When summer comes to an end, do you wish you spent more time outdoors? One way to ensure you go outside during the nice weather is by transforming your backyard into an outdoor room that provides the protection and comfort you want when relaxing outdoors.
According to PaveTech, installing a 192 square foot patio will cost around 700 hundred dollars using pavers and doing all of the work yourself. If you use a contractor, the price will go up, but you’ll also have the peace of mind knowing it’s installed correctly.
Standing water can ruin your yard by killing grass, other plants and even trees. It can also be a hazard to you and your family’s health, by giving mosquito larvae and other pests a cozy place to breed. If water runs towards your home’s foundation, it can leak into your basement and cause cracking.
Drainage problems in your yard can cause a lot of damage and can lead to pooling, potentially causing plants and grass to rot, mold to grow and water damage to your home. A French drain is one solution that can divert water away from your home, gardens and other valuable landscape areas.
One of the most common ways to turn your backyard into a more enjoyable area is to remodel or build a new patio or deck. When it comes to buying or selling a home, this is often one of the most important features to have in a backyard.
Did you know leaving your landscape alone during the winter months is healthy for plants? If you follow this advice, then it’s important to perform a spring clean-up. Here is a spring landscape cleanup checklist to help you decide what projects you should take on this spring to ensure an attractive and healthy landscape.
If you take a ride through a residential neighborhood, you’re bound to see gardens. Some will have rock mulch and some will have bark mulch. It begs the question, which is better? While both alternatives are functional and visually pleasing, the best option comes down to what works best for you and the soil.
In the landscape world, it’s a question asked a lot. Which method is better for starting a new lawn: hydroseed or sod? The best way to answer is by acknowledging each method has its pros and cons. Depending on your personal situation, one option may be better for you. Read on to learn more.
You probably haven’t given much thought to landscape excavation but there are some landscape projects that require proper site preparation and grading. So if you want to start a landscape project in your yard, one of the first things you’ll need to think about is excavation.
Pruning is a horticultural and silvicultural practice involving the selective removal of certain parts of a plant, such as branches, buds or roots. Many experts agree winter is a good time to prune. So, sharpen your shears and prune on a mild day. Cut out dead and diseased branches first. Then remove overgrown branches. Make sure to keep all the branches critical to the structure of the tree.