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Maintenance tips for your koi pond

A koi pond is a great way to add beauty to your yard while creating an excellent focal point. But proper care and maintenance of your koi pond are vital in maintaining its health and well being. Here are some koi maintenance tips that can help you achieve this. Clean your pond regularly to get…
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3 outdoor kitchen design mistakes to avoid

Adding an outdoor kitchen to your landscaping design is a fun way to bring beauty and functionality to your yard. However, it’s easy to make mistakes along the way that cost you in the long run. Here are three outdoor kitchen design mistakes you should avoid: Poor planning – for example, not factoring in enough…
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Why you shouldn’t DIY water feature repair

Installing custom water features in your yard is a great way to improve your home’s curb appeal. They are also good for the ecosystem because they support wildlife and plants. However, without proper care and maintenance, your water feature can get damaged, requiring repair. Many homeowners think they can DIY their water feature repair to…
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Avoiding being footloose in your garden!

When you, your family, or guests are walking around your garden, there are a couple of ways you can help them stroll or dash as comfortably as possible. Both involve the use of natural stone. Firstly, for general pathways or patios, you may have noticed that, in Colorado, our summer days can be absolutely sizzling…
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Add some magic to your garden with a pondless water feature

So many of us, as kids, wanted to be a magician when we grew up; or were thrilled by those tricks where items suddenly disappeared and then magically came back again. It’s not exactly the same with a pondless water feature…but there is some magic involved in the way that they work. What is a…
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Tips for choosing the perfect water feature for your landscape

Given the wide selection of fountains, ponds, falls and other water features available, many people have difficulty selecting a feature for their unique landscapes and personal tastes. Use these two tips to narrow down your options: Think about how a feature might impact your enjoyment of the landscape and, conversely, how the landscape might impact…
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How about adding a stylish retaining wall for your property?

The first reason most home-owners think of retaining walls is for the stability they add. This is particularly true if there is a need to prevent damaging erosion when their home is built on a slope or even hillside. However, retaining walls can often add color and style to parts of a garden that you…
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Don’t be Koi about adding a pond!

Beautiful Koi fish add so much to a garden. They seem to live at a pace of their own and can add a wonderful level of tranquility and style to any outdoor area. Might this be your garden project for 2020? If so, you’ll want to spend time considering the design and location possibilities, such…
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Should you use hard water or distilled water for your water feature?

Water features are a great way to improve the aesthetics of your yard and can help support local life. However, the water used in your pondless water feature plays a huge role in its functionality and beauty. For example, the mineral deposits in hard water cause white or pink scales to form. These are unappealing…
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Outdoor entertaining made simple

One of the greatest joys in life is gathering with loved ones and spending time with them. So why not make your next get-together even more enjoyable with an outdoor kitchen? The new year is the perfect time to make that upgrade you’ve been thinking about. Do you have seating that allows your guests to…
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