Gardening & Landscaping Tips

Grow Grass Under Trees

Why Can’t I Grow Grass Under Trees?

September 12, 2021

Why Can’t I Grow Grass Under Trees? Southern Oregon is blessed with landscapes filled with evergreen trees and deciduous beauties.  If your yard is lucky enough to have some large trees featured in its design, you may likely find it difficult to grow thick, lush grass underneath their canopies.  Here’s why turf is challenging to… Read More

Hardscape Materials For Your Driveway

Hardscape Materials For Your Driveway

May 18, 2021

Hardscape Materials Can Give Your Driveway a New Look and Increase Your Home’s Value When planning your landscape and hardscape plans for your home, don’t forget about hardscape materials for your driveway! Driveways serve a very functional purpose, but that doesn’t mean they have to be conventional and boring.  Depending on the slope of your… Read More

Flagstone Maintenance

Flagstone Maintenance Made Easy

April 1, 2021

Having a living area constructed of beautiful, natural flagstone increases the amount of enjoyment you and your family will have in the outdoors.  This rock is perfect for patios, outdoor kitchens, fire pit areas, and walkways throughout your yard. Once you invest in a beautiful flagstone patio or walkway, you’ll want to make sure it… Read More

Investing in Your Landscaping is an Investment in Good Health

March 18, 2021

An easily overlooked benefit of a landscaped backyard is better health.  Having an outdoor oasis designed to fulfill your specific needs and to fit your personality will inevitably entice you, your family, and your friends to spend more time outside enjoying the fresh air.  Investing in landscaping materials to create patio spaces, walkways, flower beds,… Read More

Vegetable Garden

Building a Bountiful Vegetable Garden is Easier than You Think

March 4, 2021

As you’re planning your backyard paradise, one feature many homeowners desire is an edible vegetable garden.  Here are a few simple tips to help you properly establish a successful vegetable bed amongst your hardscape design. Placement. Consider the best place in your yard to establish your garden.  You’ll want to make sure it has the… Read More

Boulder Water Feature

Add Serenity to Your Yard with a Bubbling Boulder Water Feature

February 18, 2021

If you’re up for a weekend landscaping project, creating a bubbling boulder water feature using a beautiful hardscape is a relatively easy job.  Fountains can create serene spaces for the family to relax and enjoy the outdoors.  Using natural stone blends the water feature into your environment. Here’s a brief overview of what this boulder… Read More

natural stone

How to Build a Raised Flower Bed with Natural Stone

February 4, 2021

Raised flowerbeds add height and dimension to your landscaping.  Large beds can feature decorative trees, medium-sized shrubs, or a lighted fountain.  Smaller designs provide segregation for flowers and other plants.  The basic steps to create a beautiful raised bed are the same either way and using natural stone and other hardscape materials will provide durability… Read More

Hardscape Foundation

Creating the Right Hardscape Foundation

January 21, 2021

Take a look at your backyard and imagine meandering rock pathways leading to a beautiful flagstone patio.  Perhaps a stone wall flanks a side or two to create added dimension.  Add some comfortable seating and a gas fire pit and your family is set for relaxation.  With the right hardscape, you can build an outdoor… Read More

hardscaping

Where to Start with Hardscaping

January 7, 2021

Landscaping your yard is an exciting adventure. The possibilities to create a new living space for you and your family in the outdoors are endless. Adding hardscaping elements such as flagstone, cobblestone, boulders, and river rock gives your yard a new dimension and interest. The hardest part of the project is knowing where to start… Read More

Xeriscaping. The Hot New Trend in Landscaping

April 15, 2018

The landscaping technique of xeriscaping has become more and more popular as people grow more aware of the environment and seek ways to keep it healthy. This type of gardening uses very little water and utilizes plants that can thrive in drought conditions. What is Xeriscaping? The word comes from Greek word xeros, which means… Read More