Landscaping Ideas – Irrigation

Mow your grass at a higher length (so that it is longer.) While there is some debate about whether this saves much water, scalping the grass off at a low height is definitely not good for the vigor and health of the grass. Longer grass has deeper, stronger roots and is more resistant to disease and drought. Most grass should be mowed to a length of no less than 3 inches. Dethatch and/or aerate your… Read more »

Landscaping Ideas – Pavestone and Edging

Use several small patios or seating and relaxation spaces. Small, open areas organize the yard into functional spaces, and the surface materials require little care. Bricks, pavers, stone, and gravel are durable and long lasting. Ensure permeability by laying the pavers and stone on a sand and gravel bed over filter fabric that allows water to drain. Use garden walls, low fences, and pathways. Short garden walls and pathways between plant beds provide structure by… Read more »

Landscaping Ideas – Locating Plants

Use a simple plant palette with fewer, hardier plants. Select 10–15 plants to use in large masses and repeat them throughout the yard. Repeating the same types of plants in several plant beds simplifies the maintenance with the same care requirements. Group plants with the same water needs, and use drip irrigation when possible to reduce water use throughout the garden. Slightly crowd plants together in the plant beds. Conventional planting techniques recommend spacing plants… Read more »

Landscaping Ideas – Selecting Plants

Landscaping Ideas – Selecting Plants

Choose plants appropriate for your area. Check the hardiness zone for cold tolerance, select long-lived plants that thrive in your soil conditions, note insect problems and susceptibility to disease, and consider sturdiness and wind resistance. Pay attention to plants that work well and repeat them in areas with similar conditions. Base plant choices more on interesting foliage than flowers. Flowers often require time for deadheading, regular maintenance, and replacement. Look… Read more »

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Our front yard landscaping ideas give homeowners a beautiful landscape.  We can give you landscaping ideas for your front or back yard. When using a professional landscaping company, ensure your landscape project starts with a good design. A good landscape design is the foundation of your entire landscape project. The goal of your landscape design is to do less trimming, weeding, and fertilizing.  It is also important to use less water,… Read more »

Landscaping can add value to your home

The Value of Landscaping

When Americans want to enhance their homes, they focus on the outdoors. In a recent Gallup research project, homebuyers revealed they think landscaping adds 14.87 percent to a home’s selling price. In another survey, Money magazine reported that landscaping as a home-improvement project has a recovery value of 100 to 200 percent if it is well done and harmonizes with nearby foliage. Real estate agents agree. Ninety-five… Read more »

Mulch and your Landscape

Why You Should use Mulch

There are many “green” benefits to applying mulch. Applying mulch to your landscape is a simple “green up” strategy that everyone can do. Mulches help maintain soil moisture by reducing evaporation and allows you to water less. Fresh mulch is known to inhibit weed germination and growth reducing the need for herbicides. All that is needed is a little hand weeding. Another big… Read more »