Is your concrete, stone, or brick patio showing signs of a busy summer? Stains from mustard, berries, red wine, grease, rust, sap, mold, soot, or compost can become permanent blotches on your hardscaping. Taking steps from our guide to removing stains from your patio now can keep them from becoming everlasting reminders of that grilling disaster or potting nightmare!
Most people view their animals as family members and want the best for them. There are millions of products sold to pet owners every day to accommodate furry friends inside our homes. But how often do we think about their outdoor space? Landscaping adds great visual appeal to a home but can also benefit pets. … Read more
Adding rock or mulch to your landscape is a wonderful way to beautify your property. However, it can be confusing to determine which is your best option. Both rock and mulch have many different variations in their use that will affect your decision. Let’s look at the benefits and drawbacks of rock vs. mulch to … Read more
There has been a lot of buzz in the last few years about landscaping with native plants. The United States has a serious problem with invasive plant species like kudzu, English ivy, or star-thistle. These plants have been introduced to areas where the native plants simply can’t compete, and they can cause serious harm to … Read more
Signs of summer are everywhere, and spending time outdoors is not only a priority but a tradition for many New Jersey families. Enjoying the outdoors means a close encounter with all that Mother Nature has to offer, from songbirds to butterflies and unfortunately, a few uninvited disease-carrying pests. Fear not, fellow Jerseyans, we have some simple tips … Read more
Dividing backyard space for function and beauty begins with deciding which unique spaces will be most beneficial to you. Have you always wanted a garden or are you looking for a space for meditation? After you have thought about what would go into your oasis, it’s time to consider function. Your house is divided into … Read more
When it comes to landscape design, a “DIY fail” can cost lots of money and have disastrous results. Before you get out your shovel and head to the home improvement store, consider these 5 risks of DIY landscape design. The do-it-yourself attitude is strong these days, and with good reason: it’s fun and rewarding to do … Read more