Adding a pergola to your patio design is a great way to add both shade and privacy to your outdoor living space. Both decorative and functional, these permanent structures can be constructed using wood, vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum or cellular PVC.
We’ve all heard that April showers brings May flowers, but for some of us, April’s heavy rainfall can wreak havoc on a landscape design.
If you live on a hilly terrain or have property that slopes you may see that a sudden deluge may leave your yard with a mudslide straight through your flower bed or garden. That’s because water will always take the path of least resistance, with zero regard for a carefully planned garden or landscape design. Over time, the water will erode the landscape and create an unsightly rut.
For those of us who have cold and snowy winters, container plants allow us to decorate our patios with plants that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to enjoy. We recreate relaxing oasis’ by enhancing our patios with Boston ferns, parlor palms, and dracaena in outdoor pots during the summer, and then bring them inside to use as indoor plants as winter sets in.
Snow can cause dangerous driving conditions, school closings, and downed power lines; wreaking havoc on our everyday lives. And if you're a home owner, shoveling out and maintaining your driveway and walkways can sometimes feel like a losing battle.
The unofficial start to winter has begun with snowfalls and freezing temperatures reaching much of the nation. Though it's not at the top of everyone's mind, this time of year it's important to be aware of stormwater management.