How to Place and Size a Rain Garden to Fit Your Landscape

Installing a rain garden is a great way to reduce runoff and return water to its source. Rain gardens are growing in popularity as an environmentally friendly way to infiltrate rainwater into your home landscape. This has great potential to reduce the overall demand on municipal sewerage systems and is a cost-effective means of effectively […]

Questions to Ask Your Landscape Contractor

Find out what you need to know about hiring the right professional to execute your outdoor project. Whether small or large, landscaping updates provide an opportunity to improve life in your home. This is where landscaping contractors can come into play. When it’s time to choose someone to oversee the construction of your project, asking […]

Understand the site to sustainably manage stormwater

Follow this guide to learn how water moves through your landscape and how to best manage it. The key to creating a truly resilient and sustainable storm water management plan for your home environment is understanding your site. Explore how water works in the landscape and how it fits into the bigger picture. Identify existing […]

Choose the right irrigation system for your yard

Learn the pros and cons of drip irrigation, soaker hoses, underground systems, and more to find  out what’s best for you. Your garden needs water to be healthy and combined with today’s technology, the right irrigation system can be customized to fit your landscape and give you the exact coverage you want while saving you […]

Inspiring alternatives to traditional lawns

Consider an attractive, environmentally friendly alternative to your lawn. Lawns are part of the American landscape. It is not visually cluttered and is easy on the eyes. As a playing surface, most grass types can withstand some abuse and are relatively easy on abusers. However, considering all the other options available, it’s safe to say […]

Help You Prepare for Landscape Construction

To help your outdoor renovation project go smoothly, follow these tips from landscaping experts: Landscape renovations take time. It’s also messy and often uncomfortable. Taking certain steps at the beginning can make everything a little easier for you and your crew. Knowing what to expect as things progress also helps you understand the process. To […]

Three Backyards with Beautiful Water Features

Find out how a landscaping professional can enhance and define your outdoor makeover by adding a unique water feature. The sound of falling water brings peace and tranquility to your outdoor space. It also creates a focal point within the landscape, drawing people in to the sound of water flowing and the water itself moving […]

Does your yard have acidic soil? Learn to love gardening anyway

Has your desert or beach location stifled your gardening creativity? Try these ideas for abeautiful, easy-to-maintain landscape. One of the advantages of gardening in sandy soil is that it is easy to dig and cultivate, as well as easy to transplant. However, dry sandy soil does not hold nutrients or water well. Adding compost, mulch […]

How to design your landscape to allow water to seep into the ground

Has your desert or beach location stifled your gardening creativity? Try these ideas for abeautiful, easy-to-maintain landscape. One of the advantages of gardening in sandy soil is that it is easy to dig and cultivate, as well as easy to transplant. However, dry sandy soil does not hold nutrients or water well. Adding compost, mulch […]

Low mulch creates magic in the garden

Has your desert or beach location stifled your gardening creativity? Try these ideas for abeautiful, easy-to-maintain landscape. One of the advantages of gardening in sandy soil is that it is easy to dig and cultivate, as well as easy to transplant. However, dry sandy soil does not hold nutrients or water well. Adding compost, mulch […]