Have Problems With Erosion? Tips For Building A Concrete Block Retaining Wall

If your home's yard has a steep incline, chances are that you are dealing with erosion. Every time it rains, it takes a bit of the soil downhill with it, causing your yard to gradually erode away. Thankfully, it's easy to build a concrete block retaining wall to fix the problem. Here are some tips for doing it on your own. Retaining Wall Placement You'll need a level, solid surface to build your retaining wall. Read More 

Why Is Your Lawn Still Brown In Spite Of Plenty Of Watering?

When your lawn starts looking a bit brown, watering it a few times should do the trick and leave it looking much greener. But what if this does not work? If you're watering your lawn generously but it is still brown and crunchy, one of these problems is probably to blame. You're watering at the wrong time of day. If you're watering in the middle of the day when the sun is out, you're probably doing more harm than good. Read More 

Permaculture Basics: Five Edible Ornamentals That Also Attract Pollinators

When planning your permaculture landscape, you'll need to include plants that attract pollinators. Instead of using ornamental flowers that provide nothing else, try planting some of these edible ornamentals that also are pollinator attractors. Sunflowers While most people think of the giant sunflowers with black-and-white striped seeds as the only edible variety, this is far from the truth. In fact, there are dozens of sunflower cultivars that range in color from creamy white to rust red with a few bi-colored flowers. Read More 

Are Pine Needle Droppings Increasing Your Lawn Care Quotes? 3 Ways To Fix This Problem

Being a homeowner comes with a large number of responsibilities. Vacuuming, washing dishes, watering plants, mowing the lawn, sweeping up the driveway, and many other things ranging from quick and easy to difficult and time-consuming. If you have a large backyard with an equally sized lawn, you may be fine with getting professional lawn care services, but not when it is going to cost you a pretty penny.  The cause may be pine trees that are constantly dropping needles, which can create a huge obstruction. Read More 

Backyard Blooms – 5 Steps To Planning The Perfect Flower Garden

For most homeowners, a beautiful and vibrant flower garden (or two or three) is a must-have item for their landscape design. But a properly executed flower garden calls for more than just plopping some seeds in the dirt and hoping for the best. Here is a 5 step guide to planning the perfect flower garden for any yard. Create a Style or Theme. Consider your overall yard style and the feelings you want it to convey, then try to incorporate this into your garden. Read More