Outdoor Living Trends for 2012

Cultivating and customizing the backyard is an American love affair that will never waver with time. Even in 2012, according to a survey done by the American Society of Landscape Architects,  there's a high preference for transforming outdoor space for entertaining. Despite the sluggish economy, residential design has remained stronger than other categories throughout the [...]

The Pros and Cons Landscape Water Feature Design

Your current landscape is nice. It just seems to be missing something, though. But what? Well, have you ever considered adding a water feature, like a pond, fountain or stream? These features can really give you landscape that aesthetic element it was missing. Below you will find the pros and cons of the water features [...]

Charateristics of Full Veneer, Thin Veneer, and Man-Made Veneer

When it comes to landscaping projects involving stone, you must balance all of the following factors: aesthetic appeal, functionality, practicality, and durability. A good home improvement project must incorporate all of those factors while also being affordable. Oh yes, affordability. Who could forget? More often than not, your home improvement budget restricts your project more [...]

Design Ideas For A Small Backyard from your Baltimore Landscaper

If you think your design options are limited by the size of your backyard, think again. Small backyards have just as much potential as large lawns. With the proper landscaping, you can transform your tiny backyard into the backyard of your dreams. This article from eHow.com explains how. Multiple Levels Landscaping your yard to include [...]

What Is A Retaining Wall? Tips from Your Baltimore Landscaper

A retaining wall is commonly used either to level the slopes on your property or to retain them giving your yard more vertical properties. Depending on  your space, it will vary on if your landscape needs to be leveled or if a vertical look will work well. Retaining walls can be built for a variety [...]

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Dealing with a Flooded Basement

There is perhaps no more frustrating experience for a homeowner than dealing with a flooded basement. A basement flood can be a major disaster, especially if your basement is carpeted. Act quickly Cut the power to the basement if the water is near electrical sockets Remove standing water Dry EVERYTHING. Otherwise mold and mildew may [...]

A Peek at New Plants this Summer

With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your landscape in order. And nothing gives your garden that undeniable curb appeal like new, breathtaking plants. New Flowers to Liven up your Landscape Starlite Prairieblues: This plant’s beautiful periwinkle blue flowers with buttery-yellow keels will grow to 3-6 inches tall. Cherries [...]

The Importance of Proper Landscape Drainage

A landscape without sufficient drainage is essentially one giant puddle anytime it rains. What makes things even worse is that this pooling water can also wreak havoc on your property, causing several other issues, including: •      Lead to yellowing of your lawn •      Create low spots or unsightly water flow paths •      Drown trees, shrubs, [...]

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