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Easy and low-maintenance veggies to grow in your garden

Fresh vegetables are an essential part of a well-balanced diet—and something you don’t need to leave the house to get. Here, seven of the veggies you can easily grow in your own garden.

While picking up fresh vegetables from your local grocery store or farmer’s market is convenient and enjoyable, it’s even more so when you can pick them from your own little garden. If you don’t have a patch of land to dedicate to an at-home garden, build your own raised bed gardens—they help control weeds and pests so that you can enjoy a longer veggie-growing season. Read more

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Important Benefits of Adding Water Features to Landscape Design

There are many benefits of adding water features to a landscape design. It provides a feel of a natural environment. You can recreate a stream, birdbath, or a simple pond in your backyard. Since a water source attracts different kinds of birds, small animals, and insects, kids can learn a lot simply by observing them. Don’t worry too much even if your backyard is small in size. In fact, water features need very less space for installation. And you need not worry about wastage of water either. The water needed to maintain a piece of lawn is greater in comparison to a water feature which covers the same surface area.Read more

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Hardscape vs. Softscape Design

If you’ve ever talked to professional landscape designers, you have probably heard the terms “hardscaping” and “softscaping.” They are two types of landscaping, and at Motion Gardeners, we offer both services. Let’s further discuss what each term means and then explore how they’re different.Read more

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8 Landscape & Garden Design Trends for 2018

If you own a home and aren’t utilizing your backyard space, you’re seriously missing out. With our year-round sunshine, there is no excuse for not capitalizing on your outdoor square footage. 

Investing in your landscape design undoubtedly increases the value of your home, not to mention will have all your friends and neighbors asking when your next BBQ is. Read more

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Using Slate Walkways to Enhance Your Landscaping

What is Slate?

Slate is a fine-grained, metamorphic rock. It gets its unique appearance and character when layers of shale or mudstone shift far beneath the earth’s surface creating thin layers of rock, one on top of another. Slate is composed mainly of clay minerals or micas, silicate minerals that form in distinct layers. Slate often contains high levels of quartz that gives it a unique texture, as well as small amounts of other minerals like calcite, feldspar, pyrite and hematite found deep beneath the earth’s surface.Read more

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15 Backyard Landscape Design Ideas for Maximum Privacy

As a homeowner, spending time in your backyard with friends and family is something you look forward to, especially in warm spring and summer months. Whether you want to plan a family cookout or kick back in your favorite lounge chair, creating a backyard landscape design with adequate privacy and a comfortable atmosphere can have a big impact on the enjoyment of your outdoor activities.Read more