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Landscape Lighting Tips that Showcase Your Plants

You’ve put a lot of thought and effort into creating a landscape design that increases the curb appeal of your home. As the weather continues to get warmer, you’ll likely want to spend more time outside enjoying your yard and inviting people over for outdoor get-togethers. The right lighting can bring more attention to the…
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How Often Should You Really Irrigate Your Lawn?

Now that the warm weather is here, it’s important to keep your lawn looking healthy with proper irrigation. Different forms of grass and types of soil require different amounts of water, but on average, your lawn will need about an inch and a half of water weekly to stay green. Of course, some of this…
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Keep Your Lawn Healthy in Hot, Dry Weather

As the spring season progresses and summer approaches, there are some measures you can take to keep your grass looking its best. The dry climate and extreme heat of summer can change the condition of the grass quickly, so keeping these tips in mind can keep your lawn lush and green. Watering the Grass It…
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Creating a Rock Garden

A rock garden is a beautiful way to make your home’s exterior look appealing and inviting. Even if you have a lush green lawn, you may still want a rock garden to add another earthy element to your yard. The type of rock garden you choose will depend on the size of your garden and…
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Best spring flowers for your garden

Spring is often called the season of new beginnings. Buds grow on denuded trees, animals come out to frolic in the sun and smell the sweet air, and the Earth becomes alive with the sounds of birds and the resplendent colors of flowers in various stages of bloom. Without a doubt, spring is the season…
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Which Grasses Thrive in Different Seasons?

Grasses play an important role in landscaping. Whether you want to use them as borders, ground covers, accents, screens or container gardens, you will need to have the right grass for the season. Otherwise, your lawn will look lush and beautiful in one season and faded and moribund in the next. So, here are some…
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Hardscape: Which One Is Right for You?

When it comes to hardscape installation, it’s best to choose a design that fits your sense of style and coordinates with the overall theme of both your home and your current landscape. You should also think about the amount of time you want to spend outdoors and how often you entertain guests. Whether you’re looking…
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Wall Garden Ideas for Your Lawn

If you have a well-manicured lawn but want to add more interest to your outdoor space, you may want to create a wall garden or two in order to increase curb appeal. Some of these ideas are simple and elegant, while other ideas are more elaborate, so it’s important that you choose a wall garden…
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Modern Landscape Design Ideas

For so many of our clients at Cortada Landscape Design, designing the interior rooms of their homes is second nature. They’re perfectly at home choosing paint colors, hunting for the perfect furniture, and finding the best piece of artwork for that space above the mantle. But, when it comes to making their outdoor space look…
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Easy Sprinkler Maintenance Tips

Did you know that most lawns require 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week? Because rainfall is too unpredictable and infrequent, you shouldn’t rely solely on it as a watering system for your lawn. Luckily, sprinklers help pick up some of the slack.  Your lawn or garden relies on its sprinkler system to ensure…
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