Plants, Patios, Pathways, Ponds, Pebbles and Other Landscaping Topics

Five Tips to Prepare Your Home's Building Site for Excavation

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If you have bought a piece of land and plan to build a home on it, you need to contact an excavator to help you level the plot and prepare it for building. However, before the excavator arrives, you may need to do a few things to prepare. Here’s what you need to do: 1. Obtain permission to clear trees. If the excavation crew is going to be removing trees and brush, you need to obtain the appropriate permission from your local council or county, parish or land district government.…

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How to Get the Best from Newly Laid Turf

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Some homeowners may be disappointed when the expensive turf that they bought does not grow into a lush lawn. Such homeowners may not know that they made some mistakes that affected how well the turf could be established. This article discusses some helpful tips that will ensure that your new turf grows into a beautiful lawn. Get the Topsoil Early Some homeowners ask for the new turf to be delivered at the same time as the topsoil that will be used.…

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Choosing The Right Anchoring System For Your Newly Poured Concrete Retaining Wall

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When it comes to installing a poured concrete retaining wall, choosing the correct anchoring system is one of the most important choices you can make. While concrete is an enormous strong and durable material, the weight of so much piled earth pressing on the wall can be immense, and a suitable anchoring system can make the difference between decades of safety and strength and a collapsing disaster zone. Take care to note the advantages and disadvantages of each anchoring method before work begins to make sure you get the best results possible.…

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