If you’re like many moms, the first snow of the year means looking forward to months of having the kids cooped up inside the house, often driving you up the wall. Sometimes they’ll give you some peace and quiet by going outside, but most of the time they want to stay inside and play.
In order to winterize your garden, you just need to clean up and cover up. You need to prepare the plants that will survive the frost for dormancy. But, how on Earth do you do this? Do you just lay a sheet over your flower bulbs and call it good or let your young trees fend for themselves? Nay, we say.
When it comes to Halloween decorations, you must commit. No trick-or-treater likes the house with one jack-o-lantern as the decoration. You might be stressed for time this year or have a tight budget. Thankfully, we have a lot of great ideas that will help you easily and cheaply fill your yard with the cutest or scariest Halloween items.
People often think of summer as the gardening season—the delicious tomatoes and zucchinis ripen and dahlias and daisies bloom. You can’t deny that summer is a beautiful season, but in many parts of the country it’s so hot that working in the yard can be unbearable after 10:00 in the morning. That’s why September, with autumn’s moderate temperature and abundant rainfall, may provide the best gardening and yard work conditions.
There are so many new ways to revamp your yard—it can sometimes get exhausting trying to distinguish what is best. There are the usual flowers, shrubs, trees, and patios, but have you ever thought of using rocks, particularly crushed rocks, to give your yard a new “rockin’” look? There are so many different varieties, from Tuscan red landscape rock to finely crushed granite to sea salt quartz decorative rock to paver sand. And they can be used for an endless amount of styles. Here are just a few ideas of how you can use crushed rock to revitalize your landscape.
Asphalt is a major contributor to our society. It provides the foundation for our roads and highways, allowing us to travel safely and comfortably. However, with its exposure to the elements, traffic, animals and more, the top layer of asphalt inevitably begins to show signs of wear and tear. From cracks to potholes, the wearing down of asphalt can create major problems for unsuspecting people and vehicles.
Whether you are in charge of repairing a road or considering an asphalt feature in new construction, there are many different factors to consider before you pour a single drop of asphalt. To help you make the right decisions for your job or property, it is important to make an appointment with an asphalt contractor for an asphalt consultation. This consultation can ultimately save you a lot of time and money and ensure that your project is properly done.
Summer is a great time to entertain your family and friends in your backyard. Whether it’s sending the kids out to play during the day or hosting a backyard BBQ, you want to make sure that your yard is looking spectacular. To help your yard look its best, here are three simple and cost-effective ways that you can use to freshen up your outdoor space:
When you are experiencing problems with your concrete, such as potholes or large cracks, you want to make sure that you are using the best materials available to fix it. In the world of asphalt, that means using UPM.
Some of the most fun and best creative play time I remember as a kid comes from the time I spent outdoors playing in the sun and dirt. Even better than digging in the garden was playing in the sandbox, and it had the added benefit that Mom didn’t get after me for digging up her snap dragons. The memories of the time I spent in the sand made building a sandbox for my kids a top priority in our new home. After all, every kid needs a sandbox.