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Top 10 pitfalls for do-it-yourself landscaping

February 26, 2014 Steven Fine

We just read a great article from David Beaulieu on about.com highlighting the top 10 pitfalls do-it-yourselfers find when planning their next landscape project. Take a look and tell us what you think. Read below for a snapshot of what he said:   1. Piecemeal Planting: Failure to Have a Plan "Try at least to sketch a rough plan for one large area of your yard, and put all your energy into implementing that plan this year."   2. Having a Lawn Just Because "Everyone Else Does It" "it's important to know that other acceptable options exist, especially for small spaces"   3....


Beware of "Green Gas Cans" - green isn't always great

February 26, 2014 Steven Fine

It’s amazing the level of fire activity that can be attributed to one of the most common landscape plants in the Truckee Meadows… The Ornamental Juniper. Extremely flammable and extremely popular, these plants really need to be eliminated from any new landscape project. And if you’re like thousands of home owners across northern Nevada, you should begin planning on completely removing these hazardous shrubs before it’s too late.   We just ran into the Reno Gazette-Journal article (this is a cached version, PDF version, another PDF about the late Topaz Fire) that clearly outlines the hazards and solutions if you wish to keep the shrubs...


Signature Landscapes Fires Up Local Charity with a $5,000 Match

February 26, 2014 Steven Fine

Signature Landscapes has stepped up its community commitment with a generous challenge to locals who enjoy the outdoors. The landscaper has donated $5,000 in a dollar-for-dollar donation match for quality-of-life leader, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB). The active community organization is in need of funds to support educational and beautification programs such as Waste Warriors, Adopt-A-Spot, Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup and the Annual Litter Index to name a few.   Signature Landscapes has committed to matching every donation contributed to KTMB up to $5,000. “Essentially, what Signature Landscapes has done is give us an opportunity to raise $10,000 when it’s all said and...


Give the Gift of a Beautiful Landscape

February 26, 2014 Steven Fine

Give the gift they would never expect. They’ll thank you every day, all season, even all year long. From landscape enhancements to traditional weekly maintenance services, you will not regret enriching the lives of those you love. Landscaping as a gift means you’re keeping the environment at the top of your list while giving one of the greenest gifts on the planet. Special Prices Below... Plant a beautiful tree for a friend or family We’ll do the work, you’ll get all the hugs Give Greener Grass Our 5-Star plan is affordable and makes Spring a wonderful way to display your thoughtfulness. Build a...