If you are looking for landscaping ideas, you've come to the right place. Here are some ideas that might inspire you to create a picture-perfect front- and backyard.
If you are not comfortable with doing the landscaping and the lighting yourself, work with a landscape company that also does lighting. Before you hire somebody to do the work, look at the company's portfolio of past jobs that the company has done. Read More
When most people think of mulch, they think of wood chips and bark. Gravel is another option that works exceptionally well in some landscape applications, as the following guide will show.
Not all areas of the yard are suitable for gravel. Use gravel to cover bare soil in areas with no plantings, particularly in low areas that require more drainage. It's also suitable for creating paths or pads for features like benches or gazebos. Read More
Many homeowners add ambiance to their backyards with portable fire pits, but if you're looking for something more permanent, consider an outdoor fireplace. Many local companies can work with you to produce a custom fireplace for your patio or elsewhere in your yard.
Perhaps the most important decision to make is what material you'll choose for the fireplace — options can include brick, stone, stucco, and more. Once you have your material in mind, you'll want to think about some design considerations that will help to make this fixture a key focal point in your yard. Read More
Just as you should fertilize flowerbeds and vegetable plants, lawns should also be fertilized to keep your grass looking healthy and growing evenly, as the nutrients in your soil can deplete rapidly during the growing season. Fertilizing also encourages your grass to develop strong roots, and balancing the nutrient levels in your soil can reduce weed growth. Here's what you need to know about fertilizing your lawn:
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Topsoil, when the term is not used in gardening centers, is a reference to (what else?) the top layer of soil of ground. Generally the first 5-10 inches are considered top soil. They tend to be mineral and nutrient dense- they are especially rich in composted organics. In other words, when plants and animals die on the ground the nutrients that made them up are added to the top most layer of soil. Read More