The Dirt!

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Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to completely renovate your home in order to significantly raise the value of your property. This may come as a surprise to some, but out of all the upgrades you can make to your home, improving the landscaping has one of the highest returns on investment aside from bathroom renovation. In fact, high-quality landscaping can add an impressive 20% to the value of your home.
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Every now and then I'm asked for  landscape design tips.  I came across an article in Better Homes and Gardens and thought it worth sharing.  For those starting out in this wide world of exterior artistry...welcome to the rest of your life.  Once this bug bites you, it usually doesn't let go, at least for not for awhile anyways.  It can be a blessing, however, since instead of itching and swelling, it can cause your property value to increase.  Imagine that.  Plus, if you do some of the landscaping yourself, you'll be burning calories, reducing stress, and coming home to a more beautiful setting.  Not too bad eh?

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