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      How to Winterize Your Irrigation

      How to Winterize Your Irrigation

      How to Winterize Your Irrigation - If you have a sprinkler system to maintain your beautiful lawn, you have to take care of them. There is maintenance involved with running a sprinkler system. If you find that you are living somewhere with cold winter conditions,...

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      6 of the Best Trees To Plant In The Fall

      Fall is here! For many, it is their favorite time of year to kick off all of the fun holidays and gatherings. If you have a green thumb, or if you are simply trying to spruce up your yard, you might think that this isn't the best time of year to do so, however, there...

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      Flowers For A Year Round Garden

      Flowers For A Year Round Garden - There are plenty of flowers that can be planted and grown to last all year. We’re sure you’ve heard of poinsettias, but there are so many more beautiful plants out there. If you’re looking for a flower with some color in the winter,...

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      How to Maximize Your Outdoor Space

      How to Maximize Your Outdoor Space

      Pacific Northwest homeowners know one of the best perks of living here is the beautiful landscape. Even though the weather can leave us wondering most days, there are ways to enjoy your outdoor space year-round. If you have a small outdoor space, check out these tips...

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      Trending Garden Designs for 2023

      In 2023 there are soon to be many top trends in garden designs and horticulture, ideal for both large and small yards.  There is nothing better to get you through the anticipated winter than thinking about spring and summer when outdoor spaces begin to bloom again. A...

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      12 Landscaping Tips to Keep a Beautiful Yard

      12 Landscaping Tips to Keep a Beautiful Yard - Close your eyes and imagine that you are living in the house of your dreams. When the sun rises it lights up every room inside your house, creating a warm, welcoming environment. When the sun sets beyond the horizon, the...

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      How to Save Energy with Landscaping

      How to Save Energy with Landscaping

      Landscaping can save energy when planted with these strategic tips in mind. How to Save Energy with Landscaping Plant trees and shrubs for shade Tree placement can have a huge impact on air temperature and energy use. Strategically placed trees can provide shade,...

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      What to Do First When Designing a Backyard

      So, you've decided to design your backyard… Or maybe your front yard. Whatever it is, you're doing something on your property that's outside of the initial living area. Whether it's creating an outdoor living space, patio, retaining wall, fabulous garden, fruit tree...

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      7 Creative Ways to Add Privacy to Your Backyard

      7 Creative Ways to Add Privacy to Your Backyard

      7 Creative Ways to Add Privacy to Your Backyard - If you are trying to think of ways to add privacy to your backyard space, sometimes a little creativity is required. Of course, trees can provide shade and privacy eventually, but it may take a decade or two after your...

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      4 Unique Landscaping Ideas

      4 Unique Landscaping Ideas

      4 Unique Landscaping Ideas - If you are tired of looking at the same old bland yard, the fix may be easier than you think. All you need are a few unique ideas to create a more attractive landscape. With a little bit of planning and maybe a trip to your local garden...

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      How To Prevent Weeds In A Wet Climate

      How To Prevent Weeds In A Wet Climate

      How To Prevent Weeds In A Wet Climate - Although more rain eases the pressure when it comes to producing a healthy crop, it also encourages and accelerates weed growth in pastures and fields. The easiest way to deal with rainy weather weeds is to get a jump start on...

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      8 Great Ways to Keep Up With Your Yard

      Best Ways to Keep Up With Your Yard While there are certainly people who devote several hours per week to maintaining their yards, you don’t have to do so in order to keep your yard in excellent shape. By getting into the habit of doing a few routine things, you can...

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      2022 Garden Trends

      2022 Garden Trends

      As spring is just around the corner, there are new design styles and ideas for our outdoor spaces. The top garden ideas and garden trends for 2022 to steer you in the right direction. Spending more time at home means the search for style inspiration for outdoor living...

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      What Do Landscape Designers and Architects Do?

      What Do Landscape Designers and Architects Do?

      Landscape Designers are responsible for creating, presenting, and overseeing the development of landscapes for individuals and companies. They also provide maintenance services and landscaping designs. Maybe you have a pool or patio project that's bigger than you can...

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      Landscaping Maintenance-What is Important?

      The term “landscaping maintenance” can lead one to believe it includes a number of different services but is a fairly vague term. Landscaping maintenance services include mowing, pruning, tree removal, edging, cultivation, fertilization, and broadleaf application....

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      When Do I Need to Blow Out My Irrigation?

      What does it mean to blow out your irrigation? Your sprinkler system is a worthwhile investment that needs adequate care and maintenance. As the freezing winter season approaches, it’s critical to put your sprinklers to bed. Doing so prevents water freezing inside the...

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      What to Do With Your Garden in Windy Weather

      What to Do With Your Garden in Windy Weather

      What do you do with your garden when you live in windy weather? Rather than forgoing a well-planned yard altogether, gardeners in areas exposed to continuous or high winds should design the landscape with the weather in mind.  The ideas below are extremely helpful in...

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      Landscaping for HOA Common Areas

      Landscaping for HOA Common Areas

      HOA common areas need landscaping just as much as each individual parcel or loft. However, this type of landscaping should be relatively generic, easy on the eyes, and require less maintenance than someone's typical front or back yard. At FirstFruits Landscaping, we...

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      Best Curb Appeal Options for Home Sellers

      Best Curb Appeal Options for Home Sellers

      Best Curb Appeal Options for Home Sellers - Buying a house is an exciting season, whether for first-time homebuyers, investors, vacationers, or those simply looking to upgrade or downsize. There are a lot of homes hitting the market right now and curb appeal is the...

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      How to Have the Best Grass in the Neighborhood

      How to Have the Best Grass in the Neighborhood

      There are so many beautiful green spaces in southern Maryland and who says that you can’t have one of your own? There’s no need to hire professional help to have the best-looking yard on the block. With a little bit of routine maintenance, your lawn could look as...

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      Best Maintenance Tasks for March

      Best Maintenance Tasks for March

      Well, here we are 3 March and we're actually seeing a little bit of warmer days. Sure, it's still rainy, cloudy, and dreary, but that's the Pacific Northwest for you. However, you still might be thinking a little bit about landscaping, getting your yard cleaned up,...

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      What is the Best Kind of Landscape Paving?

      What is the Best Kind of Landscape Paving?

      Landscape paving can add elegance, texture, and structure to a garden or yard, but not every type of paver is appropriate for every climate. The wrong paver in a cold climate can spall, which means bits or pieces of the paver fall away because of the freeze-thaw...

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      What to Look for in a Well-Built Retaining Wall

      What to Look for in a Well-Built Retaining Wall

      If your property has any type of elevation change, your landscape may benefit from a retaining wall. It’s important to protect your land from soil erosion, which can result in loss of topsoil, drainage problems and possible structural stability issues. Or maybe you’re...

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      Simple Ways to Boost Your Commercial Landscape

      Simple Ways to Boost Your Commercial Landscape

      Commercial landscape is often full of concrete, and thus dull colors which can make your business look less approachable and far less appealing to potential clients. It is especially important to have great curb appeal within your commercial landscape when you live in...

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