One of the most ominous symptoms of imminent tree failure is the development of a small gap between the soil and the tree's trunk. Such gaps can indicate a wide array of problems, but most importantly, they indicate that the tree is at high risk of failure.
It is always important to inspect your trees for this problem, and solicit the assistance of an ISA-certified arborist to address the problem.
One of the most unique things about working fresh herb plants into your landscape is the fragrance that you enjoy throughout the growing season. One particularly fragrant plant that looks elegant in any landscape is rosemary. Rosemary is an evergreen hedge-like herb plant, and the woody stems of the plant help it hold up to demanding environments. Although it's a warm-weather plant, it is tolerant of colder climates as well. Here's a look at what you need to know to plant rosemary as part of your landscape.
If your yard space is primarily shaded by larger trees, other homes, or fences, this doesn't mean that you need to give up on your landscaping. There are plenty of landscaping options that can cater to a shaded space. Here are four ideas for landscaping when sunshine might not hit your yard much during the day.
1. Less Grass and More Mulch
If you have patchy grasses on the sides of your walls or around trees because these areas aren't getting the sunlight they need, stop fighting this uphill battle.
After a long winter, your yard may be looking a little less than ready for a summer of use and fun. But if your budget doesn't allow for a big makeover to give it a new life, there are still a lot of ways you can spruce up your lawn cheaply or even for free. Here are 5 ideas anyone can use.
Feed it. You don't need expensive or harsh fertilizers to get a greener lawn.
If you are trying to landscape your yard and there is a slope, you can install a retaining wall to level things out for you. A retaining wall works very well for this purpose, but you may not be aware of how it can protect your home from becoming damaged. Here is some more information about installing a retaining wall.
Prevent Water Damage
A retaining wall can stop water from flowing into your basement.