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Rototiller Guy Offers Unique Tool for Estimating Landscaping Costs

What is preventing homeowners from owning a green, lush lawn, beautiful and bright flower garden or a tasty and nutritious vegetable garden? Usually it is the unknown, the price. Many homeowners want a lovely landscape but are not sure it fits into the budget. Mike Georgia, owner of Rototiller Guy, has created an easy to […]

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Waraner Brothers Tree Service Explains the Importance of Seasonal Pruning

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree,” Martin Luther. Maintaining a healthy fruit tree requires winter pruning. Wintertime pruning also referred to as, dormant pruning, is an essential part of caring for fruit trees. It yields a more bountiful and more flavorful produce. […]

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Modern Landscape Design Featured on Dwell Modern Home Tour

Green Thumbs Up   has a reputation for creating attractive, sustainable landscape designs for residents in the Bay area.  They recently completed a design for a modern mid-century home in Silicon Valley. The home renovation became known as the Clay Project:  a collaboration of a creative team including an architect, general contractor, interior designer, homeowner […]

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How to Fix Brown Spots on Your Lawn

Unseasonably high temperatures have been recorded this fall in San Diego. September had the hottest day on record in 24 years. The 90 plus degree temperatures have caused many San Diego lawns to dry out and die, producing unattractive brown spots. Bjorn Nelisse, owner of Green Gardening Today, shares his advice for getting rid of […]

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How to Maintain a Beautiful Garden through Autumn

As summer comes to a close there is no reason to bid adieu to beautiful garden colors. A late season garden is attractive and will continue to thrive producing beautiful colors. The best time to prepare a garden for the fall is before the first frost. “The general rule of thumb is, if a plant is […]

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Tips to Consider Before Planting a Vertical Garden

A garden can transform an ordinary space into something beautiful. The newest trend in gardening is a welcome site to those in urban areas. Vertical gardens, also known as green walls and living walls are making their presence seen in many urban areas. Green walls are considered a part of sustainable landscaping, due to their […]

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Tips For Getting the Most Value From Your Landscaping Project

The American love affair with their backyards shows no signs of slowing, according to the 2012 Residential Landscape Architect Trends survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Nowadays more people are staying put which means families are looking to their backyards as a way to extend their living area and enjoy the great […]

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Reducing Unwanted Noise through Landscaping

How can you block unwanted noise from raucous neighbors or a loud street? Landscaping can help block, filter and mask those annoying noises.  To help better understand how this process works, we chatted with Jeff Ferrasci, owner of Custom Landscape. Here are some of his tips: Barrier Fences – A barrier fence can be an effective […]

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Hiring the Right Landscape Architect

Homeowners may have a vision for their yard – an enchanting garden, relaxing get-away, or a place to entertain guests, but completing the project seems overwhelming.  That’s why many homeowners choose to use a landscape designer.  Their expertise and knowledge is invaluable in helping clients choose the right plants, fix problem areas, determine which materials […]

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Keeping your Pond Clean

Ponds can brighten up a space, bring a sense of relaxation and tranquility to a home, and turn the simple into the extraordinary. Now that spring is here and homeowners begin to enjoy the great outdoors again, it’s time to take care of ponds that are part of a serene landscape. “Ponds and water features […]

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