Outdoor living spaces are a popular trend for landscaping because it is a way to enjoy your back yard while incorporating functionality. When you are transforming your back yard, there are certain features you need to consider to help the space meet your needs: Decide On The Configuration Some homeowners want their outdoor living space to be an extension of their house, while others create a separate space with its own look and feel.
15 August 2017
Some homeowners believe that the occasional trim of the lawn is enough to maintain its curb appeal. However, your lawn needs far more attention and without it, your home could quickly become the eyesore in the neighborhood. In lawn care, the mistakes you avoid are just as important as what you do. To help you make the right maintenance choices, here are some mistakes to avoid. Drenching the Lawn in Water
15 August 2017
As a homeowner, it is likely an important goal for you to keep your landscaping in good condition. This will help to keep your plants and property looking as attractive as possible, but it is a task that can require far more planning or work than you may have anticipated. Be Mindful Of Where You Place Larger Plants When you are deciding on an overall design for your landscaping, you may want to add many large bushes and trees.
13 August 2017
Looking for ways to change the look and feel of your property without having to worry about long-term maintenance requirements? Here are a few fun ideas that may be right for you: Enclose the Property With Trees An excellent way to improve curb appeal, increase privacy, and enhance weather protection for your property is to enclose it with a variety of trees. Lining the property with trees will give your property some extra depth while slowing down strong winds and rains that could damage your home or other features in the yard.
8 August 2017
Before Old Man Winter rears his ugly head, take time now to learn how to get your lawn ready for the cold weather. This will ensure that you will have a lush, green lawn when it starts growing again this spring. Below are three tips on how you can do this. Remove Dead Grass and Other Debris If you look at your lawn you will likely see a layer of thatch covering it.
8 August 2017
If you decide that you want a yard full of flowers, trees, grass, and other plants, then you will likely want to have an irrigation system installed. While traditional sprinklers are a must, you may also want to consider installing some drip irrigation heads as well. Drip irrigation heads are different from sprinklers in the fact that they drip out water instead of spray it. This is perfect for smaller plants that can't handle a strong force of water spraying on them, such as flowers and small plants.
5 August 2017
Decorating the lawn for the holidays is a great way to show off your spirit. Not only this, but it's also a great way to get the family involved in the holidays by having everyone help put everything together in the lawn. However, not many people realize that some lawn decor can actually be damaging to your landscaping, not to mention the damage that is already being done by the snow, wind, and rain during this time of year.
3 August 2017
The drainage system is one of the most important parts of any landscaping project, or indeed any yard at all. Without proper drainage, rainfall and water buildup can cause erosion, kill plants, and generally destroy any landscaping work that has actually been done. There are several different types of drainage solutions available for most landscaping projects, each of which seeks to provide the same solution in a different manner. As such, each variant of drain comes with a different set of characteristics: understanding the differences between the available types of drainage solutions and what they are best suited for can help you make an informed decision about your own landscape design.
2 August 2017
When it comes to landscaping your yard, there are some areas where certain landscape elements work better than other landscape elements. For example, there are certain areas where hardscaping will be appropriate and will likely work better than other forms of landscaping. This article will discuss 3 areas of your yard where hardscaping can be very beneficial. Around Your Pool An area where hardscaping is very important is around your pool.
1 August 2017
From softball-size to pea-size, the varying sizes of river rock make for an interesting landscape. Many landscape rocks have a rough texture when they are first excavated, which works for some landscapes, but you may prefer a smoother rock. River rock helps your plants to retain moisture, which makes them grow better. Follow this guide to spread river rock around your landscape. Prepare to Spread the Rocks You will need to gather the following supplies:
1 August 2017