The 5 Layers of Landscaping

Layers from a PA Landscaping Company

Perhaps because there are so many aspects within your landscape, it can often be difficult to fully wrap your head around all its various elements.

But understanding your landscape can be important, particularly if you’re planning to complete a landscape assessment before undertaking a project with a landscaping company in PA.

That’s why we’re so fond of a mental trick that many gardeners use to help them better understand their landscape, and to more clearly organize its many elements in their minds. It’s often referred to as The 5 Layers of Landscaping. Use it yourself, and you’ll likely find that organizing and explaining the sort of work you want a landscaping company in PA to complete will become significantly simpler.

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Residential and Commercial Lawn Care Tips for Summer

lawn care & residential landscaping PAWhat do you picture when you think of summer?

  1. I’m on the beach with a cold drink, reading a great book or just enjoying the sun.
  2. We’re having a cookout. Family and friends are all around and everyone’s having a blast.
  3. The Fourth of July. We’re watching fireworks in the park.
  4. The lawn. I’m locked in an unending battle with the lawn.

If you answered D, trust that you’re not alone. Owning a home – or in some cases, a business – can often mean having a large patch of grass to care for. That’s why we’ve put together these tips used for residential landscaping maintenance in PA to make life with your lawn a little easier this summer.

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Yard Landscaping Tips to Impress Homebuyers

landscaping in PASpringtime is the busiest time of year for home sales, and if you’re reading this, chances are it’s because you’re in the process of selling a home.

There are a number of steps you can take to get your home ready. You can do some spring cleaning, light some candles and open windows for fresh air, and put away your darker winter décor.

But what about the outside of your home? Here are a few PA residential landscaping tips to impress homebuyers this spring:

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Let Realty Landscape Help You Get Ready for Spring

Get Ready for SpringThe sun is shining, the snow has disappeared, and homeowners have already started to search for spring solutions. Let Realty Landscape point you in the right direction by explaining the proper steps for starting spring on the right foot.

After all, there’s nothing better than grilling on a beautiful Memorial Day with a lush and beautiful landscape.

Spring Cleanup:

The name says it all. The first spring cleanup steps recommended by Realty Landscaping are: cleaning out any leaves or debris; edging all the planting beds; and cutting back any plants that require it.

  • Cleanout leaves and debris: Essentially, you want your landscape to be clean and neat.  To ensure the best results, you really want to make sure you pick up everything.  Check under large evergreen shrubs, especially when they line a wall.  Try using a backpack blower to flush out leaves and debris.
  • Edging plant beds: This is one the most important elements of spring cleanup.  Edging your beds really defines spaces in the landscape.  It also ensures that your turf isn’t growing into your bed areas, which would be unsightly.
  • Cutting back plants: There are many plants that will need to be cut back in the early spring.  It’s healthier for the plant to grow and it’ll look better since most of what you will be cutting off is brown and dead.  Some common plants that will need to be cut back include Liriope and any other ornamental grasses.

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The Importance of Spring Cleanup

With the 2015 spring season now upon us, the spring cleanup process is more important than ever. After receiving a decent amount of snowfall this past winter, which included wet snow and gusty winds, the season created a backyard nightmare for almost everyone.

spring cleanupThe following are some easy steps to follow to complete a successful spring cleanup:

  • Removal of any fallen trees or limbs from the winter snow and ice damage
  • Grinding of tree stumps that are a result of fallen trees
  • Removal of the stump grinding and filling in with topsoil above grade, allowing for settlement
  • Installation of the proper grass seed mix, and then straw mulch in the affected area
  • Raking the lawn would be beneficial to remove all matted down leaves and debris so that the turf area can breathe and get the proper air circulation.
  • Any wet areas should also be raked and cleaned of debris.

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5 Dramatic Landscape Lighting Ideas For Your Bucks & Montgomery Home

There are any number of ways to enhance the landscape of your home, and along with it, the aesthetic appeal of its exterior.

landscape lighting ideasTrees, decorative shrubs, ponds, the creative use of stonework and concrete are just a few.

Another way to drastically increase the curb appeal and the overall atmosphere of your outdoor living space is through the decorative use of outdoor lighting.

Lighting is sometimes overlooked as a decorative element, but it is something that can easily transform the look and feel of your home’s exterior and the land that surrounds it.

Aside from its obvious functional aspect, if you entertain during the warm months, outdoor lighting can also add a great deal of festive ambiance to your party or outdoor event.

Well-placed lighting can accentuate the architecture of your home, and it can highlight outdoor elements such as trees and plants and add a warm glow to patios and gazebos.

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Affordable Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Options For Your Home

Walkway low voltage landscape lighting Bucks County PA

Walkway low voltage landscape lighting Bucks County PA

You have pulled out all the stops to make your house and landscape first rate. So why let all that hard work and expense disappear at night. With the flick of a switch and some well-placed landscape lights, you can eliminate the darkness and put it all on display. Illuminate.
Done right, landscape lighting highlights your home’s architectural features and draws attention to plants and specimen trees, as well as providing a safe, secure and welcoming environment. With the proper touch, a craftsman can enhance the beauty and value of your home. Continue reading Affordable Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Options For Your Home →

Why Use A Landscape Company To Design Your Pool

Working with an experienced landscape designer can transform your backyard pool landscaping into a vacation paradise. Your dream pool landscape may include a pool but it is how you embellish the area around it that will make all the difference. The key to pool landscaping is achieving the perfect balance of all the elements around it—easy? Think again. Continue reading Why Use A Landscape Company To Design Your Pool →