Pathways | What to Know for Lakeside Footpaths

The pathways around your home aren’t just about getting from one point to another. They can and should be a beautiful part of your property’s design. But with all the ...
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Garden Stars | Homegrown Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the passion of many a home gardener. Once you’ve gotten a taste for homegrown tomatoes fresh off the vine, it’s hard to go back to the supermarket produce ...
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All Season Long | Annuals Make Gardening Easy

Annuals have a short but prolific life—they exist to grow fast and lush for one glorious growing season, remaining in bloom for most of their fleeting lives. They are a ...
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The Front View | How to Boost Curb Appeal at the Lake

With most of our time at Smith Mountain Lake spent on or around the water, focus on the front entrance of our homes tends to get lost. It’s no wonder: ...
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Non-Stop Blooms | Stage a Flowering Performance for Three Seasons

Some things in life are just too good to come to an end. We get so excited to see those beautiful blooms arrive in spring, as tulips and daffodils add ...
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Water Works | Gather Rain for Garden Use

Are you looking for a way to make both your yard and wallet greener? Make a small investment in a rain barrel, a savings-savvy and eco-friendly gadget for your garden ...
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Plant and Protect | Buffer Landscaping Adds Beauty and Helps Keep SML Clean

Responsible riparian stewardship has been gospel on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake for three decades or more—and the Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) has been one of the bodies ...
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All the Light Moves | Outdoor Lighting Takes Your Property from Dark to Dazzling

Owning a lake home, whether a full-time residence or weekend retreat, is usually the culmination of years of thought, planning and saving. A beautiful lake house is a dream realized, ...
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