3 Things To Do Before Installing An Irrigation System


Working to ensure your yard looks its best at all times is sure to be one of your goals. This can be done when you put forth the right amount of effort and do the ideal things. Of course, keeping your yard watered is the key to helping it look as lush as possible during the heat of summer. This makes it a good idea to install a water irrigation system to enable you to do so.

12 September 2017

3 Things You Can Do To Your Yard This Summer To Make It More Cost Effective To Heat Up Your Home This Winter


How you landscape your yard this summer can actually end up affecting your energy costs this upcoming winter. Here are three things that you can do to your yard in order to reduce the amount of energy that it takes to keep your house warn during the winter. #1 Create A Windbreak One of the things that can make your home cold in the winter and increase overall heating costs is all the cold air that blows around your house.

28 June 2017

How To Protect Your Flowerbeds From Being Trampled By Your Kids


If you have kids, you might have noticed that they can wreak havoc on your flowerbeds and plants. While they're outside playing, it can be easy for kids to not pay attention and to accidentally walk -- or skip or run -- all over your plants. Luckily, following these tips can help you protect your flowerbeds from being trampled by your little ones. Build Flowerbeds Away from Play Areas One smart idea is to build your flowerbeds away from your children's play areas.

2 June 2016

Preparing Your Private Road For Winter: Tools You Need


When you own a private road in front of your home, you don't get the benefits of the city coming out to plow your drive and road during the winter season. This means you need to be prepared for the foul weather when it comes. Here are landscaping tools you need to get your private lane and driveway ready for the unforgiving Canadian weather ahead. Road salt Road salt can be purchased in bulk from a landscaping supply company.

6 April 2016

Paving Your Driveway: Consider Your Options


When you decide that the time has come to pave your driveway or to re-pave your driveway, you may find yourself facing a big decision. You will need to decide what materials you want to use in your new driveway paving project. There are many different paving options for your driveway, each with their own unique benefits and drawbacks. Before you make your final decision and get started in the installation process, get to know more about some of these driveway paving options so that you can make the best possible decision for your home and landscaping design.

4 March 2016

Comparing Wood And Composite Decking


Wood and composite decking are two of the most common materials used for outdoor deck construction. Wood decking, like the name suggests, can be made out of a variety of different hardwoods, all of which confer similar advantages to each other. Composite decking, on the other hand, is typically made up of vinyl or a similar substance. Because of the difference in the materials that make up each type of decking, both wood and composite decking offer a unique set of advantages.

3 February 2016

Landscape Design For Winter Color


Winter is the time of year when everything in your landscape dies, or goes so dormant that the landscape looks dead. You're probably used to this, but it doesn't have to be that way. With smart landscape choices, you can incorporate winter color onto your property. These tips will help. Berry-Bearing Evergreens There are several types of evergreen shrub that bloom in late summer or fall and carry berries through the early- to mid-winter months.

11 November 2015

Busting Three Common Myths About Drip Irrigation


If you're looking for a way to keep your yard as green as possible and ensure that your gardens thrive, an irrigation system may be the solution you've been looking for. There are many different types of irrigation systems on the market, and there are many misconceptions about them. One of the most common choices for irrigation is a drip irrigation system. Here's a look at some of the myths you might hear about these systems and the truth you need to know about them.

20 June 2015

Things To Know About Landscaping Over A Septic System


You recently bought a house in the country and would like to have some landscaping done. You're working up some ideas, but you're not sure what's acceptable above the septic tank and drain field. Landscaping professionals know how to address this part of the yard so nothing compromises your private sewage treatment system.  Avoiding Soil Compacting A primary concern when doing landscaping in this area is that the soil should stay loose and not be compacted.

17 June 2015

2 Landscaping Supplies That Will Make Your Life A Lot Easier


Are you a new homeowner? If so, you might be ready to toss on some gardening gloves and get to work on your yard. Unfortunately, unless you know the tricks of the trade, you might expend a lot more energy than you need to. Here are two landscaping supplies that will make your life a lot easier, so that you can beautify your yard without breaking a sweat:     

11 June 2015