Homeguides.com says: Wet areas in the lawn become muddy when walked on, and grass can also die after being submerged in water for too long. Subsurface drains, man-made ponds, landscape contouring and proper cleanup after floods can help fix wet areas in a yard. Water flows from high elevations to lower ones; it is possible to intentionally contour a lawn so that water flows into drains or ponds instead of creating wet and muddy areas in the grass.
Scotts says "When summer arrives, you may feel it’s time to pack up and get out of Dodge for a week or two. Too bad your lawn can’t shut down while you’re gone. Here are some useful tips to help your lawn get through your summer vacation.
If You’ll Be Gone for 1 Week or Less... When you’re going away for a week in the summer, your lawn won’t even miss you. Lawns grow more slowly in the heat of summer, so simple preparations will do just fine. Just mow your lawn at the regular height the day before you go. If you water your lawn, be sure to water it deeply the day before you leave.
If You’ll Be Away for 2 Weeks or More Before you go, set your mower down a notch and mow it the day before you leave. When you get back, raise your mower 2 notches before you cut your lawn. Try not to take off more than on third of the grass height at a time. Also, water your lawn deeply the day before you leave if watering is not restricted. Your lawn may go dormant in hot, dry weather while you’re away. Not to worry. Going dormant is a healthy coping mechanism for grass. You can water it deeply when you get back. If you’ll be gone for more than 2 weeks, you may want to hire the neighborhood kid or a mowing service to cut your grass while you’re away."
Hardscaping is an attractive feature and offers many appealing options, from a rustic stacked wall to a fully developed outdoor living room and kitchen. Once you’ve decided to create an outdoor space, you must plan carefully to meet your hardscaping goals. Visit hgtv.com (link below) to read more. Then give us a call for your free consultation!
When it comes to creating a landscape plan, the most difficult thing is often the starting point. Better Homes and Gardens’ collection of plans and ideas makes it easy to fill your entire yard. Start by seeing the dramatic transformation of spaces in before-and-after. Visit bhg.com to read more. Then give us a call for your free consultation!
Check out the article "How to Illuminate Your Yard With Landscape Lighting" on HGTV.com. If it gives you some ideas for your own backyard, call us for a free estimate.