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  • Outdoor Landscaping Ideas

    June 11, 2019
    As the days grow longer and temperatures get warmer, families gravitate to the outdoors to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Make the most of your backyard and personalize your outdoor living space with these creative landscaping ideas from experienced professionals at The Grounds Guys®, with options to suit every type of lifestyle and any size of yard or budget. Backyard Landscaping ...
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  • What Are the Different Types of Mulch?

    May 21, 2019
    Mulch is an essential component of any healthy landscape or garden, used to retain moisture, reduce or eliminate weed growth, maintain soil temperature, and more. Whether you are considering adding mulch to your garden for the first time or as part of your annual routine, your success is dependent on choosing the right mulch based on a number of important factors. Read on to learn all you need to ...
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  • Different Types of Lawn Grasses

    May 7, 2019
    The key to having a lush, green lawn is in choosing the right type of lawn grass for your unique climate and lifestyle. The Grounds Guys® is a team of knowledgeable, experienced landscape professionals that can help you decide which type of grass is best for you, with services to keep your lawn and landscaping looking its best all year round. Read on to learn more about the different types of lawn ...
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  • How to Install Drip Irrigation

    April 16, 2019
    A drip irrigation system is a perfect solution for those looking to save time and money while keeping plants healthy and happy. With some helpful advice from the landscape experts at The Grounds Guys®, you can set up your own DIY drip irrigation system in just a few easy steps. What is Drip Irrigation? Drip irrigation simplifies the process of watering your plants, using a series of strategically ...
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  • Ornamental Grasses & What You Need to Know

    April 2, 2019
    Ornamental grasses provide height, texture, movement, and visual interest to any landscape, and come in a vast array of colours, shapes, and sizes. As little as a few decades ago ornamental grasses were considered a novelty and used mainly by industry professionals and experienced gardeners— but as their availability and reputation as low maintenance, eco-friendly plants have increased they can ...
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  • How to Amend Soil

    March 19, 2019
    In order to help the plants in your yard thrive and look their best, it is necessary to ensure they receive adequate amounts of light and water, but the essential ingredient that is often overlooked is soil. In most cases, soil requires some type of amendment in order to provide the ideal conditions for growth. With a little help from The Grounds Guys® you can learn how to amend soil and give your ...
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  • Spring Lawn Maintenance

    March 5, 2019
    The best way to ensure you have a lush, green lawn each summer is to give it some extra care and attention each spring. Maximize your time and satisfaction by taking the right steps at the right time, using these helpful tips from the landscape experts at The Grounds Guys®. Looking for a one-stop one-sheeter? Click below to download our Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips Checklist. Then, read full ...
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  • Frost Heave: How to Prevent Frost Heave

    February 19, 2019
    In cold-weather climates, those with vast temperature swings, or in areas where there are several incidents of hard frost each winter, plants, roadways, and structures may be negatively impacted by frost heave. This phenomenon occurs most often during towards the end of fall or the beginning of spring when the conditions are ideal, and it can happen in all types of soil. Learn how to stop frost ...
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  • What Does Mulch Do?

    February 5, 2019
    Few materials are as beneficial for your garden or as misunderstood as mulch, and although it is widely recognized as a valuable addition to any landscape, not everyone knows why. The team of professionals at The Grounds Guys® is pleased to provide you with the answers to questions such as "What does mulch do?" and "What is mulch used for?" so that you can reap the benefits and have the garden ...
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  • Landscaping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    February 5, 2019
    While there is nothing that can't be fixed with a little hard work, the key to your satisfaction and peace of mind is learning how to avoid landscaping mistakes before they happen. The experienced professionals at The Grounds Guys® can help you make the most of your time and landscaping budget with tips that show you how to get it right the first time. Common Landscape Design Mistakes Failure to ...
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  • Tips and Tricks for Starting Seeds Indoors

    January 8, 2019
    Growing your own vegetables is a healthier, less expensive alternative to store-bought produce and can be inherently satisfying. This year get a head start on your garden by starting seeds indoors, with expert advice from the professionals at The Grounds Guys®. Best Seeds to Start Indoors Choose your vegetables based on what you know your family will eat, and purchase high-quality, organic seeds ...
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  • All You Need to Know About Poinsettias

    December 17, 2018
    Poinsettias add a welcome burst of colour and beauty during a time of year when the landscape may be dull or blanketed in snow. These showy plants may be indigenous to Mexico, but during the holidays they can be found in homes everywhere—and with a little care and attention, they can last all year round. Here is everything you need to know about poinsettias, courtesy of the experts at The Grounds ...
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  • How to Build a Custom Wire Frame for Holiday Lights

    December 7, 2018
    Who says your holiday lights have to be strung across your eaves, or that you are limited in their placement? If you're looking to add a little extra sparkle to your home this season or would like to avoid a slippery trip up a frosty ladder, The Grounds Guys® have a fun and easy DIY project that you can accomplish in an afternoon or weekend. Read on to learn how to build a wireframe for holiday ...
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  • Which Fruit Bearing Trees to Plant in the North

