What Is Hardscape Landscaping?

 

Hardscaped backyard with paver patio and a pond.

Landscaping is not only about mowing lawns and trimming hedges. Hardscaping is one of the elements of landscape design and installation which takes extensive skill and experience. What is hardscape landscaping? Here is what you need to know about this type of landscape service. In landscape terms, anything that involves planting or maintaining the plants…

Planning for Landscape Installation

 

Professional landscaper installing new sod.

A beautifully landscaped yard or property does not happen by accident. It takes extensive planning and expertise to create the right balance of focal features. If you are ready to redesign your landscaping, you need to have a plan. Here are some tips on planning your new landscape installation. Analyzing Your Property Before you begin…

What Is a Retaining Wall and How Are They Used?

 

Retaining walls with flower beds.

Retaining walls are a type of hardscape feature that is used for many purposes in landscaping. While they may look decorative, there are many functional reasons for adding a retaining wall to your property. What is a retaining wall and how are these features used in landscaping? What Is a Retaining Wall? A retaining wall…

Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for Your Yard

 

A home with landscaped and well-maintained bushes and shrubs in a front yard.

Not everyone has the time to spend on maintaining a complex landscape design. If you want a beautiful yard but do not want to dedicate every weekend to maintenance, there are ways to achieve both. Here are some low maintenance landscaping ideas for your front, back and side yard. Some landscape designs require constant care.…

When and How Much Do You Tip Landscapers?

 

A professional landscaper trimming yard plants.

You tip your waitress and barista – you may even tip your housekeeper, hairdresser and ride share drivers. But do you tip landscapers? If you are not sure about tipping lawn service and landscaping companies, here is an outline on when and how much to tip landscapers. Do Landscapers Accept Tips? Many landscapers do accept…

How to Become a Top Commercial Landscaping Company

 

A professional landscaper with lawn care equipment.

In the landscaping industry, the majority of companies offer both residential and commercial landscaping services. While most landscaping companies will gladly accept commercial accounts, what does it take to become a top commercial landscaping company? Commercial landscaping accounts offer consistent income, usually year-round. This is enticing to any landscaping company versus constantly needing to acquire…

Top Landscaper SEO Strategies

 

A person using a laptop and a phone to search local landscapers.

If you own a lawn care or landscaping service, attracting customers is vital to grow your business. Digital marketing is a cost-effective way to connect with potential clients in your area. There are some proven landscaper SEO strategies that can help you get the most from your digital marketing efforts. Search engine optimization, or SEO,…

How Much Liquid Chlorine to Add to the Pool

 

A relaxed little boy in a swim ring floating in a swimming pool

One of the key aspects of maintaining a swimming pool is ensuring the water is kept at the right pH levels. Liquid chlorine is one of the chemicals many pool owners need to ensure their pool water is safe for swimming. However, you must know how much liquid chlorine to add to your pool to…

Do You Have Chipmunk Holes in Your Yard?

 

Chipmunk trying to eat garden flowers.

Chipmunks are cute critters when they are in cartoons, but they can be a nuisance when they choose your yard as their home. While some people may not mind sharing their property with chipmunks, others do not appreciate the damage they can cause, including chipmunk holes in their yard. What Is a Chipmunk Hole? Unlike…

How to Get Rid of Sticker Weeds

 

Sticker Weed Plant

Weeds in general are aggravating when they invade your yard, but sticker weeds take it to a new level. Not only are they invasive, but they can stick to you, your family and your pets. Here is what you need to know about types of sticker weeds and how to get rid of sticker weeds…