Outdoor Living Ideas

Where to find landscape inspiration

Brainstorming ideas for a perfect landscape can be fun. Inspiration is everywhere! But where do you find the right visuals to share with your spouse, and perhaps your landscaper, to ensure you get the result you want? Here are two websites bursting with photos of interesting designs, plus DIY tips and expert suggestions. Pinterest On…

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Create your dream backyard in 2017

Your backyard should reflect your tastes and lifestyle. It’s not just some place to store the outdoor grill and potty the dog. This year, choose a backyard project that will morph your outside space into your family’s go-to hangout spot. Here are some inspiring design ideas for creating your dream backyard in 2017: Create a…

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Spring Mulching 101

Mulching your landscape makes your entire yard look more perfectly manicured. Many people don’t realize it’s not simply pleasing to the eye. Mulch can considerably improve the health of landscape plants if laid properly. Here are some mulching basics. Rock, rubber, fabric or wood? Mulches fall into either the inorganic or organic category. Inorganic mulches…

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Planning the perfect Labor Day outdoor party

Labor Day weekend is summer’s last hurrah. Celebrate the end of the season with an easy outdoor party, where the emphasis is on fun instead of fuss. Here are some simple ideas for a memorable Labor Day party.   Spruce up your yard: Major projects can wait. Just give your outdoor space a quick pick-me…

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Easy ways to transform your backyard into a staycation destination

Extend your summer vacation fun beyond whatever time off your family has from work and school. These days, families are transforming their backyards into staycation destinations. Forget pricey hotels and astronomical amusement park admissions. Invite the gang over for your own brand of excitement. Here are two simple steps for creating your backyard staycation destination:…

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How to make your own rain catchment system

Making the most of our most natural resource Every drop of water is precious. But it’s not always available. In some areas, drought and growing populations are stressing water supplies. Several cities across the country even offer tax incentives for installing rain collection, or rain catchment, systems. All of this is making this age-old technology…

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April is National Lawn Care Month!

Here’s how to show your lawn a little love April is National Lawn Care Month. It’s a good time to remember one of our favorite mottos: “Be kind to your lawn, and your lawn will be kind to you.” According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (smart people who know about these things), the…

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Helping our youth from the inside out

Kids benefit from outdoor play in every way We absolutely love the idea behind NFL PLAY 60, the National Football League’s campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day to help reverse childhood obesity trends. Research shows that kids are spending as much as eight hours a day in front of…

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Is your lawn in harmony with the environment?

Did you know your lawn can be both beautiful and earth-friendly? In other words, you don’t have to sacrifice curb appeal and healthy outdoor play space for rubber tire pellets or artificial grass. Eco-friendly lawn practices start with choosing the right variety of turf. Harmony’s goal is to keep our environment green and healthy. For…

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