For the last several weeks, we’ve been covering some of the various solutions available to homeowners who struggle with landscape drainage problems. As we’ve discussed before, improper drainage can be devastating to your home and your surrounding landscape. Every rain and snowstorm puts your property at risk of costly damage. One particularly popular solution to…
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Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer for many homeowners, and with it, those with pools start preparing to close them down for the season. What if you’re a homeowner who doesn’t have a pool, but has been dreaming of having one all summer long? Now is the perfect time to begin planning a…
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Properties consisting of flat terrain or dense earth and soil tend to have issues with water drainage. Stormwater and runoff accumulate on the land, creating all kinds of problems within the landscape. These problems could even extend to your actual home, leading to water damage that is difficult and costly to repair. Last week, we…
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In addition to downspouts and retaining walls, catch basins are important components in the prevention of water damage to your property. These basins are the most important pieces of a landscape drainage system. Knowing what they are, why they are important, and how to keep them maintained will ensure that your property won’t succumb to…
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The start of summer is almost here which means it is the perfect time to venture outdoors.  Summer brings warm weather and late nights, so it is a great time to take full advantage of your backyard landscape.  If you want to entertain guests or just relax with your family, then you should look into…
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With the devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the news lately, many homeowners have begun wondering about how their homes cope with rainwater. Retaining walls, gutter systems, and downspouts are integral pieces of an effective strategy to protect your home from water damage. Downspouts probably garner less attention than gutters and retaining walls,…
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The weather has started cooling down a bit in the Mid-Atlantic, heralding the upcoming arrival of fall. Just because the seasons will be changing soon doesn’t mean the color in your garden and landscape have to go away. Nursery and landscaping experts have been able to help homeowners display radiant colors in their gardens throughout…
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boulder steps

Along with water features and paver patios, one of the nicest features you can implement into your landscape is a set of boulder steps. Boulders are a natural way to connect two levels of your landscape. The design elements inherent in boulder steps will depend primarily on the existing features of your landscape and what…
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Retaining walls are a unique visual component of a well-intentioned landscape design. They add a stately grandeur and dramatic flair to your landscape. However, a professional landscape designer adds these retaining walls for a very specific purpose. They are made to support the earth and create a barrier between one spot on your property and…
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A water feature is a great addition to any landscape. It adds a dynamic visual element to your property, giving it lasting beauty. Some water features can even turn your backyard and patio space into your own private oasis. What could be more relaxing than lounging in a comfortable chair with the gentle sound of…
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