Ideas For Water Features In Your Garden

Water features are a wonderful addition to any garden. They add a sense of peace and serenity to your front or backyard oasis from the world. They also are a natural attraction for wildlife. From waterfalls to ponds and container gardens to bell fountains, there is something for every style and size of garden. Do you have a spot in …

Fall Yard and Garden Clean Up Tips

Fall is upon us here in Bethesda, MD, bringing cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything and the beautiful colors of the season. It is also time to schedule your fall yard clean up. With faded summer plants, the blanket of leaves that will soon cover your yard, and over growth of your trees and shrubs from the spring and summer bloom, …

Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your Yard

Whether you’re hosting a graduation party, are waiting on a big yard renovation, or just need a quick pick-me-up, there are lots of easy ways to spruce up your yard. Try these on your yard to give it an instant fact lift. Paint old furniture Dingy, weathered furniture is no one’s idea of an oasis. Give it a fresh coat …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …