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.

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 …

Tips To Keep Your Hardscape Cool In The Summer

8 August 2016
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If you plan to place a hardscape in your backyard soon, it's important that you keep the area cool in the summer. Although hardscapes can be beautiful additions to your home, they can become hot from the sun's summer heat. If you have small children, pets or older individuals living in your home, you want to keep your hardscape as comfortable as possible for them. Here are some things you can do to make your hardscape enjoyable during the summer months. Read More …

2 Critters That Can Take Over And Old Stump

28 July 2016
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If you had a tree that died and fell in your yard, you may be left with a stump in your yard. Some people think that they can just leave the stump and maybe landscape around it, put some flowers around it, or something similar. However, no matter how pretty you make the area around the stump, you aren't going to make it less attractive to the animals and pests that like to live in stumps. Read More …

Removing Apple Trees Infested With Nematodes To Replant An Orchard

19 July 2016
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Nematodes are some of the most common and stubborn pests that can be found in an apple orchard. Not only do these tiny roundworms burrow into and damage the roots of your trees, but they also spread diseases that can stunt and reduce the quality of your fruit. Worse still, nematodes and the diseases they carry can remain active in the soil long after their original host trees are removed, which can make replanting on the same land a risky proposition. 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.