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Irrigation Tips for Dry or Sandy Soil

It can be a challenge to grow healthy grass and plants in areas with dry or sandy soil. Whether your home is in a coastal area of you have soil with a light texture, it is important to take special care when watering the soil. Lawns in desert-like conditions must be watered effectively as well.…
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Lawn Irrigation Tips for Summer and Fall

A beautiful lawn makes a huge difference in the look of your property overall. You can increase curb appeal with a manicured lawn. A lawn that is well-watered also keeps your grass and plants healthy and beautiful. When it comes to keeping your yard properly irrigated, consider the seasons to determine how much water your…
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Beautiful Garden Border Shrubs

Now that you’ve taken great care to create the perfect garden, you’ll want to do all you can to protect it. Fences can distinguish the garden space from the rest of the yard and keep pests from ruining your plants. You can also choose from a variety of border shrubs. These live fences can be…
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Orange Plants for Your Fall Garden

Now that the fall season is here, you may want to achieve a new color scheme for your garden. Burnt orange, bright shades of red and greens that are both muted and pronounced are a few choices. If you want to make your fall garden more attractive with shades of orange this season, there are…
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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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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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Artificial Turf Care Tips

Installing artificial turf at your residential or commercial location can help you save money while improving the look of your lawn. Artificial turf also eliminates the need for you to water or mow the lawn, and you won’t have to reseed the lawn either. However, artificial grass does require a significant investment, and there are…
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