How to Maintain and Clean Your Ponds
A pond is a fantastic addition to any garden. However, knowing how to clean and maintain your ponds is extremely important.Tips for the Deer-Proof Landscape
Whether you are having difficulty with deer damage to your existing landscaping or want to start from scratch, here’s how you can have an attractive yard even in areas with deer populations. Good design or utilizing an informed designer or landscape architect, often combined with a smart fencing solution can protect your grounds from deer damage. Even with deer present, you can have the gardens you have always dreamed of!A “Brick Load” of Design Possibilities
One of the “joys” of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is the clay soil and the inevitable shifting that occurs. Especially in older homes, you begin to expect that little crack in the wall that appears in the summer and all but disappears in the winter. Ever notice how that never seems to work for concrete? There’s nothing more annoying (and potentially dangerous and expensive) than a giant crack in your driveway or walkway. But what’s a homeowner in Contra Costa or Alameda to do?What to Expect From the Mulching Process
The mulching process was conceived many years ago. It all began when agriculturists experimented with the possibility of growing plants minus any soil. It is an inexpensive procedure in the long-term and very different from long-established techniques.A Closer Look at Landscape Design – Part 3
There are essential points in a garden that can be given more emphasis with the addition of unique plants, garden ornaments and distinct structures. Steps, gates and arbors, as well as multi-hued plants can mark the threshold or doorway to spaces. A garden’s theme can help in determining the critical points and the way they should be emphasized.