Landscaping with rocks takes some imagination

Landscaping with rocks takes some imagination

As you can imagine, landscaping is an extremely difficult job and profession for anyone that wants to get involved. With that being said, it can be a very lucrative business if someone owns their own company and have a lot of work. Nowadays, many people are trying to get creative with the aesthetics outside of their houses. This has seen an introduction of rocks included in landscaping. Having rocks in the landscape make it a bit more imaginative.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hardscaping, or landscaping with rocks, is a good choice for areas that are naturally low in natural water.
  • Though a well-devised rockery can be expensive, it does not require watering, the yard will always look “done” and the final effect is fire-proof.
  • Colorful mosaics, which catch the light and have enormous eye-appeal, can be a good choice for a garden that relies less on greenery.

“To add interest, they decided to use geometrical shapes when laying out the rocks. They did plant some myoporum, a low-growing evergreen plant, as a ground cover for an area in front of the house. They also used various types of ice plant to add color and a large variety of succulents and tropical plants for shapes, colors and texture.”

Read more: https://www.myvalleynews.com/story/2018/08/31/lifestyles/landscaping-with-rocks-takes-some-imagination/62303.html

Ditch the sprinkler with these water-efficient landscaping ideas | Home improvement

Ditch the sprinkler with these water-efficient landscaping ideas | Home improvement

Who doesn’t appreciate a beautifully landscaped property? That said, experts in the field have noted that getting to green in this particular case can be very not green. Green-efficient, that is. Water sprinklers, the go-to choice of many home-owners, are habitually wasteful, only getting about half of the H20 to where it’s supposed to go. Moreover, this is despite the fact that U.S. homeowners regularly use 300+ gallons of water, sending up to half the amount outside.

Rather than waste good old H20, there are envitonmentally positive steps that will aid in keeping plants moist and hydrated without wastefully over-drenching them in water.

Mulching, for example, doesn’t only feed plants it keeps them moist, much as decaying leaves in the forest do. As the organic matter undergoes decay a sort of textured canopy is created that keeps water trapped within.

Besides conserving water, consider creating a stunning exterior look that simply needs a lot less H20 to begin with. Use succulents, statuary, rocks, colored gravel, glass and metal ornamentation. Grass and live plants are lovely. But, why not have them as accents, rather than as the primary outdoor ‘look?’ In short, you can have a fab outdoor area with tons of eye appeal without over-watering, or even needing that much of the wet stuff to begin with.

Key Takeaways:

  • U.S. home-owners use more than 300 gallons of water daily, enough to almost fill 10 bathtubs.
  • Even more shocking, is the fact that about a third of those gallons are winding up on the lawn.
  • One way to avoid needing to half-drowning your plants with inefficient sprinklers, is to use mulching which keeps plants moist over time.

“Hardscaping, the collective name for stone features used to landscape a garden or exterior area, gets points for being drought-tolerant — and when used properly, can really add some modern verve to your lawn.”

Read more: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/specialty-publications/your-news/martin-county/reader-submitted/2018/09/04/ditch-sprinkler-water-efficient-landscaping-home-improvement/1190194002/

From outdoor living spaces to solving drainage issues, landscaping deserves a careful look

 

One of the structural components and foundations of a home is the landscaping on which it is built. This is also one of the things that tends to be overlooked by people who are homeowners or looking to buy a new home. However, looking under the hood of landscaping will give you a better understanding of potential drainage issues that the home may have, as well as an understanding for the living spaces provided by the landscaping currently in place.

Key Takeaways:

  • Landscaping was the last item when the Lindberg’s wanted to have a home build.
  • In choosing a landscape design, it was advised that they match their landscaping with the style of their home.
  • Some landscaping projects though are not big and do not require a consultant such as removing grass from cracks or sidewalks.  You can also rent equipment and try DIY landscaping to save money.

“Many projects are within the scope of a homeowner’s abilities.”

Read more: http://www.grandforksherald.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/4487279-outdoor-living-spaces-solving-drainage-issues-landscaping-deserves