Three Easy Ways To Boost Contrast In Your Landscape

Posted on: 20 June 2019

Contrast in any design adds texture and interest. You may also use it to make distinctions between uses, zones, or themes. It can make a small yard look larger or cause a large one to appear more cozy. So, if contrast is so important, how can you create and use it in your own yard? Here are three easy ways. Use Mulch Mulch provide a variety of contrasting opportunities. While most people think of mulch as tree bark or shavings, it actually comes in both organic and non-organic varieties. [Read More]

Edible Landscaping Ideas

Posted on: 2 August 2018

Not every backyard is suitable for a vegetable garden, but you may not be allowed to grow vegetables in the front yard. Fortunately, there are ways to sneak edible plants into the landscape by choosing varieties that do double duty as ornamental plants. The following guide can show you how. Plant food-producing groundcover Groundcover plants make your landscaping look lush and better tended, especially since they act as a mulch that keeps down weed growth. [Read More]

Farmers and Lawn Mowing Companies Vie for Wealth Converting Lawn Cuttings into Silage Food for Livestock

Posted on: 13 January 2017

Farmers are finding a way to turn the lowly grass clippings that are often left on customers' lawns. They now feel that there's wealth in the form of converting grass clippings into silage food for cattle. The conversion trend is increasing, and lawn mowing companies are poised to enjoy the profits of grass clippings too. It appears that sooner or later grass lawn clippings will be acknowledged as a revenue crop product. [Read More]

Tips For Landscaping Around The Pine Trees In Your Backyard

Posted on: 22 November 2016

If you have recently purchased a home that has pine trees in the backyard, then it is important that you know how to landscape around them. Since pine trees create acidic soils, not all flowers and bushes will grow near pine trees. To this end, here are some tips for successfully landscaping your backyard around the existing pine trees: Tip: Prune the Low-Growing Branches from the Pine Trees In order to grow any other plants near the base of your backyard's pine trees, first, you must prune away any low-growing branches from them. [Read More]