Guide for Putting in a Pool

Are you considering putting a pool in your backyard? It’s a fun project that will make your house a new hangout for family and friends, and a great place to relax during warm days. Before you start digging, ask yourself these questions: How much pool can I afford? Is my yard suited to a pool? What zoning restrictions do I …

Outdoor Living Design To Inspire Your Summer Yard

Ah, summer! Days running in the backward, barbecues, evenings by a fire pit or stargazing. The backyard becomes the living room during those glorious months. With a few tweaks, you could make a yard  that you and your family love spending time in. Whether it’s an outdoor kitchen, pool, fire pit, or just a new seating area for dining alfresco, …

Cool Plants to Grow In Your Yard

Looking to go beyond tulips and daisies? Expand your horizons and try planting something new and exciting in your yard! Whether it’s something to eat, something that blooms, or just something that looks cool, it’s worth checking out. Check these out, and give us a call to see if they’re the right choice for your yard! 2. Alpine strawberries. If …

Spring is Here. Is Your Yard Ready?

Spring is a great time to re-landscape and rejuvenate your yard. Do you have questions about spring landscaping? Find FAQs and answers here: When Is It Safe to Plant Annuals in Spring? Local frost dates determine when it is safe to plant annuals and vegetables in a particular region. For annuals you will be transplanting from pots, six-packs or flats bought …

Disaster Preparedness For Your Home and Yard

Hopefully, you and your family have a plan should disaster strike. At the minimum, you should have an evabuation plan, as well as a kit with food, first aid kit, and other supplies. You can also make small changes in your house to be prepared for an emergency. Take care of these, and check on them frequently so you know …

Money-Saving Landscaping Tips

Landscaping your yard doesn’t have to be expensive! Try these tips to keep costs low and still get a beautiful yard. Build in phases Divide your project into phases (deck, grill area, trees, gardening, etc) and pay as you go forward with each phase. You’ll be able to adjust your budget accordingly and pay as you go. Cheaper is not …

Holiday Landscaping Tips

The holidays are here! These are some fun decorating ideas that will complement your existing landscaping for a beautiful and festive home.\ Light existing trees Put trees on a solitary tree in your yard is a nice look. Wrap lights around the branches, but look out for delicate spring blooming branches. Put lights along a path that leads to you …

Tips For Working With A Landscape Designer

When you’re working with a landscaping pro, there are a few things you can do to make the project fun for both of you! Set a budget. Just as with interior design and remodeling projects, have a firm idea of what you want to spend before you contact a pro. Not only will this give the landscaper a starting point …

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 …