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.

Fencing Ideas With Features For Gardening And Irrigation Systems

2 February 2017
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Modern fences come in all types and styles, with different features and materials. One trending design feature is fencing that uses vertical gardening to bring them to life. With a vertical garden, you have a solution for limited landscaping spaces, but you will also need and irrigation system. Here are some ideas to give your fence a vertical garden design with built-in irrigation: 1. Installing A Simple Programmer and Irrigation Controls for Fencing Read More …

Tips For Planting A Garden After Tree Removal

28 November 2016
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Removing an old dead or damaged tree can really open up your yard, resulting in a better view and more sunlight to your property. This can give you the opportunity to put in a new flower garden where the tree used to stand. The following tips can help you ensure the site is ready for planting as soon as possible. Tip #1: Pay for stump grinding Tree removal is often just down to the stump, and then it is up to you to decide upon stump removal. Read More …

How to Design a Beautiful Yard for a Modern Home

4 November 2016
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Spoiler alert: A modern yard can include traditional elements such as grass and flowers. Contemporary style is characterized by the clean lines of geometry. There's no reason you can't use plant life, along with hardscaping, to create those lines. Design a beautiful modern yard that complements your contemporary home. Sketch the Yard When it comes to designing any yard, Home and Garden TV suggests starting with a sketch. You don't have to draw to perfect scale, but try to keep within the general dimensions of your yard. Read More …

How To Reseed Brown, Dead Patches In Your Lawn

28 September 2016
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Are there brown, dead patches scattered across your lawn? Perhaps they're there because you killed weeds in that area, or maybe they're the result of drought. If you just let them go, weeds may grow there rather than grass. So it's better to dig them up and re-plant grass seed in the area. Here's how. Step 1: Digging up the brown patches Use a small trowel to trace an outline around the edge of the brown patch. Read More …

Your Lawn: Preparing for Winter

31 August 2016
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Cooler weather is coming, although it may not seem like it right now. Before the cool weather arrives, you need to take care of a number of tasks, many of them indoors, including some involving your heating system and your windows. Don't forget to handle the outdoor tasks as well. If you live in a colder climate, you need to complete basic tasks to winterize your lawn. Sprinklers Draining your sprinkler system is important because the water pooled inside the pipes can easily freeze, causing your system to spring leaks that may require extensive repair. 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.