Once you have a plan and solid base for your paver patio, it’s time to begin laying pavers. Begin at a corner and work your way across, using your first corner as your reference point. Be sure to check your work periodically – any jogs or curves in your pavers will only become worse as

With the critical first step of planning finished, the next step is to build a solid base for your patio. Start by measuring and staking out the area you plan to build your patio on. Take extra care to be sure the corners are square, so that you avoid additional cuts or uneven rows of

One of the best additions to a backyard is a nice paver patio. With a little time and minimal expense you can complete this work of landscape art on your own. This project will probably take you more than one weekend to finish, so be sure you’ve got the time and energy before you start.

Is your lawn looking thin? It’s probably time to overseed your grass. Overseeding your lawn during the spring or fall replenishes old lawn and brings back the green, lush grass. With summer coming, now is the time to get your yard ready for the barbaques, volleyball or other summer activities by overseeding your lawn. Overseeding

When to Apply Fertilizer

Wednesday, 09 March 2011 by

When to Apply Fertilizer January/February            Turf Gro 20-3-7 Cool Season (slow release) Scotts GREEN MAX Southern Lawn Fertilizer April/May                            Turf Gro 23-2-10 Spring Scotts GREEN MAX Southern Lawn Fertilizer June/July/Aug                   Turf Gro 24-2-9 Summer Scotts Super Turf Builder with Summer Guard Sept/Oct                              Turf Gro 21-2-15 Winterizer Scotts Lawn Pro Super Turf Builder with Winter

Decoding Fertilizer

Wednesday, 15 July 2009 by

Your yard can be an intimidating task especially once you are confronted with a bag of fertilizer that has three numbers that you have no idea what they mean. Ask someone about the numbers and you will just get words thrown at you such as: Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium; leaving you wondering what language they are speaking and how it translates.

What is Efflorescence?

Sunday, 28 June 2009 by

What is the white stuff on my pavers and block walls?!? There is a chance that after a few weeks a white haze may appear on the surface of the pavers. It may appear randomly or in certain areas and will be more pronounced on dark colored pavers. The white haze may give the impression

This article was published by Columbian newspaper ‘Inspirations’ (July 2008) and the Association of Northwest Landscape Designers  (September 2008) Transforming Landscapes into Peaceful Garden Retreats by Jeff Naramor, Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) Imagine the healing powers of returning home from a busy day and relaxing in your own garden retreat. It’s easy to do, even

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