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Benefits of an Interlock Driveway

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Creating a beautiful home takes a lot of time and dedication. Designing the perfect aesthetic for your home and garden is essential to making it feel more like your own oasis and less like four walls. But a beautiful home starts from the outside. Yes, even the driveway plays a big part in setting the…

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Adding Large Waterfalls to Natural Ponds

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Having a body of water near your home can be incredibly relaxing. Ponds on your property can give your home a calming and natural feel. If a pond can bring that to your home, then imagine what a waterfall can do to the space. Not only does water create a wonderful ambiance, but the sound…

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Grassland Restoration

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The loss of grasslands is a serious problem.  It increases soil erosion and disturbs wildlife.  The animals and insects that normally inhabit grassland areas will either find their way into residential communities or will disappear.  That includes the pollinators that are vital to continued plant propagation. At Quiet Nature we recognize the need to maintain…

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Residential Lawn Alternatives & Drought Tolerant Landscapes

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Many ecologically responsible home owners would like to have some alternatives to the manicured turf found throughout the city.  They would like to have a lovely landscape around their house but would prefer to avoid wasting water resources to keep it alive, especially when droughts hit. The good news is that there are a number…

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Why Consider a Backyard Recreation Pond?

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Many people would like to have the opportunity to swim at home but are discouraged by the idea of a rectangular concrete hole filled with chlorine treated water.  A good option is a natural pool.  This is human made but designed to look more like naturally formed pools or ponds. To create a true “natural…

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Backyard Kitchen Designs

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You have invested in a deck and patio and would like to increase the use of your outdoor space even more.  One of the best ways is to create an outdoor kitchen.  No more opening and closing the door to the house and toting food back and forth.  You can have the convenience of storage…

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How to Create a Backyard Oasis

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Peaceful, relaxing, and almost spiritual — backyard oases are just what we need in an ever-frantic world Sometimes we need to escape from the world around us. What better place to do it than in our own backyards? We’re going to go over some of the things you should consider for creating the perfect backyard…

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How to Know When to Hire a Landscape Designer

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Should you DIY or should you hire? Lots of people like to work in their own gardens, it comes back to our roots as humanity where putting things in the ground was our very way of life. These days, most of us don’t have to focus on landscaping design and planting gardens just to live…

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How to Make an Inviting Front Yard Landscape

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6 Great Tips and Tricks for Making Your Outdoor Space an Inviting One Illuminate your Yard Possibly the most useful tip in the list is our first. Lighting is the number one differentiator between good front yards and the best ones. Depending on your house itself, you may want to light up specific features on…

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