Landscaping Fabric: What You Should Know

Black landscaping FabricStruggling to get your garden looking how you envisioned it? Landscaping fabric can be an alternative option towards helping your garden flourish and grow wonderfully. The technology in landscaping fabric will provide your plants with the base for an environment which will require little to no weeding, meaning less maintenance for those part-time gardeners. While landscaping fabric presents a solution to a chore we all hate, the fabric should only be used in certain situations to get the best results. [Read more…]

How Building Retaining Walls Can Save Your Backyard

An example of a simple drystone retaining wall with base and filler.

An example of a simple drystone retaining wall with base and filler.

A natural occurrence can cause some serious damage to any landscape. Things like soil erosion, uneven landscape, and even lawn aesthetics can have people asking question on what they should do. One popular solution is building retaining walls in your yard, and this can solve several problems at once. Retaining walls are used to hold back excess soil in areas of extreme elevation change. Walls can also be used to create flowerbeds and add a more aesthetic finish to any yard. When looking to introduce a new retaining wall to a yard it is important to know the basics so that you are not left with an unsubstantial wall. [Read more…]

Beautifying Your Parking Lot

image of a parking lotWhen someone first arrives at your business or facility, one of the first things they see is the parking lot. First impressions matter a lot, especially in business. When someone pulls into you parking lot, they immediately, if not subconsciously, begin assessing the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your business, beginning with your parking lot.

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What is Hardscaping Design?

Hardscaping Design - Greener Horizon - Middleboro, MAAs you may have guessed, hardscaping is a subcategory of landscaping with the emphasis on those elements of landscaping which consist of hard materials. For instance, driveways, walkways, stonewalls, and patios are all part of hardscaping. By contrast, flowers, groundcovers, and water would be considered “softscaping.” While things like stones or bricks might not be what you think of when you are trying to figure out how to beautify your home or property you manage, hardscaping has a distinct visual affect and many practical benefits.

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Pros and Cons of Different Irrigation Systems

We all know that irrigating your lawn is important to maintaining a healthy lawn in the hot, arid summer months. There are many different options for watering though. Of course, you can install a cheap sprinkler from the local hardware store. Another option is to invest in a quality drips system, or you can simply water the old fashion way.Pros and Cons of Different Irrigation Methods - Greener Horizon - Middleboro, MA

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Why Landscape? Here are 7 Reasons

When you look at your front and back yard, do you see something that you like? Do you use your yard, or do you go elsewhere for your outdoor fun? Do you worry about pooling water, dead spots, or the state of your plants? Have you always wondered about how to make your home simultaneously more beautiful and safer? Here are seven reasons why you should look at getting your land landscaped: [Read more…]

Don’t Wait, Aerate! Why and When You Should Be Aerating Your Lawn

Achieving the perfect lawn is no small feat. However, if you simply employ some minor lawn care practices including but not limited to: regular mowing, fertilization, and watering, your lawn will be the best on the block in no time. One of the most important steps in perfecting your lawn is to make sure you are keeping it aerated. [Read more…]

Easier than You Think: Training Grape Vines

Grape vines can be a great addition to your outdoor space, whether they are growing along a fence, garden wall, arbor, trellis, etc. Depending on where they’re grown, grape vines can add visual interest, shade and privacy. If you’re interested in pursuing a culinary hobby, you can learn how to make your own jams, pies, and even wine with the grapes they produce. [Read more…]

Choosing the Best Type of Mulch for Your Yard

Mulch is a great tool to beautify your yard or garden while simultaneously making it easier to maintain. [Read more…]