Monthly Wisdom

Beautifying the Garden of an Historic Building

What better way for a local landscaping contractor to help beautify the community than to put its talents to work on a garden project at the library? That’s exactly what Hufnagel Landscape Design and Construction Group did for the Hoboken Public Library. The Friends...

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Spring Flowers in Winter? Yes, It’s Possible!

It’s January—cold, icy, maybe snowy—flowers may be the last thing on your mind right now. But you can have the beauty of spring even in the middle of winter, with bulbs that you can force to grow indoors. Forcing a bulb to grow really means tricking it into thinking...

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Backyard Walls Can Be Beautiful

According to Richard Lovelace, “stone walls do not a prison make.” But, when you have an ugly wall in your back yard, it may feel like a prison. It doesn’t have to be that way! You can make the walls that separate you from your neighbors part of the landscape, or use...

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How to Put the Garden to Bed for the Winter

The end of warm weather doesn’t mean the end of gardening. You still need to put your garden to bed for the winter so it will be in great shape when the spring returns. There are four main parts to preparing your garden for the cold weather: cutting back, cleaning up,...

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Decorating Your Outdoor Space

Your deck, yard, or garden is just about finished. You have your grill, your fire pit, and your dining area all set up. Now you have to decorate it! What good is all this wonderful space if there is no place for people to sit and relax? There are any number directions...

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Backyard Urban Landscape Fire Pit Installations

Fall is upon us. The nights are already getting much chillier. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to give up your outdoor space. There are a number of ways to keep yourself warm with a stylish fire pit so your patio can remain your go-to entertaining area until...

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Adding a Deck to your Landscape

A deck outside of your home will give you days and nights of enjoyment for three out of four seasons of the year. But it’s not a small investment. You’ll want to make sure you’re getting the best for your money, along with something that lasts. Cable rails for decks...

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Lighting Your Landscape

Entertaining doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. In fact, that’s when it can become the most fun. To enjoy those hot summer nights, you need some great lighting to display your gorgeous landscaping and patio. The right lighting will draw attention exactly where you...

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Take Your Indoors Outside

With summer finally arriving, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take your indoors outside? You can do that with an outdoor kitchen. While these are a relatively new trend in outdoor living, outdoor kitchens are becoming quite a popular addition to backyard living....

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Faux Grass Provides Real Beauty to Your Yard

Faux grass can put the finishing touch on a beautiful back yard design. It will always look green and lush. Here are some great reasons to use faux grass to complete a spectacular design. Faux grass requires no care. It doesn’t need to be mowed or...

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