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A fountain as a terrific Christmas gift

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

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

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?

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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And for our next trick – disappearing water!

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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How to transform your ordinary garden into something extraordinary

Often, we spend so much time perfecting the look of our home’s interior, but what about the exterior? There are so many ways you could transform the simple patch of grass that is your garden into the ultimate entertainment area for hosting family and friends, or a haven to escape the outside world. Imagine your…
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A water feature your young ones can safely enjoy

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

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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Koi pond owners should invest in tempered glass elements

Some koi owners believe that the only way they can enjoy these beloved fish is by looking at them from above. As one of the region’s top koi pond contractors, we know that plenty of other options exist. The following three tempered glass elements allow people to fully experience their koi at other viewing angles:…
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Which of the following garden maintenance tasks do you hate doing?

Which of the following garden maintenance tasks do you hate doing? Here’s a quick checklist of the possibilities: # Pulling clumps of determined to resist weeds from hard-packed soil # Mowing grass that seems to grow right back the moment your back is turned # Wondering how the edges of your lawn seem to become…
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