Lawns are an important part of your property. Good lawns improve the appearance and curb appeal of your home. They provide an area to enjoy the outdoors in both the front and back yard, for your family as well as friends and guests. They also act as a watershed for your property, allowing water from impermeable surfaces such as your roof and driveway to be absorbed before they become a problem. However, bad lawns can hurt your home and even cause damage: today we will look at five reasons to grade your yard.
Thousands of dollars are spent by home and business owners each year attempting to repair damages done by flooding. These dollars can be put to better use by proactively preventing the flooding. A property owner can prevent flood damage and increase the appeal of your home or business by landscaping to minimize flooding.
Whether you’re looking to kick back and enjoy the outdoors or provide entertainment for guests, your patio will be center of your backyard. The functions of a patio are limitless allowing you to have plenty of options to choose from. Achieving the right look for your patio can be difficult but will be sure to leave guests in awe. If you’ve ever thought about increasing the value of your home or spicing up your backyard, a new patio could be exactly what you’re searching for this summer. Let’s talk about designing a patio.
Do you have ground on your property that is always soggy or has standing water, regardless of weather? Today we’re going to talk about possible sources for water on your property that persists for months or are always present. These causes are broken into three major categories: man made, spring, and soil. All three of these issues require different solutions, including excavation, landscaping, and grading.
Having a small yard has its benefits. You have less lawn to mow, fewer leaves to rake, and hopefully, lower taxes. The problem is, it’s challenging to design a truly beautiful landscape with a small yard. There are no grand views, no long walks through beautiful gardens, and no room for water. While smaller yards require less maintenance, they can be more challenging to design. Since the classic landscaping scene is a large yard, it takes more creativity to develop good small yard landscaping. Not sure what to do with limited space? Here are some small yard ideas which will help the overall appeal of your landscape.
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.
Everyone wants a better front or backyard. Many hire landscapers to do this job, since they can provide the planning, skilled manpower, and materials needed for these large projects. But some people would rather work on their own yards, with time and self-education on their side. One of the biggest hurdles for these kinds of hands-on home improvers is figuring out what materials they need to properly landscape their home, and what quantity and quality they will need. Below are six of the most common materials needed for landscaping projects.
During the withering heat of summer, many home owners fear what a drought might do to their lawn. An extended period without rain leaves the lawns with those dreaded yellow and brown spots of dying grass. With the summer heat coming, it’s important to ensure that your lawn is getting the moisture, nutrients, and aeration it needs. An important step to ensuring your lawn is in good shape is to dethatch it. Dethatching a lawn will allow it to absorb more of the moisture from a rain storm or watering session, resulting in healthier, more resilient, and greener grass.
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.