One of the most frustrating lawn maintenance tasks is the annual battle against unwanted weeds. Although many people think of things like dandelions and crab grass when weeds are mentioned, any plant — including desirable garden bed plants — can become a weed when it grows in an unwanted area. The following are a few tips that can help you prevent weeds in your landscape.
#1: Avoid Bare Soil
Weeds are opportunistic, so they will invade any area of the yard that isn't otherwise occupied.
As a homeowner, you're probably concerned about keeping your home and property in good repair, so you protect your investment. One thing you may wonder about is how to protect and maintain your asphalt driveway. An important part of asphalt maintenance is keeping the driveway covered in a sealcoat. Here's how to tell if your driveway needs a sealcoat applied.
The Driveway Has Never Been Sealcoated
If the asphalt driveway has never had a sealcoat since you've owned the home, you may want to have one applied before any damage other than fading appears.
Improvements you add to your property and home can increase your property value and also provide you with a better use of your home and land. Adding a fence is no different, as it provides you with privacy in your backyard and keeps your pets and children safe playing in the yard. But before you build a new fence on your unfenced yard, make sure you proceed correctly to make the most out of this improvement.
When a big storm rolls through, you should feel safe and secure in your home. Unfortunately, large or older trees on your property can pose a risk to your safety, and many tree problems are not always apparent until after a storm does its damage. While the ideal solution to storm-damaged trees is to take corrective action, there are times when you may have to arrange for tree removal.
You Notice It Leaning
Here's how you can turn your backyard into a tropical getaway and enjoy vacation time every day:
Create a Tropical Entertainment Hut
If you want to create the feeling of being in a tropical setting, you'll need to build a gathering spot to serve as your focal point. But not just any type of building or canopy will do. You should build a tropical hut that's reminiscent of Hawaii or the Bahamas to serve as your outdoor gathering spot.