If you want to be able to look at your yard every day and be proud or even awed by its appearance, it is time to choose a landscape designer. It is important to remember that this type of expert will usually have knowledge and experience working with specific plans and climates, so choosing the right person or company is often more challenging than you might think. The next three pieces of advice are essential for helping you meet your landscaping goals.
Are you tired of seeing the same boring, green hedges in all of the yards in your community? Perhaps it is time to choose something different for your own hedges. These three flowering shrub varieties make excellent hedges, and they're sure to add some color (other than green) to your landscape.
Dwarf Crepe Myrtle
There are many, many varieties of crepe myrtle trees. The larger ones won't make good hedges simply because they grow so tall, but any variety considered a dwarf crepe myrtle should work well for a hedge.
If wild onions (blades of onion grass) are growing on your property, you may be unhappy with how much faster these weeds grow than the rest of your lawn and the unpleasant smell that they emit. Eliminate these problematic weeds with the following steps. Once you have finished, plant grass seed in any bare spots on your property and water them daily in order to achieve a lawn that is lush, green, and inviting.
Taking care of your lawn can be harming the environment if you are not practicing eco-friendly lawn care. Even if you are using natural pesticides and fertilizers, the tools you use and the way you mow your grass can be causing trouble. To ensure you are not causing more harm than good when taking care of your yard, here are a few tips for an eco-friendly lawn.
Gas or electric-powered lawn mowers, hedge clippers and leaf blowers are using natural resources or polluting the air.
Everyone loves beautiful trees, and watching them grow over the years can be very rewarding. Trees give a yard character and it's nice to have shady spots and privacy. However, it's also possible to have too much of a good thing. Trees that aren't going to fall on your house or get tangled in power lines can still limit how you use your yard and don't always enhance your landscaping. Even though it might seem counterintuitive to remove healthy trees, sometimes this is the best thing you can do for your yard.