2016

  • Tips to Manage Weeds and Debris in Landscape Stones

    Landscaping stones provide an attractive mulching option for pathways, dry creek beds, or planting beds that feature perennials and small shrubs. Unlike other forms of mulch, you never need to replace the stones. Landscaping stones also encourage good drainage in the area. Unfortunately, they can be difficult to maintain if weeds get into the bed. This usually occurs from seeds sprouting beneath the stones, although sometimes a soil layer will develop within the stone bed and allow seeds to germinate. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips for Installing New Sod in Your Yard

    Purchasing rolls of sod from a garden store is by far the quickest and most effective way to get your lawn looking lush and green. Yet if you want those results to last, it's important to know a few key things about installing sod. If you have plans to resod your lawn, read on. This article will discuss three valuable strategies for ensuring a long-lasting result. Start by killing weeds. [Read More]

  • Affordable Ways To Spruce Up Your Landscape Design

    If you would like to give your landscape a makeover, but are afraid of the cost, you may want to take a few moments to review the following tips. This way, you can get the look you want without breaking the bank. Use Fill Wanted Signs For Landscape Rocks By placing a sign in front of your home, or in various places around town with your phone number, you may find that there are individuals and companies that have various sizes of rocks that can be used as fill or for a landscape design. [Read More]

  • Taking A Look At The Biggest Mistakes DIYers Make With Residential Irrigation

    Greenery which offers dismal color variations, flowers that droop or fail to bloom, and dead spots in your landscaping are all signs that you are dealing with a problem with lack of water. Unfortunately, if you live in some parts of the country, rainfall is not as abundant as you really need to have a healthy landscape. Thankfully, residential irrigation is a possibility in just about every case and can help ensure you have a lush, healthy landscape. [Read More]

  • How To Design And Install A Residential Drip Irrigation System

    If you have a home with a small plot of land, you can design and install a drip irrigation system to water your hanging plants, potted plants, and vegetable garden. A simple configuration for a drip irrigation system will include flexible polyethylene drip tubing in various diameters, a faucet connector, a backflow device (to keep water from flowing backwards), a filter (to strain your water and add plant nutrients), a pressure regulator, various swivel adapters, tubing connectors, and tubing brackets as needed for your particular system design. [Read More]

  • How You Can Successfully Integrate Structural Elements into Your Landscaping

    When you are designing your landscape, you may wonder how to best include structural pieces like decks and outdoor sheds. You might have ideas about adding some structural elements to your landscape as well. Making sure your design includes smooth integration between the natural parts of your landscape and those parts that are made-made is important. Find out how you can create smooth transitions between structural elements and the natural parts of your landscape. [Read More]

  • Improving Employee Health With A Water Fountain

    When it comes to determining which elements you will include in your company's landscape design, you should consider the benefits that your employees will enjoy when you opt to install a water fountain on your property. Not only are these water features aesthetically pleasing, but they can actually help improve your employees' physical well-being.  Here are three ways that the incorporation of a water fountain in your company's landscape design can help you improve your employees' overall health in the future. [Read More]

  • Signs Of A Failing Retaining Wall

    Retaining walls are designed to hold up soil in order to prevent erosion from occurring, and can be used for landscaping purposes to create a flat surface that is easier to work upon. However, over time the weight of the dirt coupled with weather exposure can cause retaining walls to begin to fail. If left unchecked, the wall can collapse, which can be expensive to fix and can greatly disrupt the aesthetic of your yard. [Read More]

  • 3 Ideas For Naturally Removing Tree Stumps From Your Property

    After having a tree removed from your property, you likely want to be left with a large stump that won't get in the way while mowing the lawn and even end up attracting pests that may try to make the stump their home. While you can certainly hire a professional for tree stump removal or rely on chemicals that break down the wood, you may prefer to use a more natural method—especially if you have pets or young children that spend a lot of time outdoors. [Read More]

  • Tips For Designing A Public Garden

    If you own an area that has a lot of extra, unused land, you might think that this is the perfect chance for you to create a public garden. To use the land as effectively as possible and ensure that your garden is an enjoyable place for people to be, you will need to put some planning into the design of your garden. Here are some tips for making your public garden as comfortable for as many people as possible. [Read More]