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.
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.
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.