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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

    Gone Fishing—What to Know When Adding a Koi Pond to Your Backyard

    Water features add charm and vitality to a backyard landscape design. But if a simple water feature—a small pond, a waterfall, or a bubbling fountain—isn't enough for you, you can also add the energy of having living things in your water.  However, a pond with fish in it isn't quite the same as just any other water feature. It has some special needs to understand before deciding where and how you will build your pond.

    Three Tips For Caring For Your Landscaping

    Ensuring that the yard is kept in the best condition possible is essential for any homeowner that values the appearance of their property. Unfortunately, it can be common for well-meaning homeowners to be poorly informed about the steps needed to care for their yards. As a result, they may benefit from learning a few landscaping tips to help them avoid some routine oversights. Use Gravel To Slow Erosion Erosion can be a particularly problematic issue for your yard.

    How To Create An Enchanting Landscape On A Tight Budget

    Designing a landscape your neighbors will be awed by while staying within a tight budget is possible and can be a lot of creative fun. You can create a landscape that will look great with a few dollars and a whole lot of creative energy. Follow these tips for learning how you can turn your lawn into an enchanting garden while sticking to your budget. River Rocks And Your Landscape

    Minimizing Lawn Water Use

    In drought-stricken areas, watering your lawn is a complete no-no. Even if you live in an area that is not currently hard pressed for water, you should be mindful of your water usage, particularly when it comes to watering your lawn. During a drought or the hot dry summer months, you have several options for lawn care: Keeping it green or letting it go dormant. Dormant During times of extreme heat and/or little rainfall, keeping your water green can take a significant amount of water.

    Site Prep – Building A Good Foundation Under Landscape Pavers

    Stone pavers come in a variety of shapes, colors, and styles. You can use them to build walkways, patios, or other surfaces to enhance your landscape. An important step in the installation of pavers is the foundation. Without a good foundation your pavers can shift out of place, or settle causing you problems. Here are some tips to make sure you prepare a good foundation for whatever type of project you choose using landscape pavers.

    How To Work With Your Landscaper To Achieve A Beautiful Backyard

    With spring here and summer right around the corner, you are probably already visualizing a beautiful backyard, a place to entertain your friends and family that will also be a place for personal relaxation. If you'll be working with a landscape contractor, you'll want to give the contractor a clear picture of what you want. Then, because of the experience and training your landscaper has, he or she will help you to fine-tune your plans to make them even better than what you envisioned them to be.

    Eight Tips For Giving Your New Tree The Best Chance At A Long Life

    Unfortunately, by the time most homeowners notice that one of their trees is suffering from a problem, its health is already in a very poor state. Skilled arborists can sometimes correct problems involving a tree's structure or help the tree fight off bacterial infections or pests, but the best way to keep your tree healthy (and avoid the need for removal) is to keep the tree from becoming sick or damaged in the first place.

    Important Steps For Having A Beautiful Summer Lawn

    Do you own a home with a front or back yard that's seen better days? Do you have patches of dirt showing through, where animals have dug up or otherwise disturbed your lawn? If you've already tried fertilizing and putting down seeds and had no luck, it may seem impossible that your landscaping will ever look good again. But don't despair, there are still things that can be done to make your lawn lush and beautiful for summer.