A landscape design is always customized to the space you have with the features you desire. Think back to when you were a kid. What was one thing a family member or friend’s family had in their backyard or around their property that made you think, “That will be in my home one day.” Maybe you saw a landscape feature on a TV show or in a movie that you instantly fell in love with. Now look at your yard. Do you have it? Read More
One of the first steps in preparing a new vegetable garden is to check the soil PH- a simple kit can be purchased online or at a local retail store. Learning the PH level- if you garden soil is more alkaline or acidic will aid in you sorting out what additives may be necessary for a thriving garden.
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It may only be the middle of November but it is time to start thinking about snow! Making sure your home is ready for the winter is very important and can help save you from a lot of headaches…see some tips below. Read More
Why Fall Planting?
Air temperatures are dropping, but the soil is still quite warm – perfect for root development. Fall temperatures are also more pleasant for the gardener, so grab your favorite spade or trowel and get ready to dig. Read More
If you are lucky, you live in one of those parts of the world where Nature has one last fling before settling down into winter’s sleep. In those lucky places, as days shorten and temperatures become crisp, the quiet green palette of summer foliage is transformed into the vivid autumn palette of reds, oranges, golds, and browns before the leaves fall off the trees. On special years, the colors are truly breathtaking. Read More
Consider hiring a lawn care company for leaf removal if you have trouble raking leaves in your large yard or do not have the time.
Autumn can be a nice change of pace after a long, hot summer. In many areas of the country, the benefits include cooler, more comfortable weather, apple picking, football and, of course, the leaves changing colors from greens to beautiful reds, oranges and yellows. Read More
Like most things in nature, the soil supporting your lawn (technically called turfgrass) must be in balance. In this case, the balance is a measure of pH or acidity. If your soil is too low on the pH scale, adding lime can help restore the balance and promote a healthier lawn. A quick understanding of the basics of pH, how to test your soil and when and how to apply lime are all you need to get started. Read More
It is no secret that a landscaped yard can cause envy in the neighborhood, but did you know it can also mean money back in your pocket at the time of sale?
Did you know, in a recent University of Michigan study, landscape updates were shown to boost property values up to 11 percent. That means that if you’re looking to boost your home’s rates on your next evaluation, your best bet may be to head to the backyard. Read More
Every gardener loves to earn the reputation of having a green thumb. However, there are eco-sensitive steps you can take that will make sure you are a green gardener, regardless of how gifted you are at getting the most from your plants. Read More