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Landscaping Drainage

 

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Landscaping Drainage

Where soils are dense water may collect. This problem can be handled by drain system in place. Most properties require some sort of landscaping drainage plan to assure these areas are addressed.

 

 

Drainage Designs

A designer analyzes the nature of your yard, and calculates the grade. Spot elevations tell the where problems may lie so they can be solved during the design process.

 

 

Ground Water

Ground water can also play an important role in drainage. In the low lying areas of the South, the water table can be just inches below the surface. Such conditions create all sorts of problems for construction. Usually, these conditions limits planting options.

 

 

Rainfall

Where heavy rain downpours are common, poorly graded sites can quickly reach saturation. Water may stand longer than plants can tolerate. Drain systems help to preserve the landscape. Property owners can protect their investment by hiring a professional landscaping service.

 

 

 

 

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Landscaping Ideas

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LANDSCAPING IDEAS

There are many landscaping ideas to ponder. Having a beautiful lawn and garden creates visual appeal. Also, this increases the property value. Another benefit is homes with attractive landscaping move faster on the real estate market.

 

 

FRONTYARDS

Bring your home’s image to life by adding evergreens and seasonal colors. No matter what frontyard landscaping ideas you choose, use plants that are appropriate for your climate. You can create a front garden that impresses your neighbors, and others alike.

 

 

BACKYARDS

Extend your living area outdoors. This area can be used for entertaining and relaxing. Make your backyard useful by including an outdoor kitchen, fire feature or water garden.  Also, you can add a lush garden to attract wildlife. Whatever your individual taste are, this is valuable real estate that already belongs to you.

 

 

 

DRIVEWAYS

Concrete driveways are an unsightly part of a frontyard. However, you can transform their appearance by adding a few raised beds. Create curve appeal by designing these areas with soft-winding borders. Another decorative feature is to line these areas with stone. Also, this is a good place for annual and perennial color.

 

 

 

FLOWERS

Flowers are a way to set off the entrance way to your home. Also, including them in your garden is a great way to accentuate various focal points. If you have a small front yard, install a low fence which creates the illusion that your space is larger than it really is. The space adjacent to fencing is perfect for a flower bed.

 

 

 

BED MAINTENANCE

To protect one’s initial investment maintainence is necessary. Therefore, routine care is essential to ensure plants flourish. Prune limbs to encourage new growth. Remove weeds frequently so they don’t consume nutrients and water. Apply a layer of mulch to insulate root systems.

 

 

FERTILIZERS & HERBICIDES

Fertilize beds and trees to help them reach their potential. Ornamental varieties have unique soil requirements. Therefore, read product labels beforehand. Apply herbicides to control weeds. Also, limiting the presence of weeds reduces maintainence.

 

 

PESTICIDES

Use pesticides to avoid infestations that can hender or even kill plants. Most pests can be controlled with a single product. Some pests reproduce rapidly. Therefore, it’s wise to treat beds in advance of their presence.

 

 

LANDSCAPING  ISSUES

It’s important to routinely inspect retaining walls and walkways. Hence, these structures can deteriorate and become a safety hazard. Also, these issues are less expensive if handled when they first begin.

 

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Green Lawns

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Green Lawns 

The fastest way to have a green lawn is to lay freshly cut sod. A yard will be fully grown  within several weeks except during dormaint season. Grass planted in winter will certainly take off with the arrival of spring.

 

CHOOSING SOD                  

Homeowners can choose whatever type sod they prefer for their lawns depending upon your site’s conditions. For a deep-dark green lawn St. Augustine is the best pick. However, be ready to cut grass, because it has one of the fastest growth rates. For a light green colored lawn Centipede or Bermuda would be good choices. Keep in mind that site conditions are a deciding factor in which variety of

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Patio Ideas

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PATIO IDEAS

There are many varities of patios to choose from. Once the material is chosen a particular stlye must be decided on. From this point a design layout helps to map-out seperate areas. Areas needing drainage will sometimes be the deciding factor when it comes to where various structures are located.

 

 

Natural Stone

patio-flagstone-brick-paversFlagstone is  the best materials to use for a patio. Flagstone patios are a popular choice because it’s natural appeal and earthy shades of blues, browns, reds and greys. This stone creates a slip-resistant surface and is durable so cracking is unlikely to occur. You can produce a formal or informal look by the way it’s laid. For a formal style pieces are cut and laid in various pattern. For an informal appearance miscellaneous pieces are laid close together. This is sometimes called crazy paving. The joints can be poured solid with mortar or filled with gravel, mulch or ground covers can planted to fill in.  Another added plus with these patios is that they are permeate if joints aren’t filled with cement.

 

 

 

Concrete Pavers

patio-paverPavers allow for four times the load bearing weight of concrete slabs. Pavers not only allow for heavier loads than concerte slabs, they last longer. Cracking issues that exist with concrete slabs are not a concern with interlocking paver systems. If for some reason your paver patio or walkway becomes damaged or stained, you simply replace those pieces. Another plus is being able to  keep

 

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