Posts

  • 2 Simple Factors To Help Design A Retaining Wall

    From preventing erosion and runoff to adding definition to your landscape, a retaining wall can be a great investment for your yard. Not only do they serve a purpose, but they can also add curb appeal while increasing your home's value. Of course, the design of a retaining wall is not easy, since there are many elements needed to create this hardscape in your landscape. Here are a few factors to consider when designing a beautiful and functional retaining wall.
    [Read More]

  • 3 Simple Solutions To Refresh Your Backyard For The Summer Season

    From cookouts and playing on the swing set or jungle gym to sunbathing to get a tan, you will most likely be spending a lot of time in your backyard during the summer season. While you may have purchased the hot dogs, made the potato salad, and prepared the pitcher of ice-cold lemonade, your backyard may require a bit landscape work. Fortunately, refreshing your landscaping does not have to be as overwhelming as the summer heat and bright sun.
    [Read More]

  • Improving ADHD Symptoms In Children Through Outdoor Living & Activities

    According to research, the increase of technology has contributed to a decrease in time spent in nature. In fact, the study found that children 8-12 years old spend three times as many hours in front of televisions, computer screens, and electronic devices than they do playing outside. And while it's common knowledge that a sedentary lifestyle increases the risks of obesity, research shows that it also increases the risk of ADHD in children.
    [Read More]

  • Involved In A Real Estate Transaction? Why You Need To Obtain An ALTA Land Survey

    When you purchase real estate, it isn't always necessary to have the land surveyed. Sometimes it's possible to just go with the information that's provided by the title search and tax records. However, there are other times when you simply can't do without a detailed land survey. For those times, you need to ensure that you obtain an ALTA land survey. Unlike other surveys, the ALTA survey will provide you with all the information you need, including where all the improvements have been made.
    [Read More]

  • Spring Landscaping: 3 Ways To Get Ready

    Has your area had its final frost? If so, you can finally begin preparing for spring landscaping. This means that your yard finally doesn't have to be an eyesore any longer. As you start packing up your snow boots and snow shovels, there are a few things that you are going to want to know as you go about increasing your home's curb appeal. Here is how you can get ready for prepping your landscaping this spring.
    [Read More]

  • 3 Ideas for Turning Your New Patio into an Outdoor Oasis

    Having a new patio installed is a great way to improve your family's quality of life and create a relaxing and beautiful outdoor living space. Instead of simply adding a simple patio, throwing a table and chairs on top, and calling it a day, try these ideas for taking your patio to the next level: Add a Shade Cover Instead of relying on a table umbrella that only provides shade for a tiny portion of the patio and is vulnerable to wind and rain damage, invest in a retractable shade cover for your entire patio.
    [Read More]

  • 3 Fun Landscape Features To Include In Your Landscape Design

    When it comes to creating your landscape design for your yard, you have so many awesome options. This is your opportunity to be creative and create a yard that you will love. While traditional things like grass, trees, flowers, rocks, etc., will likely be included, there are more fun and unique items that you can also include. Here are three fun landscape features to include in your landscape design. A Water Fountain
    [Read More]

  • Tips For Handling Soil Erosion Problems

    Erosion issues can be a devastating problem for your property to suffer. When soil erosion is allowed to proceed unchecked, it can destroy your landscaping, create structural issues for your home and damage paved surfaces. While erosion is a surprisingly common problem for homeowners to have to address, there is a lack of information about the effective strategies for minimizing the effects of erosion. Maintain The Health Of Your Plants
    [Read More]

  • Deck Your Desks: Four Fun Ways To Dress Up Your Office For The Holidays

    When it comes to decorating your office for the holidays, there are lots of great opportunities to have a little fun with your decor. If you are looking for some inspiration, here are a few creative ideas you can use to deck your desks, and halls too, for the holidays. North Pole If your office has an open floor plan and plenty of support columns, consider dressing them as the North Pole.
    [Read More]

  • Two Tips For Creating A Sustainable Landscape

    The term "sustainable landscape" may seem like an oxymoron since plants are a natural element in the world. However, many homeowners engage in problematic practices when it comes to their yards and gardens that can hurt the local ecosystem and cause other issues with the environment as a whole. If you want to ensure your yard is as green as possible, here are two tips for creating a sustainable landscape:
    [Read More]