15 January 2019
If you own a dog, then you know how important your backyard is for you and your pup's enjoyment of your home. Installing a patio right off your back door can further enhance your landscaping so you can enjoy your yard even more. The following are a few ideas to consider incorporating into your new backyard patio installation to create a dog and people friendly place to hang out. Idea #1: Shade
24 June 2018
When your area is experiencing a seasonal drought or is simply a dry area that doesn't experience much rainfall, it doesn't make sense to use precious water to keep thirsty landscape plants alive. Instead, homeowners often choose to landscape their home with drought-resistant plants or even no plants at all rather than deal with having dead plants in their yard that can't handle a water shortage. Read on for some tips on landscaping your yard in a drought-prone area.
28 March 2018
Landscaping a luxury home is like adding a frame to a fantastic painting. But how can you know how to properly frame your home? Here are 4 tips for any luxury style. Use the Architecture. The style and architecture of the home is the first thing that should inform your landscape style. You want to match the house's style and feeling rather than drawing attention away from it. Is the house formal or casual?
23 March 2018
You may not spend as much time in your front yard as you do in the backyard, but it is important for your front yard to have excellent curb appeal when trying to sell your home. It's the first thing potential buyers see, and while a basic lawn with little landscaping may not prevent someone from buying, it does give your home an overall appearance of neglect. If you are selling your home, check out these simple tips that will improve the look of your yard without much work.
15 March 2018
If you're looking for a natural way to have a privacy screen in your landscape, plants are one of the best ways to do it. By knowing which plants work best for privacy screens, you'll be able to pick out the best ones for your yard. Boxwood Boxwoods are the traditional shrub used in gardening borders. You may be familiar with seeing them carved into intricate topiaries. Boxwood shrubs are hardy and have varieties perfect for any level of privacy screening.
23 February 2018
If your house is not looking as good as it used to, it may be time to give a bath. But before you get out a bucket and sponge, it might be a good idea to check and see if any companies in your area offer power washing services. A power or pressure washer can provide several advantages when compared to washing your home by hand. Here are three reasons why you should contact a power washing company today.
23 January 2018
Mulch is a type of landscaping material that is made out of ground up organic materials: mostly wood, grass clippings, and similar substances. It is placed around the base of your plants to promote their growth, and it can be quite beneficial to your flowerbeds and yards if used properly. Understanding the advantages of using mulch in your landscaping design can help you figure out if getting certain areas of your yard and garden mulched is the right fit for your needs.
19 December 2017
Snow damage on the lawn can be a major problem in areas that get heavy snowfall. There are several factors of winter snow management that lead to damage. By understanding the causes, you can make an effort to avoid issues. The following tips will help you develop a snow plan that doesn't kill your lawn. #1: Cut in fall properly Long grass is more likely to suffer winter damage in the form of snow mold.
15 December 2017
One of the best times of year to do work on trees is during the winter months, since this is when trees are dormant and less likely to be damaged. The winter months are also a good time to consider removing trees that are a hazard. Before you get stared with your winter tree removal project, however, here are some tips that will ensure your project is trouble-free: 1. Treat Disease and Insect Problems During Winter
4 December 2017
One thing you may never have thought to check when purchasing a house was the quality of the water. Other than turning on a few faucets, it just might not be something you thought much about. After moving in, you may start to notice that your laundry isn't as bright as it once was or that it seems to take a lot more body wash to get a good lather. If your faucets and shower heads seem to look somewhat chalky, it could be that your property is dealing with "