Are you preparing to take on the job of designing and landscaping your first yard? If so, you have the chance to make something that will help you love coming home every day. But, it may seem overwhelming if you don't know where to start. If this describes you, here are 5 newbie tips to make you feel like a pro. Assess Your Yard. If you have an existing yard in place, there are doubtless some features that you cannot -- or will not -- change.
24 January 2017
Do you dream about a stretch of beautiful green lawn in your front yard? Perhaps you don't have any grass in the yard now, or what you have is patchy. If the latter is true, identify what's making the lawn patchy. For example, if you have grubs, or the pH is off, you'll need to treat the problem before starting over. From there, design a beautiful front yard with a gorgeous lawn as the centerpiece.
20 December 2016
Now that the weather has started to cool down, it's time to start thinking about next year's landscaping projects. If you live in a drought-ridden region of the country, that planning should include ways to save water on your residential landscaping. If you're not ready to get rid of your lawn and gardens in favor of drought-resistant landscaping, you don't have to. However, you will need to take some additional steps to prevent water waste.
24 October 2016
It may seem counterintuitive to plant a tree that will soon be going dormant, but October is actually the best month to put trees into the ground. The cooler weather has many benefits for newly planted trees that are vital to successful growth. Dead Above Ground, Growing Below Trees never really stop growing. In the fall and winter, when they have stopped putting out top growth, their roots are still growing underground.
27 September 2016
When you have a tree on your property that you would like to get rid of, you will need to keep some tree removal information in the front of your mind. If you have some trees on your property that are too large, decaying, in the way, or an eyesore, there are a lot of benefits you can enjoy by touching base with a licensed and insured tree removal specialist. Consider those benefits below, along with some tips for hiring a great tree removal company and a glimpse at how much you might expect to pay.
30 August 2016
If you are looking to take your front or backyard to the next level, why not consider custom landscaping? This involves some methods that are slightly different from the standard yards you see. Here are some creative landscaping ideas for a truly impressive and unique yard. Create a Multi-Leveled Look An easy way to have more of a custom look in your backyard without too much work is to use stones, rocks, and brick to create multiple levels.
27 July 2016
If you just bought a new home, you're probably busy planning the landscaping. If this is your first home, you might not realize that landscaping only includes the live portions of the design, such as the plants and trees. To complete the design, you'll also need to plan for the hardscaping – the design concepts that aren't alive. Here are four hardscaping projects you should include in the plans for your new yard.
27 July 2016