When it comes to maintaining a garden or lawn, most people imagine fertilizing, watering, and trimming their yards extensively during the spring and summer months. Yet how you care for your garden during times of low growth is every bit as important as what you do during the most vibrant months. Pests, fungus, and other threats to your plant often hibernate underground during the winter, leaving them free to attack your plants as soon as temperatures rise again. Meanwhile, the cold air, limited sunlight, and scarce moisture leaves grass and garden plants short on nutrients and moisture, limiting their ability to […]
You want your home to have the quality known as curb appeal. Does your house have it? Look at your house as if you’re seeing it for the first time, and view it objectively. What is there now, and what can you do to improve the home’s overall presentation? Curb appeal takes a holistic approach. No one thing defines it, but people know it when they see it.
Fresh and Clean
Curb appeal means a home that appears fresh and clean. If your house and its trim need painting, spend the money and have it done, or consider having siding put on the […]
Whether you have a landscape project in mind or just want a lush, green lawn all year long, planting the right kind of grass that adapts readily to Texas heat is essential to cultivating an award-winning lawn. Fortunately, several grass types are available that are low maintenance, drought-resistant and flourish in the heat during the summer months.
With a deep and extensive root system capable of accessing moisture during drought, Bermuda grass is perfect for Texas commercial and residential landscapes. In fact, Bermuda grass requires heat and full sun to grow thick and green. Although you won’t need to water Bermuda grass, it will […]
The summer heat subsides, the sunshine filters through leafy trees, and the cooler temperatures encourage homeowners to head out to their gardens. Fall is the perfect time of year to care for your plants, small trees, and shrubs, while simultaneously finding the space needed to plant a new shrub or two. Whether you want to completely revamp your landscape, or simply want to add a new dwarf shrub to the corner patio, there are a few seasonal shrubbery tips that you need to keep in mind if you want to create healthy outdoor spaces.
Planting Shrubs In The Fall
The fall months of […]
Stone is far more than a sturdy, durable construction material for hardscaping gardens and constructing outdoor living areas. It adds color, shape, texture and a distinctive look to homes, commercial properties, and public facilities. Stone adds beauty to landscapes.
Along with pathways, retaining walls for raised beds and conquering slopes, dry creek bed gardens and water features, stone stars in the outdoor kitchens and living areas. These days, many homeowners are avoiding expensive interior remodels by creating backyard living space.
Maybe you just want an outdoor stone fireplace or maybe you want it all. Let’s take a look at stone projects to […]
Whether you are in the process of constructing a new home, renovating your existing home, or preparing to put a house on the market, you should know that a great way to improve its value is through quality landscaping.
Landscaping adds natural beauty to your home and can reflect your sense of style, based on the colors, shapes, and sizes of the plants you put in and how they are arranged.
Elements of Landscaping to Consider
For better curb appeal, add a variety of new landscaping features to the property. For example, include several trees to bring shade and beauty. You might want to add some shrubbery […]
Which Plants Can Take the Texas Heat?
Talk about hot! In 2016, USA Today reported that four out of six of the hottest cities in America were in Texas. But that isn’t all. Texas is also prone to drought, flooding and powerful wind storms. It’s a wild ride of a state for anyone who is beginning to learn about landscape gardening or is new to Texas.
But if you want to develop a green thumb where summer temperatures regularly push 100 degrees F, you particularly need to become familiar with plants that can tough out Texas heat. One quick source of information is the Earth-Kind® […]