It may be early in the year but it’s never too early to think about decorating your landscape for the holidays, especially because of the sales. And, there is no better time to purchase your holiday decorations when the stores are selling them 50% off or more!… Read the rest
A budget landscape doesn’t necessarily equate to a less-than-average landscape. There are specific areas and methods where budget landscaping can work wonders for your wallet and leave your garden looking spruce and neat at the same time.
Idea 1: Budget Lawn
Consider a cheaper variety of grass.… Read the rest
Landscaping your garden can be a fun project, but if you have any experience with it, you’ll know that you can run out of ideas faster than you can say “garden gnome!” Although these lively characters can be a wonderful idea on their own, there’s more to garden ornaments than gnomes.… Read the rest
The word Xeriscape (from the Greek word xeros, meaning dry) was coined by employees at Denver Water, Denver, Colorado’s water department, to describe a landscape design that minimizes water usage. The term has now come to encompass all methods of landscaping geared toward the conservation of water, and is fast becoming an ideal set of methodologies to create sustainable landscapes, especially in arid areas.… Read the rest
Making the best of an undesirable situation is what terrace gardening is all about. Although a sloping landscape is difficult to work with, it can provide the perfect setting for a multi-themed garden – each terrace with its own collection of landscape elements that contribute to the garden as a whole.… Read the rest
A living fence is a beautiful (not to mention green) way to score a bit of privacy in your home and backyard. These types of fences hide your outdoor area away from the prying eyes of nosy neighbors and they’re usually much easier on the eyes than plain Jane fences made of wood.… Read the rest
Aaaahhhh the pool. The lazy days of summer. The place where friends and family gather to enjoy a dip in a sparkling pool on a hot day.
But what about the evening? The party has been a success! No one wants to leave, and sometimes a summer pool party will go way into the evening hours.… Read the rest
Fertilizer is expensive. Maintaining a landscape takes an ample amount of money, planning, and upkeep, and most landscapers look for ways to cut costs wherever possible. That’s why many are switching from using traditional fertilizer to composting. Not only is it a way to trim the fat from your landscaping bill, it’s great for the environment as well.… Read the rest
There is so much information on the internet about landscaping ‘ideas’ and ‘tips’ that it’s easy to get confused between what’s authoritative and what’s not.
Here are some common myths that can lead to expensive mistakes. These myth-debunkers are plain common sense, and you don’t need an astrophysicist to validate them.… Read the rest
The idea of landscape lighting was relatively simple in the past. You fitted bulbs into recesses in the ground or patio sides, installed a few spots in the trees, and that was the end of it. But today, people have seen the “light” and want more of an artistic approach to their garden or yard lighting.… Read the rest