Happy Anniversary Dream-yard!

May marked the one year anniversary of our launch date. We are proud to be able to share all of the information we have with you!

We are so pleased to have come so far. Our little seed of an idea has sprouted some strong roots and is helping build "dream yards" around the globe...

From less than 100 page views per month to over 60,000 page views per month in the past year, this website has roots AND wings!

Table of Contents

1. Thoughts & Inspiration

2. Feature Article:
Dreamyard's Best Tips for Homeowners

3. What's New at Dream-yard

4. Share

1. Thoughts & Inspiration

In honour of our anniversary and visions, we thought we'd share some thoughts on adversity and celebration with you.

“Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm clouds come in, the eagles soar while the small birds take cover.”

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”
~Orison Swett Marden

Single Crocus.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~Anais Nin

...and just for laughs...

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
~Kin Hubbard

2. Feature Article: Dreamyard's Best Tips for Homeowners

This is more than an article, it's really a landscaping tool in itself that we have been working on. We wanted to share it with you, our subscribers first. From us to you here are 43 of our best tried and true landscaping tips for homeowners. Make every project you undertake that much easier.

Right-click to download this PDF file here.

You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and read this special edition of Dreamtime. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the homeowner tips menu.

Enjoy your project from the planning stage to completion! Remember, we are here with you every step of the way.

The Dream-yard Team.

3. What's new at Dream-yard

You can now go to our home page and check out the feedjit widget. It shows a map of the world and where our readers are visiting from on that day. Very exciting for us and very cool!

Don't miss it! Sign up for our RSS feed so you never miss a new addition to the site.

Still to come this Spring!

"New" How-to Module: Flagstone Walkways

DIY "Your Landscaping Stories": A new section where you can share your stories about projects you have undertaken. You'll be able to do a great write-up and post pictures for bragging rights on all your hard work. It will be your very own web page that you can share with friends and family.

4. Share

If you are not familiar with our site, we have a picture ideas section that is growing every week. We are looking for submissions from both professionals and homeowners that wish to showcase their work.

For those of you with websites, we provide a link to your site to credit you with the work. For those of you interested in displaying your pictures, please feel free to Contact Us.

See something you like on our site, give us a "like on facebook" and share with your friends.

Our goal is to be the most informative, and educational landscaping site on the internet. This will give homeowners the resources they need to build their very own dream yard.

See you in a few weeks with our next edition!

The Dream-yard Team

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