suburban house with low maintence landscaping

5 top tips for low-maintenance landscaping

A lush lawn and garden boosts your homes curb appeal, but it also takes a lot of your free time. You want to spend that time enjoying the space, not taking care of it. The solution? A few low-maintenance strategies to keep your yard looking great while maximizing your relaxation time.1. Install an automatic irrigation systemWith an automatic irrigation system, you dont even need to be home to water your lawn and garden. You can spend all that extra time... read more
built in deck furniture with privacy panel

5 smart ideas to refresh your deck

As seasons turn, your focus begins to shift to the outdoors. Your deck or patio becomes your new living room — an ideal setting for memorable moments with friends and family. If you look at these spaces and long for a refresh, the time to start planning is now. You have options, and many you can do yourself...
large deck with stairs and sitting area under deck

3 easy ways to increase the life and value of your deck

Building a deck is one of the best home improvement investments you can make. According to Remodeling Magazines 2019 Cost vs. Value Report, a homeowner can expect to recoup about 76 percent of the cost of building a wood deck and 69 percent of a composite deck when the time comes to sell their home. No matter what...
Vinca Tattoo Black Cherry Container

Striking new trends in flowers and plants for your garden

Todays plant lovers want more than the traditional flowers to enhance their home. Rather, people want to enjoy the experience of getting in touch with nature, while also looking for unique flowers and plants to add a more creative, personal touch of color and inspiration to their yards. This year, gardens will be more visually interesting, environmentally friendly...
Huge lake home with retaining wall, step risers, seat wall, plantings and gazebo.

Retaining walls to the rescue

Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are one of the most versatile landscaping tools in the homeowners and professional landscapers toolbox. Retaining wall units have evolved from just being used to retain soil, transition slopes and prevent erosion. Todays SRWs can do all that plus serve as multipurpose building blocks for a variety of outdoor-living features, including stairs, columns,...
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