4 Erosion Control Methods For Small Landscape Hills

A small hill or slope in your yard can lead to all sorts of drainage issues. Water coursing down the slope erodes the hillside, making it difficult to grow anything. The eroded soil and excess water can collect in other parts of the yard or even against your foundation, where it causes more problems. Fortunately, there are some methods for controlling the erosion. 1. Terracing Terracing is one of the best options for controlling erosion, especially on steeper slopes. [Read More]

3 Best Practices For A Chemical-Free Lawn

If you're like most homeowners, you love the feeling of well-tended, emerald green lawn grass beneath your bare feet — and if kids and pets are part of the picture, you already know that nothing makes a better play surface than a lush and healthy lawn. However, you may also associate this type of lawn with a time and labor-intensive maintenance schedule that involves the heavy usage of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, and you may be concerned that these chemicals aren't healthy for the four and two-legged members of your household. [Read More]

Landscaping Maintenance To Get Ready For Spring With Greener Lawns And Gardens

As the weather gets warmer, you may need to get started with maintenance around your home. This upkeep includes the landscaping, and there are some things you want to do for greener lawns and healthier plants. The following landscaping maintenance tips will help you get ready for spring with green grass and healthier gardens: Pruning After the Last Frost—Before the weather gets warmer, you want to get started with the earliest maintenance that you are landscaping needs. [Read More]

Weed Control Tactics to Help Reduce Your Reliance on Herbicides

Herbicides are certainly effective for weed control. However, there are some good reasons why you may want to limit your use of them. Perhaps you want to avoid killing off other plants in the process of treating weeds, or maybe you want to limit herbicide runoff into nearby streams. In any event, there are some ways to keep your weeds under closer control throughout the year so you don't need to rely so heavily on herbicide sprays and granules. [Read More]