If you own a house but find the landscaping to be lacking, there are some simple things you can do to make the landscape more appealing. The typical suburban landscape is a green lawn, mowed, with a tree here or there, and maybe a shrub or two. Go from blah to beautiful with these simple landscaping updates.
1. Add lights.
Lights make your landscape much more sophisticated. Use lights along the pathway to your dor, around trees in the front yard, or along the edges of the shrub bed.
Do you have a tree on your property? How long has it been since you had the tree pruned professionally? If you're like many people, you may have answered the second question with "never," or perhaps you simply can't remember. But while you might not have given it much thought, it is actually a good idea to have your trees looked after by a professional on a regular basis. If not annually, then at least every other year.
Too many homeowners make the mistake of just letting the trees on their property grow wild and never give it a second thought until they are served with a citation from the town because the trim limbs are hanging on electrical wires or because the tree is starting to die and is, therefore, becoming a danger. Instead of allowing that to happen with your trees, you will want to take every opportunity to take great care of your trees.
If you've recently cut down a tree, you may have a tree stump sitting in your yard. Over time, the tree stump will eventually rot and die, but that takes time. In the meantime, however, there are many consequences that can result from having a stump in your yard. Check out these four reasons you should have that stump removed.
1. It Attracts Pests
As the tree stump rots, it becomes a paradise for pests, especially bugs that eat wood.
Living in a desert climate means that the temperatures can come from one extreme to the next. During the summer months, the temperatures will spike, and the surrounding area will be dry and arid. Summer months can also be hard on your yard if you are dealing with a desert climate, as grass can easily dry up and plants can wither away without proper daily care. If you want to take care of your plants during the desert summer effectively, here are some ways to water and care for your yard.