With frigid winter temperatures right around the corner, now is a good time for homeowners to begin preparing their lawns for the colder season. After all, the steps you take to protect your lawn during the late fall and early winter can help get your lawn off to a healthy start next spring. Specifically, there are a few tips you'll want to keep in mind as you prepare your lawn for winter.
Grass, or sod, is often an integral part of your landscape design. The process of installing your own sod does require some heavy labor but it will save you a lot of money in the process and will be key to your landscape installation.
To complete this job, you will need enough fresh compost, lime and fertilizer to cover your space, as well as enough sod to match. Additionally, you'll need a few tools, including a wheelbarrow, a rake and a utility knife.
Most homeowners long for an even, flat yard on which they can easily plant and build. But the truth is that many people end up with a yard that has natural inclines, slopes, depressions and uneven spots. If you're in this group, you can still have the yard of your dreams. Here are a few suggestions for creating beautiful landscaping in the 3 types of uneven yards.
A slope is probably the hardest part to landscape in an uneven yard.
The time and money you put into creating your landscape design can be for naught if you do take steps to protect it from visiting wildlife. In most areas, deer and rabbits are likely visitors, especially during the spring and summer months when most vegetation is at its growing peak. Follow these tips for humanely protecting your lawn and garden from nibbling critters like deer and rabbits.
Do Your Homework
If you've ever been to the gardens at Versailles, or seen images of them, you know what grandeur French gardens can display. Naturally those palace gardens are over-the-top. However, elements of the French garden are relatively easy to incorporate into your landscaping. If you have a house you want to showcase, utilize French gardening design to complement your home.
Make the House the Focal Point
The purpose of the gardens in France, regardless of their own grandeur, is to highlight the residence.