Many homeowners are concerned about water conservation while trying to maintain a green lawn, and knowing when the lawn should be watered and how much can sometimes be challenging. On top of this, there are many myths about the best watering techniques. Here are three myths you should know about: Wilting Means Your Plants Aren't Getting Enough Water: Once you notice that your plants are wilting, you may begin to think that you need to increase the amount of water your lawn is getting daily.
21 July 2016
Though it's a very useful product for property owners with paver patios, many people have never heard of polymeric sand. Knowing what polymeric sand is, what it can do for your paver patio and how to install it can help you take care of your patio this summer. What is polymeric sand? Polymeric sand is a product made of silica and other additives. When used to fill the joints between patio pavers, polymeric sand binds together to form a tough binding agent.
29 June 2016
A sprinkler system can save your yard and keep it looking robustly green all throughout the year. Since it takes the guesswork out of keeping the grass watered and also eliminates the hassle of the hose method, having a sprinkler system can be a homeowner's best friend. What a lot of people don't know is that having a sprinkler system can even reduce the amount of water you need to use on your lawn, which can result in financial savings on the water bill.
29 May 2016
You've done your homework, know what plants and features you want in your landscape, and have even sketched out a tentative plan to give your contractor. You show it to him and he immediately tries to sell you on something completely different. He's not just being perverse; there are usually legitimate reasons for his recommendations. Your Plan Does Not Comply With Codes or HOA Guidelines First and foremost, the law must be obeyed.
11 April 2016
Whether you are trying to grow an entire yard of new grass, a bumper crop of feed corn or a garden of wildflowers, you probably want to get your seeds in the ground as soon as possible. Sometimes the best-laid planting plans do not always work out. That is when hydroseeding may be an effective option. Here are three reasons why you would want to use hydroseeding to jumpstart your growing season this year.
21 February 2016
If you enjoy sitting on your porch and watching the birds come and go to the feeder and water dish, then create a bird-friendly yard to draw more feathered visitors. With a little landscaping and a variety of feeder types and seeds, you'll have a constant stream of guests as they eat, drink, bathe and perch right in front of you. Here are some project ideas to get you started on your back yard bird haven.
17 December 2015
Whether your home lies on the coast or you just want to create the feeling of being there, a coastal yard design can be a lot of fun and a great way to enjoy nice weather. But how can you create such a design in your own yard? Here are 4 ideas to get you started. Be Inspired by the Ocean Light-colored gravel provides a good base for a garden that resembles the sea itself.
17 December 2015