If you want to prevent weeds in your garden, one common solution is to use a weed mat. This barrier is made of a porous plastic material that allows water to move down into the soil, but prevents new weeds from growing up into the garden. A weed mat can indeed be useful in many…

While it certainly doesn’t seem like the most exciting part of any landscaping project, mulch is extremely important. Correct application of mulch will protect your plants from weeds, retain moisture in the soil, and even provide nutrients as it decomposes. But if you’re overwhelmed by the different types of mulch available at your favorite garden…

Do you wish for a garden full of lush greenery, but don’t have the space? Perhaps you live in an apartment or small home without a yard. Or maybe you have a fully landscaped yard but still want some space to tinker. Whatever your reason, a succulent container garden can be a great substitute for…

Any time you begin a landscaping project, one of your first considerations should be whether your desired trees or flowers are appropriate for your intended use of them. Poor placement can sometimes be remedied by moving the plant, but there isn’t a lot you can do about your climate. Therefore, it’s extremely important to choose…

Lawnmowers and other power tools make landscaping tasks much easier and more time-efficient. But it’s important to remember that these tools can be dangerous when used incorrectly. Follow these landscaping safety tips to prevent injuries and keep your family safe.

When you’re shopping for a new home, it’s easy to get hung up on the details of the house itself. You might find yourself focusing on questions such as: How many square feet is the house? Is there enough closet space? Is the roof in good shape? These are certainly important questions to ask yourself,…

A professional landscaping job will add curb appeal and monetary value to your home. A well-landscaped yard also increases your personal enjoyment of your home, which can be priceless. But if you’re considering hiring a landscaping company, it can be confusing to sort through your options. In order to choose the service that best suits…

Once you’ve invested time, money, and sweat into your garden, you’re no doubt eager to show it off! Flowers are blooming this time of year, offering some great photography opportunities. Follow these garden photography tips, and you’ll have beautiful photos to share on Facebook – or print and use them to decorate your home!

A good landscaping job can add beauty, enjoyment, and value to your home. It also makes caring for your yard much easier. On the flip side, a poor landscaping job might detract from your home’s beauty, can be difficult to maintain, and costs you a lot of wasted time and effort. If you want to…

When you’re planning your home’s landscaping, the lifespan of the plants you’re considering is likely to be one of your many questions. It’s a valid concern, because you aren’t making landscaping decisions based solely on what looks pretty in your yard. Your landscaping is an investment in your home, and you want to choose plants…

Whether you’re trying to sell your home, or want to love your home every day when you arrive, improving its curb appeal is relatively simple. You don’t necessarily need to repaint or remodel your entire home – a few easy landscaping projects will refresh the look of your house in a matter of days, and…

Any time someone comes along in your neighborhood and offers to do a landscaping job – for example, a wall or a patio – for much cheaper than the other estimates you received, this should raise red flags. It’s common to see unlicensed contractors doing these types of jobs, and there are several significant risks…

As we mentioned last week, there are many different terms that people use in the landscaping industry. However, since many of these terms are used interchangeably, it’s important to understand the specific definition of these terms.