Collecting water with rain barrels is an extremely easy (and environmentally friendly) way to water your plants. "We have a rain barrel and it's fixed on the downspout, so all the water comes out of the roof of your house," says Peyton. Or it could be as simple as letting a trash can fill with water. For a low-maintenance outdoor cooking space, invest in appliances that last. "If you want something that will stand the test of time, opt for a built-in barbecue with a stone veneer on the front," says Peyton. A sturdy granite countertop is also a durable feature, and it is ideal for resisting varied weather conditions.
Use other design marks and maintenance strategies to indicate that the garden is being maintained and to enhance its aesthetic appeal, including: Areas of lawn mowed cleanly by plants or trees. along the roads and alleys give whole yard a more manicured look. Combine common plants that are easy to recognize with native plants, and / or blend natural plantations with formal planting for a neat appearance. Use "naturalistic" size techniques that keep a plant clean, but not sheared. Use the natural form or habit of the plant as a guide for the pruned shape, and do not form a shrub to resemble formal square balls or hedges.
All our high-performance, WiFi-compatible irrigation systems will keep your lawn beautiful all year Landscape Design | Affordable maintenance | Smart Irrigation | Pest control | Closing | Patios and Decks 2017 brings a new chapter to the evolution of our activities to focus on what we do best: "landscaping". We are moving forward as Hillside Garden Landscaping and we will stop the commercial part of the business. We are building a new building and the details will be announced soon. We will continue with the same professional staff: Jim Hoteling, Liz Snyder, Mary Thomas and Gwen Mungo in the design, sales and support staff. Our group of landscape installers remains stable with Dennis Tonkin, Donald Tonkin, Parker Ward, Dominic DeSisto, Brendon Brancato-Folster and Keith Ward.
Deciduous trees can be planted with tall, upright crowns south of the house to provide maximum shade in summer. Trees with lower crowns on the ground are more appropriateIt west, where shade is needed from the lower angles of the afternoon sun. Use tree lanes to channel summer breezes to the house. To escape the winter winds, create windbreaks made up of evergreen trees or shrubs between the house and the direction from where the prevailing winds are coming. Consider shading outdoor air conditioners for maximum energy savings. Plant all the trees far enough away from the house so that when they reach maturity, their root system does not damage the foundations and the branches do not damage the roof.
Several species of yellow pine originating from the South are used for treated wood. The main concern associated with the use of pressure treated wood in overcrowded gardens has been the arsenic of wood treated with CCA chromated copper arsenate. In 2004, the EPA restricted the use of CCA and is no longer publicly available. ACQ is a chemical alternative to wood that does not contain arsenic, chromium or any other chemical.toxic by the EPA. Review the safety guidelines for the use of available pressure treated wood where you purchased the wood. Here are some of the key recommendations: Low-maintenance, durable wood replacement products made from recycled plastic and sawdust are commercially available.