3 Tips For Preventing Patio Weeds


From an outdoor space for grilling out and relaxing in the sun, to an increase in your home's appeal and value, the benefits of a patio should be easy to see. Unfortunately, maintaining a patio is not as simple as some people think, especially if and when weeds start to erupt. You may be surprised to learn how quickly and how fiercely weeds and grow, erupting in between your patio pavers and stones and creeping across the entire outdoor surface.

7 August 2019

2 Services To Maintain And Keep Your Yard And Landscaping Looking Great For A Long Time


Anytime you put in the work and investment to make repairs to and maintain areas of your home and yard, you want them to look great and to last for as long as possible. Environmental factors can cause your asphalt pavement and your lawn to deteriorate and age sooner, requiring some extra care and time to keep them at top quality. Here are two services you should consider hiring to maintain the appearance of these areas of your yard and landscaping for long-term quality.

8 June 2019

How Landscape Design Is Done And Why Only Landscape Designers Can Do It


Landscape designers are not landscapers. Many people confuse those two career paths as both are related to creating an aesthetically pleasing landscape. Landscapers plant, mow, dig, and hoe. They do a lot of the "groundwork" to make a landscape come together. A landscape designer, on the other hand, designs how the landscape will look, and informs landscapers what to to plant and where.  Why would you want to hire a landscape designer?

3 May 2018

Create Your Own Outdoor Grilling Area in the Span of a Weekend


Having to pull the grill onto the grass and trek across the lawn every time you want to cook something gets annoying. Why not create your own dedicated backyard grilling area? With a few basic DIY skills and the help of a friend or two, you can complete this project in the span of a weekend. Here's how. Install natural-stone pavers. Pouring a concrete pad would take too long. Here's a simpler idea: lay down a series of natural stone pavers to create a smooth, flat, heatproof area.

19 January 2017

Late Nights, Morning Glorys: Why Lawn Care Should Happen At Dusk


Many people will schedule their lawn maintenance for the beginning of the day. By the time that the work day is over, all of the lawn care will be performed. While the beginning of the day is traditional, you may wish to wait until the sun starts to set before you get your lawn maintained. Here are a few reasons why you should set up appointments with your lawn care company at the end of the day.

10 January 2017

Tips To Prevent Standing Water On Patios


Water can be a real concern when you are installing a patio. You don't want water from rain or irrigation to pool on the patio, since this can weaken the materials or lead to unsightly moss growth. Collected water is even more of a problem on patios next to the home or garage, since the water can flow toward the building and cause foundation problems. The following design tips can help you avoid this issue.

29 September 2016

Landscape Supplies You Have To Buy When Gardening Is In Season And Why


Gardening season in most areas of the country begins somewhere in mid-March to early-April. It ends when the flowers have died or gone to sleep, all the fruits and vegetables have been harvested and the rest of the plants have been through the first frost in the northern regions. If you plan to do your own landscaping in the coming year, you have to buy some of your landscaping supplies during gardening season.

6 September 2016

Have A Large Pine Tree Out Front? 3 Tips For Shaping It Up Before Christmas


Getting your property all dressed up for the holidays has a lot to do with hanging Christmas lights and paying attention to all the details on the inside of your home. While there are a number of projects that you may have already considered for the interior of your home, you may also want to look into how you can include your landscaping to decorate for Christmas. A smart way to make the outside of your home feel even more festive is by getting tree trimming services for a pine tree.

30 August 2016

3 Ideas For Incorporating Retaining Walls Into Your Yard To Create Unique Zones


Having retaining walls implemented into your yard can be a great way to make the space feel more put-together, while even improving the value of your home. If you're curious how retaining walls can be beneficial for smaller yards or for simply creating unique zones in your yard, it's a good idea for you to consider what kinds of features you want in your yard. If you have an idea of what kinds of projects you want implemented into your yard, you can make sure that retaining walls will be a good addition and can help improve the landscaping.

2 August 2016

Precautions To Take When Incorporating Non-plant Materials In Your Landscape


If you want your landscaping design to stand out, don't just rely on conventional lawns and plants. Non-plant materials, such as stones, pebbles, wood, concrete, and even asphalt also have a role to play in landscaping. For example, you can also use such hard materials to improve the aesthetics of the sections of your yard that have poor soils that can't sustain plant life. However, there are a few precautions you should consider before hardscaping your home compound.

26 July 2016