landscaping & hardscaping

Pruning Trees to Prevent Home Damage in the Winter

They say failing to plan is planning to fail. Winter is an inevitable time of the year, and as such, it must be planned for beforehand to ensure that no damages are incurred that would otherwise be avoidable. Winter is a pleasant time of the year that does not have to necessarily come with the loss of property and life caused by the falling off of frozen tree branches. It is therefore prudent to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to taking care of our trees to ensure that come winter; they do not damage our homes.

10 Common Landscaping Mistakes

home_landscapingLandscaping can make or break the look of your home or business. Don’t make common landscaping mistakes; check out our list to make sure you begin the landscaping process with confidence.

 1. Choosing the wrong plants.

Before choosing plants to decorate your landscape, make sure you research each plant you had in mind. You should ask yourself these basic questions before you make a final decision on plants and flowers:

  • How much care and time are you willing to put into the plant’s maintenance?
  • Is the plant right for the soil, sunlight, and shade available to you?
  • Will the plant require frequent trimmings or consume other plants nearby?

    2. Leaving winter out of your plans.

    Once fall comes in, will your plants have died off, leaving the yard looking bare and unkempt? It’s a wise idea to plan for trees and shrubs that can still add interest to your yard.