A sprinkler system makes it much easier to keep your lawn watered and green. This can backfire, though, if the sprinkler doesn't work as it should. Fortunately, most systems will work well with proper maintenance and installation. The following are some landscaping mistakes to avoid, since they can interfere with the operation of your sprinkler system. #1: Ignoring bushes and large plants Chances are that your landscape wasn't fully developed when you first had the sprinklers installed.
6 June 2017
If you really want your landscaping to pop, it is all about creating the perfect balance of hardscaping, such as curbs and walkways, and flowers, trees, and plants. Adding a paver stone walkway is probably one of the easiest ways you can add a layer of visual interest in your landscaping and all the materials you need are pretty easy to find at the local home improvement store. However, installing a walkway with paver stones can actually be tougher than it looks.
29 May 2017
Many homeowners install sprinkler systems to scare their dogs away from their garden. Unfortunately, some dogs love sprinklers. This system may keep your pet away from your garden, but your dog may find a new interest. Read on to find out how to keep your dog away from your sprinkler system. What Kind Of Damage Can Animals Do To Your Irrigation System? Dogs are really fascinated by the nozzle that pops up out of the ground and spray water.
21 May 2017
Growing fruit at home can be a great way to enjoy making some of your own food, while adding some color to your yard. If you're interested in having some fruit-bearing trees growing on your property, it's a smart idea for you to look into how a tree trimming professional can help out with making sure the trees are going to grow properly. Before you go ahead and start with getting a fruit-bearing tree planted and on its way to producing fruit, consider the following three ways that bringing in a professional can help.
16 May 2017
When it comes to gardening, there are three main ways to water the plants -- sprinklers, hand watering or drip irrigation. Hand watering can be time-consuming, so people often resort to either sprinkler systems or drip irrigation. Drip irrigation has a number of advantages over sprinkler systems. Less Wasted Water Plants tend to need watering the most when it's hot and sunny, but this is also the type of weather that leads to a lot of water evaporation.
11 May 2017
If you're looking for something to truly make your formal garden stand out from the crowd, you may find just what you're looking for in the centuries-old art of pleaching trees. What does it mean to pleach a tree, and how can you do it successfully in your own backyard? Here's the lowdown on this classic, yet stunning, landscape element. What is Pleaching? Simply put, pleaching a tree or shrub means training its branches to adhere to a form -- usually flat and nearly two-dimensional -- that you choose, rather than allowing it to grow freely.
10 May 2017
For many, it's not spring until you visit the nursery or garden center. If this is your first time shopping for landscaping plants, you may be a little overwhelmed by the selection. Fortunately, most nurseries have plenty of knowledgeable staff on hand to help you. The following tips can also help ensure you make the right choices as you shop. Tip #1: Check the health of all plants Every plant you choose from the nursery needs to be healthy – you don't want to introduce any diseases to the rest of your landscape.
10 May 2017
Mulch is one of the best things you can do for your flower garden. When mulch is properly used it will help to prevent weeds from growing and retain moisture in the soil in the flower beds. Unfortunately, it isn't as easy as calling local landscape services to have them mulch your landscaping. When ordering landscape mulch you will need to know which type you want. There are several types of landscaping mulch, each with its own pros and cons, but one of primary difference between them is whether they are organic or inorganic.
10 May 2017
When it comes to assessing your landscape and what areas are at the most risk of damage, it is hard to pass up the space by the sidewalk because people and dogs passing by can cause a lot of harm. It is easy for a homeowner to think that this kind of situation is unavoidable and damage will happen. But, you can minimize or eliminate the damage that happens to your landscape by adding a gap between the lawn.
10 May 2017
Many times retaining walls are used for more than just aesthetics – imagine a sunny Italian retaining wall of stacked stone with scented Mediterranean herbs trailing delicately over the edge. Most of the time, your retaining wall is performing the thankless task of holding up the earth on a sloping yard to better control erosion. Sometimes the soil above your wall is damp or soggy, leaving your few options for growing plants and trees near it.
10 May 2017