of your home, but it can also create its own healthy ecosystem. Water gardens and ponds are beautiful and easy to sustain. With a little bit on knowledge, you can maintain…

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Which Aquatic Plants Are Best for Your Koi Pond?

A koi pond is an excellent way to bring life to your property. Whether you own a commercial or residential property, a pond filled with colorful fish is a great way to entertain visitors. You want to make sure you give the fish a great environment to thrive in. This includes securing the proper vegetation…

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Creating a Water Garden

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Water gardens add a lot of personality and beauty to a yard. You can fill a larger one with fish and enjoy hearing them splash around and get the benefit of having them eat mosquitos. Small water gardens can be arranged in barrels or other containers if you are tight on space. Floating plants and…

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