• 2 Great Woods To Use In Your Landscaping

    Wooden design elements can make your landscaping more stylish, fun and useful. For instance, a basic bench can make your landscape more enjoyable. A simple wooden flower box can also help you segregate different soils, which is very useful in maintaining perfect soil acidity. However, when you add a wooden object into your landscaping, you want to make sure it is waterproof. The dew, rain and sprinklers can quickly deteriorate certain types of wood. [Read More]

  • How To Winterize Your Desert Landscaping

    Have you recently moved to a warmer climate and don't know how to prepare your yard for winter? Are you concerned that you don't know how to protect your plants during cold weather? If you're new to the Southwest, here are some tips on winterizing your desert landscaping:   Schedule a pruning before the first frost: Many people new to Southwest living wrongfully assume that desert plants need little care. In fact, ornamental grasses such as Mexican Thread Grass, Deer Grass, or Pink Muhly Grass need to be cut back six inches from the ground so that new growth will occur in the spring. [Read More]

  • How To Keep Your Vertically Growing Plants From Overrunning Your Yard

    If you have planted climbing roses, clematis, ivy or any other vine-like plants, you probably did so with the intent of adding vertical color and interest to your landscape. The problem is, many of these climbing plants grow very quickly and can quickly overrun your yard and your home. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping your vertical landscape in check. Trim Plants to the Ground in Autumn Many climbing plants and flowers appear to die in the winter. [Read More]

  • How To Create A Unique Backyard

    Whether you are moving into a brand new house or whether you are beautifying your present backyard, here are some ideas that might inspire you to create a unique and beautiful setting. Think about dividing the area into three different spaces, one for entertaining, one for children's fun activities, and another for a vegetable and flower garden. The Entertainment Area - Think about making this part of your backyard into a hardscape. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips For Growing A Lawn From Seed

    A beautiful lawn looks great while also providing a place for your children and pets to play. A lot of people choose to lay sod, but this can be expensive to do, especially when compared to growing grass from seed. Growing grass from seed may take longer, but in the long run it will eventually look just as good as sod if you nurture it while it is growing and continue to care for it properly after it has grown in. [Read More]

  • Water Delivery Methods: Choosing The Right Sprinklers For Your Yard

    When it comes to sprinklers, it can be easy to assume that each model type will suit your needs. All of them spray water, which in turn waters your plant life. However, the method in which the water hits your plants is just as important as remembering to water them in the first place. Impact Sprinklers Impact sprinklers are a common option for most residential homes. These sprinklers spray water in a constant stream, while the head rotates. [Read More]

  • Five Awesome Ground Covers You Shouldn't Overlook

    Ground covers are one of the most overlooked plant types. These little guys can fill all of your awkward spaces, fight weeds, and grow where grass dares not tread. Learning which ground covers will work best for you will make your gardens prettier and help fight erosion. Leadwort While leadwort may not earn points for its name, it earns some serious points for how pretty it is. For most of the year, leadwort has dark green to bronze colored leaves with vibrant blue flowers. [Read More]

  • How To Create A Beautiful Garden Path Out Of Edgers And Gravel

    Having a beautiful garden area in your backyard is a great idea, but it is even better if you have a distinct path leading to it. If you are looking for an affordable way to create a path to your garden, you may want to consider making a gravel path. While gravel on its own is not exactly glamorous, with the right steps you can create a gravel path that looks great. [Read More]

  • How A Block Wall Adds Charm To Your Property While Being Useful

    Block walls provide a useful function in your yard while they add beauty. A block retaining wall holds back water, rock, or soil so you can utilize part of your yard that would otherwise be lost to a slope. The wall can be used for privacy, to mark property boundaries, and as a decorative border. Here are some of the benefits of choosing a block wall over some other type of fencing or border material. [Read More]

  • Plant A Hedge To Block The Neighbors View To Enjoy Your Bay Window

    Bay windows are created to add a little flair to your interior design. However, you've probably noticed that sometimes a bay window can give a view of the inside of your home to a neighbor, just like other windows can. This guide provides the steps needed to use hedges to block your neighbors' view, while still enjoying the benefits of your bay window. Step 1: Look Out the Window Look out your window to see if you can see into your neighbor's house. [Read More]