The Advantages of Installing an Outdoor Kitchen

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Americans are no strangers to cooking outdoors, especially in the summertime. Ever since the Food Network started, we couldn’t resist watching Bobby Flay preparing a great BBQ on the rooftop. We also can’t help but watch do-it-yourself channels, showing off different people’s ideas and designs of outdoor living spaces. Who wouldn’t want to have their own outdoor family room? Or …

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing an Outdoor Living Space

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Are you looking to design an outdoor living space for you and your family? Well, you aren’t alone. According to the AIA’s Home Design Trends Survey, it’s the single most popular “special function room” among homeowners in the United States. The survey found that consumer demand for outdoor living spaces increased by 38% from 2012 to 2017, attesting to its …

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Paver Patio Design Basics: How to Choose Colors, Shapes, and Patterns

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HOW TO CHOOSE PAVER COLORS Your paver colors should harmonize with the tones of your home environment, which is why we offer many paver color options. You can avoid monotony by combining colors, or by using blended hues to provide a little character your driveway, walkway, or patio paver design. Remember, not everything needs to match perfectly. Hardscape colors should …

Saltwater pools, Chlorine Pools, Pool Installer, Pool Contractor

Saltwater Pools vs. Chlorine Pools — Pros and Cons

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Both saltwater pools and traditional chlorine types have awesome features. If you’re on the fence, you certainly aren’t alone. Which features suit you best? Read on! Saltwater Pools The biggest myth surrounding saltwater pools is that they contain zero chlorine because the water comes from the sea. But the truth may surprise you. Saltwater pools don’t even come close to …

Outdoor Lighting Concepts for Your Home

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The operative word here is “lighting”. If your home has lights on the front door, garage door and back door, you are at the very beginning stage of lighting design for your home. Lighting for curb appeal is huge now days. Outdoor lighting expands your home, lawn, garden and more areas to a complete concept of lighting. Your home is …

Benefits of incorporating Well-Designed Hardscaping into your Landscaping

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Many people put a lot of thought and energy into creating a beautiful landscape, but overlook the importance of hardscaping. While patios may be the first thing that come to mind when you think of hardscaping, it includes much more than that. Hardscaping is all of the non-living components of your landscape, such as patios, walkways, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, …

Ready to Build a Pool? Hiring a Landscape Architect vs a Pool Company

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So, you’re ready to add a beautiful pool to your backyard, but you’re not sure of the best way to go about this process. If you’re asking the question, “Should I hire a landscape architect or a pool company for my pool installation?”, then you’ve come to the right place. At Dogwood Landscaping, we understand your concern and hear this …

The Dos and Don’ts of Pruning Shrubs

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Shrubs play a vital role in your landscape. They can serve as decorative borders, living fences, and foundation plantings that add distinction and personality to your property. But if your privet hedge is suddenly sprawling all over your sidewalk, it may be time to get out the pruning shears. Whether you’re just trying to control the rapid growth of the …

March Lawn Care To-Do List

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It’s March and you’re feeling the need to get started on your spring lawn care. But bringing your lawn back to life after winter can be a challenging task. From seeding and aerating, proper spring lawn care consists of a range of responsibilities. In order to create a thriving, beautiful lawn, you’ll need to start early. Include these five important …