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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

    3 Lawn Maintenance Tips To Maintain A Healthy-Looking Yard Year-Round

    When you drive through a neighborhood and see those lush, green, smooth lawns that are just simply perfect, you probably wonder why you can't seem to get yours to look like that. Sure, you are no landscape expert, but it gets plenty of sun and water. Well, here are a few more lawn maintenance things that you can do to help make your lawn look great: 1. Mow So You're Giving Your Grass a Haircut

    Paving Old Dirt Roads (And Hiring A Civil Engineer) Is A Wise Choice For A Small Rural Town

    While most big cities no longer have dirt roads, many smaller rural towns will have them. These old roads are problematic and need to be updated as soon as possible. Hiring a civil engineer to update these to asphalt roads is a wise decision for just about any small town. Dirt Roads Are Very Problematic While many rural small towns may think that paving old dirt roads isn't worth it, they are wrong.

    Tips For Properly Pruning And Shaping The Cottonwood Trees In Your Yard

    If you have cottonwood trees growing in your yard that have not been pruned or shaped recently, then it is important that you take the time to do so. Keeping your cottonwoods properly shaped and pruned will ensure that they grow healthy and strong for many years into the future. If you do not regularly maintain the trees, then they will be susceptible to limb loss, insect infestations, and death.

    Your Simple Checklist To Prepare For A Stump Grinding Project On Your Property

    Once the tree is taken down, all that remains is an unsightly stump protruding from the ground. While many homeowners will just leave this stump as is for years to come, it is a much better idea to just get the thing out of the way. Most tree removal companies do offer stump grinding services once a tree has been removed from your property. If you have a tree stump that you have decided to have professionally removed, it is a good idea to get prepared for the project in advance.

    Stone, Pressure Treated Wood, And Gravel: 3 Items Necessary For A Beautiful Reatining Wall

    If you are the type who likes to do weekend projects, and you've decided to build a retaining wall, then you need to familiarize yourself with the main items that you will need. If you're building a retaining wall that is more for cosmetic effect than for actual structural integrity, then you have a lot of leeway with what you can do. You don't have to worry about hauling in large landscaping blocks used in retaining walls, or digging enormous trenches and fortifying a wall with support studs.

    Adding Features to Your Yard: Fountains, Retaining Walls & Koi Ponds

    When you have a backyard that you love, you can add all kinds of features to your yard to make it your own. Whether you love the sound of a waterfall cascading down rocks, or you want a pond full of Koi, you have options when it comes to your backyard landscaping. If you are looking to add flair to your yard, you can talk with a local landscaper about your ideas.

    Make Landscaping A Priority

    There are many ways to increase the value of your home, and it can often be difficult to decide which project to undertake first. If you have not considered landscaping, you should seriously consider landscaping as a way to increase the value of your home. Just think about a potential buyer coming to look at your home. The first thing that they will see is the yard. If your home's landscaping boosts the curb appeal of your home, then you will be able to sell the home for more.

    Want To Do A Better Job Of Keeping Your Home Clean? Improve Your Property's Hardscaping

    It is inevitable for your home to pick up dirt and dust throughout the day. But, when your family leaves and comes back, there is a chance for them to bring extra dirt into the home. It is possible for this to happen when they come back from work or an errand as well as when they enter from the backyard. If you have tile or hardwood flooring, this is not too difficult to handle as a quick vacuum will clean it up.