Turning Off The Tap -- Design Your Landscape To Prevent Flooding

Do you have a problem with basement flooding? Are you using a sump pump way too often? The key to fixing your indoor flooding problem is usually out your yard. Here are 4 ways to prevent flooding in your yard and home.  Check Your Gutters Start your yard assessment with the gutters and downspouts. They are probably the easiest and cheapest fix. Go outside while it's raining (or use a garden hose in the gutter) and inspect the gutters' flow and how water is trickling down the downspout. [Read More]

Just Bought A Young Tree? Use These Three Tips To Care For It Properly

If you have just bought a young tree, you may not know what to do to ensure it grows properly. Use the following tips to make sure your tree thrives.   Avoid Soil Additives or Compost in the Planting Hole Your very first instinct might be to drop some compost or nutrient-rich additives into the planting hole before planting your tree. You might think you are getting your tree off to a good start. [Read More]

Lawn Maintenance Tips For Vacation Homes

If you have a vacation home in a different state or even a different town, lawn upkeep might be hard to maintain. If you can plan this right from the beginning, lawncare can be more streamlined. Here are four tips to keep your vacation home's lawn looking great. 1. Grasses Local to the Area Depending on your vacation home location, picking grass that would grow well in the local environment is key. [Read More]

Need A New Lawn? Try Hydroseeding

If you are planning to start a new lawn on your property, you have three main options. The two most common choices are using sod and seeding by hand. A lesser-known possibility, called hydroseeding, is also available. This article takes a more detailed look at this interesting and beneficial landscaping technique. What It Is The process centers around a mixture of various substances, including grass seed, mulch, fertilizer, binding agents and water, that work together to create a lawn. [Read More]