Do you live an area that makes it hard to grow grass? Find out how to use nothing more than hardscape materials to finish your property.

Planning Your Landscaping? 2 Simple Ways to Determine the Type of Soil You Have

22 September 2015
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You've just bought a new home and you're ready to begin designing the landscaping. Before you start planning, you should find out what type of soil you're dealing with. One neighbor says you have clay soil and the other neighbor says you have sandy loam soil. How do you decide which it is? You could have it analyzed by a soil expert. Or, you could do a few simple tests of your own to find out what type of soil you have. Read More …

Winter Is Coming – How To Blow Out Your Sprinklers So They Don’t Burst Out In The Cold

21 September 2015
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As winter approaches, most homeowners will need to do a little lawn and yard maintenance to prepare for the coming cold. One good place to begin is by winterizing your irrigation or sprinkler system. This involves 3 steps you can often do on your own to save money. Here's how winterizing your sprinklers works. Turn Off the Water The sprinkler system will have had a main shut-off valve installed when it was first put in place. Read More …

Find Out How To Water Your Yard More Efficiently

20 September 2015
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In most cases, it's necessary to water your yard or garden. Even xeriscaped yards need to be watered thoroughly for the first couple of years they are in place so that the roots will grow deep enough to survive later droughts. No matter what kind of yard you have, you want to make sure that you are watering it efficiently. Water can be expensive, and you don't want to waste it. Read More …

4 Tips For Improving Your Lawn This Spring

18 September 2015
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Prior to spring approaching, you should already be planning your gardens and creating a good schedule for taking care of your lawn. During the winter season, your yard might have taken a beating with the frequent rain, ice, and snow. The following tips help you to improve your lawn during the spring. Water the Lawn Regularly You might not have watered your lawn much during the winter, depending on your climate, so make sure you remember to start watering it more frequently. Read More …

About The Pros & Cons Of Concrete Block Retaining Wall

18 September 2015
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Are you looking to add more dimension to your landscape? You may want to think about getting a concrete block retaining wall constructed, as you will be able to fill it with soil for a raised flower bed. Find out in this article about the pros and cons of a concrete block retaining wall, as well as what getting one is estimated to cost. What are the Pros of a Concrete Block Retaining Wall? Read More …

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hardscaping areas that won't grow grass easily

I live in an area that is very difficult to grow grass. If I was to water my lawn a couple of times each day, the grass may grow, but that would cost me a small fortune in water bills and waste a lot of water that could be used for more efficient purposes. Instead of fighting the grass to grow, I decided to embrace the dryness of the area and complete the landscape design using mostly hardscape materials. I used rocks of all sizes coupled with wood to create a yard that I love to spend time in and am very proud of. Find out how to use nothing more than hardscape materials to finish your property.