Design A Garden As An Outdoor Retreat

Your backyard should be more than the backside of your house. Properties typically include more land area behind the house than in front, providing the perfect space for creating an inviting landscape. Your garden retreat should also be pleasing at different times of the day and even year. Design a garden that provides a year-round getaway literally in your own backyard. Privacy Plants The first consideration for your backyard retreat is getting some privacy. Read More 

5 Ways To Increase Your Home’s Value With Landscaping

Landscaping is such an important part of the look of your home because it creates a first impression for visitors. For this reason, good landscaping is never more important than when you're selling your home. Having attractive landscaping won't only look good to potential buyers; it can actually add value to your home. If you're selling your home or are thinking of selling it, you might be wondering what your landscaping should look like to attract buyers. Read More 

5 Tips For Lawn Care During A Drought

You may be wondering if it's possible to maintain a green lawn responsibly during a drought. Although it's possible to keep your lawn acceptably green during a moderate drought, you may not want to strive to keep it as lush and green as a golf course. The following tips can help keep your lawn healthy while still conserving water. Tip #1: Slow Down With the Fertilizer Fertilizer provides lawns with necessary nutrients, but a sharp increase in nutrients can encourage a growth spurt. Read More 

Outlying Structures: How They Fit Into Your Landscape Design

If you have bought a house recently that has some outlying structures on the property, you may be wondering how to incorporate these structures into your landscape design. Depending on their function or purpose, some structures fit into landscaping quite well. Here are some examples of common yard structures and how you can make them all look like they fit perfectly into the surrounding scenery. Gazebos If the gazebo on your property is in good shape, you can plant several climbing rose bushes around the base and provide trellises for these flowers to climb. Read More 

Four Categories You Need To Hit When Adding Plants To Your Water Feature

When you get a new water feature in your yard, chances are good that you're going to want to add plants around it in order to make sure that the water feature looks like it belongs and that it is accentuated. However, you need to make sure that you add the right plants around the water feature in order to make sure that the pond stays clean and healthy. If you add plants from each of these four categories, you can be sure that your water feature will continue to look great. Read More