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The latest landscaping news, tips, trends, and more from your friends at All Terrain Landscaping

Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

  As much as you dread mowing the lawn, your lawn mower has it worse. At about this point in the summer, your lawn mower has come in contact with a boatload of grass, rough weather and other elements that are continually diminishing its productivity. Check out these tips to make sure your lawn mower is in topnotch condition: Sharpen Its BladeIf you’re feeling really confident in your mower maintenance skills, you can try sharpening your mower blade on your own using a metal file, but we’d recommend having a

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How to Install and Care for Sod

How to Install and Care for Sod

  With Earth Day in our rearview and Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s safe to say that we have landed smack dab in the middle of sodding season. If you just moved into your dream home or your lawn could use a little TLC, then sod might just be the answer. Here are our do’s, don’ts and how-tos of sodding like a pro. Get the Ground Ready for Sodding Installing sod is a little more complicated than one might think – the surface needs to be smooth and

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5 Ways to Increase the Curb Appeal of Your Commercial Building

In the world of landscaping, we like to use a little adage that goes something like “a business is only as inviting as the curb outside.” In other words, without eye-catching elements and impeccable landscaping outside your building, passersby won’t be enticed to stop in. Need a little help dressing up your office’s exterior? Here are a few ways to increase the curb appeal of your commercial building: Create a welcoming outside seating area. Nothing says “we like our guests” better than a pleasant place where they can take a

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7 Steps to a Greener Lawn All Season

At times, it can feel like a luscious green lawn is nothing more than a pipe dream found on the cover of a Better Home and Garden magazine. Chin up, friends, because this is the year that your backyard will join the ranks of your neighborhood’s landscaping elitists! Follow these seven steps so that you can enjoy a greener lawn all season long: Fertilize Once in the Spring (like right now!) Fertilizing is a tricky game that takes proper precision and astute attentiveness. We recommend fertilizing three times during the

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How to Integrate Playground and Games Into Your Landscape

You know what they say – landscaping isn’t all fun and games. But what if your backyard could be transformed into a haven of outdoor activities and still maintain its classy ambiance? Judging by some photos we found around the web, there are some folks who have pulled it off. Check out a few of our favorites: Bocce Ball Court (photo courtesy: contemporist.com) If you spend your spring evenings playing bocce ball, we can already guess that you have a sophisticated style. Bocce ball courts have a clean, beach-like appearance

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spring yard cleanup special

Spring Yard Cleanup Special

Is your yard ready to make its summer debut? Take a moment to evaluate your landscaping situation. Are there dead leaves, overgrown shrubs and random broken branches from those few insanely windy days? Don’t panic. Invite All Terrain to stop by and work some magic on your yard and landscape. In addition to providing a plethora of state-of-the-art landscaping services – including landscape design, sprinkler installation and repair, pond installation, snow removal and external lighting – we are proud to offer superior-quality spring cleanup services. {This offer has expired} *Must mention

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