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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


Take Your Outdoor Kitchen To New Level By Adding A Stainless-Steel Pizza Oven

As the popularity of outdoor kitchens continues to grow, people are always looking for new elements to enhance their outdoor entertaining options. A stainless-steel pizza oven is one way to take your outdoor kitchen to the next level. Fun for the entire family, pizza ovens are perfect for quiet evenings at home with the kids and are sure to take center stage at your next entertaining endeavor. Suitable for any weather

Places In Your Landscape Where It Makes Sense To Install A Decorative Fence

When you hear the word "fence," you probably picture a rather tall, protective fence made from vinyl, chain link, or even wood. Indeed, these large fences are essential for anyone who wants to keep their yard or land secure or private. But not all fences are so large, and not all fences are intended for security. Decorative fences have a place in many landscapes. Here are some key areas in your landscaping where it makes sense to install a decorative fence.

Recommendations To Keep Your Lawn Healthy And Free Of Disease

Lawn care is a task you need to give attention to throughout the entire year, from early spring after snow melt occurs, and late into fall when leaves pile onto your lawn. Here are some recommendations that you can use to keep your lawn in great health and free of disease. Pay Attention to the Soil One of the best ways that you can take care of your lawn is by protecting the soil and maintaining its health.

Recommendations For Your Lawn's Commercial Care Through Fall

Taking care of your own personal residential lawn is a task that you can easily manage on the weekends and spend your time after work doing. However, when you have a large commercial area of lawn that is under your responsibility, its size can be overwhelming, and it holds a big impact on the commercial building's appearance. Here are some recommendations to help you with your commercial lawn care for the upcoming fall and into winter.

5 Types Of Useful Tree Trimming Services

Scheduling regular tree trimming is a vital landscaping responsibility. Trimming and pruning typically fall within the following five categories.  1. Thinning A tree may look full and healthy, but that fullness could be harboring all sorts of potential issues. An overgrown crown means that there is very little air circulation, which increases the chances of fungal diseases and foliage death. Branches will also rub together if the crown is too dense, a problem that can cause wounds in the bark and branch breakage.

Landscaping Tips And Ideas For Small Yards

Sometimes when homeowners have a small yard, they figure it's not even worth landscaping. But this is not the case at all! If anything, it is more important to have a small yard landscaped so you can make sure you're using the space to the fullest and keeping it more usable. So, with that in mind, here are some landscaping tips and ideas for smaller yards. Put garden beds only on one side.

Erosion Control Ideas For Preventing Soil Loss In Your Yard

If you have a hilly yard, you might be concerned with soil erosion. Rain can wash the soil away and cause it to collect where you don't want it. Fortunately, there are erosion control methods you can implement to keep this from happening. Here are ways to control erosion in the hilly areas of your yard. Plant Grass Or Ground Cover The roots from grass or ground cover hold the soil in place so it won't wash away.

Dealing With Drought Conditions? How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy

Summer is here. If you're dealing with a drought, it's time to make some changes to your lawn care routine. This is especially important if your community is enforcing strict water restrictions right now. When drought restrictions are in place, lawns can suffer, especially if extra precautions aren't taken. If you're worried about your lawn during the current drought, read the information provided below. You'll find four simple tips that will help you give your lawn the care it needs this summer.

FAQ For Homeowners Who Need A Tree Removed

You never quite realize how complicated having a tree removed can be until you need one removed from your own yard. There's a lot more to it than simply having the tree cut down. As you start looking into this project, you're sure to have a few questions. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions from homeowners who need a tree removed. Why does it cost so much?

Safely Removing Leaning Trees

Tree removal can be complicated if the tree in question is leaning in one direction. Certain steps must be taken to ensure the tree comes down safely. Site Plans A site plan is a must when it comes to risk mitigation during tree removal, and it is especially important if the tree is already leaning. Usually during a removal, the tree service can determine the path of fall to the safest area.

Why Hire Landscaping Services To Help You With Your New Yard?

When you have a new home built, you also get a brand-new yard. On the plus side, you get to take that chunk of dirt and turn it into anything you want. On the other side, you have a lot of work ahead of you, and it may be more work than you can handle on your own. This is where your landscaping services company comes in. You can use these services to help your yard turn out beautifully, without the hassle and mess of doing the work all on your own.

Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Landscape Design

There are plenty of reasons why you should pay attention to your home's landscaping. An attractive landscape will add value to your home in addition to enhancing the curb appeal of your property. If you are looking to sell your home, landscaping will help you stand out from other homes on the market. Landscape design can also increase privacy and make your property safer. Here are three tips that will help you get the most out of your landscape design.

Troubleshooting A Failed Sprinkler Emitter

A malfunctioning automatic sprinkler system can lead to dead grass and wasted water. If an emitter isn't working, this troubleshooting guide may help. Signs of Failed Emitter Your lawn often provides the first hint that something is wrong, especially if your sprinkler is set to run when you are still in bed or after you have left your house for the day. If an emitter has failed completely so no water comes out, then the grass around the emitter will be dry and brown compared to the rest of the lawn.

Lime Soil Stabilization 101

Unstable soils can make it difficult to complete your paving project, whether it's to put in a private road to your new home or to build a driveway. Lime stabilization can solve the issue. When should lime stabilization methods be utilized? Lime stabilization is predominantly used underneath roads, driveways, and other large paved areas that are built upon unstable clay soils. The benefit of using lime in these areas is that once they are paved, there is no way to access the soil beneath the paving.