New Landscape Makes a Yard Feel New Again
A new sod lawn provides obvious instant gratification and will take root and take off growing as long as you make the right preparations to the soil and install it in a smart manner. Here are some great recommendations that you can use and apply in your upcoming sod installation project to get your yard looking its best with a full lawn.
Check and Prepare the Soil
Your lawn is going to settle onto its new soil site and take root over the next few days and weeks, so it is essential that you prepare the soil properly before you install it.
Paver patios are attractive, cost-effective, and quick to install. One of the few complaints with these patios is that they can sometimes suffer from drainage problems. Fortunately, this is an issue you can avoid.
1. Base Construction
Good drainage begins before the first paver is laid into place. A well-drained base consists of a thick layer of gravel on top of a weed-blocking fabric. The fabric, also called a geotextile, allows water to trickle through.
When you are working with a yard without any landscaping or improvements, the soil can become loose and erode away, leaving your yard filled with rocks where there is no weed growth. Yard improvements with landscaping features to control and stop erosion are essential and not just for the visual improvements they make to your property. Here are some options to help stabilize the soil in your yard and prevent erosion from wind, rains, and other natural elements.
Is your yard big, small, or somewhere in between? No matter your yard's size, the following maintenance tips can help you keep it looking great, month after month.
Mow at least twice a week.
Many people think of lawn mowing as a once-a-week chore, but when grass is experiencing its peak growth in the spring, you may be removing too much grass at once if you only mow once a week.
The current market offers different types of tree professionals you can contact when various needs arise. One of these experts is a tree doctor, also known as an arborist. Tree doctors possess the knowledge and skills that are required to handle different tree problems. Although most people know this, they don't know when to hire an arborist to examine the trees. Knowing the signs that it's time to call the tree doctor can save your tree and protect your loved ones and the entire property.
Hi. My name is Martha. My husband Leo and I are empty nesters. The last of our three kids moved out of the home about eight years ago. Since that time, we have talked a great deal about retirement and what we wanted to do with our house. The house is slightly too large for just the two of us, but we already have two grandchildren and from the way our kids talk, we are in for plenty more. We have decided to stay in our home since it has plenty of room for our family to come and stay with us from time to time. The one thing we really wanted to change is the backyard. Leo retired last year, and I’ll be retiring in about six months. We are already talking with the landscape contractor, and I’m excited to share some of our plans with you!
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