Three Affordable Home Renovation Projects to Give Dirt, Dust, and Stains the Boot


If your home has stains from red clay, dirt, and age, you may be thinking about ways that you can improve it. Renovating things like masonry, concrete, siding, and wood fencing may be easier than you think. With services like residential pressure washing, you can improve a lot of the materials around your home and give them new life. Here are some affordable ways to renovate your home without replacing materials.

23 June 2015

Tips For Landscaping With Statues


Look at many successful landscape architecture projects, and you often see a pleasing mixture of plants and statuary. Permanent materials such as stone or metal contrast attractively with the transient beauty of plant life. Utilize landscape architecture principals to design a garden pretty enough to be a park. Pick a Centerpiece Many formal gardens feature tableaus of manicured landscaping around a statue. The landscaping serves as a complement to the artwork, but the statue also acts as a foil to the plant life.

17 June 2015

Taking Back Your Turf: Three Ways To Effectively Eliminate Your Stumps


Whether you're trying to secure your residential perimeter with a new fence, gain much needed territory for parking, or you're tired of fighting a losing battle with yard obstacles, there are choices you have in eliminating an enemy stump. Stumps in your yard are both unsightly, dangerous, and pose difficulty for navigating with landscaping tools and equipment, not to mention vehicles. So if you're ready to remove a difficult target from your location, consider three ways that you can effectively eliminate your stumps.

11 June 2015

Drought-Tolerant Masonry Landscape Material That Replace Your Lawn And Look Amazing


If you are hesitant to replace your home's lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping materials because you are worried about how they will look, then you will be happy to know that there are some wonderful rock and stone options that can create an amazing oasis in your yard without requiring constant watering and mowing.  Here are some options for you to consider: Rock and Stone Base Materials If the idea of spreading a base layer of rock around your yard where your lawn currently is located doesn't appeal to you, perhaps it is because you have a vision of the past options for yard rocks that were comprised of either lava rock or white quartz.

5 June 2015

Maintaining A New Lake Fountain: Important Dos And Don'ts


Installation of a lake or pond fountain can be an excellent way to add cosmetic appeal to any outdoor space. However, even once a fountain is installed, there are some important maintenance tasks that property managers need to follow in order to keep the fountain operating properly. Otherwise, fountains and their corresponding equipment can quickly fall into disrepair, resulting in added expenses and frustration down the road. DO Keep a Skimmer On-Hand

3 June 2015

Bacterial Rot Poses Risk To Environmental, Land, And Property Development


If you frequently grow foliage and plants related to Cabbage, such as broccoli, greens, and mustard flower, they could be at risk for bacterial black rot. This is a disease that primarily impacts this family of plants, although black rot is quite common throughout the United States and may affect other foliage on your property and in your landscaping. There are some ways to identify signs of black rot early, and also some tactics that may be effective at preventing rot altogether.

6 May 2015

The Grass Isn't Always Green: Why Won't Your Lawn Grow?


A proper lawn should be lush and green. It should look like an effortless project, but a beautiful yard actually takes a lot of time and dedication. If you've done everything to make your lawn beautiful, but grass just refuses to grow, you may be facing one of the problems listed below. Thankfully, each of these situations has its own solution, but some are easier to implement than others. 1. You're Mowing Too Much

29 April 2015

Lawn Sprinkler Systems: Identifying Common Plumbing-Related Problems


An obvious sign that your lawn sprinkler or irrigation system is on the blink is when sprinkler heads don't pop up and spray water. Since there are some commonly-occurring problems you can identify yourself, a simple, do-it-yourself fix may be all that's required. Even if you have to call in a professional to do the job, knowing what the problem is beforehand can be a helpful start. Problem: Low Water Pressure

27 April 2015

How To Prevent Weeds From Growing In Your Flowers By Burying The Pots


Ridding your flowerbeds of weeds is never a fun job. Sure, you might get some sun and exercise during this task, but removing weeds seems to be a job that never ends. You can eliminate this portion of beautifying your lawn by planting your annual flowers in pots, and then burying them! This guide walks you through the entire, simple process. Step 1: Get What You Need to Do the Job

23 April 2015

How To Make A Formal Hedge?


Hedges provide many excellent benefits in your backyard, from creating a natural wall barrier to increasing the overall appearance of your garden. Unfortunately, formal hedges with the clean lines and geometric shapes are not easy to do. Luckily, there are some ways you can turn the hedges in your backyard to formal ones, where they look like a professional landscaping contractor cut them. Here are some tips for creating a formal hedge.

22 April 2015