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.
Today’s landscape construction trends are to build quality outdoor spaces that extend your functional living space. More and more homeowners are designing outdoor spaces to cook, dine, relax and work. They bring together technology and lighting to ensure the space can handle the type of activity you wish to use it for.
Americans are busier than ever. Children’s activities take up much of the weekend. Demanding jobs, plus long commutes, make weekday landscaping difficult. So, let’s face it, there’s never enough time for a high maintenance yard. If you you’re looking for low maintenance landscaping ideas for your front yard to free up your time for more fun, read on.
Using boulders in your landscape design is risky. If you don’t use them right, they can look weird and out of place. But if used correctly, they can make your landscape the envy of the neighborhood. Read on and we’ll show you how to mitigate the risk and help you use boulders the right way.
There are many benefits to fall garden planting and landscape construction projects. Besides being better for the plant, it may also be better for you. Find out why you should plan and plant your fall garden now.
Creating functional outdoor spaces depends on what you as the homeowner are looking to do. Do you have kids and/or a pet? An open back yard with ample room to run and play may be the best option. Or, are you more interested in entertaining? If so, your space may include a deck, patio, and/or outdoor kitchen. Here are some tips for designing a functional backyard landscape that’s just right for you.
Your landscaping sets the stage for the beauty of the exterior of your home. Whether you are accentuating and beautifying the front of your home or creating a tranquil space in your backyard, there are few ways better than strategically adding gardens and landscaping. One thing to consider when planning your landscaping is the use of stone retaining walls.