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Applications are due Friday for native landscaping awards

Have you been planting native species in your home or office garden? Apply for the Bringing Nature Home awards, which recognize outstanding examples of landscaping that feature native plants. The application deadline is Friday. Shirley Heinze Land Trust has worked for 33 years to acquire and…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: EXTEND AND UPGRADE YOUR HOME DESIGN

DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: EXTEND AND UPGRADE YOUR HOME DESIGN

DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING

April 23, 2014 9:10 am Photos

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DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: DESIGN WIDE OPEN FOR A LARGER LIFE

DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: DESIGN WIDE OPEN FOR A LARGER LIFE

The trend towards homeowners wanting to improve and perfect the home they live in is a phenomenon that Dean Savarino sees constantly. In some cases, families have been discussing and imagining the changes they would like to make for years. Moving the dreamer’s vision to reality is a tough le…

April 06, 2014 9:10 am Photos

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Man Around the House: TV show host Jason Cameron shares spring yard and house prep tips

Man Around the House: TV show host Jason Cameron shares spring yard and house prep tips

Mary Joan Dickerson of Cedar Lake is a big fan of the cable networks HGTV and DIY, treating the shows and programming about do-it-yourself landscaping and household tips like an at-home classroom.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
DIY Network Personality Jason Cameron, Host of "Desperate Landscapes"

DIY Network Personality Jason Cameron, Host of "Desperate Landscapes"

Jason Cameron, a licensed contractor, is the TV host for DIY cable network's popular show "Desperate Landscapes," airing at 9 p.m. Wednesdays.

April 11, 2013 12:00 am

Utility board approves two contracts for landscaping

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board approved two contracts last week for landscaping work at two sites.

March 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Landscaping group to meet at Buddy and Pals

CROWN POINT | The Northwest Indiana Landscapers Association will host its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Buddy and Pals Place, 499 E. Summit St.

February 28, 2013 9:50 am

Local landscaping company earns industry honor

VALPARAISO | New Holland Construction and Total Landscape Care magazine announced that Valparaiso-based Smalls Landscaping is the winner of the 2013 Landscaper of the Year program.

December 08, 2012 11:15 am
The bright red cardinal flower livens up the shade

The bright red cardinal flower livens up the shade

I first saw cardinal flowers growing in a drainage ditch along a farm field. Their intense red took my breath away, in part because of their surroundings.

September 26, 2012 9:00 pm
Award winners know how to bring nature home

Award winners know how to bring nature home

PORTAGE | Two gardens were honored this month at the Bringing Nature Home Awards program hosted by the Friends of Shirley Heinze Land Trust. The ceremony took place during the luncheon part of the Heinze Trust’s annual donor appreciation hike held at Coulter Nature Preserve in Portage.

September 20, 2012 12:00 am

Landscaping contract for Silhavy roundabout approved

VALPARAISO | City parks officials will get another roundabout landscaping project to look after, but they also will get equipment that should make it easier to tend to all the department's flowers and trees.

August 09, 2012 6:59 pm
Volunteers Landscaping for East Chicago's Latest Habitat for Humanity Home

Volunteers Landscaping for East Chicago's Latest Habitat for Humanity Home

Lake County Master Gardeners volunteers work with the family of East Chicago's latest Habitat for Humanity home to create an inviting landscape that is easily cared for to enhance the community's streetscape.

July 26, 2012 12:00 am
Expand your yard's horizons, for free

Expand your yard's horizons, for free

If your garden or yard is feeling too small, expand your horizons without buying another square inch of property or doing much work. Just borrow some landscape.

July 05, 2012 12:00 am
At Home: Every home's a stage

At Home: Every home's a stage

Whenever folks hear about my living situation, they either respond with envy (“Where do I sign up?”) or horror (“You mean you have to make your bed every day?”).

July 05, 2012 12:00 am
Prune spring bloomers now for flowers next year

Prune spring bloomers now for flowers next year

The show is over: Spring blooming shrubs and vines have strutted their stuff. With blossoms past, they are melding into other landscape greenery.

June 14, 2012 12:00 am
Why do some trees weep?

Why do some trees weep?

Why do some trees weep?

May 23, 2012 8:00 pm
Courtyard gets a facelift thanks to team effort

Courtyard gets a facelift thanks to team effort

SCHERERVILLE | The front courtyard at Watson Elementary School is now a showpiece thanks to the efforts of the Watson PTO, student council, teachers and students and generous business owners.

May 18, 2012 12:00 am
Garden water features: Thinking small is less work

Garden water features: Thinking small is less work

Water features can bring beauty to a garden, but they also can be work. That's why many homeowners are choosing smaller options such as fountains, bubbling urns and waterfalls, rather than ponds and streams.

January 31, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Garden water features: Thinking small is less work

Garden water features: Thinking small is less work

Water features can bring interest, beauty and wildlife to a garden, but they also can be work.

January 25, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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