Now that the end of summer is upon you, you might be looking back at the work you put into your garden. Was it worth it? Consider how many hours you spent cutting the grass and tending all the plants in your flower beds. While your garden probably shows the work you put into it, you may be thinking of ways that you can still have a gorgeous backyard while not making it a backbreaking enterprise.
You may be thinking of getting artificial turf for your home, and it's a good choice with lots of advantages. However, it has a reputation for getting a bit warm during the hotter times of the year. Live turf stays cool mostly because it holds water, but artificial turf needs no regular watering. It is true that artificial turf does warm up when in direct sunlight, but there are ways to mitigate the problem.
Boosting the value of your home before selling it can make a big difference in how much attention your home gets when listing it. While you may be eager to sell your home as soon as possible, you can often make a lot more money just by making a few changes to the property. If the landscaping isn't looking its best, the front or back yard can be good places to start since it can be affordable to make improvements to and makes a big difference for showing to potential buyers, as well as in online photographs for the listing of your home.
Spring is in the air! Birds are chirping, butterflies are flitting about, and if you're like most people, there's something you are dreading: spring cleaning. Contrary to popular belief, spring cleaning does not have to be boring or time-consuming -- especially when it comes to your landscaping and home exterior. In fact, if you complete only the six tasks on this list, you'll be pretty set for the season. 1. Power wash your siding.
If your property sits next to a hill, you may have an old retaining wall keeping dirt and water from making a mess of your landscape. However, you may start to suspect that it is starting to lose strength and should be replaced. If so, look for the following signs that your retaining wall is failing and needs replacing. Individual Stone Faces Start Crumbling One of the first signs that your retaining wall is starting to fail is seen when the faces of individual stones start to crumble.