Backyard Themes

Backyard Themes

Planning your landscape with a well thought-out theme is a sure way to add character and cohesion to your yard and outdoor spaces. Several elements in a landscape designer’s arsenal can help you achieve the look that you want such as theme-appropriate plants, fencing, lighting, decorative details, and water features, just to name a few.Read the rest

4 Tips for Environmentally Friendly Landscaping

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Creating a more environmentally friendly lawn allows for minimal maintenance of your lawn in springtime, while keeping everything looking lush and green. The key is to minimize the resources you’re using as well as the output of waste, and whether you’re starting your landscaping from scratch or revamping your existing lawn, it’s easy to make sustainable choices.Read the rest

Should you hire a professional for your landscape lighting project, or do it yourself?

As with any home improvement project, you can choose whether to do it yourself or to hire a professional instead. Often, it takes an experienced eye to decide on the best lighting fixtures to use to highlight the elements of your garden, and although doing it yourself may mean the initial costs are less, choosing to do it yourself may end up costing you more time and money.Read the rest

Robotic Lawnmowers for a Beautiful Landscape

A stunning landscape usually comes with a lawn that matches it in grandeur. But maintaining a great big lawn takes time and effort that many don’t have to spare. A robotic lawnmower is more than just a convenience. Once you use one, you’ll think of it as nothing less than a necessity to keep your lawn trimmed perfectly – with zero effort on your part.… Read the rest

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

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

Xeriscaping: The Art of Landscape Water Conservation

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