Retaining walls perform an important function in your landscape, whether they are necessary due to the lay of your land or purely there to help add terraces or other dimensions to an otherwise flat landscape. Just because they are utilitarian doesn't mean that their design doesn't matter. The following guide can help you make a choice on the best retaining wall materials for you landscape.
Concrete block works well in nearly any type of retaining wall because it is durable.
Just because it is fall does not mean you cannot have color in your yard. There are trees you can plant that have colorful bark, as well as flowers that flourish in the cool fall weather. Below is information about one tree, as well as some flowers so you can decide what you would like best for your yard.
A Tree with Colorful Bark
The rainbow eucalyptus tree looks like a living rainbow with its beautiful, colorful bark.
Have you recently acquired a property with a large tree upon it? Are you trying to decide whether to keep the tree or have it removed? Large trees can be beautiful, but they can also be hazardous. Even the most desirable trees can eventually become undesirable. Here are some of the most important signs that your tree needs to be removed:
Termites: If you have seen termites in your tree, that's a sign that your tree may be unhealthy.
The western hemlock tree is a beautiful evergreen conifer that offers a slightly different look to the traditional, more popular conifers. The hemlock still has the dark green needles associated with conifers, and the brownish cones, but the undersides of the needles have a distinct white hue that can make the hemlock a beautiful shade tree for your yard.
Keep your hemlock free of pests by monitoring for signs of an insect infestation.
Once you have made the investment to have a sprinkler system in your yard, you will need to take some precautions regarding the sprinkler heads. They can break easily, either from too much pressure upon them, or from brute force when they are up and sprinkling water. While a sprinkler head will break every once in awhile, you can take some steps to avoid needing this repair on your system on a regular basis.