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Retaining Walls Part III: Retaining Walls vs. Garden Walls

Stacking Retaining Walls Against Garden Walls Unless you’re a licensed landscaper or spend hours every day poring over articles and websites that focus on landscape design, you’re likely one of the millions of people who look at the words “garden wall” and “retaining wall” and consider them to be pretty much interchangeable. Tomato/toh-matoh, right? Wrong.…

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Retaining Walls Part II: Costs of Concrete vs. Stone

Stacking Retaining Wall Stone Against Concrete As with anything, when you’re taking on a project like the installation of a retaining wall, you must consider the pros and cons of the materials…not the least of which is their cost. In comparing the two most commonly used materials for retaining walls – concrete and natural stone…

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Retaining Walls Part I: Materials: Concrete vs. Natural Stone

Concrete Versus Natural Stone Retaining Walls There are a number of reasons to install a retaining wall on your property, whether it’s simply for aesthetic purposes and adding visual interest or actually to serve a function like leveling out an area or preventing erosion. Whatever the reason, you can create retaining walls using various materials,…

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How to Create an Awesome Backyard Pond

Serene Solutions for Backyard Ponds It hardly takes a rocket scientist to realize that ponds are a source of tranquility. These small pools of water naturally seem to invite you to sit and stare into their soothing depths, listening to the wind whisper as it gently blows through the surrounding foliage and watching the contented…

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Best Practices for Dealing with Stormwater

Landscaping Solutions for Dealing With Stormwater If you’ve ever watched in horror as a seemingly endless torrential downpour of rain steadily floods your yard, you’ve had first-hand experience with the effects of improper drainage and adequate rain run-off. Amazingly enough, the increase in developed areas and the lessening of the natural landscape where rain can…

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Recycling Rainwater for Landscaping

How Rainwater Recycling Can Make Your Landscaping a Masterpiece Long before the advent of technologically advanced irrigation systems and citywide water companies that carefully metered out water, people were using rainwater to water their land. Since then, further advancements from the cruder systems of rainwater collection and harvesting once used all over the world have…

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Important Tips for Landscape Irrigation

Be Well-Watered with Landscape Irrigation Irrigating your lawn is crucial in keeping it – and whatever other landscaping you might have on your property – happy, healthy and properly hydrated. Regardless of the amount of money or time you invest in creating your outdoor masterpiece, that vibrancy will quickly fade into dull lifelessness if it…

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Figuring Out Your Fountain

Fountains of Tranquility There’s an undeniable experience brought by water…a calming feeling of tranquility that touches you on a cellular level and seems to hush your mind and your body. And by adding a water feature to your landscape design, you can achieve that very same sensory experience and transform even the most ordinary backyard…

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Five Best Water Features for Your Yard

The Trickling Tranquility of Water Features While pools might be the type of water feature that most readily springs to mind, there are actually a number of other options available that take up less space, require less maintenance and are less costly to install. The choice is up to you and what’s in your budget,…

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