A landscape should be designed to fit the family – including your furry family members. A thoughtful landscape design takes into consideration the reality of your pet’s habits, and will help ease frustration commonly associated with damage caused by playful romping. Here are practical tips on how to create a beautiful and safe landscape for all your loved ones.
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An important part of winter landscape maintenance is tree pruning, including the ever-popular ornamental flowering trees such as dogwoods and crape myrtles here in northern Atlanta. Late winter is the ideal time to prune the trees in your landscape because the trees are dormant this time of year, and pruning now will help stimulate new growth in Spring.
Everyone agrees that trees boost home values, although the estimates on just how much varies. In Fulton County, homes sold for nearly $105,000 more in neighborhoods with mature trees, according to a study by The University of Georgia. Today, HGTV.com reports that mature trees in a well-landscaped yard can increase the value of a house by 7 to 19 percent.
Ornamental grasses and groundcovers offer both visual and practical benefits. Strategically placed, these plants can add interest, texture and help define borders or transition areas within your landscape. And the root systems do a wonderful job of slowing erosion.
Your mailbox is the landscaping feature closest to your curb, and a mailbox makeover is an easy way to quickly boost your curb appeal. Often overlooked by homeowners, your mailbox the first thing visitors see when looking for your house number. And a mailbox makeover can go beyond the updating the mailbox itself – it is an opportunity to add color, style and polish to your landscape.
There are many myths when it comes to the best way to care for a live tree indoors. But some experts say that a healthy, freshly cut tree should last up to two months with the proper care and watering. What’s the secret to maintaining a healthy Christmas tree? The single most important factor in keeping your tree healthy throughout the season is providing adequate moisture.
An inviting landscape is a wonderful way to make a first impression when you’re welcoming guests into your home. If you’re planning on putting your house on the market, it’s also a smart way to add value to your property.