Do you put your landscape on hold until winter ends and spring arrives? We often assume that a bright, colorful landscape is only for warm weather months. However, since Georgia offers a relatively mild winter, we don’t always have to resort to a completely bleak and barren yard. While many trees and perennials will still enter their dormant state during the winter, there are also several flowers that can successfully bloom in your garden to brighten your landscape (and mood) despite the cold outside.
What if you could heat up your backyard and make your landscape a more useable space during the cold winter months? More and more homeowners in Georgia are doing just that by installing an outdoor fire pit. While there are several different types and sizes of fire pits, one that is custom-designed to your needs can give your family lasting enjoyment while maximizing your landscaping investment through all seasons of the year.
Like any hardscape design and installation, it is important to consider a few important factors before choosing the best outdoor fire pit. First and foremost, homeowners should be aware and committed to the safety and legal aspects of owning a fire pit, which includes rules for how close your fire pit can be to your home and burning codes for the state of Georgia. Beyond safety parameters, however, here are some basic guidelines to help you get started.
Does the slope of your business property warrant a retaining wall? While installing a retaining wall for your commercial landscape may seem like a burden, you will be surprised at how much this simple addition can improve the functionality and aesthetics of your outdoor space if done properly.
Retaining walls for business owners offer some of the same purposes and benefits as they do for homeowners. However, when maintaining a commercial landscape, the stakes can be even more high since your profits can often be influenced on how your customers and clients use and view your landscape. Not installing a retaining wall for a sloped commercial property could result in the ruin of your landscape, poor aesthetics and even costly erosion or flooding problems.
While you may not use or even want an outdoor patio in the winter, now can be the best time to install it. Installing a patio in the winter offers several perks if you want to get the most out of your hardscape investment with minimal sacrifice to your landscape and wallet. Here are some leading reasons why winter can be an ideal time for patio installation:
While the cold temperatures may prevent you from enjoying your plants and flowers outdoors, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring some seasonal favorites inside your home this season. In fact, there are several holiday plants that are commonly used to brighten the interior of your home and give your space a festive touch when your outdoor landscape looks bleak. However, if you have indoor pets, you may want to consider your interior plant selection more carefully. Vomiting and other adverse health effects can occur when your dog or cat ingests certain holiday plants.