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When trying to design the ideal landscape for your home, there are many elements to consider. However, as you select your turf, flower bed design and tree arrangement, don’t forget about hardscape ideas that can create a valued outdoor living space. One of the most unused yet highly beneficial hardscapes is a flagstone patio. This unique and versatile natural stone can not only add beauty to your overall landscape and existing hardscapes, but it is also durable enough to stand the test of time.
Whether you are getting ready to sell your home or simply want to keep up with the retired couple next door, a landscape facelift can be your answer to an envious yard and better home value. You don’t have to spend your savings or muscle through hours of yard work to boost your home’s curb appeal. In fact, there are some very simple landscaping projects that can go a long way towards a more attractive front yard: continue reading
Every living thing has a life cycle. Depending on the size and type of material planted, a well-designed landscape can typically grow and mature for about 5-7 years before it needs to be adjusted or upgraded. While you can’t expect your plants to last forever, there are some things you can do to extend its life cycle. In fact, your lawn care in the first 1-2 years after your initial landscape installation is the most critical to its long-term success. Regardless of how big or lavish your landscape is, it’s life expectancy depends on three main elements – pruning, fertilization and irrigation. continue reading
Do you want to give your outdoor space a facelift? You don’t necessarily have to re-do your entire landscape. In fact, there are some simple landscaping strategies that can make a big difference in how your front or backyard looks. An attractive yard is one that is better valued and enjoyed!
Make Your Yard Look Bigger
There are ways to make your small yard look larger without actually extending your property line. Landscaping design elements such as using horizontal layers of different heights can give an illusion of depth and space. For example, put low shrubs against a slightly higher fence or add an arbor to your flower bed. continue reading
The autumn season brings pumpkin spice lattes, college football and many other fall favorites. While you may be relieved to trade in your flip flops for boots and let the colorful leaves fill your yard, don’t forget that the changing season also demands a few maintenance steps within your landscape. In fact, neglecting your outdoor space could sabotage the hard work you’ve done through the spring and summer if you are not careful.
As the temperatures start to fall, your landscape growth and nutrient demand will also decrease. However, that doesn’t mean that you can just leave it alone. In order to ensure your yard is protected through the winter and vibrant again in the spring, take the following maintenance measures sooner rather than later: continue reading