Quick Backyard Fixes

Whether you’re waiting for a bit yard remodel to start, or just need a few quick fixes to brighten up your yard for summer, we’ve got you covered! Try these projects and tips for a backyard that’s your ideal summer hang out spot.   Build a Fire Pit Construct a firepit by arranging curved paving stones in a circle. It’s tip-proof, even …

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 …

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 …

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 …

What Are Hardiness Zones?

If you’ve ever gone to a nursery or hard store looking for new plants to add to your yard, you’ve likely come across something called Hardiness Zones. All plants have a recommended zone range, which is a number between 1-13. Those number coordinate with the zones of each area of the country, which is assigned a zone number. The Hardiness …

Top Landscaping Trends

Just like fashion, food, and TV shows, landscaping trends change from year to year. For this year, we’re seeing a few common requests and trends for landscape design.   Low-Maintenance Maybe it’s a response to climate change and droughts around the country. Aiming to spend less money, less time and reduce the use of fertilizers and weed killers, homeowners are …

Benefits of Lawn Maintenance Services

Keeping your trees, grass, flowers, and plants alive and flourishing is a tougher job than you may think. Many homeowners end up frustrated that the garden they worked so hard to plant begins to die after a few short months. Leave your lawn maintenance to the professionals and call Great American Landscapes for a quote! Proper ongoing lawn maintenance services …

Cool Backyard Elements

Want to mix up your yard? Add something big to make your backyard a place to relax, entertain, and spend quality time with loved ones. It doesn’t have to be all grass and plants, build something spectacular so your yard stands out!   Pool A swimming pool is always a hit, with kids and adults alike. Even if you have …

Why You Should Plant Trees

Are you looking for a small way to make a big impact in your landscaping? Up your curb appeal with this one step – plant a tree! Trees offer a variety of both environmental and aesthetic benefits to your front or back yard.   Trees screen views – They help muffle sound from nearby streets, and create an eye-soothing canopy …

Smart Irrigation

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you should stop trying to use environmentally-friendly watering practices! Smart irrigation tips are the best way to conserve water and lower your water bill each month.   Change the watering schedule for weather and season Get to know the settings on the irrigation controller and adjust the watering schedule …