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Understanding Permits

Jun 23, 2011 by Level One Construction

As a homeowner, you are not legally permitted to perform your own renovation work, with the exception of the electrical, but it is strongly recommended amateurs not do this as disastrous results can occur.

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Turn Your Backyard into a Child's Paradise

Mar 19, 2010 by Canadian Parents

Imagine a secret place where children can play safely, to their hearts content, without a care in the world. A place filled with all their favourite playthings, in an environment that both stimulates and educates. Where is this wonderful place? It could be right in your own backyard.

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Build the ultimate outdoor retreat

Jul 16, 2009

When renovating a home, people often forget one of the most important components: the outdoor space. If done right, your yard can become more than an extension of your home – it can be your very own private escape!

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Rain Gardens: A Natural Filter

Feb 12, 2008 by Southview Design Landscape Contractors

Minnesota’s most notable attraction is its ever-famous waterways, including streams, rivers and lakes. The region is truly lucky when it comes to natural richness and beauty. However, with each passing year, it grows closer to losing its north woods heritage. Water pollution threatens the delicate ecological balance of the waterways, while high levels of chemicals, nutrients and sediment harm vegetation, kill wildlife, foul drinking water and destroy pristine recreational …

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Outdoor Spaces for Relaxing & Entertaining

Jun 01, 2009

We still have some great porches and when you’ve got a view, you certainly want to enjoy it.

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The Essence of Landscaping

Feb 12, 2008 by Ananda Landscapes

Many of today’s homeowners are contemplating the use of their yard. The large spans of grass and few trees no longer suffice; however, a bare lot can be very intimidating to many of us. Creative ideas for the use and enjoyment of our yards do not always immediately come to mind. It is at times difficult to constructively consider our lifestyle into a design; our stylistic ideals pertaining to such elements as home decor, architecture, and even personal apparel play an …

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The Pros of Synthetic Turf

Mar 27, 2009 by Browne Group

With the water and pesticide bans set in place more and more people are turning to synthetic turf to keep their homes looking flawless.

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The Truth about Phosphorus, Lawn Care, and Your Water

Jan 19, 2009 by NaturaLawn of America

Phosphorus is quickly becoming a familiar word these days because of its connection with algae blooms, contaminated water sources, and some fertilizer practices.

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Choosing the Right Ice Melter For Winter

Oct 31, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

As the winter approaches, many of you may turn to ice melting products to keep your walkways and driveways clear. While these melters aid in the prevention of snow and ice build up, some can cause harm to your lawn, your property, or even worse, to your loved ones.

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Winter Care for Your Landscape

Sep 22, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

Much of the frustration and disappointment from plants damaged over the winter can be avoided by following some simple guidelines this fall.

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Lawn Care Rejuvenation

Aug 27, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

Over time, and with heavy foot heavy traffic, the soil underneath lawns compacts and causes turf to deteriorate. One of the more beneficial cultural practices you can perform on a lawn is core aeration, and in most cases …

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Easy Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Lush

Jul 29, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

Mowing is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lawn, and if done correctly, allows a lawn to grow thicker and fuller throughout the season. Keeping your lawn in the best shape can be as easy as following a few important guidelines.

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Artificial Turf: Faux or Just a Faux Pas?

Jul 29, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

Artificial turf made a name for itself back in the 1960s when it was introduced in the sports arena as a substitute for natural grass athletic fields. What may be surprising is the number of people who are now looking beyond the realm of sports and into their own backyards …

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Safety Tips for BBQs

May 22, 2008 by Safety Authority

Summer season is upon us, and that means BBQ season. Whether you’re installing a new BBQ, replacing an existing BBQ, or just plain enjoying one after a day of home renos, it’s important to play it safe. A new gas BBQ installation requires a gas permit and licensed contractor, while even “dusting off” your current BBQ for the season requires close attention. The majority of barbecue accidents and fires result from gas leaks caused by poor maintenance or improper lighting …

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