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  • Enjoying outdoor living year round

    How to Enjoy Living Outdoors Year Round

     Outdoor living year round Whether you prefer the campfire feel of a fire pit, the comfort of an outdoor living room or the convenience of an outdoor kitchen, your home exterior presents excellent opportunities for developing spaces that enhance, reward, …

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  • Do's and Don'ts of Landscape Lighting - photo taken at Wequassett Resort on Cape Cod in MA

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Landscape Lighting

    Photos taken by Schumacher Companies at the Wequassett Resort in Harwich. Landscape lighting involves more than just focusing lights on trees or along walkways.  At its most basic this may be true, but a well-designed system provides benefits far beyond …

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    Home & Garden – What’s Trending?

      By Mitch Harper   Lawn and garden spending is up for 2014 and bold colors, comfortable spaces, and value are at the top of our shopping lists. According to the Garden Media Group’s study on consumer spending last year, …

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    A Perfect Path to the Garden

    At the heart of it, a garden path is very practical.  It provides direction to your guests by showing them the way to go, and it provides a level of safety by giving your guests a stable platform to walk …

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    How to Properly String Holiday Lights on a Deciduous Tree

    Stringing holiday lights on a deciduous tree   Step One: Start at the bottom. Tie your first strand to the trunk using a loose knot.   Step Two: Tightly wrap the trunk. The larger the trunk, the greater the space …

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  • Increase Garden Yield on Cape Cod

    Increase Your Garden’s Yield of Fruits and Vegetables Without Dangerous Chemicals

    The Healthy Garden By Tracy Milot There has been an explosion in the growth of small home gardens in the last five years. In 2008, the number of homes with a vegetable garden was approximately 36 million. Each year since then …

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    To Clear or Not to Clear – Ask the Expert

    Each winter we receive a lot of questions from people asking if they should brush the snow off their plants or dig them out. Most of these concerns center around evergreens like arborvitae and junipers. If the snow on your …

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  • Cape Cod Christmas Tree - Schumacher Companies

    Decorating with Fresh Greens During the Holiday Season

    … Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution. No other time of the year presents as wonderful an opportunity for decorating as the holiday season. And certainly no other holiday season utilizes as much live greenery in its decorations. …

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  • Holiday Decorating Flowers Schumacher Companies

    The Perfect Flowers for Holiday Decorations

    Although its status as the most popular potted plant in the US is not in jeopardy, the poinsettia is being hurt by its own ubiquitous nature.  Quite simply, poinsettias have become too commonplace and consumers are now looking for new …

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  • Plant a Seed - Why building a premium landscape starts now

    Planting a Seed – Why Building a Premium Landscape Starts Now

    Planting a Seed By Tracy Milot How many times have we put off planning a landscape project till warm weather arrives only to discover that we’ve “missed the window” of opportunity and needed to wait till next year? A garden …

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