Landscaping

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    All About the Sioux Crape Myrtle

    If you’re a fan of beautiful blooms, chances are you’ll love the Sioux Crape Myrtle. This elegant tree is known for its spectacular pink flowers. We have one of these beside our garage and love everything about it. It’s the perfect size for the space and the blooms look amazing against our white painted brick and garage doors. Keep reading to learn all about the Sioux Crape Myrtle and how to care for it!

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    All About Compact Japanese Hollies

    A Compact Japanise Holly is an ornamental evergreen shrub that is lush and very beautiful! In fact, we fell so in love with them last week, we added six of them around our pool area. They look a lot like boxwoods and are wonderful either mixed in with other shrubs, used as a hedge, or even planted in a pot or container.

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    Pros and Cons of Sod vs Seed

    Which is the better choice when planting a new lawn – sod or seed? It can be a tough decision for some and a more obvious one for others. We’ve done both recently. We laid sod around our pool area because we wanted that space to be finished so we could enjoy it this summer. And we sewed grass seed on our side yard where we had to build up our yard to bring the pool in. Since this part of the yard was far from the pool, we were willing to wait for the grass to come up. To figure out what’s best for your situation, you need to look at the pros and cons of sod vs. seed.

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    How to Grow and Care for Skip Laurel Shrubs

    We recently planted schip laurels around our pool area to create a hedge. The schip laurel is low-maintenance and it grows under a variety of different conditions. It’s a beautiful shrub and it was a breeze to plant once we decided where we wanted it to go. We are really loving the look and feel like they’ve made a great addition to our landscaping. Schip laurels are also known as skip laurels or schipka laurels.

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    How to Lay Sod for a New Lawn

    If you don’t want to take the time to plant grass seed, your other option is to lay sod. We did this recently around our pool and it turned out even better than we hoped! Here are some instructions on how to lay sod so you can get that instant green lawn you’ve always dreamed of.