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Installing a putting green in our backyard
Part of our remodeling project included installing an artificial putting green in the backyard.  I researched all the different options available.  In fact, 7 years ago I actually tried to grow a real putting green.  I talked with several people who maintain the greens at the golf course.  All of them tried to talk me out it.  I ignored their advice and tried it anyway.  I followed all of the steps and used the exact bent grass that the courses use around my home.  It grew very well and looked great in no time.  However, it required a lot of attention.  It needed to be mowed with a special greens mower on a daily basis.  I tried to find a used mower, but the lowest I could find was around $6 Read more
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Published On : 08-12-2004
Author : Steve Donegan
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Landscaping, Make or break a great house design.
I have been thinking about how to landscape the land at my new home. As a reult, I've spent a lot more time noticing how homes are landscaped and what I think works and doesn't. I've decided that how a yard is landscaped can either accentuate a great home design, or make it seem not so nice. Of course this is just my opinion. But, since this is my blog, that is what you are going to get. If a landscape is done properly, it will compliment the style of a home, accentuate its architectural elements and can make the visitor feel much more welcome and at home. I'm not offering any answers to the problem of how to do this correctly. I'm a home designer, not a landscape architect. My suggestion is to get some help from someone that has had some Read more
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Published On : 06-01-2005
Author : Steve Donegan
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