30 April 2017
Whether you simply lack the time to care for your lawn, or you prefer to leave the landscaping to a professional, there are a few landscape maintenance services that every customer should be receiving. These will keep your yard in tip-top shape and make it the envy of all the neighbors. Irrigation System Tune-Up The Ohio Irrigation Association recommends giving your irrigation system a tune-up each year before you begin using it for the summer season.
30 April 2017
When your soil is dry and sandy, growing lush, green plants is more of a challenge than when you have rich, loamy soil to work with. However, this does not have to mean your yard stays empty and barren. With the tips below, you can have a lovely landscape in spite of your sandy soil. Work compost into the top layer. Removing all of the sandy soil and replacing it with loam is probably not an option unless you have an enormous budget.
27 April 2017
This is the time of year to get out and spend some time working in the yard and garden. However, maintaining the landscape can be tough job that takes up a lot of the time that you want to spend enjoying your exterior spaces. Try some tips and tricks that make these chores a bit easier for homeowners, so you can get your work over in a hurry! Some clever and creative tips include:
24 April 2017
An automatic sprinkler system is a great way to keep your grass green without having to water by hand, but a malfunction can result in a dead lawn if you don't catch it quickly. Leaks are especially common early in the season when you are first turning on the sprinklers in the early summer, simply because they are often caused by winter freezing combined with water left in the lines. Knowing the following signs of a leak can help you catch it early, before it becomes a major issue.
19 April 2017
When you own the home that you live in, you can commit to high-maintenance landscape without a problem. It may be worth it if you love how your yard looks. For instance, you may have a tree that has been struggling for a long time that you are trying to make healthy again. This is perfectly fine, but if you have decided to turn your property into a rental, you should consider removing the tree because there are several complications that come with keeping it around.
12 April 2017
Becoming a homeowner will require you to become familiar with the numerous forms of maintenance that will need to be done to keep the property beautiful. For individuals that have never had the experience of owning a yard, it can be simple to make errors that lead to serious and complex problems to correct. Have Soil Tests Performed In order to thrive, the plants on your property will need to have their specific nutritional needs met.
7 April 2017
In many landscapes, retaining walls are a necessity if you want to level or terrace uneven terrain. Fortunately, these walls can be just as ornamental as they are structural. The key is to make sure the wall is properly installed so it doesn't bow out or collapse in the future. Avoiding the following mistakes is key to achieving this. #1: Not installing drains A wall may appear to help level the slope it supports, but water will still drain downward through the slope and towards the base of the retaining wall.