Terra Brewer

July 10, 2017

Tips on Creating Your Ideal Home Landscaping Design

Creating your home landscaping design must take a variety of concerns into consideration – the lay of the land, the style of your home, yearly rainfall, location of buried utilities, drain lines, and more. Here are ten tips on creating your ideal home landscaping design. More than that, good landscaping goes beyond planting a few flower bulbs or setting out a young tree – although both those things might be included. It means thinking not only of what a plant might look like this year, but of how it might spread, how tall it will grow, and how it will affect the general environment of your area. 1. Check your local building and planting regulations. More than one fond landscaping dream has foundered when it came up against local building and planting codes. A little information, in the beginning, can save on disappointment later. 2. Learn the location of all […]
May 22, 2017

Brighten Your Property with Landscape Lighting

If you feel that your home is missing that extra something, you may need to brighten your property with landscape lighting. This simple change can have a profound impact, by completely changing the look and feel of your home and yard. Properly lighting your landscape has many additional benefits as well, including preventing injuries from tripping in the dark, increasing security and allowing you to enjoy outdoor spaces even after the sun has gone down. To help you understand these advantages and the types of outdoor lighting effects that you can select, let’s take a closer look at them below. Types of Outdoor Lighting Available You have many options to choose from today, when it comes to adding lighting to your landscaping. These run the gamut from a simple wall light beside your front door, to spotlights that illuminate the side of your house or even trees in your yard. […]
April 20, 2017

Tips for DIY Home Landscaping

If you are confident in your DIY skills and know your landscaping by heart (almost), then nobody should tell you what you need to do with your yard. But you should at least make sure that you can get the job done and done marvelously. If you’ve got your mind set on DIY landscaping, then here are some more tips that will save you time, money, effort and most importantly, a generous amount of embarrassment. ProTip #1: Analyze your Skill Set The most essential element of DIY is actually doing things yourself. You play a very significant role towards the final image of your yard. As such, you need to know what your strong points are, where you excel most and where your weak points lie. If your idea of a green thumb involves nail polish, then you might be a tad overly ambitious taking on a DIY project that […]
March 2, 2017

Simple and Easy Landscaping Ideas For Your Home

When it comes to interior décor and in-house DIY projects, everyone seems to be an overnight guru on the subject. You always have an opinion on which curtains to get and why that new, plush carpet from Bed, Bath & Beyond does not match the living room sofas. Funny thing is that when it comes to your home’s exterior, most of us have no clue how to create and maintain a living, breathing environment. Ask any seasoned gardener or landscaper about their job and you’ll learn that it involves more than a couple of randomly placed trees and shrubbery. Proper landscaping requires planning, research, careful thought about the different elements that will go into your yard and above all; blood, sweat, and tears. But then again, you may be using a lazy gardener who gives your entire neighborhood the same damn look. Giving your home a tailored look not only […]