Basics of Pruning your Garden Landscape

Many people are unaware that pruning is a science – and a fairly precise one at that. It’s not just about snipping off ‘extra’ parts of a tree or shrub or the physical appearance. It’s also about maintaining the health of the plant, influencing flowering and fruiting, and rejuvenating older trees and shrubs, among other things.… Read the rest

Unusual Plants for Landscaping

If you’re bored with the run-of-the-mill landscaping plants – your deciduous oaks, your coniferous cedars and your perennial grasses – then perhaps it’s time to take a look at some unique and unusual alternatives that will liven up your landscape. Naturally, you can take this to whatever level of ‘uniqueness’ you like, but remember that it needs to go well with the theme of your garden.… Read the rest

Low Voltage Landscape Lights: Benefits, Types and Pricing

Why Low-voltage Landscape Lighting?

In a world where the price of power is steep, more and more people are looking to reduce their light bills by cutting down on usage. If you have a garden or yard that needs lighting, low-voltage landscape lights can give you exactly the edge you need to be competitive in the race for conservation.… Read the rest

Keep the Grass Greener on Your Side of the Fence

A lush green lawn surrounding your home not only adds aesthetic appeal, but it also provides a nice comfy place to lounge and play hooky on those lazy summer days. Combine this with the fact that a well-manicured lawn can potentially increase the value of your home, and you’ve got yourself a few great reasons to start working harder to grow a lawn that will be the envy of your neighborhood.… Read the rest

How to Build a Rock Garden Yourself

Building a rock garden can be a fun project. Though it requires a lot of work, it can be very satisfying once you see the end result.

Here is a step-by-step “instruction manual” to get you started. Thankfully, it doesn’t require a great amount of expertise or creativity to make your own rock garden – all you need is a passion for the personal space around your home.… Read the rest