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Home Landscapes

Shrubs and trees add beauty to grounds and homes if they are well placed and cared for. A good design is important in any landscape, but even the best design is worthless if it isn’t properly maintained. And some landscapes that don’t have an especially good design can look attractive if they are given a little extra care. The environmental condi- tions in Alabama make it possible to grow healthy ornamental plants throughout the state. Read More

Home Lawns

Home lawns are an integral part of the landscape—perfect for lounging, ball games, and cookouts—a real asset to any home. A beautiful lawn enhances any landscape not only by improving the aesthetic and economic value of the home but by providing many environmental benefits as well. Healthy turfgrass prevents soil erosion, reduces glare from the sun, helps cool temperatures on hot days, produces oxygen, and filters out contaminants in air and water. Perhaps the most important factor in establishing and maintaining an attractive and trouble-free home lawn is selecting the proper turfgrass. Read More

 

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