A beautiful landscape is incomplete without a full, lush lawn. Lovely flower beds and walkways will seem unfinished without well maintained and eye please green grass as the backdrop of quality landscaping. Beyond its appearance a lawn has practical considerations, such as preventing soil erosion and providing a soft carpet for recreational activities. But to get that beautiful lawn is an ongoing project requiring disciple and attention.
Retaining walls hold up soil that would otherwise slide away, helping the landscape maintain its shape and making the space in front of it usable for walking, sitting or gardening. It’s usually necessary for areas near soil fault lines or water runoff causing hillside erosion. A retaining wall protects foundations by preventing the loss of supporting soil or pressure from accumulation of sliding soil. Adding a retaining wall improves the look and property value of your home.
Beautiful landscapes are like a vacation for the eye. But many landscapes come up short of their potential. Many variables affect a landscape like climate, quality of soil, and the natural contour of the land. Obviously, a generally flat ground will be much different than a generally hilly ground. It seems all New Englanders will likely find some element of elevation to deal with. Grading is directing the land so that it retains its natural beauty while being more conducive to practical needs.
Your driveway is one of the first things you and your guests will see when pulling up to your house. A properly installed and inviting driveway can add great curb appeal to your home. But the blacktop driveway is not as simple to construct as it looks. What you choose for the base material underneath the blacktop is critical.