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Realtime landscape plus design program, final ground height

I have Realtime Landscaping Plus 3D landscape design program and I cannot find any way to see what the the final height of the ground is in my design. The design has lots of slopes, height grids, ...
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Need advice on re-grading garden beds around foundation for better drainage and if I can apply barriers/sealant to mitigate water intrusion

I'm doing some landscaping cleanup for my parents' house - for visualization, this house's surrounding layout is almost identical: The front and right side of the house is surrounded by lawn and ...
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How can I get rid of my grub problem?

I have lots of yellow/brown spots on my lawn, and I think they are caused by grubs. I would like to know: How can I confirm that grubs are, in fact, the problem? What products are available to combat ...
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Grass preparation (base)

I need advice on preparing my garden for planting grass seeds, I have a new build property and the current grass is always waterlogged. I plan on hiring a man with digger and removing the top 6-8 inch ...
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Shrub identification (Rhododendron ferrugineum L.?) and disease?

Location: western Massachusetts. A few candidates I can find: Hoogendorn holly; Rhododendron ferrugineum L.; Nerium oleander It appeared pretty healthy last year and based on image search, it looks ...
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Should I use small rocks to disrupt yard erosion?

I'm having a problem where rivulets are forming in the lower section of my yard, giving it a fragmented like appearance. I assume this is caused my runoff from the upper section of my yard, which is ...
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I want to change the look of this place

This is part of my home yard, I want to change this as a sweet spot for the eyes of those who see it, How is it possible?
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Bed Up Against Wooden Fence

I have several planting beds along my wooden fence. A landscape architect told me to simply put a board along the fence side to prevent the fence from rotting. I did this but now the board settling ...
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What precautions can I take when planting a living fence to avoid it becoming troublesome?

I'm interested in a living fence for my house and have a great source of straight growing willow normally used for biomass. This is in zone 4/5 of northeast US where we ge ~1m of precip per year and ...
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Brown lawn with weeds, how to remedy?

We have a house and the lawn is in this state. There are brown patches, there are barren areas, there are weeds. What are the steps to remedy this and 'bring' the grass back? FYI: We live in Los ...
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Remedy poorly positioned black plastic edging

I had 5", contractor grade, black, plastic edging installed but there are parts where it's exposed above the lip and some gaps behind it. I pulled old plastic and removed brick to create the trench ...
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Please help me to select the best form composition for this backyard design

Below you have the existing areas designated as marked. Just below the access path to the left side I intend to install an outdoor sofa, parallel to the fence (it can now be seen in the 3Ds). The ...
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Fall leaves in river rock

Does anyone have an idea on how to keep fall leaves out of river rock landscaping? Tired of cleaning leaves out of landscaping for days. Tried using an old pool cover but didn’t work well. Thanks!
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Minimizing weed maintenance (and cost) by using ground cover on a backyard slope

So my brother has a backyard with two 40 foot by 50 foot hillside dirt slopes (30 degree slope roughly) bordered by a retaining wall in Southern California (each slope sort of looks similar to the ...
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Can I use two RCO Add-A-Zones to control 3 zones (1 zone is split)?

I have four trees that don't have irrigation right now. I'm planning to add a zone using the RCO Add-a-Zone, restricted to watering them via Root Watering System. The problem, though, is I have a ...
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Will these weeds reduce in winter?

These weeds are about 4 feet high. I can either weed whack them now (late September), or wait until early spring. Will I have a much easier time cutting them back in spring? I'd prefer to do it now, ...
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Best Base For Zero-Scape Rock Garden?

My wife and I are in the midst of a pretty massive (at least for us) landscaping project in our yard and we are to the point where I think it's important to get some advice from people who actually ...
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Metal firepit installation

I want to put limestone blocks 2x2x5’ for seats in a 10x10, 4’ deep fireplace area, I rented a digger and dig the hole I and plan to put 6” of base inside the entire area first then the blocks around ...
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Desert rock landscaping thinning out

Front yard rock is thinning out, see photos. What is the best way to make this look good again. I was planning on just getting a few tons of desert rock and adding that.
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Options for lanscaping around pool and foundation

When we first moved in, the plants around the pool were severely overgrown and seemed to provide a nice habitat for roaches/insects that liked to swim in our pool. Last summer we removed all the ...
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Can bushes help keep driveway and patio gravel stable?

My front yard has a U-shaped driveway on a significant slope. The arrows in the diagram below indicate the downward direction of the slope. From the bottom right to the top left, the elevation drops ...
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Need help identifing small pesky weed

This little weed has taken over my yard. Roundup doesnt seem to work. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks Paul
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Fastest way to move dirt using only an excavator?

While watching the neighbor go at a huge pile of loose dirt (500 tons+) with a mini excavator (2.7tonne) I got to pondering whether it's faster to drag the dirt (pile it round the excavator) move the ...
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What is path made of?

I've often seen paths in parks that are made up of a yellow looking sort of material. It doesn't get your shoes muddy and appears to let rain soak right through. Does anyone know what it is and how ...
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Cheap play tunnel construction

What is a good way to create a horizontal underground play tunnel? I.E. through a mound, for children / dogs to play in or someday for storage. This is a new construction on flat ground. Large ...
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Rubber mulch for artillery fungus - good idea?

We have a small bed in the front of our house as shown below. It has had artilery fungus for the last few seasons and I want to completely be rid of it. I am considering putting in rubber mulch, ...
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Need help fixing my awful front lawn

Just purchased this home and I don’t even know where to start, the front yard is full of weeds and rock. Any suggestions on easy cost effective fixes?
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