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Within the pages of our landscaping blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to landscaping.

Is your garden on a hillside or slope?

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If the answer is ‘yes’ then we know that this can make gardening a bit more difficult. It can also mean that creating a stunning stand-out impression can have you racking your brains. So, how about adding a retaining wall? Of course, it can help counter erosion problems by adding a level of stability. But…
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Maintaining your Koi pond

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Keeping your Koi pond clean is an ongoing process. There are a few things you need to consistently do in order to maintain it. One of them is to eliminate any debris in the pond. Dead foliage should never be left in it. The more foliage that is in your pond the less space there…
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And for our next trick – disappearing water!

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So many people like magic tricks that we often feel like shouting ‘abracadabra’ when introducing people to our superb pondless water features. Incidentally, the word itself is over eighteen hundred years old, where it comes from, nobody’s sure, but the first recorded use was by a savant in Ancient Rome. Savvy homeowners love these water…
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A water feature your young ones can safely enjoy

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If you have a young family, then you’ll be completely aware of how dangerous any water pool, however shallow, could be. Standing water means that you have to watch your young ones whenever they are nearby. So, this probably means that you reluctantly believe that you can’t, at this time, enjoy a water feature in…
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Benefits of a Koi Pond

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You might not think that your yard needs one, but a Koi pond can be very beneficial to your home and your personal life. You’ll need a good koi ponds contractor to make sure it is installed correctly, but once it is, you’ll see these benefits. The natural beauty of the water and fish Stress…
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The Benefits of a Water Feature

Your backyard is almost perfect, but there’s something missing. A custom water feature could be just the thing to turn your space into a relaxing retreat. A water feature can help reduce stress, block unwanted noises such as traffic sounds or noisy neighbors, and raise your property value. Art of the Yard water feature contractors…
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Solving your pond’s dirty water problems

Art of the Yard provides the best landscaping designs, but today we want to discuss the reasons for dirty pond water in custom water features. These include: 1. Debris tea: When the pine needles and leaves fall, they release tannin which turns the water an unpleasant shade of brown. 2. Sediment stew: This is wet…
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6 fish that are ideal for your koi pond

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Custom water features like a Koi pond are a great way to set your yard apart. It’s important to make sure your pond is appropriate for your climate and that you choose fish that will do well in this setting. Goldfish and exotic goldfish are two great choices for this, because they have a classic…
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