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Hedgerows for Wildlife Gardens – Backyard Habitat

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Hedgerows for Wildlife Gardens – Backyard Habitat

  One of the best things homeowners can do to help wildlife is to create a hedgerow on their property. Birds, bats, beneficial insects and other animals have suffered due to loss of habitat and a hedgerow is a step toward offering a place for them to live, breed and find food. Not only will a hedgerow attract wildlife to your property, they offer creatures places for safe passage between parcels of land. Animals...

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Back Door Landing and Stairs Home Remodeling

by in Jason the Mason, Remodeling, Stonework/Construction

Back Door Landing and Stairs Home Remodeling

The back entrance to a home is often neglected because it isn’t often used. Unfortunately this can be both a safety and a fire hazard. Here, Art of Stone transformed a rundown back porch into a beautiful, easy to maintain patio.   As you can see, this back door is crowded with old junk and overgrown foliage. Not to mention that the wood is old and uneven, at least what is visible below the...

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Trees for Bird Garden Design – Backyard Habitat

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Trees for Bird Garden Design – Backyard Habitat

Attracting Wild Birds with Trees – Backyard Habitat Ideas Trees are an important element of successful bird garden design. They offer shelter and protection from predators, nesting sites as well as may provide a food source for songbirds. Trees which produce fruit or berries for birds will ensure that they visit your yard! A good bird garden design will incorporate both evergreen and deciduous trees. In winter, evergreen trees will offer nighttime roosting spots...

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Gray Stone House Front Steps

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Gray Stone House Front Steps

Gainesville Georgia has a large number of Victorian and Neoclassical houses. Green Street alone boasts an impressive collection of these historical homes, and is even listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many were built back in the 19th and early 20th centuries, while others are modern homes build in the same architectural style. For any of these homes, improvements or additions should flow with the Victorian aesthetic. So when the owner of...

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Native Shrubs for a Bird Garden – Backyard Habitat

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Native Shrubs for a Bird Garden – Backyard Habitat

Attracting Wild Birds with Shrubs – Backyard Habitat Ideas Creating a bird friendly garden can be simple as long as you consider the important elements birds need for an attractive habitat. In this article we will look at native shrubs for a bird garden. You can supply important food source plants while also creating a beautiful ornamental landscape at the same time. Birds bring life to your yard and while a landscape design may...

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Floating Stone Garden Wall Seats

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Floating Stone Garden Wall Seats

When buying a home, its hard to see past any flaws a property may have. But when Kathy found her new home in Sautee Nacoochee, she found a diamond in the rough. With two wrap around porches over looking a stream, it was every mountain lovers dream. Or it would be with some work.   As any one who lives in the mountains knows, the rarest thing in them there hills isn’t gold, but...

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Low Maintenance Water Garden

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Low Maintenance Water Garden

Just imagine, sitting outside on a cool spring morning, a warm mug steaming in your hands. Everything is the pale green of new beginnings and growing as fast as it can. On the breeze, you can hear the dancing laughter of the nearby stream. You are at peace. However, as bubbling brooks are in short supply, most of us have to be a little more creative to recreate that morning serenity.   Water features...

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Gravel Parking Area and Retaining Wall

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Gravel Parking Area and Retaining Wall

Hardscaping a Retaining Wall on a Hilly Site At Art of Stone Gardening, we take pride in doing landscaping—and hardscaping—the right way. In this story, we show how we improved a home on a hill by building a parking space that will last for many years to come. One of the challenges of living in the mountains is parking. Hilly home sites do not lend themselves to nice, flat parking spots. To make a...

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Best Large Privacy Screen Trees

by in Garden Design, Trees

Best Large Privacy Screen Trees

Many homeowners have large, open areas where they wish to plant a privacy hedge, windbreak or property border screen. Leland cypress has long been a popular choice but as mentioned in a previous post, it may not be the best one. Leyland cypress has become a problem tree due to pests and disease and many of the trees planted 10 years ago are now having to be removed by homeowners. If you are looking...

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Ideas for Building an Outdoor Kitchen

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Ideas for Building an Outdoor Kitchen

  If you dream of having an outdoor kitchen for summer grilling, barbecues or simply enjoy the taste of food cooked on the grill there are several options for accessories you can incorporate into your plans. Outdoor kitchens can go beyond the standard grill and can be designed to be a full cooking and food prep area right in your backyard. Here are a few ideas of what you can include in your plan:...

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Landscaping and masonry contractors. Art of Stone Gardening is a full service design, masonry, hardscape and landscaping company. We plan, design, and install residential gardens and landscapes in North Georgia. Our local service area: Clermont, Cleveland, Cumming, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, Gainesville,
Helen, Murrayville, Sautee Nacoochee, Oakwood, Suches GA.
770-519-6372

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