Creating Can Lights For Your Outdoor Landscape

As the seasons change, and the temperature begins to get warmer, you might wonder how you can enjoy your outdoor landscape with some great lighting that's not too difficult to come up with. If you're hosting a summer party, or even just want to relax in your outdoor space, creating lighting is easy with old tin cans, and it is an inexpensive way to add ambiance. This guide explains how to create lights with old cans that you have no more use for in just a few simple steps. Read More 

Transform Your Front Yard With Landscaping

The front yard provides your home's first impression. How you landscape your front yard also adds to the house's curb appeal. Create a front yard that invites visitors and provides an oasis in your neighborhood. Picket Fence A white picket fence is a classic because it's both attractive and functional. A picket fence defines your space without seeming like a barrier. If white picket seems too traditional, paint the wood or leave it natural. Read More 

Planting And Caring For An Elm Tree

Known for their pointed, serrated leaves and tall, majestic canopies, mature elm trees are truly a sight to behold. They are less common than they once were, due to the prevalence of Dutch elm disease,  a deadly fungal infection that is spread by beetles. However, if you want to preserve the beauty of the Elm tree for generations to come, planting a few elms on your property is a great choice. Read More 

When Should You Seek Landscape Engineering?

If you're considering making some sweeping changes to your lawn's landscaping, you may already be perusing design websites for ideas. With the proliferation of DIY landscaping shows, there have never been more resources for the industrious homeowner to design his or her own dream garden. However, there are still some situations in which you may need professional assistance to ensure your new landscaping will look wonderful for years. Read on to learn when you should seek the advice of a civil engineer before installing your new landscape design. Read More 

Rescue That Lawn: Use Flowering Ground Cover Perennials To Fill In Patchy Grass

If you are tired of seeing balding spots in your grass and want to infuse some color into your landscape, then flowering ground cover plants may be the right fit for you.  Grass can have a difficult time growing in certain parts of your yard like around trees, garden beds, slopes, and areas directly adjacent to your home.  Fortunately, there are many hardy and blooming perennial plants that survive and thrive in difficult soil conditions. Read More