When we approach a front door or entryway for the first time, we want to feel invited and welcome. A well designed landscape for the front of your house can serve to draw your guests closer, creating a sense of movement and interest that they will naturally follow. The photos show a newly landscaped entry … Continue reading Make Your Entryway Landscape Inviting and Welcoming
An Entryway Landscape, the Gateway to Your Home One of the most important parts of your home, the entryway, does not begin at the front door; it begins at the curb. Even as someone drives or walks past your house, they begin to form an impression based on what they see of the approach to … Continue reading Landscaping Before & After
It won’t be long until leaves are falling. Removing leaves and debris in fall ensures the lawn will continue to get much needed light as the days get shorter. If fallen leaves are not removed, the lawn will become weak, yellow and will eventually die from lack of the nutrients which are needed to survive … Continue reading Fall and Your Lawn
Fall is an ideal time for aerating. The summer temperatures have cooled with more moisture in the ground. Aeration helps the existing turf by improving the depth and extent of turf grass rooting, allowing better water uptake, enhancing fertilizer use, loosening compacted soil and speeding up thatch breakdown. The cores are left on the lawn … Continue reading Fall Aeration is Beneficial to Your Lawn
Removing leaves and debris in fall ensures the lawn will continue to get much needed light as the days get shorter. If fallen leaves are not removed, the lawn will become weak, yellow and will eventually die from lack of the nutrients which are needed to survive the winter months. You know why a fall … Continue reading It Won’t Be Long Until The Leaves Are Falling.
Rust does not usually kill the grass but it is considered a nuisance.
With dry weather, people start wondering what is going on with their brown lawn. The first thing to realize is that when lawns go brown in the heat of the summer, usually due to lack of rain/water, they are not dead, they are just dormant. If you are letting a lawn go dormant, commit to … Continue reading Key Suggestions When The Conditions Are Dry
One of the most difficult challenges in landscaping is working with a sloped yard. While gentle to moderate slopes may create interest and actually help with some design goals, steeper slopes can create frustrations when planning for normally straightforward projects such as planting trees or building a patio. Despite these difficulties, creative solutions to sloped … Continue reading Landscaping a Sloping Yard
Chinch bugs thrive in hot, dry weather. Sunny areas are usually the most affected. All common turf grass species in Ontario are susceptible to chinch bug feeding, but some varieties may be more susceptible to chinch bug damage. Life History: The adult chinch bug can spend the winter congregated under trees and shrubs and on … Continue reading Don’t Let Chinch Bugs Cause Problems in Your Lawn
Backyard drainage issues are usually caused by compacted soil, incorrect grading, or improper location and installation of landscape features like a fence. Once the source of water pooling in the yard has been discovered, there are three solutions you can choose from: Dry river beds (a shallow ditch which follows the drainage path your backyard). Dry wells (holes filled … Continue reading My Backyard Has a Drainage Issue…Now What?