2 Great Woods To Use In Your Landscaping

Posted on: 20 October 2015

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

Posted on: 15 October 2015

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

Posted on: 29 September 2015

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

Posted on: 29 September 2015

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]