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    "Thank you for the great work. The newly painted room looks fantastic. Tom notices everything so that if there is a chance I might want something additional I can have them do it. I feel very comfortable with the guys, and as usual your company came through, does what I need done, and does not disappoint me."

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  • Designing a Beautiful Garden on a Budget

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    Are you thinking of designing your garden but don't know where to start? Do you have some clever ideas but don't want to spend a fortune? Take a look at some of these ideas that will not only improve the look of your garden, but will also NOT make a huge dent in your wallet:

    Perennial Plants

    Instead of purchasing annual plants each year, landscape your backyard with perennial plants. Perennial plants grow back each year, eliminating reoccurring expenses. Research which perennial plants grow best in your area and choose four or five that complement your landscape. Start these plants from seed to cut the price down to a fraction of what would be spent on prestarted plants. A seed packet averages $2 or less. Your patience and $10 will cover the entire backyard in a season or two.


    Stones accent a backyard landscape design. Use stones to line walkways and flower beds or to create an entire rock garden. The best part about landscaping with stones is that they can be found right in the backyard or nearby nature. Take a walk and locate some stones that would work in your backyard. Be sure that there are no laws in your area that prohibit taking from nature before foraging outside of your own property. Look at local construction projects; stones are often dug up when excavating an area. Ask the owner of the property if you could take a few off their hands.

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