How to Design Your Holiday Porch Pots & Centerpieces

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Designing your own Christmas porch pots or table centerpieces can be lots of fun. You’ll be guaranteed to end up with unique Bettendorf holiday porch and table decor, you can use any colors or styles you like, and you’ll get your creative juices flowing! We’ve got a few guidelines to help you create gorgeous, Instagram-worthy,…

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Christmas Tree: Real or Artificial? Is One Better?

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Choosing a Christmas tree is part of the fun of holiday preparation. Deciding whether you want a real tree or an artificial tree may not be quite as much fun. Both types of Christmas trees have their own pros and cons. Let’s go through what we think are the best and worst features of real…

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How to Protect Trees and Shrubs from Winter Damage

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In late fall, it’s common for folks in Bettendorf to focus their attention on their lawn and garden and forget about protecting their trees and shrubs for winter. It’s understandable—after all, it’s easy to overestimate their toughness, and underestimate their importance. We may appreciate trees and shrubs as a source of beauty, but forget that…

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How to Choose The Right Evergreens for Your Landscape

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Evergreens serve a special purpose, both in the landscape and in the environment. They’re so good at their many jobs—like cleaning the air, providing shelter for animals, and looking beautiful—that sometimes we forget about them as a landscaping element. Deciduous trees are often the first thing we think of when we’re making landscaping decisions. A…

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Top 3 Tips for Winterizing Your Landscape

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We’re getting towards the end of fall here in Bettendorf, and if you haven’t started winterizing your landscape yet, it’s time to get cracking. Winter in Iowa is, unfortunately, just around the corner. Getting your yard ready for winter is about setting your perennials, shrubs, and trees up for success next spring. And it’s a great…

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