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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

    3 Reasons To Get A Sprinkler System Installed For Your Lawn

    If you're like most homeowners, you likely take a lot of pride in maintaining the appearance of your property. Part of that includes not just the house itself but the yard or lawn as well. But if you find yourself struggling to keep up with regular watering on your own, perhaps it's time to consider another option. Plenty of homeowners have found a sprinkler installation can help them keep their lawn great all summer long.

    Landscaping Problems: When The City Decides To Trim YOUR Trees

    So you got a notice from the city that they going to trim your trees to make way for power lines. What's going on here? How can they just choose to interfere with your landscaping without your approval? And is there anything you can do to protect your trees from excessive trimming? Unfortunately, they have the legal right to trim trees in a certain area of your property, but you can keep your trees from getting too mangled.

    Tips For Landscaping Beneath A Black Walnut Tree

    A black walnut tree can be a thing of beauty in the yard. This dependable shade tree is prone to good health, and it has a pleasing natural shape that makes it a common choice as a street tree. It is also a toxic tree when it comes to other plants. Black walnuts produce chemicals that kill many plants that try to grow near them. This is an evolutionary tactic that would prevent weeds from encroaching too closely and competing with the tree for nutrients or water.

    Before The Blooms -- 5 Steps To Creating Your Perfect Flower Garden

    Planning a flower garden for your yard? Before you run out to the nursery and start buying flowers, give some thought to the planning process. By planning well, you can avoid mistakes that could detract from your enjoyment of your flowers. Here are 5 steps to designing a successful flower garden.  Size and Shape The best place to begin designing the garden is to know the general size and shape of the space you plan to use.

    Water Conservation Is The Hottest Trend In Landscape Design

    According to a survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the feature most customers are asking for is  water storage or water conservation elements in their landscapes. Native and drought tolerant plants came in second and third. What Does the Survey Reveal? The survey reveals a growing awareness across the U.S. of critical water issues. Even in areas not suffering from water shortages, customers are looking to the future and thinking of ways to lessen their water usage.

    Four Clever Hillside Landscaping Options

    If your home is positioned on a hill, part of your yard might be on a slope either backing into an incline or positioned down a hill. This might seem like a challenge when it come to landscaping, but there are plenty of creative things that you can do to work with hillsides functionally and aesthetically. Here are four landscaping options when it comes to hillsides. 1. Tiered Planter Boxes

    Caring For Your Trees During A Drought

    Drought conditions are plaguing much of the country, and many homeowners may be wondering what they can do to keep their trees healthy during the hottest months of the year. By following the tips below, by monitoring your trees for disease and pest infestation and hiring a tree service for pruning and trimming, you'll increase their chances of weathering the drought. Warning Signs of Drought It's hard for the untrained eye to see signs of drought.

    How To Save Time And Money On Your Landscaping Project

    Implementing the right landscape design and finding the most cost effective materials for your home is always a challenge. On top of that, if you're not an expert, you might end up wasting your time on landscape work that simply doesn't function with your space. Thankfully, there are a few tips you can follow to save you money and meet your goals for your specific landscaping job.   One Step at a Time