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Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

Hello, I am Monica Grimbles. I recently tore up all of the grass outside of my home to create a fully edible landscape. The ability to eat all of the plants growing in my garden helps my family's journey to self-sustainability. After all, relying on the supermarket may not always be an option. Even if it is, the food you grow in your yard just tastes and feels so much better. I also like that I do not have to tend the grass to keep the yard green. I change out the plants each year to keep the yard looking fresh and renewed. I will share my plant selections, planting techniques and tools on this site to help others create an edible landscape. I will also discuss all of the ways our professional landscaper helped out with this fun project. Please come back soon.

Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

2016

When the Splash Stops: 4 Creative and Inexpensive Ways to Use an Old Swimming Pool

Whether the kids have grown up or you've just moved on, being stuck with a tired old pool in the backyard that never gets enough use to justify its trouble is an expensive problem. You may think that your only option is to break it up and then spend time and money backfilling the whole thing. The good news is that there are several easier things you can do to turn that wasted space into a functional part of your yard.

Renting Out Your Vacation Home? 3 Reasons To Make Automatic Sprinklers A Priority

Making improvements to your vacation home can go a long way towards making it easier to rent out to tenants, as well as even improving its property value. If you're concerned about how to care for the landscaping so that it works as best as it can as a vacation home, it's a good idea to look into how to make it more self-efficient. One of the best ways to do so is by simply getting automatic sprinklers installed in the lawn.

What Do You Need To Know After Getting The Lawn Hydro-Seeded?

You might be tired of having a lawn full of bald spots or dead grass; hydro-seeding can offer you an effective solution for those problems. Hydro-seeding allows the lawn to be sprayed with a dense mixture of water, much-needed nutrients and seeds so that beautiful, healthy grass can grow again. However, if you're not careful, your lawn may not look any better after hydro-seeding and you might be confused and disappointed.

Consider Hiring A Civil Engineer For These Types Of Residential Projects

If you're building your dream home or starting a renovation project, it might benefit you to hire a civil engineer before you start your project. Civil engineers design, plan, and monitor building improvements and new construction projects, so hiring one can give you specific insights on whether the things that you want to do will work well. Discover what type of home projects would benefit from hiring a civil engineer.

Why You Need A Pergola

Need may seem like too strong of a word for a pergola, but it may just be the answer to some of your lawn problems. In a time when water resources are drying up, people are turning more and more to hardscaping solutions. A pergola offers you several distinct advantages.  Lawn Reduction You can use a pergola in the garden, the backyard, or as a stunning entryway to your home. Since a pergola is a series of arches linked together, having one lead visitors into your home significantly reduces the amount of lawn you have to maintain.

3 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Yard In The Heat Of The Summer

Excessive heat can take a toll on your yard. Here are a few tips that will help you keep your yard looking great even in the heat of summer. Water Deeply Don't water your yard every day for a short period of time. Instead, water your yard every two or three days, and water it deeply when you do. To water your yard deeply you need to run the water long enough for it to penetrate a couple of inches down into the soil.

The Benefits Of Hydroseeding For Erosion Prevention

If you are looking for ways to prevent erosion and dust control in your lawn or other green spaces, consider hydroseeding over traditional sod. There are a variety of benefits of hydroseeding, especially because it is the most effective way of restoring a lawn to a thing of beauty. Seed Mixtures Made For Your Soil Composition Unlike sodding, which is grown grass added directly to the earth of your yard, hydroseeding allows the landscaping company to customize the seeding that will work most effectively with your soil type.