Cleaning Up Your Own Backyard

  • Landscaping Strategies For Windy Areas

    1 March 2022

    For those that live in windy areas, landscaping can be a challenge. Many plants are destroyed by high winds, and wind can tear apart fencing and other infrastructure in your yard. Fortunately, there are a few design tips that can be implemented that will ensure your landscaping is beautiful and not prone to damage from wind and storm. 1. Windbreak Hedging You can shield your yard from a lot of the wind by putting in hedges to act as windbreaks.

  • 6 Flower Bed Maintenance Jobs a Landscaping Service Provides

    8 February 2022

    Full-service landscapers can do much more than just mow the grass. If you have unkempt flower beds around your home, then a landscaping service is just what you need to get them in top condition. You can better enjoy the beauty of landscaped flower beds with little work done.  1. Bed Preparation Springtime is the time to prepare the flower beds that frame your yard. Landscapers can perform soil testing, add fertilizer and compost, and weed the soil in preparation for planting.

  • Landscape Limbo: Key Questions to Ask Yourself When You Are Uncertain About Your New Landscape Design

    6 January 2022

    It is not uncommon to not be sure exactly what you want when having your landscape designed. Perhaps you have an idea about what you want but are unsure what features you should incorporate into your design plan. Asking yourself a few key questions will help you narrow down the features and elements that are best for your landscape. How much can I realistically afford to spend? Setting a non-negotiable budget is a crucial step when discussing plans with your landscaping contractor and will help you prevent unexpected costs later.

  • Use Lime To Stabilize The Soil On Your Land

    17 December 2021

    Hydrated lime is used to stabilize poor-quality soils. The clay content within acidic soils bonds with the calcium components within lime. As a result, the soil composition is altered, and the soil will not be as likely to shrink and spread. It will also maintain its load-bearing capabilities, which can be beneficial if you are going to eventually add a concrete slab or another hardscaping material to the landscape. Stabilization Prerequisites

  • Creating Lower-Maintenance Landscapes For Seniors

    22 November 2021

    By the time people reach retirement age, they are not always as active and agile as they used to be. They may not be able to tackle the harder landscaping tasks they used to tackle, like trimming trees and bending down to weed. Luckily, there are lots of ways to make a landscape easier for a senior adult to maintain and care for. Put landscape fabric over the garden beds.

  • 5 Tips For Matching Discontinued Bricks

    2 November 2021

    Damaged landscaping bricks, whether it's brick paving or small walls, can be a challenge to fix if the brick design is no longer manufactured. Finding matching bricks isn't always possible, but there are a few options so you can still make successful repairs. 1. Match Closely If you want to repair landscape bricks so that the surface looks exactly the same as before, the close match may be the only option.

  • Landscaping Your New Home? Why You Need To Include French Drains

    13 October 2021

    Landscaping your new home is a big project. Because you're likely starting from scratch, you want to get everything right. Unfortunately, in your efforts to ensure the perfect landscape for your new home, you might forget one important element: the landscape drainage. If you haven't added French drains to your landscape plans, now's the time to make some adjustments. French drains are an important component that shouldn't be overlooked. If you're still on the fence about French drains, read the article provided below.

  • Signs of an Unhealthy Lawn

    16 September 2021

    Most homeowners know the benefits of having a lawn on their property. Apart from aesthetics, healthy lawns offer environmental, health, and social advantages. Unfortunately, you can't reap all these benefits if your lawn is unhealthy. You need to ensure your lawn is in good condition at all times. So, you should always look for any signs of an unhealthy lawn. Here is a rundown of the common signs you need to watch out for.

  • Signs Your Sprinkler System Needs Repair

    20 August 2021

    For your lawn to be healthy, you need to water the grass, especially during the dry season. A sprinkler system can help you water your entire lawn efficiently. However, your sprinklers may get damaged with time, hence the need for sprinkler repair. But, you may not know when to perform the repairs. Here are signs that your sprinklers need repair. Low or Extreme Water Pressure If the water pressure on the sprinkler head reduces, the sprinkler system may not spray the water as expected.

  • Simple Tips To Keep Your Landscaping Looking Its Best

    19 July 2021

    The landscaping around your home can be a major component of the property's appearance and curb appeal. Not surprisingly, having a well-landscaped yard can also be useful when you are looking to sell. That's because it can draw more positive interest from potential buyers to your property. Invest In An Edger For Cutting The Lawn Keeping the grass from overgrowing is a major chore for any property with a lawn. Unfortunately, the areas where the lawn meets pavement can be especially difficult to keep cut.