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Landscaping Ideas For Your Side Yard

The side yard can be both a blessing and a curse. How can I landscape my side yard? It gives you an extra little piece of property to work with, but what are you supposed to even do with this awkward, skinny space? A little creativity is required to make the most out of this area. Here are a few ideas that should help you get started on transforming your side yard from a cumbersome spit of land you don’t…

How To Landscape For Privacy

One of the best things about living in a home rather than an apartment or a condo is that you can have much more privacy. Of course, you only have privacy if you make it. There’s no privacy to an empty lot. Here’s how you can landscape to make your yard more private: A Privacy Fence A fence might not be quite as attractive as foliage, but it’ll keep your yard more private than any other solution. For maximum privacy,…

Safe Space for Kids: How to Make Your Backyard Kid-Friendly

In today’s digital age, people spend more engrossed in a screen than they do talking to people face-to-face, and kids learn how to use an iPad before they know how to turn a page in a book. Your backyard is more important than ever to encourage your children to spend some time outdoors in nature. However, before you let your kids loose in the backyard, take these steps to keep them safe: Identify and Remove Any Poisonous Plants The “How…

5 Ways a Fire Pit Can Change Your Life

A fire pit will change your life in more ways than one. How, exactly? Some ways are obvious – it’ll keep you and your friends/family warm when you’re hanging out outside, for example. But there are also other, more obscure benefits you likely haven’t considered. Without further ado, here are the 5 ways a fire pit will change your life: 1. Winter? What Winter? San Diego, of course, is not exactly known for cold winters – compared to most other…

Top Landscape Solutions for Problem Areas

Landscaping isn’t easy. All the trimming and mowing required to keep up appearances is hard work, and it never seems to end. And then when you actually do have a problem area, it can seem almost impossible to fix, which is incredibly frustrating. We’ll do our best to relieve your frustration by providing you with the following solutions to three common landscape problem area scenarios. The Problem: Grass Getting Killed by Shade The Solution: It’s exciting to see your trees…