Cleaning Up Your Own Backyard

  • 4 Affordable Ways To Decorate & Change The Look Of Your Pergola

    28 June 2017

    If you have a pergola in your backyard, here are a few easy ways that you can decorate and change the look of your decorative pergola without spending too much money. #1 Paint It One of the easiest ways to change the look of your pergola is to paint it. When you paint it, make sure that you use a paint that is designed for exterior use, not interior use. This type of paint will stand up to changing weather conditions and will not wear down as quickly as interior paint.

  • 3 Things To Consider When Building A Retaining Wall

    28 June 2017

    If you have an area where you want to build a retaining wall on your property, there are a few things that you should take into consideration as you go through the planning process for building a retaining wall. #1 Make The Retaining Wall Useful Too often, retaining walls are looked at as simply a way to hold back soil in particular areas. However, a retaining wall can also be useful.

  • Keep Your Lawn Fit For Your Children With The Help Of Landscape Design Services

    27 June 2017

    If your children enjoy spending a lot of time in the backyard, playing with each other or even with one of your pets, it's important that the yard is set up with them in mind. While keeping the lawn trimmed will help improve the way that your yard looks, it's important that you also consider the benefits of other landscape design services taken care of by a professional. By bringing in a professional for the designing process, you can make sure that your yard turns out looking fantastic and that you'll be pleased with the finished look.

  • Three Tips For Choosing Landscape Lighting

    26 June 2017

    Landscape lighting is not only a practical and functional way to illuminate dim areas of your outdoor space, but it can add beauty, uniqueness and value to your home. If you've decided to take the plunge and transform your outdoor space with landscape lighting, you'll quickly find a plethora of options that may overwhelm you. Here are three tips to get you off to a good start. Identify Outdoor Features

  • 3 Tips For Landscaping Your Single-Family Rental Property

    25 June 2017

    Making sure that the landscaping looks nice at your rental property is important. Plus, it is important to make sure that it's easy to take care of, since you might not know whether or not your tenants will actually want to take care of the landscaping. If you follow these tips, you can help ensure that you landscape your rental property the right way. 1. Pour Concrete Dirt or gravel driveways and walkways can look okay when they are done properly.

  • Things To Know About Land For House Construction

    23 June 2017

    One of the wisest ways to invest your money is to get a house constructed, especially if you want a house that meets all of your specifications. You can basically get a house designed in any way that you desire, as an architect can draft up a blueprint on your behalf. However, it is important for you to make sure the house is not constructed on a piece of land that isn't stable.

  • Build A Basic Vegetable Garden In Your Back Yard

    23 June 2017

    If you recently purchased a piece of land and would like to build a basic vegetable garden in part of your back yard, the following tips will assist with clearing the land and planting seeds.  Gather Materials First, gather the following: measuring tape ground-marking spray paint  tiller rake  garden shovel furrowing hoe vegetable seeds water hose adjustable nozzle wooden stakes permanent marker paving blocks netting Now, get ready to create your garden.

  • Tips For Landscaping A Beautiful Yard

    19 June 2017

    Unless you have a lot of experience with plants, you may want to consult a landscaper before you begin beautifying your yard. There are many things to take into consideration. You'll need to learn about the best plants for your area, amendments needed for your soil, and you'll need to know about landscaping elements that add visual interest such as walkways, mulch, and borders. You don't want to spend a lot of time and money on flowers and plants only to see them slowly die because of neglect or poor preparation.

  • 4 Drought-Resistant Landscaping Ideas

    18 June 2017

    Landscaping when you live in an area of the country with an arid climate, frequent droughts, or water restrictions can be a bit tricky but is definitely not impossible. The key is to embrace your local climate and work with it instead of attempting to force water-intensive landscaping to work.  If you incorporate drought-resistant plants and design into your landscaping, you will have a beautiful outdoor space that requires little water or maintenance.

  • 2 Tips To Help You Successfully Install A Retaining Wall In Your Yard

    18 June 2017

    Landscaping your outdoor space brings visual appeal and value to your home, while simultaneously making your yard an attractive place to spend time and relax. When you need to landscape a steeply-sloped area of soil, building a retaining wall can help you increase the size of your usable outdoor space. Here are two important parts to installing a retaining wall on your property. Build a Strong Base The base of any structure gives stability and strength to it, so it is important to prepare the base of your wall properly before your retaining wall installation.