Tips

How to Landscape Around Your Pool

Enjoying summer with a backyard pool is certainly a memorable experience. A well designed and landscaped backyard oasis, however, can be magical. Inground pool landscaping offers homeowners the ability to transport themselves to the tropics as well as increase the...

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What Plants Help with Drainage

Nobody loves sitting water in the yard. Whether it’s a result of compact/clay subsoil, a sloping landscape, or seasonal rain, poorly drained soil can lead to a muddy aesthetic issue. Or worse: it  can create foundation issues within your home.  Planting is a smart way...

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When It Rains, Look For Rainbows

What a year this has been so far. According to the records, this is the wettest year in Ohio’s history in 129 years. Now that we are down to only being rained out once per week, everything is going fairly smoothly. However, all the rain this Spring has brought around...

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Bugs that Bug Me – Yellow Jacket

If you see a cloud of insects hovering over a hole in the lawn, a hollow tree or a gap in a wall, proceed with caution. If they are chubby and fuzzy, they're probably peace-loving ground bees that mean you no harm. However, if they are the sleek and shiny wasp known...

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Bugs That Bug Me – Ticks

Ticks are blood feeding parasites that can significantly impact the quality of life and health of humans and their pets. There are three tick species in Ohio that are medically important as they can transmit diseases. They are called hard ticks because they have a...

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Bugs That Bug Me – Mosquitoes

I don’t know about you all, but the mosquitoes at our house have been atrocious this year.  They are plentiful and they are voracious – my poor 8 year old is mosquito attractant and they enjoy feasting on her.  Mosquitoes belong to the same family as flies.  They have...

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