Floratam grass is perfect for many homeowners in Florida, southern Texas, Louisiana, and other parts of the United States. But is it the right type of grass for YOUR yard? Here are the pros & cons of Floratam + Tips on growing a beautiful Floratam lawn — including how to mow, water, and fertilize Floratam properly.
Improving curb appeal and updating the exterior of your home starts with the landscape around your house and property. But sometimes it's hard to find the inspiration and motivation to change your landscaping. We've got some amazing DIY landscape ideas for you! Here you'll find simple tips for planting, shaping & pruning trees, shrubs, and flowers. Plus a slew of other unique landscape ideas that will minimize the maintenance and bolster the appearance of your property -- all without breaking the bank!
Think that exterior home renovations are expensive? They can be — if you’re not careful. But I’ve got some awesome DIY home exterior design ideas to share with you that WON’T break the bank! Pick a weekend and get busy with these exterior home remodel projects: a mailbox makeover, create a natural pathway, spruce up your front door, and other simple ideas that cost next to nothing.
Want to know how much it costs to drill a water well? You’re not alone. I’m sharing all the best tips from a custom homebuilder – to help you dig own well.
When you think of curb appeal do, you think of a perfectly manicured front yard? I used to. Here are great curb appeal ideas for those of us without a yard!
Do this and don’t do that! Before you start any home remodeling project, be sure to consider what adds value and what doesn’t if you plan to sell your home.
Don’t let the cold weather take all the color out of your garden! Here are 6 hardy & colorful plants you’ll want to incorporate into your winter landscaping
Don’t get caught remodeling your home without a building permit… it can be a costly mistake! Here’s when you need a building permit, and when you don’t.
DIY curb appeal ideas & exterior home improvement projects. See how much it costs to stain a deck, seal a driveway, add a gravel path, paint vinyl siding, etc
Keep up with your tree pruning or you may find your home’s landscape in dire need of trimming like this one! Here are the 5 tree pruning tools you need.
The EZflow French drain system is an innovative product consisting of 90% recycled content. It counts toward LEED credits, is easy to install, saves time & money.
Conservation subdivisions combine green space and trees with community living, for the ultimate in eco-friendly community design.
I’m a big DIYer and recently placed a stone walkway in my yard and I love to share my home projects and what I wish I’d known before I started. Follow my step-by-step process for laying a flagstone walkway, including what to do and NOT do and I know your project will be much smoother!
Knowing how to find a tree service when you need one can save you a lot of money and heartache. Acquaint yourself with a reliable local tree service before you need one.
Continuous concrete landscape curbing has been around for decades but it is gaining popularity as a great way to give your yard that professional finishing touch.
Water conservation was a key factor in earning the HGTV Green Home the LEED Gold-level certification amongst the myriad of products, construction methods, materials and ideas that indeed makes this an excellent example of how to build a green home.
The 7th Annual Sandy Springs Society Home Garden Tour showcased 5 spectacular private home gardens and provided a wealth of ideas for anyone attending the event.
A tree costume to beat all tree costumes at the GA Renaissance Festival. Even a smaller version of this would make a great costume idea for Halloween.
Pooktre is the unique art form of tree shaping. Peter Cook and Becky Northey created it, developed it and perfected it. The result is astounding.
Arborsculpture is the art of shaping and grafting live tree trunks into artwork or functional pieces. The results are astounding and somewhat mind-boggling as you are about to see.
The Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour is an annual event not to be overlooked in this thriving suburb of Atlanta. A select few historical private homes and public buildings are on display once per year. This is part 2 of my article regarding the home tour.
The Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour is an annual event organized by the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau and Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society . A select few historical private homes and public buildings are on display once per year. This is part 1 of my article of the home tour.
Here is an example of brick edging laid in a vertical fashion (sailor curb) with alternating colors of brick along pathways and a driveway. A beautiful finished product!
Here are some of my best photos of a full-blown authentic English cottage that was built adjacent to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Marietta, Georgia. There’s way too much to describe in this little excerpt.
Mock rocks are an attractive, creative and cost-effective method of concealing undesirable exposed utilities around the landscape. Here’s an example of one in use.
If you’re about to sell your home you’ll need to check this list of critical exterior and landscaping bullet points to bring your curb appeal up to snuff. Spending some time checking of these items will boost your ability to sell quickly and for a higher price.