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

Want To Sell Your Home In The Future? Plan Accordingly By Growing Trees For Curb Appeal


A single tree is worth up to a 19% increase on your home's value, which is quite impressive. But, if you do not currently have any trees on your property, you should consider growing them before trying to sell. The process of growing and maintaining a tree until maturity is not that challenging, especially when you follow the correct guidelines and let professionals help you with things like pest control and pruning.

4 July 2016

Regular Tree Maintenance


Although you may love your trees, like many property owners, you may perform little or no maintenance on them. Although trees sometimes do fine without special care, trees are more likely to thrive if you pay attention to their needs. Instead of ignoring your trees, you should devise a simple care routine to help them reach their growth potential. Watering You probably know to water newly planted trees, but you may not realize that they need steady watering for their first two growing seasons.

21 June 2016

Top Reasons To Hire A Tree Removal Service


Does your property have a tree or bush that you'd like to get rid of? Are you thinking about removing the tree on your own in an attempt to save money? Although small and young trees can be removed with relative ease, you may want to consider your plans if you have more mature trees. Here are some reasons why you should consider hiring a professional to handle your tree or bush:

20 June 2016

Is Street Noise Preventing Peacefulness In Your Backyard? 3 Landscaping Tips To Fix This Problem


Living next to a busy street may not be disturbing while you are inside your home, as long as you have excellent insulation with the doors, windows, and walls to keep out noise. But, you may hear just about every vehicle passing by when you are spending time in your backyard, which may not be that enjoyable. While you could always move, you may love your house and want to find an effective solution.

20 June 2016

The Watery (Not So) Deep -- A Handy Guide To Building A Backyard Pond


Are you looking for a fun and summery addition to your yard's landscaping? A pond might be just what the doctor ordered. A pond is a simple water feature to install that can add a great focal point and make your whole yard more inviting to the senses. And it can take as little as a weekend even for a novice gardener. Here's a 4 step guide to creating your own backyard pond.

17 June 2016