On Site Consultations

DG2 Home has recently increased their area for on site consultations. If you reside in the Springfield, Mo area, you now have access to this design opportunity.   During a 1-2 hour consult, you will receive individualized, in-person, on-site recommendations on plant placement, layout, plant varieties for our region, maintenance tips, hardscape ideas and more. You’ll receive a rough, hand-drawn plan with notes (8.5” x 11”), and recommendations. This type of plan is best suited for someone...

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Fall Favorites

With our offices located in Missouri, we are lucky to experience four seasons, some all in one week. Fall is absolutely gorgeous here and if you are looking to add some fall color to your yard, here are some favorites.   SUGAR MAPLE   Sugar maples are found in zones 3-8, have gorgeous fall colors that span from green to yellow, reds and oranges. Sugar maples can grow up to 80' tall and span a width of 60'. Why...

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Hardy Zone

So you are ready to start learning more about the landscaping process. What's is a good place to start?   Plants are key. Do they like shade? Full sun? Water loving or drought tolerant? Those are all questions for a sustainable and long lasting design, but first and most important...

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First Impressions: After Dark

We are now at the last topic of how to make a great first impression on your home, whether you are working to sell your home or just add in some curb appeal updates.   This week's topic is After Dark. What does your home look like at night? Now that time change is a few days away, the night time increases and it's always nice to create some warmth to come home to. Solar lighting, interior lighting in...

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A Gift for the HOME

The holidays are approaching!  Many of us will be visiting family and friends, some of us will be hosting parties and some families will enjoy driving around looking at all of the decorations.  The holidays almost always call additional attention to your curb appeal.  Whether you choose classic holiday decor,  sophisticated lawn art or just a special touch on the front porch it is important that your home says "Welcome".   A DG2 Home GIFT-CARD  makes the perfect...

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First Impressions: Driveway

What is the state of your driveway?   Cracked? Stained? Covered in sidewalk chalk?   Often, the driveway is overlooked as an aesthetic fix, but a little can go a long way when cleaning it up for curb appeal. To completely resurface a driveway, you could spend around $2,000. Minor cracks can be filled with an asphalt and concrete that comes in caulk-like tubes at your local hardware store and larger spots can be patched with premixed concrete materials.   Alternative options to driveways, such...

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First Impressions : The Front Porch

The front porch is a space that is seeing more and more activity. It's an iconic symbol of American living and enjoying the simple life.   Greet your neighbors. Watch your kids play in the front yard. Sit on a swing or enjoy your morning coffee in an Adirondack chair. The front porch is a great way to introduce additional square footage to your house and create a cozy outdoor room. Not to mention, an additional space...

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First Impression : Garage

We have covered the front door and windows, so today let's chat about the garage!   For many homes, the garage is a major focal point of your front façade. Is the paint chipping? Does it need any repairs? What about a new door all together? The garage door is an investment that you are likely to recoup 72% back, according to Cost vs. Value report. So if you are looking to increase your curb appeal, the...

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First Impression: Windows

If the windows are the eyes to your home, why not make them a statement? First, washing your windows inside and out will make them shine for your home. Spring and fall are two great times for window cleaning. Post winter and pre-summer, when you are ready to have fresh air move through the house. For an even greater clarity, remove the screens for times when you are really wanting to show off some curb appeal.   Next up,...

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First Impression: Front Door

A property’s curb appeal naturally makes a critical first impression. There are 6 Critical Components of Curb Appeal besides the obvious… LANDSCAPE. 1. Front Door A front door can be a home’s focal point—but you don’t want that to be because of its peeling paint or dinged hardware. Replacing an entryway door with a new steel door (which costs about $1,500) actually offers among the biggest bang for the buck at resale (an average of 73 percent of...

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