What To Do with Rose Petals

 

rose petals

When you have a rose garden, you will enjoy the benefits of beautiful flowers for a few months or more every year. But you will also experience a plethora of rose petals falling after each flower has fully bloomed. Once the roses deteriorate, do you know what to do with rose petals? It seems like…

How to Remove Snow from Roof Tops

 

House roof with ice dams.

Winter can come with snow storms that can pile up snow and ice everywhere you look. One place where snow can cause the most damage is on the roof of your home. If you have snow accumulated on your roof, it can lead to many problems. Here is what you need to know about how…

Best Stone for Driveway Surfacing

 

A residential house with a stone driveway.

Stone is a fantastic material for all types of outdoor hardscapes, including driveways. If you are resurfacing your driveway, natural stone can offer a wide selection of options to provide an even, functional and beautiful surface. From cost-friendly gravel to gorgeous marble pavers, there is an option for every budget and style. Determining what is…

What Is a Backflow Preventer? Do I Need One?

 

Working sprinkler watering a lawn and flower beds.

If you have a sprinkler or irrigation system that is connected to a public water system, you should know about irrigation backflow preventers. Depending on where you live, it may be required to add a backflow irrigation device to prevent contamination of the public water supply. What is a backflow preventer, and should you have…

Benefits of Drain Rock for Landscaping

 

Manicured lawn and gravel mulch with evergreen plants.

One of the key components of a beautiful landscape design is proper drainage. You may not see most drain rock, but it is an important underlying material for many landscaping projects. From paved patios to French drains, drainage rock is needed to manage water and erosion. Let’s take a look at what is drainage rock…

How Often to Water Grass Seed for Best Results

 

A person watering newly grown grass.

Are you planting a new lawn, or do you want to replenish a thin lawn? Growing grass from seed takes time, but it is the most economical option for creating a thick, beautiful lawn. Whether you are starting a new lawn or overseeding, your grass seeds will need water and nutrients to thrive. If you…

Mimosa Pudica: The “Touch Me Not” Plant

 

Mimosa Pudica

Many people need their personal space and the same is true for some plants. The mimosa pudica is a touch-sensitive perennial shrub that grows in regions around the world and is known by many different names. Universally, the mimosa pudica is called the “touch me not plant,” but it is also known as the shame…

How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants

 

Sugar ants harvesting food from doughnut..

There are many types of ants that can infest homes and property, but sugar ants are among the most common. These small black or brown ants are pests that can invade your gardens and kitchens alike and may seem impossible to control. Sugar ant infestations can be frustrating, but there are ways to control these…

10 Ways to Use Decorative Rock

 

A front yard with decorative rocks used for retaining walls.

A beautiful outdoor space can include a variety of elements to hold your landscape design together. One of the fundamental materials used in landscaping is rock – it is natural, durable and versatile. Decorative rock comes in a wide variety of colors, sizes and shapes that can be used in many ways for form and…

How Different Types of Landscapes Affect Landscape Design

 

Backyard with landscaped slope.

When you talk about landscapes, it can cover both the geographical environment where you live and the man-made designs in your outdoor space. For homeowners, both impact the function and beauty of their yard and outdoor areas. When considering landscape design, you need to also think about the landscape of your property. It is important…