5 Landscape Lighting Tips

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One of the things you can do to make your home look amazing is to invest in outdoor lighting. It has the added benefit of helping you to create a home where you can enjoy yourself at any time, day or night, so long as the weather stays warm. Here’s how you can do just that, and get terrific results. #1) Know your Watts. It’s important to know exactly how much lighting power you’ll need to light up your outdoor life. Fortunately, there’s a simple formula. Take your square footage and multiply it by 1.5. That’s the number of..

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What You Need to Know About Gypsy Moths

The DNR says the gypsy moth infestation that’s been plaguing our service area for some time is back again this year. This little guy can destroy a neighborhood full of trees in just a few short days. And while it’s a little late to remove egg masses if you didn’t get a chance to last month, it is the right time to call a certified arborist about applying some pesticide. But gypsy moths are a year round problem. If you have them on your property you’ll almost have to manage them all year round.First, know the signs of an..

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Are You Committing Fence Etiquette Fails?

“Etiquette.” It isn’t the first thing you think of when you think of a fence, is it? But when you build a fence your home isn’t the only thing you’re changing. Unless you live way out in the country, you’re changing your neighborhood, too. Neighborhoods mean people, and people mean etiquette. Fail #1: You didn’t talk to your neighbors first. You’re building the fence on your property. With your money.So it might rankle to think you might have to talk to anyone else.But think of all the annoyances that fence could bring. You could block a view your neighbor likes.

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