Everything You Need to Know About Pond Fountains

A pond fountain with lily padsThere’s something soothing about being near the water, as anyone who’s ever spent time gazing out at the ocean or standing next to a river can tell you.

Even when we can’t get to the water, people are compelled to bring the water to us, installing ponds in our backyards and fountains in office parks.

These commercial pond fountains provide a special benefit when you own a business, making your property seem much more inviting.

But that’s only the case when your pond seems healthy. Fewer things will make your property seem unkept like a sad-looking pond.

In this blog post, we’ll look at how circulating and aerating your pond water can keep it healthy.

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How Often Should I Water My Lawn in the Summer?

A sprinkler watering a lawn in summerEvery living thing needs water, and your grass is no exception.

But simply remembering to water your lawn isn’t enough. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do it, as anyone in the PA landscape construction industry can tell you.

For example, if you’re not generous enough with your watering, the roots of the grass won’t grow deeply, leaving your lawn in trouble at the height of summer.

And if you decided to run your sprinkler system after dark, your lawn can become too moist, leaving it open to mold and, eventually, disease.

Before you start watering, follow these steps.

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Landscape Construction Tips for Spring

landscape construction PAEvery winter, your landscape goes to sleep.

Even if the stretch between December and March was on the mild side, like what we’ve just experienced here in PA, your lawn and gardens have been hibernating.

But now it’s awake and ready to show itself to the world again. Winter is out of the way, and it’s time to start thinking about landscape construction.

PA residents should consider these steps to help their lawn make its debut this year.

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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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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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Using Landscaping to Hide Outdoor Maintenance Devices

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Nearly every commercial facility is a blend of form and function. Sometimes, you have an aesthetically pleasing property because of its design and there’s nothing you want to hide.

But in some cases, you might be challenged to use commercial landscaping elements strategically, to cover-up or mask something on your property:

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Best Practices: Planning Your Commercial Landscape

Commercial Landscapers in PA-NJ

How much priority does landscaping get when it comes to your property maintenance budget? It might seem like an afterthought, but it shouldn’t.

A good looking commercial landscape keeps your happy, encourages their customers to visit and can catch the eye of potential tenants.

That’s why proactive property manager should develop an overall plan for how to deal with the issue. Here are a few best practices for planning your commercial landscape with the assistance of a commercial landscaper in PA & NJ:

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Creating Functional Outdoor Spaces

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Your outdoor spaces are an important, if unsung, function of your business.

Your outdoor space is where your employees will congregate when they are on break, and is the first impression anyone will get of you when they come to visit.

While style is vital, function is also important, and these aspects merge together into either a successful outdoor space or an unsuccessful one. Here are some tips for creating functional outdoor spaces through commercial landscaping in PA & NJ.

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The Importance of Project Management in Landscape Design & Construction

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When it comes to commercial landscape design in PA, there are certain “best practices” that must be followed.

One way to make sure these practices are adhered to is through project management, which ensures every landscaping job is thoroughly planned, coordinated and controlled from its commencement to its completion.

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Boosting Property Resale with Landscape Construction

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If you ask a real estate agent what your home needs to sell, chances are you’ll get a two-word answer: Curb appeal.

When the National Association of Realtors surveyed its members last year, 99 percent said they thought curb appeal was important for attracting buyers.

And 96 percent of Realtors say they suggest sellers improve their home’s curb appeal before putting the property up for sale.

If you’re one of those sellers, here are a few real estate landscape construction ideas to help boost your home’s resale potential.

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