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What Sets Alfresco Apart From Other Landscaping Companies?

Coordinating a large landscape design project is no easy task. You want to be sure that your landscaping company completely understands your creative vision, and has the capacity to bring that vision to life. Not to mention, staying on top of key details such as budget, maintenance, and much more. While there is no shortage of landscaping […]

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4 Edible Plant Ideas For Your Backyard Garden

While growing your own food has become trendy in recent years, vegetable gardens often lack the level of aesthetics found in ornamental landscape beds. Plus, vegetable gardens can take up a lot of valuable space and are usually a good walk away from the house. At Alfresco, we say marry the two by incorporating veggies […]

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The 10 Step System for Installing Your Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

In our previous post about landscape lighting, we told you the benefits of a well-lit outdoor landscape: it welcomes your guests to your home, no matter what time of day or year; it increases your safety when walking or using steps at night; and best of all, it adds value to your home. While we […]

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Landscaping ideas around the U.S.

Get landscaping ideas from landscaping styles around the country When you have a beautifully landscaped backyard or front yard, you can step into your perfect state of mind by just passing through the threshold of your door. And with these landscaping ideas inspired from styles around the country, you can also feel as if you’ve […]

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Winter Landscape Ideas: Four Tips for Getting the Most out of the Cold Months

When most people think of landscaping, they think of lush, green grass and a breadth of floral diversity. For the central and northernmost regions of the U.S., however, the winter months provide opportunities for some surprisingly charming landscape ideas to come to life. Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite winter landscape ideas to focus on […]

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Edible Ornamental Plants to Add to Your Garden

While growing your own food has become trendy in recent years, vegetable gardens often lack the level of aesthetics found in ornamental landscape beds. Plus, vegetable gardens can take up a lot of valuable space and are usually away from the house. We say marry the two by incorporating veggies and herbs closer to your […]

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Tips To Avoid Common Summer Landscaping Maintenance Problems

Spring Into Action With spring fast approaching, many people start to evaluate their existing landscapes and start looking closely at how they’re maintained and what landscaping maintenance needs to be done now. It’s almost time to spring into action; and if you take care of some things sooner, it will mean less work later. How […]

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Why Winter Is The Best Time For Pruning

It may be hard to believe when you look outside your window, but spring is just around the corner. As the ice and snow melts and the temperatures begin to rise, some of your landscape’s trees and plants will need pruning in order to look their best. Plants maintained by proper pruning will produce more […]

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