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  • How do you enhance your livability quotient? Think "retrofit." As a general rule, whenever deck or porch spindles and rail systems can be eliminated and/ or replaced with welcoming steps and usable benches, pull a Nike and Just Do It! These small changes create an enticing element in your [...]

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    Anticipation grows.  Not just for spring, but for all things fueled by outdoor living.  And, not just for any outdoor living…but luxury outdoor living! What are you anticipating this year as daylight grows and when a walk in the park or a celebration on the patio is a visitor again? Here’s a[...]

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    A critical element in landscape design is creating winter interest, typically accomplished with evergreens.  Fortunately, stimulating alternatives are available. Most homes have a sufficient supply of yew, juniper and boxwood, but my preferred evergreen for cold weather intrigue has to be the [...]

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    Yes, I admit it.  On a few hysterical occasions, I too have hired a starving buddy to try to save a few bucks on something.  My caffeinated memory bank reminds me that I have appreciated that lesson 3 painful times.  After each, I regretfully take a fresh oath not to collapse to my inherited [...]

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    What do you think are the ingredients for an incredible outdoor living space -- an energizing space that moves ordinary events to the extraordinary and compels neighbors to randomly visit. We believe there are four critical elements for such an escape, and it starts with open communication and [...]

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