• 3 Custom Landscape Features To Consider If You Plan To Age At Home

    You have retired and are looking ahead at your golden years. If you are like the majority of retirees who are etching toward their golden years, you will prefer the idea of aging at home over giving up your private property and moving into a retirement community or in with relatives. While aging at home is the preference, it can also take some changes around the house so that the property better caters to your changing needs as a senior citizen. [Read More]

  • Tips To Give Your Lawn More Pizzazz

    You've spent all season manicuring your lawn just right: the grass is the perfect length, your white picket fence is flawless, and your water feature has your neighbors filled with envy... but something's missing. Don't fret, this article's got you covered! Here are 5 tips to give your lawn the pizzazz it deserves: 1. Paint. That's Right, Paint Your Lawn What? Though this tip seems like an environmental disaster waiting to happen, there are now environmentally friendly sprays that will keep your lawn green all year 'round. [Read More]

  • Are Your Sprinklers Efficient?

    On average, watering your lawn and other landscaping costs comprises of half of your water bill. With the high cost of water and droughts all over the country, you'll want to make sure that your sprinklers are running as efficiently as possible. If they aren't, not only is this bad for the environment and your wallet, but you could end up with patchy grass where some areas are getting more water than others. [Read More]

  • Retaining Walls: Tips For Preventing Garden Erosion

    If you are planning to plant your garden, avoid leaving the soil exposed. The soil can be easily eroded.  To prevent your plants, seeds, and soil from being blown away by wind or washed away by rain, retaining walls can help. Not sure if you need a retaining wall?  Then, check for signs of erosion in your garden.  These may include: exposed roots soil splashing on your plants [Read More]

  • Inhospitable Terrain And Your Landscaping: 5 Ideas To Use Hardscaping For Improved Outdoor Living

    Today, one of the biggest home improvement trends is designing outdoor living space; it is valuable, timeless, and it extends the living space of your home. Unfortunately, sometimes terrain makes outdoor living space designs difficult. To make the most of your landscaping and add outdoor living space to your home, you will want to use hardscaping to make land and elevations more hospitable. Here are some ideas to use hardscaping in outdoor living space where landscaping designs are difficult: [Read More]

  • Three Tips For Creating An Edible Landscape

    Most people design their yards with an eye towards promoting privacy and beauty. If you're looking for ways to reduce expenses, however, you should consider developing an edible landscape. With this type of design, the plants you choose will provide healthy fruits and vegetables you can use to supplement your groceries, while still fulfilling the functional purpose of making your yard look great. Here are a few tips for accomplishing this feat: [Read More]

  • Managing Your Commercial Irrigation System

    When it comes to keeping your commercial property visually appealing, a healthy landscape can be important. Many commercial properties rely on an irrigation system to supply them with the water needed to keep grass, ornamental flowers, and trees healthy. Managing your commercial irrigation system properly is critical when it comes to ensuring the performance and affordability of this water system. Here are three tips that you can use to help improve your irrigation management practices in the future. [Read More]

  • How To Lay Landscape Boulders

    Add height and interest to your boring landscape without doing a complete design renovation by adding boulders. However, boulders should be planned carefully in advance so they blend with your yard size and soil. You also need a good way to transport them around the yard, since they are heavy. Follow these steps to place boulders in your landscape. Prepare to Install the Boulders To lay the boulders, gather: work gloves  tape measure chalk or hose graph paper  digging tools (shovel, tamper) rake landscape fabric  boulders in various sizes Draw the land design on graph paper, including water features, pathways, and fences, then mark desired boulder locations avoiding above-ground pipes and septic tank locations. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips For Choosing A Budget-Friendly Landscape Design

    If you are looking to make your lawn more attractive, you might be focused on coming up with the perfect design for your landscaping. One thing that you might be concerned about, however, is sticking to a budget. After all, not only do you probably want to avoid spending a ton of money on the initial landscaping, but you may want to choose a design that will be affordable to maintain as well. [Read More]

  • What Could Go Wrong When Pressure Washing Your Home?

    When most homeowners think about curb appeal, many of them think about the greenery, decorative items, and deck or patio. However, the cleanliness of the exterior of the home matters. In most instances, getting the exterior clean means pressure washing. It is not as simple as pointing a hose and rinsing the home though. It requires skill. If you are planning to pressure wash your home, here are three mistakes to avoid. [Read More]