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
One of the best ways to improve the aesthetics of your yard – not to mention your home's curb appeal -- is by planting flowering trees. However, not all flowering trees are created equally – some produce much more flamboyant flowers than others do. The following seven species are some of the most beautiful flowering trees, and they all deserve consideration for your yard or garden. Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
5 April 2016