Outdoor pathways are areas that help create a functional method of getting from different locations of your yard or around your home. Outdoor pathways create a sense of direction for guests arriving at your home. They also provide access to areas that might be harder to reach without outdoor pathways. Read More
By Guest Blogger, Linda Bailey
It doesn’t take much to turn a perfectly manicured lawn into an obstacle course for yourself or your pets. Keeping your yard clear of clutter can help you more than you realize. Aside from the obvious physical attributes of a clean lawn, there could also be some mental benefits as well. Why is it important to keep your yard clear of the clutter?
We all have areas in our yards that are just hard to deal with. They may be wet or shady or in the burning sun but they have a tendency to kill off whatever we plant there. However there are some hardy plants that love these kinds of places. Here are some easy plants to grow in difficult areas:
This large flowering plant has leaves similar to a banana tree. The flowers come in a wide range of colors from yellow to orange and red. Standing straight and tall they can reach heights of over seven feet. These are very hardy flowers and can grow in all kinds of soil. From underwater to hot and dry they flourish. They also reproduce quickly by sending out shoots and will take over whatever area they are planted in. Full sun or shade they just keep blooming! Read More
In an effort to continue celebrating Earth Day, let’ take a look at how gardening benefits and supports a healthy lifestyle. By growing your own vegetables and using no pesticides, you will have less toxins in your body. Your home grown vegetables become tasty and healthy.By gardening, it can reduce your expenses and actually help you make a little money. With your own vegetables, you spend less money at the grocery store. You can also take your vegetables to farmers markets to make money. With gardening, you can maintain your home’s landscape and create a better view. And thus, the value of your home increases. Not to mention, gardening makes for a greener lifestyle. In support of Earth Day, making little changes can support our environment. Gardening benefits provide more value than you originally thought. Read More
When landscaping many homeowners add shrubs, trees and definitely flowers, however homeowners often forget about using grasses in their landscape design.
Ornamental grasses can add drama and flair to any garden. They flow in the wind, they are colorful and they are resilient. Many feel that grasses are all green, but they are come in reds, pinks, yellows, golds, rusts, blues and so many shades of green. Read More