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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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