So far, in 2020, life has handed us some extra time at home with our families. Without our normal routines and busy schedules, it is not uncommon for kids to get restless and bored more frequently. Instead of resorting to hours of screen time, here are some creative ways that children of all ages can stay entertained at home, and in your own backyard.
Most homeowners add mulch to their landscape in order to add aesthetic value or create a more manicured look across their outdoor space. However, mulch offers some valuable benefits that go beyond visual appeal. In fact, mulch can help keep your plants, flowers and trees alive through various weather elements.
If you’re on the fence about adding mulch to your property, consider these top ways that this ground cover can protect and improve the health of your landscape:
Are you looking for a landscape design that involves less maintenance while also promoting a healthier ecosystem? You may want to consider “naturescaping.” Naturescaping is the idea of designing and implementing a landscape that is nature-friendly. In other words, you may have to let go of what a landscape “should” be in terms of certain industrial plants and turf grass, but you’ll use native plants to create a landscape that is attractive, functional and also beneficial to wildlife, insects and pollinators.
It is common knowledge that your landscape needs water to survive. Your plants, trees, flowers and grasses need an adequate amount of moisture to retain their condition and their livelihood. Unfortunately, natural watering from rainfall doesn’t always meet the thirst demands of your landscape. Therefore, it becomes imperative that homeowners intervene with their own watering system. While it is certainly possible to water your yard by dragging a garden hose around your property, there is a much better alternative in the form of an irrigation system.
Warmer temperatures are finally within reach, which means your spring landscape is ready to reveal itself. How vibrant do you expect your landscape to be this spring? If you are concerned about the revival of your lawn after months of cold weather, there are things you can do. Here are six action steps you can take now to improve your chances for a healthy and beautiful landscape once spring officially arrives.