Tips For Landscaping Around The Pine Trees In Your Backyard
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.
Do You Have A Deer Problem? Change Up The Landscaping To Deter Their Presence
30 September 2016
Most homeowners can expect wildlife to enter their yard at some point in time. Desert climates have birds, tortoises, and scorpions and areas with forests nearby have rabbits, squirrels, and deer. If you know that deer have been causing landscape problems, whether through the destruction they leave behind or because you actually see them in your backyard, you might be interested in eliminating their presence. Focusing on several landscaping projects can have a noticeable impact on deer appearances.
Leaves: To Rake Or Not To Rake?
2 September 2016
Every fall, homeowners are faced with huge piles of leaves. You not only have to deal with the leaves from your trees; you also have to deal with the leaves blowing from other people's yards. Raking and bagging these leaves is a long and tedious business. Some experts say that this process is not necessary, but you may worry that you are shirking your duty. Should you bother your leaves or just let them lie?
How To Install And Effectively Use A Retaining Wall Around Your Home
15 August 2016
Floods take over homes and cause billions of dollars in damages every year. While it does not stop people from living on the coasts, on flood plains or near marshes, swamps and major waterways, it does cause a lot of heartache. If you are anywhere near a low-lying plain and lots of water and have not encountered a major flood yet, you are very lucky. If you have had to deal with a major flood and major loss of property, then it is time to get serious.