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Retaining walls can be built from many different materials, check out these common choices!

Retaining walls can be built from many different materials, check out these common choices!

If your property is on uneven terrain or situated in a sloped area, then you might need a retaining wall. For others, a retaining wall is a perfect way to have a tiered garden or landscape. There are many materials that can be used to build a retaining wall, and it will depend on several factors, such as your budget, height of the wall, and aesthetics. Some of the most common retaining wall materials include concrete blocks, wood, natural stone, and brick, among others. Read on to find out...
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Right as Rain - Is Your Yard Prepared for Drainage

Right as Rain - Is Your Yard Prepared for Drainage

In Georgia, you never know exactly how much rain you will see in a month. However, over the last several years, there has been some measurable precipitation. If your yard isn’t drainage-ready, the excess rainwater can cause standing water and soil erosion. If these issues aren't addressed, this could cause even further damage like flooding in your basement or damage to the foundation of your home. Preparing your landscape for heavy rainfall will help prevent drainage issues and...
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What's Bloom'n in July? Perennials That Perk Up the Summer.

What's Bloom'n in July? Perennials That Perk Up the Summer.

Every year in July, streets perk up from festivities for Independence Day with fireworks, cookouts, and yard decorations. It's a great way to start the month, and there's no reason to stop the explosion of colors after the celebrations. One way to keep your yard vibrant during the summer is to add colorful perennials such as clematis, shasta daisy, and butterfly weed. These perennials start to bloom by July, leaving you with a joyful yard all season long. Learn more about these...
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Reds, Whites, and Blues - Plant Americana

Reds, Whites, and Blues - Plant Americana

Summers are for picnics, barbecues, sweet tea, and just having fun with your family in your backyard. You can make it even more special by adding splashes of colors to your landscape. How about adding the colors of our beloved flag to your backyard? There are so many flowers to choose from that can give your garden that patriotic feel. There's the usual geranium and petunias. Meanwhile, you can also add some morning glories if you want to add a climbing vine to your...
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Throwing Shade - In A Good Way - Keep Cool With These Ideas

Throwing Shade - In A Good Way - Keep Cool With These Ideas

Summertime in Georgia can get sweltering hot; between May and September, the average temperature can range from 81 to 89 degrees. To get a refreshing summer break, how about a staycation in your backyard? Installing shade trees, a pergola, a gazebo, or a pavilion allows you and your guests to stay cool in your own outdoor space. These shade structures allow you to extend your outdoor time, enjoy the fresh air, and keep cool without leaving your home. They also come in various...
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