There are a lot of things that you have to think about when making sure that your older parents' home is properly accommodating for them. After all, now that they have gotten older and are continuing to age, their needs are probably a lot different from what they used to be. Your parents might have always watered their own lawn, for example. Even if that's true, having a sprinkler system installed on their property might be wise now that they are older.
3 October 2018
One thing that can be easy to overlook in the home landscape is drought stress on your trees. This is especially likely if you have trees growing in landscape areas where regular irrigation doesn't occur, such as in mulched beds. Many trees, especially mature ones, are resilient to some drought stress so you may not notice there is a problem until it's too late. The following guide can help you understand the effects of drought stress on your trees as well as how to tell if it is a problem in your landscape.
11 July 2018
Too much water can hurt your trees' growth, but it doesn't have to be that way if you know the right measures to take. Here are some of the measures that will help you save your trees from the damaging effects of flooding: Drain Away the Water The first measure is to drain away the water and start the soil on its path to drying as soon as possible. Of course, this is only possible for localized flooding and not if the whole neighborhood is under water.
14 June 2018
If you're having problems growing grass, plants and flowers in an area of your property that is shaded by large trees, you don't have to give up growing, nor do you have to cut down that tree. Here, you'll learn a little about the problem you're experiencing and how tree lacing could be the solution. Why is the vegetation having trouble thriving? When vegetation is grown under a healthy tree and is struggling to survive, the tree could be preventing the fresh air and sun from reaching the plants.
23 March 2018
It wasn't that long ago when the average lawn and garden area looked pretty much like that of the neighboring properties. Most people had a large expanse of lawn, a few specimen trees, some foundation shrubs, and one or two flowerbeds. Ambitious gardeners had perennial borders and perhaps a backyard vegetable garden, but for the most part, homeowners followed the standard blueprint mentioned above. Today's homeowners are forging their own personal garden paths, however, and creating outdoor living spaces based on how they want to live rather than trying to keep up with the neighbors.
14 December 2017
Landscaping is an important part of your home. Not only does it make your house more appealing, but it also improves the home's value. Most homeowners are overwhelmed by the different shrubs, flowers, and trees that they can add to their yard. Thankfully, choosing flowering trees that bloom in the spring or summer is smart for curb appeal and value. This spring, consider adding one or more of these flowering trees to your landscape design.
3 February 2017
A mistaken belief common among homeowners is that trees do not require any extra assistance in surviving harsh winter weather. Unfortunately, this attitude often leads to damaged, diseased, or dying trees. If you would like to prevent the hassle and expense of dealing with such trees, read on. This article will arm you with some vital knowledge about basic techniques used to help your trees make it through the winter.
1 February 2017
Old tree stumps in the yard aren't the kind of thing that make most homeowners worry. Yet believe it or not, such stumps can lead to problems if left in place for too long. If you have recently cut down a tree or inherited a home with pre-existing tree stumps in the yard, read on. This article will outline three compelling reasons to have those stumps removed. Yard Hazard At their most basic level, tree stumps pose an undeniable yard hazard.
1 December 2016
Pine trees are not meant to shed their needles in the fall like deciduous trees shed their leaves. While a few needles tumbling off here and there are no cause for concern, you should be worried if your pine tree suddenly starts losing large numbers of needles. Here's a look at some of the most common causes of needle loss in pines—and what you should do about them. Needle Blight
11 November 2016
Trees can be great to have on your property; not only do they offer shade on sunny days, but they can also provide wind protection and additional privacy. Still, trees require a certain level of care and maintenance in order to keep them healthy; otherwise, they can become riddled with pests and diseases. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind to maintain the health of any trees on your property.
26 April 2016