Your landscaping can play a major part in your home's security against burglars and thieves. The key is to come up with a design that you find attractive and pleasing, but that potential bad guys find less than welcoming. The following tips can help you landscape your home with security in mind.
Tip #1: Go low
When it comes to plants near windows and doors, you want to opt for something low growing.
If you want a beautiful yard, but do not have the time and money to constantly maintain it, synthetic turf may be the answer. Because it can be made to closely resemble real grass and is available in many different colors, you have more creative choices than you would have with standard grass. In addition, it is an ecologically responsible choice, because it does not require the use of pesticides to stay healthy and you will never need to water it to maintain its lush appearance.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could repair your own sprinkler issues when they happen? Well, you can! Rather than calling a professional and having to deal with the expensive service fee, here are three common issues that you may encounter with your home irrigation system and how you can easily get your sprinklers back on track yourself:
1. Clogged Heads
When it comes to sprinkler system, one of the most frequent problems that you will experience is clogged heads.
If you have a large flower garden, you likely have a high water bill each month. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to cut down on the bill and keep your flowers watered and healthy. Below are two of these things so you can decide what would work best for you.
Water Management System
It is common for large commercial properties, such as a golf course, to use a water management system, but you can also use this system for your landscaping.
Is the bland winter landscape bringing you down? If so, it is probably time to breathe some new life into your yard. There are several ways to add to the winter beauty of the landscape, even when you are dealing with a cold climate. The following are a few ways to overcome the midwinter doldrums.
Tip #1: Perk up with potted grasses
Large, colorful pots planted with evergreen ornamental grass is an excellent way to add a pop of color.