Spring Care Tips For Landscape Trees

Cool mornings are turning to warm days as spring approaches. Your trees have likely noticed, and they are beginning to shake off their winter's slumber and send out new leaves. You can make sure your trees are in tip-top shape for summer by getting in some last minute spring care. Time Your Trimming Depending on the type of tree, late winter and early spring may be your last chance to get a full trim in until next year. Read More 

Got Some Old Tires? Make Outdoor Seating With Them!

If you're about to have the tires on your vehicle changed, don't throw out the old tires. Repurpose them into useful items for the backyard. Because there is always the need for more seating, using old tires is a great idea that won't take long to implement. This guide provides the steps needed to repurpose your tires into seats, while adding a pop of color to your landscape at the same time. Read More 

Irrigation System Leaks May Be Behind Your Difficult Gardening Experiences

If you've just finished your major landscaping and garden planting for spring, you know that creating the right growing environment can be a delicate process. But if you've had a difficult time getting your garden to thrive, it might not be due to your planning -- it could be due to your supplies, particularly of water. An irrigation system leak or blockage can really affect how well plants do, potentially drowning or dehydrating them and making gardening more of a chore than a pleasant pastime. Read More 

Prevent Cracks On Your Concrete Patio

Cracked patios don't have to be a fact of life. Installing the patio correctly is the first step to preventing cracks, followed by selecting the right patio material and maintaining it properly. The following tips can help keep your patio crack-free and attractive. #1: Install the Base Properly Whether you use poured concrete or pavers, the base is the key to preventing future cracks. In most cases, excavating to a 10-inch depth and filling it with a sturdy substrate, such as pea gravel, creates a base for the patio that can handle the natural expansion and contraction of the soil during freeze and thaw cycles. Read More 

Build A Faux Island In Your Backyard

If you are someone who likes the idea of a private island, but don't have the money to purchase a real one, you might think that you're out of luck. But depending on the size of your backyard, you can create your own island. Whether you're going to use it as a place to escape or as a beautiful floral centerpiece for your yard, building an island is not as difficult as it seems. Read More