• Tips For Safely Felling A Tree Yourself

    If you have a dangerous tree in your yard, you may want to remove it before it falls over on its own. You want to bring down the tree safely and under control so that you don't end up with a tree on your house or car, or tangled up in power lines. If you decide that you want to do it on your own, there are some tips and safety suggestions that you are going to need to know. [Read More]

  • Want A Low Maintenance Water Feature? Here Are Three Factors That Reduce Maintenance

    Ponds, water fountains, and waterfalls are all popular water features for an outdoor space. They can transform a dull and boring space into a lush and tropical one. However, most water features require care and maintenance. This helps to keep the water clean and the feature free of algae. But, while all outdoor water features will require some care, there are a few things you can do during the building process to reduce the amount of maintenance yours will need. [Read More]

  • Landscaping Your New Home On A Tight Budget? What Will Give You The Biggest Bang For Your Buck?

    Purchasing a newly-constructed home can be an exciting time in your life, giving you the opportunity to put your own personal touches on an empty canvas. However, landscaping with a blank slate and limited budget can pose some challenges, especially for first-time homeowners who haven't had much experience in landscaping previous rental homes or apartments. When operating on a very tight budget, what can provide you the biggest landscaping bang for your buck? [Read More]

  • Two Tips For Caring For Your New Home's Artificial Pond

    Having a pond in your yard can be an excellent way of improving both the look and value of your property. For those that have recently acquired property that has an artificial pond, it can be easy to make mistakes when it comes to caring for the pond. Luckily, keeping the following couple of tips in mind can help ensure that your pond avoids some common problems. Winterize Your Pond [Read More]

  • Four Things To Consider Before Hiring A Lawn Maintenance Service

    If you have your lawn looking the way you want it to look, then all you need is a good lawn maintenance service. However, not every business is created equal. Many of them will only cut your grass and clean up afterward. There are several things that you may need that are important for your yard. The following are four things to consider and inquire about when shopping for lawn maintenance. [Read More]

  • Create The Rich, Full Lawn You Want With Zoysa Grass

    If you have patches in your lawn that are missing grass, consider purchasing zoysa grass from a sod farm to help give your yard the beautiful look you want. Zoysa grass is different than most of the other types of grass that you can get from a sod farm. The guide below walks you through a few things you need to know before purchasing zoysa grass to use in your yard. [Read More]

  • The Importance Of Nitrogen-Fixing Plants In Your Permaculture Landscape

    Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. It is found in abundance in our atmosphere, but the problem is how to get atmospheric nitrogen to your plant roots. Rain is quite good at carrying nitrogen from the air into the ground, but there are also plants whose leaves gather atmospheric nitrogen, carry it to their roots and share it with their plant friends. These nitrogen-fixing plants play a vital role in a permaculture landscape. [Read More]

  • Add Beauty And Utility To Your Yard With Fire

    Fire is one of the primordial elements. Fire gives warmth in the coldest of weather. However, the flickering of flames also offers a mesmerizing appeal. Combine both the beauty and the usefulness of fire in your yard's hardscaping. Fire Pit A fire pit is one of the most useful additions you can make to your yard or patio. Wherever you place a fire pit becomes an instant congregation place. Fire pits can be small, portable affairs that even fit onto a tabletop. [Read More]

  • How To Seal Brick Pavers

    Brick pavers are a great option for use in your yard and can provide a unique aesthetic to walkways, driveways, or any other paved exterior surface. However, in order to ensure that they maintain their aesthetic and hold up to extended weather exposure, they should be sealed every few years, depending on wear. Thankfully, sealing brick pavers is a simple process that you can do yourself if you have the right tools and knowledge. [Read More]