    November 16, 2018
    Whether you are looking to add visual interest to your yard with ornamental trees, want to do your part for the environment, or have always dreamed of having your own private orchard, the key to your success lies in choosing the right type of fruit bearing tree for your climate. For those living in the northern regions, there are many cold climate fruit trees to consider, and the team of landscape ...
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  • The Grounds Guys’ Best Practices for Easy Leaf Composting

    November 14, 2018
    You’ve got a lot of fall projects on your to-do list that can’t be put off until winter. One of these is getting rid of the fallen leaves on your property. Don’t stuff all those leaves in bags to be hauled off to the landfill – let nature do the work! Leaf composting makes fall clean-up easier because it allows the natural decay of leaves to take its course. Best of all, composting leaves provides ...
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  • Be Prepared for Leaves

    November 7, 2018
    Fall is here, and you know what that means – leaves, leaves everywhere! They can be a burden, but this guide will help you deal with leaves this fall. You might even decide to keep some around instead of bagging them all. Read on to learn more! Raking Leaves Tips No one enjoys the back-breaking work of raking a large yard. Learn how to rake leaves fast so you can get the job over with quickly: ...
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  • Make Trick or Treaters Safe with Lighted Walkways

    October 28, 2018
    Halloween is a fun time of year when miniature ghosts and goblins stroll through the neighborhood in search of tasty treats. Provide your visitors with safe passage on and around your property with a lighted walkway that creates a welcoming path to your door. Here are some helpful tips for outdoor lighting from The Grounds Guys® that can help enhance the safety and security of your home this fall ...
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  • How to Care for a Venus Fly Trap

    October 16, 2018
    While the Venus Fly Trap is not the only species of carnivorous plant, though it is arguably the most well-known. These plants are found in areas where the soil has little to no nutritive value which forces them to obtain its food from other sources. If you are looking for a visually interesting, fun addition to your plant collection a Venus Fly Trap may be just what you're looking for—and The ...
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  • How to Care for MUMs and Keep Them Blooming All Season

    September 26, 2018
    Mums are a lush, colourful addition to any landscape during the fall season when other elements of your landscape start to look drab and lifeless. Caring for mums really isn't all that difficult - and you can keep them blooming all season long with these tips from The Grounds Guys®. Regardless of whether you're going to plant your mums outdoors or keep them indoors in pots, choose those with lots ...
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  • Why you Need Eavestroughs Installed this Fall

    September 12, 2018
    When bad weather strikes this fall, will your home be ready? Eavestroughs are a simple upgrade you can install to direct rainwater away from the foundation. Why does this matter? And what types of eavestroughs and downspouts are available to make your home’s water removal system attractive and effective? Let’s take a look. Types of Eavestroughs and Downspouts Eavestroughs come in many shapes, ...
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  • Consider These 10 Things Before Installing a Pool

    June 26, 2018
    Building a pool is fun addition for all ages to enjoy and experience the addition of water. Installing a pool takes planning and budgeting of finances and time before, during and after the actual construction. There are ten steps to consider when deciding on the additional of a pool. What is the budget? Building a pool is not only the cost of building but also the maintenance and other amenities ...
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  • How to Pave a Walkway if You Aren't a Contractor

    June 21, 2018
    Sidewalks, walkways, and patios are all synonymous with the term hardscape . According to the dictionary, hardscape is a man-made feature used in the landscape as contrasted with any form of vegetation. The materials are endless from concrete to pavers, wall blocks, and tile. Outdoor living is a growing trend that can be as simple as a small walkway to an elaborate design creating spaces for ...
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  • The Pros and Cons of Installing a Yard Irrigation System

    June 6, 2018
    The secret to any successful landscape is finding the right balance of sunlight, fertilization, and water—but when it comes to your lawn, the process of watering can not only be time consuming but ineffective if done incorrectly. A yard irrigation system takes the guesswork out of watering and is a popular addition to homes and businesses across the country. However, before you invest in one for ...
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  • Is a Sprinkler System Worth the Monthly Water Bill?

    May 14, 2018
    If you still water your lawn manually, you may stick with this technique because you’re worried that installing an automatic sprinkler system will increase your monthly water bill. Rest assured that most sprinklers improve watering efficiency to lower your water usage! Use the information here to help you determine if the costs associated with a sprinkler system are worth it, and how to maximize ...
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  • How to Build Your Own Backyard Pond

    May 7, 2018
    A backyard water feature brings you one step closer to nature, and there is no better way to incorporate water into your landscape than with a backyard pond. With endless design possibilities, you can create a one-of-a-kind oasis that your whole family will enjoy. If you're wondering how to make your own pond, the experts at The Grounds Guys have you covered, with tips and techniques to help turn ...
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