How to Care for Your Patio in Winter

install patio Bucks CountyWinter is just around the corner, and aside from the occasional unseasonably warm day, it’s hard to find a reason to spend time on your patio.

In fact, you’re probably looking at your patio and thinking about the next few months. Snow and ice and wind and cold can take their toll on your property and this little corner of your backyard is no exception.

It’s easy to think about a big storm hitting during February or March, forcing you to spend the spring Googling “install patio Bucks PA.”

Here are a few things you can do to prepare your patio for the winter.

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Hardscape Vs. Softscape: What’s the Difference?

hardscape Montgomery PAOur world thrives on balance. Light and dark. Happiness and sadness. Summer and winter.

The same goes for your landscaping, which isn’t truly complete without two elements that are complete opposites: softscape and hardscape.

Montgomery PA homes that want to look their best would do well to incorporate both softscaping and hardscaping into their properties, but what’s the difference between the two?

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5 Small Space Landscape Design Ideas

Vertical garden with morning warm sunlight.

You love where you live. You’ve got a nice house and friendly neighbors. Your kids can walk to school. What you don’t have is a big backyard.

At work, you hear your co-workers talk about the trials and tribulations of owning a giant lawn – moles, crabgrass, mowing – and while you’re relieved not to have that headache, part of you wonders what you’d do with more space to experiment with landscape design.

Bucks, PA residents with smaller yards, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have wonder. Landscaping isn’t just for people with lots of land. Here are a few small space landscape ideas you can try to give your property a new look.

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Backyard Landscape Construction Ideas

landscape construction bucks paThere was a time when the notion of “relaxing” in your backyard would have been unthinkable.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the backyard was where people raised chickens, threw away trash…and kept their outhouses.

It was an important part of the home, but also not somewhere you’d want to hang out. Then came suburbs and indoor plumbing, and with them, the idea of leisure at home and landscape construction.

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5 Signs Your Property Needs Landscape Maintenance

pa landscape maintenanceMost days, getting in and out of your office is no big deal. You drive in and admire the well-groomed commercial landscape all around you.

Then one day, one of your employees comes to you and says, “I think we’ve got bees.”

So you go outside and check, and sure enough, there are bees. Actually, it’s worse: they’re wasps, and they’ve built a whole new wasp colony under the hedges near your entrance.

This is a classic PA landscape maintenance problem and a sign that you need professional landscape maintenance help.

Of course, not every call to your local landscape service will be for something that severe. Not sure if you need landscape maintenance? PA property owners should look for these signs.

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Integrated Pest Management: How to Protect Your Plants from Insects

integrated pest management

Integrated pest management is a modern way of describing a job that’s existed as long as people have grown things: keeping bugs and other critters away from our plants and flowers.

And while using pesticides can certainly repel most bugs, these chemicals can often have a negative impact on plants and beneficial insects like bees.

Fortunately, there are some natural remedies you can use to keep your garden pest-free.

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6 Landscape Mistakes You Must Avoid

Newtown, PA landscapingWhen it comes to landscaping, Newtown, PA is a lot like most other parts of the country.

Look around, and you’ll see some homes with attractive, well-kept yards, and other homes where the property owners have made some kind of mistake.

But here’s the thing about landscaping errors: they can be avoided, or at the very least, fixed. Here are a few common mistakes to watch out for.

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Landscape Lighting Ideas for Commercial Properties

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During the day, your commercial property landscaping looks amazing.

It’s the type of image you’d happily put on your website or a company brochure: a lush green lawn, happy people walking along well-kept sidewalks under a clear blue sky.

But what about the people who visit your property at night? What do they see? Will they see anything at all?

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5 Reasons to Install a Landscape Irrigation System

Landscape irrigation Philadelphia PAThere’s a joy in looking at your front window and seeing a lush green lawn.

The process of getting and keeping that lawn green? Somewhat less joyful.

If you’re tired of wrestling with garden hoses every spring and summer, you might want to consider installing an irrigation system. Read on to learn more about some of the benefits of landscape irrigation in Philadelphia, PA.

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