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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.

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A fountain as a terrific Christmas gift

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What an amazing addition that could be for you and your family – or perhaps as a treat for a beloved relative. Often, people tell us that they didn’t feel they had enough space for a water feature; yet stunning fountains can be an integral part of either a small courtyard-type space or a patio.…
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Sound and Scent in the garden

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What does your garden do for you? Landscaping designs usually focus on only one of your senses, sight. You should endeavor to design a garden that excites many of your senses. Consider arousing your audible and olfactory senses by using fragrances and sounds to evoke different emotions, images, and memories. Having viburnum, a Korean spice,…
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Light it up: lighting design for your Koi pond

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Think of your Koi pond as an art gallery: each fish is a living work of art, and just like any painting, it’s essential to accentuate their features with proper lighting. While natural sunlight provides adequate lighting during the day, investing in submersible lights, downlighting options, and over lighting designs will give your pond an…
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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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