Getting Ready for Spring Landscaping

Tools for Spring LandscapingSpring is a time of rebirth. This year, could it be the rebirth of your outdoor property? After months of dreary winter landscapes, you might be ready to charge into spring landscaping. Not so fast! Regardless of your motivations, from increasing curb appeal to increasing your home’s useable living space, it’s time to plan ahead before you spring ahead. Here are three major areas you should look at before you break ground this spring. [Read more…]

Cleaning a Hardscape

Grey stone covered with dashes of green lichenSummer is a great time to begin patio and other hardscape maintenance. A hardscape includes anything from a walkway to a retaining wall. The warm weather leaves a comfortable working environment and is when most weeds and other similar pests are present. Those pests include lichen, moss, and vines. These invasive plants can wreak havoc in a backyard and cause a hardscape to change colors and crack. The most common types of materials used in hardscaping that will require cleaning include brick, concrete, and stone. Some form of cleaning or maintenance should be done yearly to increase or ensure a hardscape’s lifetime. [Read more…]

Now Renting: Apartment Landscaping for Curb Appeal

New modern apartments with landscapingAccording to a study by New York University’s Furman Center, the “number of renters in Boston has risen rapidly in recent years, while the number of available rental units has dropped”. It is now more important than ever, with the increased number of people looking to rent, to make your property stick out in the eyes of renters. How are you supposed to do that? Simply stated, with a little bit of curb appeal. What is curb appeal? Curb appeal is the process of beautifying ones property in the front of the house to attract renters to rent. [Read more…]