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There is a yard about 7 blocks from mine that has at least 10 trees planted on it. Could be more. I'll have to take a photo. It is extremely over planted! This yard (on a corner) should have 3 trees. No more. Two would be better.
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Edger Landscape Design

Noelle, Outstanding treatment of an important topic. I'll keep this article in mind when clients want that instant garden look!

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And ... this is what our real estate agent's so-called "landscaper" did to our shrubbery. Every bush in the yard has been "meatballed" with hedge trimmers.

There will be no creosote blooms for at least a year, and it will take a couple years of rehab pruning to take care of the tightly clipped ends and the heavy amount of tip sprouting that will be the result.


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