basic landscaping tips and how-to's
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basic landscaping tips and how-to's

Landscaping can be a lot of fun and it really has a significant impact on the curb appeal of your home. Unfortunately, if you are inexperienced working with plants and hardscaping materials, you could have a very difficult time landscaping your yard. On my website you will find a lot of how-to instructions that can help you with the most basic landscaping projects. You will also find a few tips that can help you maintain your professionally landscaped yard. With a little information, you can have the yard that everyone in the neighborhood wants and admires and you will find that information on my website.


basic landscaping tips and how-to's

  • Tips To Landscape Your Home's Exterior For Proper Water Runoff

    27 July 2017

    A beautifully landscaped yard that also controls water runoff can help your home's basement and foundation stay free of moisture problems. Here are some tips to help you landscape your yard to keep rain and water runoff controlled. Build Up the Soil Slope The first step to keeping moisture away from and out of your foundation is creating a slope of soil around your home's foundation. If you don't have any excess soil in your yard, you can order screened landscaping soil from a local landscaping company and add it to your soil around the foundation of your home.

  • Should You Switch To Pressurized Irrigation?

    6 June 2017

    If your city offers pressurized irrigation, which is a separate water system that draws lawn irrigation water from a canal that is not treated (for safety) like drinking water is treated, you may want to strongly consider having your sprinkler system redone to accommodate the separate water system if your house currently uses drinking water for landscaping. Not only is it a bit safer, but it could save money, too, even after taking the supply and labor costs into account.

  • Does Your Backyard Get Extremely Hot In The Summer? 3 Tips To Cool Down Naturally

    3 May 2016

    Spending time in the backyard is almost always ideal during summertime with warm weather, which makes it perfect for grilling, swimming, soaking in the sun, and enjoying other outdoor activities. But, if your backyard gets excessively hot throughout summer, you may be hesitant to spend much time in the yard. While you can invest in hardscape solutions that will help to cool down your backyard, you can also take advantage of improvements to the landscape to achieve the same results.

  • Landscaping For Low Maintenance Yard Upkeep

    5 April 2016

    If you don't have the time or energy to constantly work on yard upkeep, landscaping doesn't always need to be about plants. There are plenty of other accents one can add to their yard to beautify this space without greenery. Here are four non-living landscaping options that can still beautify your yard yet keep your ongoing maintenance simple. 1. Stones and Statues Landscaping additions that can add charm and uniqueness to your yard don't always need to be plants.

  • Your Grass Isn't Growing: Here's Why And What You Can Do

    1 March 2016

    If your lawn is struggling to grow, there's a good chance that it is suffering from some type of nutrient-deficiency. Fixing this problem may seem easy: just throw on a bag of fertilizer and watch it grow. However, it's much more delicate than that and requires a careful approach. Likely Problems The most likely culprit for poorly growing grass is nutrient deficiency. The two most common types of deficiency are nitrogen and phosphorous deficiencies.