Choosing The Right Landscaping Plants

3 Reasons To Hire A Professional Tree Removal Company

Do you have an old tree that is large and takes up lot of space in your yard? If you have decided to remove the tree, it might be a good idea to hire a professional company to perform the task on your behalf so it will get done in a smooth manner. Take a look at the article below for a few of the reasons why hiring a tree removal service is in your best interest. Read More 

Fairy Rings Are Not Something To Play With

With a cute name like "fairy ring," you would expect to see a bunch of storybook characters cavorting around on your lawn, but that is not the case at all. Fairy ring is the name of turf damage done by Basidiomycete fungi.  Identifying Fairy Ring There are three types of fairy ring fungi; one that produces only a ring of hyper-green grass, one that produces a green ring and mushrooms, and one that just produces mushrooms. Read More 

How To Make The Best Of A Swampy Yard

Swampy yards can make a problem for property owners who want to keep their outdoor space usable and attractive. Knowing what you can do to make the best of a swampy yard can help you enjoy your property despite its limitations.  Install a Rain Garden A rain garden is a garden in a low-lying area. Ideally, a rain garden will be at the bottom of a trench surrounded by well-draining soil, so that all water from the spaces above will drain into the rain garden. Read More 

Tips For Spotting And Removing Dead Wood

Trimming a tree isn't just a task undertaken to control the size or shape of the canopy. It's also a necessary task to help keep the tree safe from disease organisms that have invaded a weakened branch or pests that are feeding on the deadwood of a dying branch. The following tips can help you recognize and remove dead and dying wood correctly. Tip #1: Follow the fungus Visible fungal growths, especially if present on a branch that is refusing to leaf out, are often signs of dead or dying wood. Read More 

Pretty Ideas For Adding A Small Garden To Your Yard

Perhaps you have a small yard, or maybe the majority of your space is relegated to another task. Either way, you don't have a lot of space for a garden. That doesn't mean you have to do without the pretty accenting of flowers and other ornamental plants. Instead, create a small garden with whatever space you have available. Mailbox Garden The land around a mailbox is often under-utilized in landscaping. Change this by transforming your mailbox into the centerpiece of a pretty mini garden. Read More