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.
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.