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5 Marsh Palm Outdoor Kitchen

The Outdoor Kitchen: 101

The coastal low country enjoys such wonderful weather for so much of the year; it’s only natural that you’d want to take advantage of being outdoors as much as possible. One great way to achieve that goal is with an outdoor kitchen. Especially as we are spending more time making meals at home, having a custom outdoor area for preparing food can be a great way to break up the potential monotony. There are a variety of appliances and accoutrements you could utilize to create your dream set up. Let’s take a look at a few of the basic items you should start with as a base for building a great outdoor cooking space. THE GRILL This is a staple for any...

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Make Your Backyard a Certified Wildlife Habitat

  Did you know that with just a bit of thoughtful planning you can make your backyard a certified wildlife habitat? The National Wildlife Federation provides certification for those yards and gardens that meet the minimum habitat requirements. For a small fee of $20, you can proudly proclaim that your outdoor space is a haven for local birds, butterflies and other wildlife. In addition to the official certificate, you also receive a one-year membership in the National Wildlife Federation, a subscription to National Wildlife magazine, discounts on the National Wildlife Federation catalog merchandise and a subscription to their monthly Garden for Wildlife e-newsletter. While you are spending more time at home, take a moment to assess your yard and see what small steps...

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Take some time to do some of these quick updates for instant curb appeal!

5 Ways to Add Instant Curb Appeal

  When you are trying to sell your house one of the easiest ways to stand out from your competition is to increase the home’s curb appeal. After all first impressions are important. You want potential buyers to be ‘wow-ed’ before they even step foot through the door. Plus, with today’s increasing use of virtual tours, a beautiful facade and pleasantly landscaped yard can help a viewer get a better understanding of the home’s spacial attributes. Even if you aren't planning on selling anytime soon, improving the curb appeal of your home will not only add value, but bring you joy while you are living there. Let's take a look at five ways to add instant curb appeal to your home. ...

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New Vernonburg Listings: A Look into this Historic Savannah District

Celia Dunn SIR currently has two magnificent listings in the Savannah neighborhood of Vernonburg! Vernonburg is a historic small coastal town, 10 miles away from downtown Savannah. The city has both residential communities and preserved archaeological developments from its founding days. Colonial Vernonburg was situated along the main street called Rockwell Avenue on very small lots. By the early 19th century, these smaller lots were left for larger sites closer to the bluffs, which left the original archaeological developments behind. The current historic houses in Vernonburg were built between 1840-1940 using primarily brick or stucco in construction. Vernonburg expanded in the 18th century when German craftsmen settled the area and later became a vacation destination for wealthy Savannah residents. Today, Vernonberg is an attractive residential area with large homes and extensive landscaping Let's take...

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Create a Beautiful Vegetable Garden

Follow our 5 easy steps to create a beautiful vegetable garden Now that you have cleaned out your home and updated your wardrobe for summer, it is time to create the garden of your dreams. While the idea of creating or even updating a garden space in your backyard may seem daunting; with a little planning and patience, everyone can discover their green thumb. If you’re a first-time grower we suggest starting with small garden beds or maybe a few pots with a variety of herbs and vegetables. If you have a large backyard and feel comfortable taking on a bigger project, try planting a wide variety of vegetables in sprawling garden beds and post. Make this a family project, get...

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Timeless Appeal of a Garden That’s All White and Green

Some garden trends come and go — one year, chartreuse may be the “it” color for foliage or flowers; then a few years later, everyone is embracing purple. Trends aside, there’s something timeless and sophisticated about gardens with lush green foliage and white blossoms. Although most commonly associated with traditional landscapes, white-and-green color palettes look fresh in a range of styles from classic to contemporary. Here are nine ways to get the look in your own garden. Photo by Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc. - Search traditional landscape pictures 1. Traditional New England-style garden. White-flowering hydrangea and snowy carpet rose blossoms seem to float in the green landscape of this country home in New York state. To emulate this classic New England planting...

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Pools offer endless landscaping and hardscaping options.

A pool can bring so much relaxation and joy that it’s no wonder that people who grew up with a pool in their backyard or have had a home with a pool often list that as a must-have feature when they go house hunting. You can draw ideas from many other pools and pick the ones that you love. This pool in Berkeley Hall in Bluffton, S.C. has an interesting design. Rather than having a terrace that surrounds the pool, the terrace wraps around a little more than half the pool. Landscaped areas on either corner add even more visual interest, and the side of the pool farther from the home is lawn. It’s a fresh, interesting design. A porch and...

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Tips to keep summer from wilting your landscape

When the heat and beating sun of summer wear you down, you know your landscape is being hit hard, too. There are a few things that will help your landscape make it through the season relatively unscathed. The key idea: Don’t fight nature. Take stock of your yard. You have to take a look at your yard and know which areas have the sun beating down on them for large parts of the day. You will especially need to watch the areas with lots of sun exposure. Keep the moisture in the ground with mulch so the sun can’t dry out your soil. Drip hoses can be a water-wise way to irrigate some of your plants. Don’t water in the middle...

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