What is the difference between a high-maintenance and low-maintenance landscape?

A high-maintenance landscape may have many beds to enhance outdoor areas and home entrances. More perennials, shrubs, annuals, water features, and lighting means more maintenance.

Low-maintenance landscapes are mainly grass and just a few beds. A few tall shrubs or trees mean just mulch and occasional hand pruning, along with mowing the grass.

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Avoiding these common landscaping mistakes will save money and time down the road.
The best garden I’ve ever had was in my mind’s eye — before changing whims, funky soil and various predators have had their say. Still, I’m successfully putting my brand on what had once been an open expanse of lawn.

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Outdoor living is tops. Fresh air, garden parties, gorgeous landscaping. What’s that? Still living with astroturf and raggedy concrete in lieu of a backyard? Never fear, there’s professional help for that. Landscape pros are the perfect blend of contractors and gardeners, able to build out a project with the artistic vision of painter. Here are…

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Is It Spring Yet? As is the case with most years, sometimes it will warm up early, fooling a lot of plants, including turfgrasses, to start the annual spring green-up. Only to be broadsided with an arctic blast and cooler temperatures that pushes plants back into winter dormancy.   Cool-season turfgrasses like bluegrass, ryegrass and…

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