Archive for the ‘Landscaping Maintenance’ Category
Many homeowners enjoy living on land where deer and other wildlife are free to roam. However, when deer become frequent visitors to your yard, it can pose a real threat to your landscape vegetation. Spring flowers are a known snack for deer, rabbits and other critters. In fact, it can be especially frustrating to spend the money and time on planting bulbs, only to watch them get eaten away within hours or days after you see them bloom.
Do you have to sacrifice your colorful spring blooms to Bambi each year? Not necessarily, but it is important to choose the right spring flowers if you want to keep the wildlife away. The following are known as deer-resistant bulbs: continue reading
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
Now that the winter weather is settling in, you probably have a layer of crinkly or soggy brown leaves that have fallen on your turf. Just because you won’t be mowing as often during the winter, doesn’t meant it’s necessarily okay to “leave your leaves.” In fact, neglecting to remove fallen leaves can contribute to the following problems on your landscape:
- Clogged drains
- Smothered lawn and blocked sunlight
- Lawn diseases from wet, moldy leaves
- More rodents and bugs
Now that we know that you shouldn’t just leave them alone, what exactly should you do with those fallen leaves? You have two options: mulch or removal. The best answer depends on the size of your property and how many trees you have. Unless you simply have too many leaves, mulching is often the most beneficial to your lawn. 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