Archive for Landscaping & Supplies

If you’ve decided that you’re ready to hire a yard service contractor to take care of your yard and the outdoor tasks that otherwise take up too much of your hard-earned leisure time, the first thing you need to do is know how to find a reputable yard service company to get the job done […]

Black mulch can be a great way to improve the look of your garden, as well as to improve the health of your flowers, shrubs and plants. Black dyed mulch is actually regular mulch that is dyed to a black color using mulch dye that is safe for plants and the environment. You can buy […]

Bark chippings are a great way to improve the quality of your garden and protect your flowers, plants and shrubs. Also known as chipped bark mulch, bark chippings are essentially small bits of tree bark and other organic matter that are ground up for use in garden beds. By spreading a layer of bark chippings […]

Black plastic sheeting may look like a giant trash bag that comes in a roll, but it is much stronger and more durable and has many uses around the outside of the home.  You can use black plastic sheeting rolls in many ways – from preventing weeds from growing in your flower beds to protecting […]

Although less popular than other types of landscape lighting, line voltage landscape lighting is one option that residential homeowners may want to consider.  Line voltage landscape lighting is more often used by commercial properties, since line voltage landscape lights can be very bright, increasing the light’s impact and enhancing security. What is line voltage landscape […]

Do you want the landscaping in the front and back of your home to look as if you have put an immense amount of effort into it, without actually having to do much work?  This is completely understandable, as being able to have an awesome landscape without having to put so much time and effort […]

Many people don’t consider all of the options available for tropical pool landscaping.  There are a variety of plants that can survive outdoors with proper care, as well as outdoor decor and accessories with a tropical theme,  that can find their place in most regions of the United States.   These features can fit right in […]

We all know that a beautiful front lawn or backyard landscape is incomplete without at least one tree, preferably more, that not only provides an aesthetic quality, but also some much needed shade.  New homeowners often underestimate what it takes to maintain large to medium-sized trees, letting them take hold of the yard and ultimately […]

Merriam Webster’s definition of noise is sound; especially one that lacks agreeable musical quality or is noticeably unpleasant. Do you want to create a quiet, peaceful outdoor space where you can go and decompress and relax in your favorite garden rocking chair with a good book?  Do you live in an area where noise is […]

A beautiful home requires lighting on the outside as well as on the inside.  To properly light your grounds, you need to have some landscape lighting, which comes in many forms and styles. Solar powered landscape lighting can be a very economical way to light the outside of your home.  This type of lighting consists […]

I’ve finally decided to do something with my landscaping.  I have a decent lawn, that’s green for about two months out of the year, but I wanted more.  You know those yards you see on home improvement shows with decks, gardens, super green lawns, and lights highlighting everything at night?… That’s what I wanted. The […]

A pond is a beautiful addition to your garden.  Whether you want a koi pond or an aquatic garden with lilies, there is a pond for every mood.  Many instructional sites online will help you build a pond from scratch and there are also many prefabricated ponds for sale at gardening stores.  One of the […]

If you are looking for the perfect groundcover for a garden or other landscaped area, mondo grass may be just the answer.  Mondo grass is an easy-to-maintain turf that remains green all-year long and never needs to be mowed.  The secret behind this grass is that it is not really a grass at all, but […]

As spring approaches, it is time to pull out the gardening tools, hoses and sprinklers.  The race is on to see who will end up with the ultimate landscape by summer.  People want to see color as they walk through their neighborhoods after hibernating through a cold winter and rich, lush lawns.  Foliage from bulbs […]

By far, the best way to add landscape lighting to your yard is by utilizing and purchasing landscape lighting kits.  Why is this?  The reason is really easy to understand, as you usually can get a better deal if you buy things in bulk as opposed to buying things separately.  A landscape lighting kit comes […]

One of the more burdensome parts of home gardening is dealing with uninvited intruders to your garden.  Whether it is an influx of birds eating all of your berries, insects infesting your vegetables, or other pests eating your greens, these intrusions can leave you discouraged and frustrated.  A simple method to take care of many […]

Travertine is a beautiful and natural stone that is often used indoors on floors, backsplashes and even walls in the bathroom and kitchen.  Travertine tiles can also be used outdoors on patios, outdoor kitchens, stone fireplaces, walkways, inground pool surrounds and as exterior home siding, and they provide a natural feel to any space.  Using […]

If you are in need of tree removal, due to a tree that has died, is no longer in good health, or that you simply no longer want in your yard because it is too large, is too close to your home, or is blocking a view, you may be wondering what your options are […]

There are many uses for concrete blocks.  Concrete block construction can include anything from retaining walls and patios to outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, swimming pools, buildings and homes, and more.  Depending on what type of project you are looking to complete, there are different types of concrete blocks available for use. Concrete blocks can be used […]

Garden pots can be a great design element when it comes to planning out your garden décor strategy.  This is because garden pots add visual interest, create additional textural and color elements in a garden design, and can be easily moved or changed whenever the mood strikes.  A garden pot can be virtually any container […]