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Yard Ideas — Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks for Fall and Winter Pond Care

Posted by Tyler Sorensen on

This is the time of year when across most of the country we are experiencing the beauty and crisp air that signals that it's fall. Have you noticed that this time of year your pond is the clearest that it's been all year? This is usually because of the cooler temperature and full, lush plants. To help your pond look great throughout the whole season, follow our quick tips, for easy pond maintenance and care. Prune and clean out any yellowed or dead area on all of your plants. You want to keep them going strong through the months to...

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Holiday Lighting Know Hows

Posted by John Jenkins on

The Holiday season is quickly coming upon us and before long the really cold weather will be here too. (Well, for many of us that is.) So right now is an excellent time to take advantage of the nice weather to get your holiday lights up. Before you know it, it will be getting too cold to be out trying to hang lights while your hands are freezing and your toes are too cold to feel pain anymore. You especially don’t want to be out hanging them when there is snow in the trees and it falls on you every time...

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Looking and Learning

Posted by John Jenkins on

In my last post I wrote about the importance of a plan before starting to install or renovate your landscape. Today I would like to give you some things to think about as you start your designing process. There are a number of things that you may want to consider. First, what kind of neighborhood are you in? What style of home do you have? Are all the homes on the street the same? Different? Do you even have neighbors? Are you part of an HOA? If so, there may be certain restrictions or standards that you have to follow....

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Where do I begin?

Posted by John Jenkins on

One of the many questions that I would get when I went to meet with a client about their landscape was, “What would you do if this was your yard?” Having just barely arrived at their place I would look around and start imagining what I might do. Sometimes it came to me easily and other times it did not. I would throw out ideas such as patios, water features, flower beds, lawn areas, etc. After talking a little bit about these things I would then say, “It is your place, what do you want in your yard? What do...

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