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The best remedy is compost from a reliable source (check with The Natural Gardener in ATX). It must be the best, most reflexive post I have ever read. Thank you for that. My wife and I have just bought our first home and our landscaping is to say the least we can say. None of us have any idea about landscaping design and our imagination is much bigger than our wallet. Thanks for putting things in perspective, I will start small, start small, start small.

Then, bury a plastic collection basin at the source and connect it to the drain with a PVC drain pipe. This system has some advantages over a French drain (see page 46). Since the pipe is solid and not perforated, it is not necessary to provide gravel for drainage along the drain pipe. In addition, the smooth-walled pipe evacuates water quickly, and if it is plugged, you can use a drainage snake to clean it. Drain Hose Discharge: The drain end of your drain hose can be connected to an automatic emitter that is flush with the lawn when water is not flowing. Drain Hole: Place the intake sump at the low point of your dipped area.

Do a brainstorming and take notes on paper. In each stage of planning and design, be sure to tailor the plan to your particular requirements and desires rather than trying to follow a lot of rigid rules . Before spending money on equipment or contractors, explore different ways to reach your goals.Learn new skills by volunteering to help a friend build a platform. Watch a concrete professional or build a retaining wall in a new site. Be inspired rather than intimidated by opportunities to learn. At each stage of your decision-making process, do not hesitate to seek the advice of experts from landscaping professionals.

Reality is a sustainable yard can be planted in a lush, attractive and undemanding manner. The good news for homeowners who prefer a neater look is that there are ways to be friendly in Florida without compromising on aesthetics. Landscape plants tolerant to drought with a "neat" growth habit are available. The "wild" aspect of some native plants can be controlled by using architectural features (shrouds and fences) and selected maintenance practices. Natural areas can be made more attractive by removing debris and sprawling plants. In addition, building materials, such as permeable paving, can reduce the visual and ecological impact of large surfaces, such as walkways.

Phil and Linda Bigler Thank you! The courtyard looks fantastic! We received so many compliments on our new landscaping. A lady even stopped to ask if she could take pictures of her son on top of our beautiful rock. Thank you for all your hard work to make our court so beautiful. Good luck. - Amy and Ron Kander Thank you very much for the great work you did in our backyard. We interviewed four landscapers before hiring you, and we know we made the right choice. You were quick, showed us exactly what your vision was and kept in our budget. Our pool was just a pool until you created an environment that was both creative and totally appropriate for the surrounding area.

Basic green technologies such as smart tree placement and green roofs and walls can be used to dramatically reduce energy consumption inside homes. If the trees are strategically placed, they can reduce the energy needs of cooling by 7 to 47% during the summer and from 2 to 8% the heating needs in the winter. (Sources: Washington Post and Reducing Urban Heat Islands: Compendium of Strategies, Trees and Vegetation, USEPA) In addition, well-designed residential green roofs, which are becoming increasingly popular in some parts of the world, can reduce energy consumption in the summer. and winter.

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