3 Landscaping Ideas To Improve Your Home Security


While most homeowners focus only on aesthetics and perhaps maintenance when planning their landscaping, an important but often overlooked detail is how your landscaping affects your home security. Incorporating home security into your landscaping design means you not only end up with a beautiful yard and outdoor space, but also a safer and more secure home. By including these security-minded ideas in your landscape plans, you will gain a great deal of peace of mind:

14 July 2017

2 Ways That A Tree Service Can Help You


A tree service is a really useful resource to utilize if you want to do anything related to trees on your property, from removing a tree so that you can build an extension on your home to planting new trees in order to improve the aesthetic appeal of your property. Listed below are two ways that a tree service can help you. Remove Trees One of the most common reasons that people hire a tree service is in order to remove a tree from their property, typically because the tree is dead or simply because they need the space to expand their home or build some other structure on their property.

12 June 2017

Three Reasons To Hydroseed Your Lawn


If you need to install a new lawn, you have a few options. You could roll out pre-grown sod, or you could prepare the topsoil and scatter grass seed by hand. Another popular choice, however, is to have your lawn hydroseeded. This is a process that involves spraying grass seed, mixed into a preparation of soil and fertilizers, onto a prepared lot. There are a few reasons why hydroseeding is often the best way to grow a new lawn.

7 June 2017

Ideas For A Pergola


When it comes to your yard and landscaping, you are going to want your yard to stick out from all the rest. It is very common to see nice grass and even shrubs, flowers, and trees. However, there is something that is not as common as it should be, and that feature is a pergola. These features can be extremely elegant or very plain and basic, and no matter what style your home is, you will be able to find a decorative pergola that fits perfectly.

29 May 2017

Things To Consider When Thinking About Installing A Fence


If you are finally ready to fence in your yard, or even just a portion of it, you will want to make sure that you have considered everything that you can before starting the project. This way, you will run into fewer problems during the installation and after. To help you with this, you will want to take a few moments to glance over the following suggestions. You May Need A Survey And A Permit

24 May 2017

Beautiful Ideas For Incorporating A Stone Retaining Wall With Landscaping


A retaining wall is a necessity if you have a sloped yard. The retaining wall holds soil back on one side, creating flat surfaces for walking, gardening, and even building. A retaining wall with landscaping also prevents topsoil from eroding when there is precipitation. A stone retaining wall can be an attractive addition to your yard. Design a landscape that beautifully incorporates your stone wall. Modern Jogged Wall Modern design is characterized by clean lines and adherence to geometry.

17 May 2017

Two Reasons Why Pavers Are The Right Choice For Your Driveway


Whether you're in the midst of constructing a new house and need to pick out a driveway, or if your current driveway needs to be replaced, you have a multitude of options at your disposal.  While you might be thinking about going with a traditional concrete driveway, there may be another route that will be even more beneficial for you:  A paver driveway.  Use this information to learn more about why a paver driveway is the perfect choice for you.

12 May 2017

Landscaping And Hardscaping Tips For Better Curb Appeal


You may not realize how much difference good landscaping and hardscaping can make to your curb appeal until you see it in action. Here are some ideas on how to quickly fix your landscaping and hardscaping.  Do Triage with Older Plants The first thing you may need to do is figure out whether older, dying plants can be saved. If they haven't been watered or nourished correctly for some time, they may be gone for good.

5 May 2017

Preparing For Improvements To Your Property With A Survey


Having your property surveyed so that you know the boundaries is critical. If you are a new land or homeowner, you may want to upgrade or add things to the existing property but you need to be sure that the boundaries you have been given are accurate. It is not uncommon for the lines to have shifted over the years and the assumed property line changed. But property lines are not the only reason to have a survey done.

26 April 2017

2 Excellent Reasons to Install Residential Irrigation


Having a landscaped yard can make the area surrounding your home that much more beautiful and also a lot more functional for you and your family. When you are determining what you would and wouldn't like to include in your landscape design, you are almost always going to want to include residential irrigation. This is going to be a water system that can essentially water every living thing that is in your yard, but predominantly your grass.

26 April 2017