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 […]

Mulching: What and Why?

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Mulching provides numerous benefits to your backyard, including controlling weeds, protecting plants from extreme temperatures, and improving soil quality. What is mulch? Mulch is made from decaying leaves, bark, and compost. It is very important for tree health as it helps regulate temperature and improve soil quality. The act of trimming and recutting grass to […]

How to clean the yard

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Cleaning your yard shouldn’t be a complex process that makes you feel bad every time you go  outside. You can increase the value of your lawn and home by turning lawn care into a fun sport.  To get good results when cleaning your yard, try the following:  Yard layout  Don’t start mowing without first considering […]

Benefits of adding Wood Chips under trees

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Adding wood chips under the tree has many benefits. Some of these benefits include: Maintain soil moisture. Leach nutrients as they break down over time. Suffocation of weeds and invasive plants. However, it is important to aerate the root zone before adding wood chips to your garden and trees. This improves oxygenation and leaching in […]

Refresh your entryway and front yard

Spice up your creations this season with decorations, lighting, furniture and more. We want our entryways and front yards to feel right at home this fall and winter. Here are some festive porches decorating ideas that you can use from fall through the New Year. Now let’s take a look at some quick updates that […]