Landscaping Tips

Landscaping is a fun and relaxing hobby but before starting your project, you’ll need to take into account skill level, how much work you’d like to do versus paying someone else, your budget, the climate of your region and how you’ll be using your yard.

But there are certain sound steps you can take as well as steps that will help you avoid the most common mistakes.

The articles below are written for different skill levels offering ideas and tips to help you improve your landscape.

Landscaping Tips Articles

Avoid Common Landscaping Mistakes

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 01st February 2012

We live in a do-it-yourself culture. The upside to that reality is that many of us get tremendous opportunities to try our hands and new skills and to learn interesting things while saving money. The downside is that we sometimes trade expertise and quality for that experience and cost-effectiveness. Landscaping is a perfect example of this. Everyone wants to take care of the job without calling the professionals, but their lack of expertise can create problems.

Finding Out the pH Balance of Your Dirt

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 21st February 2012

Many plants are extremely dependent upon you maintaining the acidity or alkalinity of your soil. Hydrangeas for example are extremely difficult to grow if one does not understand how to maintain a proper pH level for this plant.

Changing pH Levels in Your Soil

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 21st February 2012

You may be wondering why your plants are not growing like you think they should, you water them daily and make sure they get the sunlight they need, but still you see your plants drooping and even dying. You figured out that the culprit behind your sickly plants was the soil itself and you even had the soil tested to discover the levels of pH in the soil.

Hire A Landscaper In 8 Simple Steps

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 21st February 2012

I know you’ve been dreaming of that beautiful outdoor living area where friends and family can gather for barbeques and pool parties, right? You’re probably wondering how to accomplish what you want. Here are few simple steps to get you going in the right direction and ultimately leading you to hire the perfect landscaper for your needs.

Landscape Designers

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 07th February 2012

A landscape designer can assist you with planning the layout of your landscape. They generally have training in the area of horticulture and landscaping, but they have not completed a degree in either area. Most landscape designers do this out of their love for the elements of landscaping. They generally work on a small scale, doing projects for individuals and small businesses.

Fall & Autumn Landscaping Tips

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 03rd February 2012

Well it’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school and you are taking stock on what you did for the summer and wonder where the time went. Every year seems to go faster and faster. Did I get to do the things I wanted to do this summer?

Landscaping Companies

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 03rd February 2012

There are many great landscaping companies available to work with who will help you create the landscape you have always dreamed of for your home. If you are lucky enough to know someone in the business you trust to complete the work for you, then you have an advantage. There are many things to consider before selecting a landscaping company to work with.

Hiding Modern Marvels

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 02nd February 2012

The modern world has many conveniences that most of us find absolutely necessary. It really doesn’t matter that these recent necessities were once luxuries reserved only for those living in the right places with the right financial means with which to support them. Today most people in modern America find the notion of living without utilities or central air conditioning simply impossible to consider. The one thing that most of these homeowners has in common though is the fact that the appearance of air conditioning units as well as utility boxes does much to disrupt the beauty and tranquility of our lawn and garden areas.

Landscape Designs For Your Home

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 02nd February 2012

Most people do not give the landscape design of their garden as much thought as the interior design of their home. Why? Don’t you think that if you have taken the time to coordinate the décor of your house to look good to your visitors and relatives, that doing the same for your garden or backyard is just as important? Your home is more that just the house you live in. Your home includes your garden and if you landscape design your garden, you not only add value, but improve the environment you and your family live in. And don’t forget the jealous neighbors!!

Benefits of Hiring A Professional Landscaper

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 01st February 2012

Should you hire a professional landscaping company or not, that is the question. You have to weight the pros and cons, and use some common sense. You have to ask you self some important questions first.

Ideas For Brown Thumb Gardeners

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 27th January 2012

What color is your thumb? Seriously. Mine has always been a little on the brown side. That has changed in recent years as I’ve had children and animals and learned to grow a few roots of my own. However, in my wilder days long gone by I would buy the cutest plant or flowering pot then bring it home and watch as it withered away. Some I would water too much while others managed to carry on despite my rare watering. Whatever I seemed to do for my plants seemed to be the wrong then.

Gardening Tips

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 18th January 2012

Gardening is a fun and relaxing hobby. Some gardens are for growing beautiful flowers while others are to grow vegetables. Regardless of the type of garden you have, there are some general guidelines to help ensure your garden produces the best results. Once you have decided what type of garden you want to have, do some research to find out what types of flowers and vegetables grow well in your region. Some thrive in wet environments while others need plenty of sunlight to grow.

Desert Landscaping For Beginners

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 02nd January 2012

When it comes to the desert and landscaping in the desert regions there is one word that comes to mind-conservation. Water is the most precious resource in a desert climate. As such many people in the past have missed out on the beauty of landscaping for fear of wasting this oh so precious resource. The good news is that you can have beautiful landscaping and even plenty of color while maximizing your use of water and even conserving this valuable commodity. I know it sounds amazing and to some a little too good to be true but with proper planning this is very possible even for the novice gardener and landscaper.