Cleaning Up Your Own Backyard

  • 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.

  • 3 Landscaping Irrigation Solutions To Save Your Time, Money, And Resources

    15 June 2017

    If you want to save time and money with your landscaping irrigation, there are some improvements to consider. Installing water collection, weather stations, more efficient sprinklers, and drip irrigation will help to reduce water consumption and save time with manual irrigation, repairs, and maintenance. Here are some of the best irrigation solutions to help improve your sprinkler systems: 1. Smart Controls/Timers That Collect Network Data for Better Irrigation Today, smart irrigation controls are a great solution for landscaping irrigation.

  • Lawn Maintenance: All About Dethatching

    15 June 2017

    When you walk around on your lawn, you may feel a springy layer of grass. Did you ever think about why a plant that grows in blades can create that springy feeling? In fact, it's because turfgrass naturally creates a layer of thatch. As with anything in life, too much of a good thing can become a problem. Too much thatch can actually inhibit your lawn. Examine whether your lawn has a thatch problem, which will require dethatching to solve.

  • 4 Benefits Of Installing Drip Irrigation In Your Garden And Landscaping

    14 June 2017

    Keeping your yard and landscaping well-groomed and maintained will help your home's exterior look more attractive. In addition to having an automatic sprinkler system to water your lawn, you can install a drip irrigation system for your landscaping and any vegetable and flower gardens in your yard. Whether you install the drip irrigation system yourself or hire a professional landscaping company to do it, here are some of the benefits you can receive from its installation.

  • How To Create A Sensational Back Yard

    14 June 2017

    If you missed spring planting, don't worry. There's still plenty of time to get the tools out and to make something spectacular out of your back yard. Whether you're starting from scratch or whether you are working on a previously established yard, here are some ideas that might help you to succeed in your goal. Make A Plan - Get out magazines, gardening books, paper and pencils and let your mind go to its most creative place.