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Posted on 05/15/2022
Rain gardens: Design & benefits
When it comes to rain gardens, design matters for more than just aesthetics. Rain gardens are meant to serve an important purpose in capturing rainwater runoff, and both the plants and structure of the garden determine its effectiveness. To help you learn more about rain gardens, here are some key benefits and design elements to know: Why are...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Ad valorem tax: What it is & how to calculate it
Latin for "according to value," the term "ad valorem" is common in tax conversations. An ad valorem tax is flexible and dependent on the value of the specific asset, product or service. If you're a property owner, you're paying an ad valorem tax on your property taxes. To better understand how this term is used, here is a...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Two Home Office Trends That Are Here to Stay
Creating the perfect work environment at home is crucial for helping you stay productive and comfortable in your work life. Your home office also provides a perfect opportunity to design and decorate a space that’s completely your own. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some of the top trends for home office design to help...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
5903 S Cedar Ridge Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 is now new to the market!
You will fall in love! This home has been tastefully redone and is picture perfect! Picturesque setting with beautifully landscaped front yard, tree-lined property with privacy, cute front porch, fenced in back yard, stone fire pit area, mature flower beds filled with perennials and freshly mulched, and a screen porch to adore all before you walk in the front door. Inside you’ll find new luxury vinyl plank floors throughout, beautifully painted walls, updated lighting, a magazine-worthy newly renovated kitchen, adorable laundry room with floating shelves, bay window in the eat-in kitchen with seating at the peninsula or table area, a cozy...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Here's why you should build a greenhouse
If you want to get the most out of their gardening regardless of climate, one of the best ways is to build a greenhouse. Greenhouses come in many styles and can be built to fit your specific needs. Whether you own a few plants or maintain an entire garden, here are some of the biggest reasons to consider...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Bring home the top trends in garden & lawn benches
Outdoor furniture trends are constantly changing, so the same can be said for garden and lawn benches. Whether you want an outdoor bench to serve a purely utilitarian purpose or be the focal point of your outdoor design, there are plenty of trends to try. Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular trends in...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
How to Prevent Erosion & Landslides by Gardening on a Slope
Planting anything on an incline might seem like more trouble than it's worth. However, if your yard has any slopes, you could be at risk for soil erosion and landslides. The best way to avoid them is to plant trees, shrubs or other plants on the slope to strengthen the ground. Here are some tips for gardening on...
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