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  • How To Prepare Your Yard For New Sod

    Installing sod is one of the easiest ways to create a new yard. With sod, you instantly get a new yard. However, if you want that yard to take root and last, you need to properly prepare the yard before putting down the new sod. Get Rid of Large Debris First, you need to get rid of all the large debris in you yard. That means picking up all the sticks and branches that are in the yard area. [Read More]

  • Trimming Evergreen Trees

    Certain evergreen trees, particularly varieties of thuja, yews, and junipers, are traditionally pruned to give them a more pleasing shape and to guard against damage and disease. The varieties that require regular pruning have full, cylindrical or rounded shapes, as opposed to the naturally pleasing pyramidal shapes of pines, spruces, and firs. It's important that these trees are trimmed correctly, however, or you be doing more harm than good. Don't Cut Into Old Wood [Read More]

  • What To Do With A Dead Tree In Your Yard

    It can be heartbreaking to a homeowner to watch a beautiful tree in their yard decline and begin to die. Not only will it affect the appearance of your yard, you also have to decide what to do with the dead tree. The following will provide some options for handling this situation. Wildlife habitat A dead tree provides important habitat for wildlife. Insects make these trees their home. Then, woodpeckers feed upon the insects. [Read More]

  • Eager to Get Landscaping Done in a Rainy Climate? 3 Ways to Ensure Proper Drainage

    Making improvements to the landscaping of your yard can make a big difference in how much you want to enjoy spending time outside. Improvements can also add some curb appeal for your home. If you're interested in having landscaping done, but are hesitant due to living somewhere that gets a lot of rainfall, there are several projects that you should consider so that the landscaping is done properly and that you won't struggle with water pooling up in the yard. [Read More]

  • Mistakes To Avoid When Investing In Proper Lawn Care

    If you are a new homeowner who wants to make the most of your lawn, then you need to invest in proper lawn care. Thankfully, lawn care does not require a lot of effort as long as you are doing the right things. There are quite a few mistakes that are easy to make, so keep reading to learn what they are so they can be avoided. Cutting With Dull Blades [Read More]

  • Creating A Family Park

    Do you want to do something with your land that the entire community can enjoy? A great idea to consider is to transform the land into a place where families can spend quality time together. You can design your own park that includes varies activities that people of all ages can enjoy. For example, getting a splash pad for the park is a great idea because it can attract families for generous reasons. [Read More]

  • Why You Should Hire A Professional To Maintain Your Lawn

    Taking care of the lawn can be a daunting task for any homeowner, no matter how big the yard might be. Whether you're a new homeowner and have yet to maintain a lawn or you've been caring for your lawn for years, consider hiring a professional to take over the task. Here are a few good reasons to consider doing so: They'll Keep Tabs on Your Soil The health of your soil will play a significant role in how well your grass grows and how healthy it stays as time goes on. [Read More]

  • Tired Of Your Landscaping? 2 Tips To Jazz It Up This Year

    If you are tired of the way your landscaping looks each year, there are many changes you can make to it. This will change a boring landscaping it something that is much more beautiful. Below are three tips on how you can get started. 1. Retaining Wall A retaining wall can be incorporated into any landscaping and it also serves a purpose. If you have an area of your yard that is not level and water flows towards your home when it rains, a retaining wall can act as a barrier to divert the water in another direction. [Read More]

  • How To Compost At Home And What You Can Do With It

    You have probably heard of compost but weren't really sure what goes into it or what you can do with it. Compost is taking natural waste and allowing it to break down into the soil with extra hydrogen and nutrients that can benefit your garden, flowers, and grass to help them grow. You can use your own waste at home in order to make your own compost and use it in the gardens around your home. [Read More]

  • How A Landscaping Contractor Can Get Your New Yard Into Beautiful Shape

    When you buy a new home, you may love the house but shudder at the appearance of the yard. Not everyone has a good eye for the placement of plants, and even if they do, they may not have the skills and knowledge to keep plants healthy and beautiful. Moving into a new home and getting the house in shape takes a lot of work, so you may not have time to work on the yard for months. [Read More]