The Benefits of Luxury Lighting in Your Landscaping

DSC_3311Landscape lighting is an excellent way of increasing the safety and security of your property. This type of luxury lighting heightens visibility and lowers the dangers of individuals falling. If your yard is not well lit, there is the ever present risk of someone falling and becoming injured when using the space at night.

Proper lighting will reveal uneven spaces or any other potentially dangerous flaws in the landscape. Therefore, to avoid liability for another person’s injury, you can use lights to strategically illuminate your property to make it safer.

Aesthetic Appeal. With the right landscaping tips, luxury lighting can be used to elevate the cool factor of your home. Essentially, well-placed lights can be used to accentuate the best parts of your outdoor space, making the surrounding landscape sparkle with beauty. Any intricate architectural detail of your property can be highlighted remarkably with strategically placed lights.

For example, luxury lighting can be used to illuminate the branches of your favorite tree. You can also use downlights on the tree to highlight its shape and special areas under it. At night, focal points like garden walls can be brought to life with bullet, well and flood lights. These lights will fill the space and accentuate texture and color.

Security Effects. Burglars are attracted to dark and poorly-lit homes. Luxury lighting is a remarkable deterrent to predators who thrive in darkness. Since lighting focuses attention on your property, the chances of a would-be burglar being spotted will increase exponentially. Additionally, landscape lighting enables household members and visitors to better view the area when they arrive at night. Having a brightened view of the perimeter of the property will assist in detecting anyone lurking on or around the yard.

These are just a few of the benefits of outfitting your property with luxury lighting.

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Landscaping Tips That Really Work

IMG_1342Anyone can have a garden that looks like it is from paradise. However, landscaping tips that really work are those that are passed on from generation to generation. So this is us passing on to you what we learned and continue to practice with resounding success.

Self-sufficiency. All you truly need in terms of mulch and manure is right under your nose without you even knowing it. Fallen leaves and freshly cut grass are two things you need in order to maintain your very own compost heap. You will find that you will save a lot of money whilst at the same time getting a sense of satisfaction that comes with being self sufficient. As it turns out, Greg never went to the vegetable store as all he ever really needed was right there in his garden.

Winning The War On Weeds. Weeds are not only parasitic plants that suck the life out of your flowers and lawn, but they also give a pretty unkempt appearance to your garden. Herbicides are the quickest way to rid your garden of a common garden pestilence the easy way. All you need are snapshots of the annoying proliferation which you can then give to a specialist. He/she will then direct you to use a herbicide specific to it. Not only will your plants grow with increased vigor and tenacity, but your garden will look much neater without them.

Edging. Before i forget, you must also edge you beds and lawn to give your home that edgy, transcendent look. All you need is a flat shovel, a design and you’re good to go.

Happy landscaping 🙂

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Tips For Homeowners to Save For Landscaping Upgrades

11-CAT01-4254A-08Patio lovers can make their dreams come true this year by saving up for a beautiful new outdoor area. A patio is a perfect spot to relax, entertain, and enjoy the outdoors in every season. Here are some tips for homeowners to save for landscaping upgrades and a lovely patio this year:

Be selective. If you’re working with a budget, you’ll want to be selective about where you spend the bulk of your money. Focus on the must-have features that you want. Do plan to spend money on high quality patio furniture, since it will make your space more stylish and comfortable. Choosing quality outdoor furnishings will also ensure that they hold up well in the outdoors. Think about other features you would love to include, such as a water feature, a heat source like a fire pit, and any kind of outdoor food prep area.

Hire professionals. Don’t risk losing money on a poorly done patio. Hire skilled professionals who can show you a portfolio of attractive completed jobs they’ve done for other clients. Share your vision with them and ask questions. They should be able to understand what you want and what will work best for your property and budget. Make sure that the contractors you choose are insured and have references. They should be able to understand your wants and execute your vision within a reasonable amount of time and for a fair price.

Plan on plants. Plan to soften and beautify the patio by using plants to enhance the surrounding landscaping. Choose colorful flowers, shrubs, and other plants that are the right size and shape for the space around the patio. Depending on the space you have, you can create colorful flower beds that will add texture and charm without costing a fortune. By focusing on a great design, you’ll be able to save and achieve the patio you’ve always wanted.

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February Landscaping Tips For You

shutterstock_529463221When the landscape is blanketed with snow and frigid temperatures are constant, typically the only thoughts homeowners have of spring is wishing for warmer temperatures. However, besides mentally escaping the cold, these landscaping tips for February will help you to get your yard ready for the growing season of spring:

Apply Pre-Emergents. Controlling weeds before you see them is the best method of control. In warmer climates, weeds actually start to germinate in February. If left unattended, the weeds will rapidly invade your landscape. Applying a pre-emergent now and following up with a post-emergent application nearer to spring will keep weeds like dandelions at bay.

Apply Fertilizers. Applying a slow-release fertilizer provides your landscape with the right volume of nutrients at the appropriate time. Typically, around 50 percent of the active nitrogen and nutrients are released right when the fertilizer is applied. Depending on how it was formulated, the rest of it will be discharged over the next month or two when more nitrogen is needed to promote optimal growth.

Remove Plants, Shrubs and Grasses Damaged During Winter. You may need to do some pre-spring cleaning to get rid of any winter damage that has been done to your plants, shrubs and grasses. Before the start of the new growth, it is important to trim away any dead matter. Depending on the type of plant, you might need to remove all of the top parts. Getting rid of the wind-whipped or weathered matter enables new growth and a better chance for the plant to flourish when the temperatures get warmer.

You should never allow your landscape to sit idle all throughout the off-season; this will affect how it functions in the spring and beyond. With general preparedness and the help of these February landscaping tips, you can get your yard ready for a bold entry into the next season.

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