Landscaping Projects To Increase Your Home’s Value

Tip 1: Plant a tree. Not only do trees look nice, but if they shade your home, they can cut cooling costs by as much as 40 percent. Plus, a strong native tree provides a necessary habitat for wildlife. Tip 2: Low-maintenance landscaping saves you money now, adds value when you sell. Not only does shrubbery and colorful plants make …

Lawn Care Tips for Fall

Caring for your lawn in the fall isn’t just about preparing for winter. There are many thing you can do to make your lawn healthier and more supportive of the local ecosystem. Save the leaves Fall leaves are integral to many critters’ life cycles. If you can keep some in a pile, do so. Feed the birds Leave flower stalks …

Landscaping Tips To Save Money

Great landscaping work can unfortunately get expensive. While some of these are necessary costs for a healthy yard that fits your lifestyle, there are little tricks to help keep it in budget. Decide how much design you want. Although it’s less expensive to build a square patio or deck, it’s no bargain if you find the result so unappealing that …

How to Prep Your Yard For Winter

Winter will be here before you know it, so make sure your yard is ready for the cold. 1. THEY GIVE THEIR DRIVEWAY AND WALKWAYS SOME TLC. Your lawn’s overall look includes your driveway and walkways. The fall is an important time to fill cracks in asphalt or concrete, and apply a sealant to help prevent water penetration damage from …

Easy Backyard Upgrades

Upgrading your backyard doesn’t only need a major remodel! These quick fixes will make your backyard more enjoyable for entertaining and nights with family. Give us a call if you need some help! DIY Seating Furniture can be an expensive investment for backyards, but there are options for make-it-yourself benches, chairs, and tables. Here is one of our favorite budget …

Fall Landscaping Tips

Fall will be here before we know it, so its time to prepare your yard for colder weather. Here are our fall landscaping tips: Continue to mow your lawn until it stops growing. If grass blades get too long, they shade the other blades around them. Also, at snowfall, the too-long grass will get packed down and promote snow mold. …

Landscape Design Tips

Follow these tips to start your landscape design and get a yard you love! Make a list of needs and wants. Do your kids need a play space? Do you want to grow vegetables? Would your family gather on a patio? Do some very rough sketches of the yard with thoughts of where you want to place things; it’s a …

Native Maryland Plants

The best way to have a yard that is sustainable and looks beautiful all year round is to plant native plants. Of course we can suggest a list of great plants that will beautify your lawn and be easy to care for. If you prefer to head to the nursery on your own, look for these plants: Fern: Dennstaedtia punctilobula …

Landscaping Tips for a Small Yard

Small yards might seem like a dead-end for landscaping, but there are many ways to take advantage of the space and turn it into your outdoor oasis. Window Boxes – Beautify your home and give you space to grow herbs, flowers, and small fruits and vegetables. You don’t need ground space to garden after all! Built-In Seating – Bench seating …

Summer Landscaping Dos and Don’ts

DON’T: Plant cool-season vegetables Generally speaking, it’s a bad idea to attempt veggies like peas, lettuce, carrots and radishes in summer. They will quickly bolt in the heat, meaning that they’ll devote their energy to blooming and producing seeds, making the edible parts bitter. DO: Plant hot-season vegetables Take advantage of summer’s plentiful heat and sunshine by planting these heat-loving …