Category: Yard and Landscaping

2015 Landscaping Trends

When the spring comes after a long winter, it’s often fun to do some maintenance and updating in your yard. But it’s sometimes hard to know exactly what updates to make to your landscape.

2015’s landscape trends include building a useful outdoor entertainment area, creating a more natural landscape, and planting a vegetable garden. Read on for things to think about as you revitalize your yard this spring. Continue reading “2015 Landscaping Trends”

Clean Out Those Gutters!

It’s that time of year again! Jack-o-lanterns decorate doorsteps, the nights get longer and colder, you prepare for the sugary rush of Halloween, and look forward to eating pumpkin flavored everything.

But another thing fall brings is—yep, you called it—falling leaves. Besides being a nuisance to rake, they can also be difficult to clean out of your gutters. But because of the excess of debris this time of year, it is the best time to clean the gutters before the winter months freeze everything over. Gutter cleaning is essential for water flow and roof integrity; it protects your home and your walkways. Read on to see what to consider when performing your yearly gutter clean and if you’re ready to DIY. Continue reading “Clean Out Those Gutters!”

Save Money and Time with this How-To Guide on Xeriscaping your Yard

Xeriscaping is a method of landscaping that uses native drought-resistant plants, and eliminates the need for excessive watering and maintenance. This totally eco-friendly method will save you money on your water bill in the summer, while making you feel like you’re making an environmental difference. Score!

Xeriscaping can be so much more than a dry garden with cacti and succulents. Tall grasses, groundcovers, native plants (like lavender or sage in the West) and shrubs can be used to create your Xeriscaped oasis.  Successful Xeriscaped landscapes require research and planning, but little else afterwards. Whether transforming your entire yard at once, or bit by bit, the following tips will help you get the most out of your low-maintenance, earth friendly and beautiful landscape. Continue reading “Save Money and Time with this How-To Guide on Xeriscaping your Yard”

5 Easy Ways to Transform Unused Yard Space

Everybody has that section of their yard they have no idea what to do with. The side yard that’s in the shade, the lonely strip of dirt next to the driveway, or that awkward corner next to the garage are all great examples of areas of our yard that often go unutilized.

Finding unique and eye-catching ways to jazz up and enjoy these unsightly areas is a great way to not only enjoy a weekend outside, but also see the immediate transformation of an otherwise unsightly space. Here are five easy ways to transform unused yard space this summer. Continue reading “5 Easy Ways to Transform Unused Yard Space”