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[After] Our Lawn Makeover: Part Two

July 24, 2013

With the hard decision (choosing a landscaper) behind us, Chris and I moved quickly into the next stage – finalizing our design. After a couple of text and email conversations, we set a date to meet the guys from Horizon Landscaping of Jacksonville at a local nursery to make some final decisions on plant selections. Question to answer during our trip to the nursery: Podocarpus (yew) or osmanthus (tea olives) to add height to our front beds? Tea Olives Color…

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[Before] Our Lawn Makeover Story: Part One

July 22, 2013

Our front yard has been on our home project to-do list for quite some time. One of the challenges inherent in purchasing a house that’s gone up as a short sale is the fact that you get it in as-is condition.Β We were fortunate that the inside of our home was in good condition when we bought it; however, the yard had been under-maintained (mostly forsaken) for more than a year. The front beds were a wreck with an odd and…

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