Overall Landscape Planning

How to Keep Dirt Off Patio Slabs During Rain

How to Keep Dirt Off Patio Slabs During Rain
While we use water as a base to clean most everything, rain and mud can create an awful mess on your patio. A patio bordered by plants can lead to a run-off of dirt and splashing of mud onto the patio slab. Proper planning and landscaping can reduce

How to Create a Miniature Backyard Forest

How to Create a Miniature Backyard Forest
If you love the magical feeling of being in the wilderness but live in the urban world where buildings, streets, traffic and crowds interrupt the flow of nature, create an oasis with a miniature forest in your own back yard. All the elements that mak

Best Way to Dig a Hole for Tiki Torches

Best Way to Dig a Hole for Tiki Torches
Tiki torches started to appear in the 1930s and 1940s after American soldiers returned home from overseas. Wanting something to remind them of their time on the islands, tiki touches became more and more common parts of home decor. Tiki torches give

How to Build a Picnic Area in the Garden

How to Build a Picnic Area in the Garden
You can use your garden patio or yard to entertain friends and family. But another way to put your landscape to work is to build a space just for picnics. Here are some ideas on how to build a picnic area in the garden.The best place to build a picni

How to Make a Terrace in a Hillside

How to Make a Terrace in a Hillside
Hillside slopes are challenging areas for landscaping due to difficulty in accessing the land as well as soil erosion. Terracing the land by cutting a series of steps into the hill creates flat areas for planting and can control water and soil runoff

How to Landscape a Corner of the Yard

How to Landscape a Corner of the Yard
Landscaping the corners of your yard ties the entire yard in with the landscaping of your home. Typically, homeowners landscape around their patios or outdoor entertainment areas and leave the yard open as a play area. When you add landscaping to the

How to Connect a Hose to PVC

How to Connect a Hose to PVC
If you have a PVC water pipe in your yard for connecting a stream pump or a rain barrel to your garden or maybe to bring water from your house to your pool, you will want to connect it to a regular garden hose so you can direct the water where you wa

How to Troubleshoot a Bobcat 751

How to Troubleshoot a Bobcat 751
Bobcats tractors are small, maneuverable tractors designed to get into tight spaces quickly while managing heavy loads. Like any machine, Bobcat loaders require regular care and maintenance. The Bobcat 751 is powered by a diesel motor and utilizes a

How to Landscape Around a Mobile Home Yard

How to Landscape Around a Mobile Home Yard
Just because you have limited space around your mobile home doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a lack of curb appeal. In addition to providing color to your home, landscaping offers privacy and can even help your yard appear more spacious. Flowers, shrub

How to Design Landscaping at a Front Entrance

How to Design Landscaping at a Front Entrance
You only have one first impression. When visitors come to your home, their first impression of your home will likely be based on the front entrance area. Therefore, create a landscape at your front entrance that is appealing and welcoming. There are
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