Rain is a natural part of any growing season, so much so that one of our biggest worries is usually a lack of rain or drought, not too much. But like with anything else, too much of something, even a good thing like water, can be a bad thing. Rain that falls torrentially, with lots of accumulation over a short period, can damage and occasionally even kill some plants. How can you help your plants avoid or survive this rain damage?
One of the best things to do in the summer is to hang out and relax in the garden, preferably in a hammock with lots of shade or with your friends and family. Unfortunately, bugs and other pests also like to congregate near people and plants. Luckily there are several different types of plants that will help you keep bugs and other pests out of your garden!
When you think about drains, you probably picture your shower or maybe the kitchen sink. After all, these drains are the ones you see on a daily basis. When working properly, drains keep water from building up around them. Drainage in your yard works similarly, it just looks a bit different. Water buildup on your property can lead to lots of expensive damage. Here are some of the reasons you will want to make sure your yard has plenty of drainage.
Trees add immense beauty to any property. If you have a tree that hasn’t been looking so great lately, it may be diseased in some way. Here are some common signs of tree disease, and some care and prevention tips.
There really is no doubt that the summer heat can truly end up taking a massive toll on your lawn. In fact, Watering too much or too little, not mowing properly, ignoring the early signs of insects and bugs — it can all wreak havoc on your turf. Therefore, taking the proper measures initially can increase the chances your lawn looks great — even during the brutal summer heatwaves that come through the mid-Atlantic. Here are some of the key tips to ensure your lawn looks great despite the heat.
Let’s say that you already have a retaining wall. But for one reason or another, it has seen better days. Is it in need of repairs? Or has it simply collapsed and needs to be rebuilt? Here are a few things that you should know ahead of time.
As July turns into August, we can expect to experience some more scorching temperatures. Make no mistake – the dog days of summer are coming. Even though there are bound to be some cooler days, you’ve got to be mindful of sun damage. You know how you should wear sunscreen? Your plants could also use something along those lines. Here is a look at some ways to prevent sun damage from ruining your plants!
There are many different design choices you can make when it comes to making your curb appeal more impressive. For instance, think about how your landscaping looks and what hardscaping features can add to that effect. If you haven’t considered adding any hardscaping touches to your yard yet, here are a few reasons why you should do it!
The backyard is one of the most important parts of your home. With the right features and design choices, you could make it the envy of the neighborhood. Spending more time outside in the spring and summer is natural since you want to take advantage of all the sunshine. Want a new place to relax? Find out how to make your backyard better than ever before!
Every property needs a decent amount of landscaping. But without soil, your landscape would look totally different – and probably barren, too. Despite what you may think, it is possible to treat soil erosion and keep it from becoming a bigger problem. Read on to find out how!