Understanding the Advantages of a Saltwater Swimming Pool

Understanding the Advantages of a Saltwater Swimming Pool

You can find chlorinated freshwater pools in just about every suburban neighborhood in the country. They’re clean, they’re attractive and they’re fairly easy to maintain. That doesn’t mean that they’re perfect for everyone, though. The harsh chemicals used to cleanse the water in these pools can easily irritate sensitive skin. Over the years, the cost… Read more »

Stopping the Spread of Crabgrass

Stopping the Spread of Crabgrass

Did you know that crabgrass was originally brought to North America as a food source by Eurasian immigrants? It might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but now, a few centuries later, this plant has become one of the most common invasive weed species on the continent. You can find the coarse,… Read more »

Tips for Maintaining Your Brick Pavers

Tips for Maintaining Your Brick Pavers

A patio or walkway constructed of brick pavers can add an elegant, eye-catching flair to your home’s exterior. We love working with pavers because they offer so many opportunities for creativity. They’re also quite low maintenance, which makes them ideal for use in high traffic areas. To keep them looking their very best, however, you… Read more »

Winterizing Your Inground Pool

Winterizing your Inground Pool

Here on the East Coast we’ve been treated to some unseasonably warm temperatures this fall, but that doesn’t mean we should neglect important household maintenance items before the chill of winter sets in. If you have an inground pool, this is the perfect time to get it ready for winter. A swimming pool that isn’t… Read more »

The Importance of Curb Appeal For Your Home

Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or you just want maintain or raise its current value, you should take the time to consider your property’s curb appeal. While it can be natural to focus on the inside of your house, which of course is important, don’t forget about what it looks like from… Read more »

Fall Lawn Care Tips

Maintaining the lawn around your property is something that you should be thinking about throughout the entire year. However, during the last few months of the year before winter, there are a few extra steps you need to take. By taking advantage of the following lawn care tips you can ensure your property’s landscape remains… Read more »

Why Flagstone Is A Great Material for Patios

Flagstone Patios

Flagstone patios are a great way to make an addition to your backyard the natural way. Never tacky, flagstone is a naturally occurring material and, subsequently, in its own element on your lawn. It subsequently contributes to, rather than takes away from, the aesthetic of your outdoor space. Aside from the natural aesthetics, flagstone has… Read more »

Picking the Right Mulch for your Landscape

There are many factors to consider when picking the right type of mulch to fill your garden or surrounding landscape like what type of plants, flowers or shrubbery is confined within, if your focus is to prevent and keep out weeds, or if you are intensive on correlating with the color of your house. Stone… Read more »

How you know Your Lawn Service Took the Right Steps

Culturing a green, healthy lawn is a very fickle thing. When hiring a professional to install a lawn to meet your needs, you want to ensure they are taking a few basic steps. Rototilling Compacted soil is the enemy to growth of any kind. Compacted soil is void of oxygen and impervious to water. Aerating… Read more »

What Mulch Can Do For Your Plants

Mulching

Every gardener with a green thumb knows mulch is a valuable addition to garden beds and to shrub and tree bases. Mulch offers a most versatile list of benefits to plant life and root structure. But what exactly makes mulch such a commodity to trees and shrubberies is countless and even a little surprising. The… Read more »