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.
Remodeling or clearing out trash from your property can be an exciting time. With spring just around the corner, it’s time to get back to those around the house projects. However, you’ll find these little endeavors often make a big mess. Clearing out old materials can be a hassle, so it’s good to plan ahead in order to save yourself time, energy, and money. One option is to rent a dumpster. Depending on the size of the materials you’ll be discarding, this can be a great option.
Your yard should be a relaxing and enjoyable place for your family and friends to gather. A livable yard is a great feature to have, and something every homeowner should be able to enjoy. An overgrown backyard full of weeds, brush, or debris makes it difficult to enjoy and not somewhere you want to spend your time. Turning that jungle into an oasis is no small task however. The first step to creating the backyard of your dreams is to properly prepare the site. No matter what project you are taking on, having a properly prepared site is the foundation for a livable and enjoyable space.
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.
The last several weeks have seen a record shattering avalanche of snow bombard the North East. The frustration of canceled plans, dangerous conditions, long commutes, and shoveling for hours has left New England completely drained of any leftover holiday cheer. Through the haze of falling snow, one thing has become clear: having a clean parking lot is actually a competitive advantage for a business or organization. With so much snow in such a short period, Mother Nature has quality snow removal at a premium.
Spring is upon us, which means longer, warmer days, bright colors, green grass and everyone’s favorite task: landscape cleanup. Although it may seem tedious and never-ending, cleaning up your property in the spring can help to revitalize and reawaken a yard that has been dormant for the last few months. By starting the landscape cleanup process as quickly as possible, you can set your yard up for success and reduce the amount of cleanup and maintenance that is required throughout the rest of spring and summer.
Whenever you start the process of building a retaining wall, one of the big decisions that you face is how to choose the type of retaining wall material that is right for your project. Because of the variety of different materials available, you will need to consider several factors before you make your final decision.