Unfortunately, over time, patio pavers get dirty. This has to do with the way nature operates. Lichen, fungi, and moss tend to build up on patio pavers bricks like they would any regular rock found outside. Thankfully, patio pavers are flat and easy to clean using power washing. However, there are some downsides to power washing your patio. When done incorrectly, power washing can actually damage your patio pavers, so it’s always recommended to receive service from power washing professionals if possible. The bottom line is, yes, you can power wash your patio pavers, but there is a risk of damage if you are inexperienced in how to do it. Here is how your patio pavers could become damaged by amateur power washing.
Our driveways are often underappreciated parts of our hardscaping. Most homeowners use them every single day to keep their cars off of the busy neighborhood streets, and believe it or not; a well-kept driveway can heighten the curb appeal and value of your home. However, most driveways are made out of concrete, which is prone to weathering or damage by nature or other causes such as oil spills. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to perform occasional concrete maintenance to keep your driveway in tip-top shape. Want to learn more about concrete maintenance for your driveway? Learn more about the process here.
We’ve made it to the first weeks of July, and that means we have officially reached the beginning of the midsummer season. And, as all Marylanders know, some of the strangest weather patterns of the year. One hour it will be clear-skies and sunny, and the next hour it will be torrential downpouring. This sort of unpredictable weather can actually seriously affect your lawn. All of this interesting weather means that weed control will be extra important in the upcoming month. Even though most weed control is done in spring, some cleanup is needed throughout the midsummer because of the frequent summer storms. Take power over the weed situation this summer with these weed control tips!
It’s summer, and unless you have a pool or sprinkler system, you are likely not going to want to be outside for very long during the daylight hours. This is because it is extremely hot outside, and this week in Maryland, it actually reached a dangerously high heat index. But, if you have a nice patio area or even just a nice lawn landscape, some exterior lighting can enhance the overall look of your landscape, and you won’t have to worry about the scorching hot weather of summer. Here are some tips on how to illuminate your landscape using exterior lighting so you can enjoy some outdoor time, even on the darkest of summer nights.
Water comprises the vast majority of the Earth, and every living organism is primarily composed of it. Every living thing relies on water in some shape or form to survive, and plants are probably the most obvious example. Plants need lots of water to grow and thrive; without it, they will quickly wilt and die. As such, keeping your garden landscaping care up will require a lot of water, especially in the upcoming humid hot months of July and August here in Maryland. In order to maintain proper landscaping care, it’s important to understand the role water plays in everyday life and the design of your landscaping. Want to learn more specifics on how water affects your garden? Read this blog for help.
You’ve probably witnessed some pretty strange things happening around central Maryland over the last few weeks: huge orange and black bugs flying everywhere, a rather irritating and loud humming noise, and maybe even some of your pets have been sneaking out to grab a once in a lifetime snack! (Yuck!) This is all thanks to the 17-year cicada. Now, the cicadas are reaching the end of their lifespans and are starting to die off in mass quantities. The Brood X cicadas may be on their way out for the next 17 years, but that doesn’t mean that they haven’t affected the landscaping of your home. Here are some ways that Brood-X cicadas have affected your landscaping, both good and bad.
Normally, we love our trees. They are not only beautiful for the surrounding environment, but they are good for the Earth, a renewable resource, and they bring some much-needed natural shade in the hot summer months. However, trees are living beings as much as people are, and they too will eventually die. Plants can succumb to disease, poor water quality, pest infestation, or even old age. While trees are naturally resistant on some levels, too much will overpower them, and they will die. Dead trees are not just an unsightly eyesore; they actually pose quite a few dangers not only to properties but also to physical safety. Here’s why tree removal of dead trees should be a priority for any nearby property owner.
Mulch — a source of contention for many homeowners. In fact, there is so much to understand about mulch. The reality is, it is difficult to decide what type of mulch is best for your lawn. But there are some key ways to better understand the different types of mulch out there and which are best suited for your needs. Here is a super helpful guide to understanding the nuances associated with mulching and the health of your lawn.
Landscapers are critical when it comes to your home. In fact, there is nothing more important for homeowners than ensuring not just their interiors are pristine but their exteriors are also in tip-top shape. The reality is, with the warmer weather coming to the area quickly and with a vengeance, having your landscaping taken care of can make a world of a difference. Here are just a few select reasons why investing in landscaping services can be beneficial for your home.
We’ve all been to fancy resort locations or public gardens and walked on the designated paths. Not only are these paths usually breathtaking in design and landscaping work, but they usually also give the illusion that the ground is elevated higher up. This effect is all possible thanks to a landscaping secret known as a retaining wall. While walls were originally designed for creating suitable pathways in hilly areas or places with uneven terrain, they now are a popular choice for just about any aesthetic in landscaping. Here’s some info on why a retaining wall is a great addition to your property’s landscaping design.