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.

4 Tips For Safely Operating A Rented Wood Chipper For The First Time

26 October 2015
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Now that fall has arrived, it is time to trim your trees and chip their wood to put in your compost pile for next spring's garden. While you may be unsure about operating such a dangerous and powerful machine for the first time, you can safely use a wood chipper as long as you take care to follow some simple guidelines. Follow these tips to ensure your safety while using a wood chipper for the first time: Read More …

Increasing The Appearance Of A Small Yard

24 October 2015
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If your yard is rather small and you wish to make it look like it is larger than it is in actuality, there are a few tricks you can do with simple landscape methods. Tricking the brain into thinking a space is larger can be done by drawing the eyes to certain areas of the yard. Here are a few illusions you can create in your own yard to make people believe you have more acreage than you really do. Read More …

Designing Tree Placement In A Small Yard

21 October 2015
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If you've got a small backyard but want to plant trees, the design or layout you choose should focus on similarities between the trees -- and these aren't always cosmetic. It takes good planning, but you can eventually have a small yard with well-chosen, healthy trees if you follow some guidelines. Here's what to consider when choosing and placing trees for your yard. Common Factors Chances are the trees you have will be planted in some sort of pattern or group. Read More …

Autumnal Accents And Focal Points That Bring Fall Flair To Your Backyard

20 October 2015
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Have fun this fall with some distinctive and diverse accents and focal points for your backyard or patio. Give the landscaping autumnal flair while keeping it simple and tasteful. Some fun fall features for your outdoor space include: Gorgeous grapevine. Use [a] simple yet sophisticated grapevine to create a large and full wreath for the entrance to your space. These are easily found at crafting stores, but be sure to buy a large one for the most dramatic display. Read More …

Get A Lush Lawn With Hydroseeding

19 October 2015
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While sod may be the quickest way to get a beautiful new lawn, it is also the most expensive. However, starting a lawn from seed is often a hit or miss process, plus it takes a long time to see results. To improve the results you get from grass seed, you should consider hydroseeding. It will still take a few weeks to get your lawn established, but your grass should be lush and healthy when it erupts. 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.