Tips for Low Maintenance Yard and Landscaping

We’ve all heard the expression, “less is more”. It’s a phrase often overused, but nowhere does it apply better than to having low-maintenance landscaping. Less maintenance, especially in landscaping, is more time available to do other things, like enjoying those outdoor spaces. Your outdoor living spaces are an extension of your lifestyle. Just as the […]

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Outdoor Patio Trends

Nearly all humans love and even have a basic need to be outdoors. All five senses kick into high gear, and everything seems more vibrant and vivid as we feel the sun and wind, smell fresh-cut grass and flowers or just sit outside. Nothing beats outdoor living when the weather is right. The extent of […]

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The Do’s & Don’ts of CMUs

The following are a few of the typical Dos and Don’ts when it comes to installing concrete masonry units (CMUs)… Do: Spread the mortar bed joints to a uniform thickness with fresh mortar Do: Tool after mortar is partially set, but before fully set. Don’t: Throw away mortar scrapings or slushing mortar into joints. Do: […]

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Choosing The Best Fire Pit for Your Backyard

Nothing brightens up a backyard entertaining space quite like a fire pit. With this beautiful addition to your home, you can turn any night into a stargazer’s paradise and extend the usefulness of your outdoor space on even the coldest days with special patio fire pits. From roasting s’mores to building a glow for pool […]

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Bringing Butterflies to your Garden- A tip from Garden Smiths

Not much is more beautiful than butterflies gracefully fluttering about in your backyard.  Garden Smiths, Inc. is well versed in creating gardens full of butterfly-attracting plants to make your landscape a haven for these wonderful creatures.  Other than planting more butterfly-friendly perennials and shrubs, you can capture the attention of butterflies by adding a few […]

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