The Uses and Benefits of Brown Dyed Mulch

September 15th, 2017
brown dyed mulch

There are quite a few benefits of using brown dyed mulch. Read on to discover all of its pros.

Brown dyed mulch has become incredibly popular across a wide range of applications. It’s used in both residential and commercial landscaping to great effect. There are quite a few colors of mulch available, but brown dyed mulch is often used because its natural appearance helps to create a very organic and neutral palette. There are quite a few benefits of using brown dyed mulch. Read on to discover all of its pros. Read the rest of this entry »

Low-Voltage Lighting Tips for the Fall

September 8th, 2017
Low-Voltage Lighting Tips for the Fall

With the heavier reliance on outdoor lighting during the fall, here are some cost effective low-voltage lighting tips to help you and hopefully keep your energy bills from skyrocketing.

The days are getting shorter, and the darkness is creeping in – fall has definitely arrived! Fairly soon, many of our daily activities will start happening before and after sunset. Getting up when it’s dark and coming home when it’s dark is not the most exciting aspect of the fall. It’s not the safest one either when it comes to visibility and potential accidents. We’ll find ourselves relying heavily on outdoor lighting to get us from point A to point B during the coming months. And while we still have some time to enjoy the diminishing daylight, it’s a good idea to make sure your lighting is in order. With the heavier reliance on outdoor lighting during the fall, here are some cost effective low-voltage lighting tips to help you and hopefully keep your energy bills from skyrocketing. Read the rest of this entry »

Making the Most of Your Screened Topsoil Purchase

September 1st, 2017
Making the Most of Your Screened Topsoil Purchase

Screened topsoil is a critical part of your yard and its prolonged health.

Screened topsoil is a critical part of your yard and its prolonged health. Topsoil is, as the name implies, the very top layer of soil on your yard. It is typically about 2 inches to 8 inches thick. It is chock full of nutrients and is partially composed of organic matter and microorganisms. Topsoil is also the most scarce type of soil, because it takes so long for all of the organic matter to decompose and integrate with the soil. Here is what you should know about your screened topsoil purchase. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Using Pea Gravel in Your Home’s Landscape

August 25th, 2017
pea gravel

Pea gravel is one of the most common sights in residential landscapes throughout the country.

Pea gravel is one of the most common sights in residential landscapes throughout the country. It’s such a popular choice because of its smooth look and aesthetically-pleasing colors. Pea gravel is a functional and beautiful material that can be used in many different places throughout your home’s landscape. However, there are some basic do’s and don’ts that you should follow when integrating this common landscaping material into your yard. Read the rest of this entry »

The Basics of Dyed Black Mulch

August 18th, 2017
The Basics of Dyed Black Mulch

As homeowners across the state prepare to add more mulch to their landscaping, it’s time to take a closer look at one of the most commonly used mulch products—dyed black mulch.

As homeowners across the state prepare to add more mulch to their landscaping, it’s time to take a closer look at one of the most commonly used mulch products — dyed black mulch. How is dyed black mulch made and what benefits can it offer the plants in your yard? Keep reading to find out! Read the rest of this entry »

How to Properly Manage an Outdoor Fire

August 11th, 2017
How to Properly Manage an Outdoor Fire

Whether you have chosen a bonfire or a fire pit for your outdoor fire, you have to manage it properly.

Whether you have chosen a bonfire or a fire pit for your outdoor fire, you have to manage it properly. Fire hazards are always present, so fire safety should be your top priority. Here is some fantastic advice for how to properly manage an outdoor fire. Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing Firewood for Hosting the Best Summer Bonfires

August 4th, 2017
Choosing Firewood for Hosting the Best Summer Bonfires

Hosting the best summer bonfires starts with choosing the right firewood.

Bonfires are a favorite pastime that can also keep you warm during late summer nights. Summer is almost over, and those nights will soon turn cooler as we head into the fall. But when you’re looking to host the best summer bonfires, you’re going to want to keep a few things in mind. For instance, carefully choose the type of firewood you want to use. You should also be aware of some fire safety tips to keep everyone safe and happy during your next bonfire. Read up on how to pick the best wood for a bonfire before you get started on building one.   Read the rest of this entry »

Items You Can’t Throw Into Roll-Off Containers

July 28th, 2017
Items You Can’t Throw Into Roll-Off Containers

You’re probably already familiar with rules regarding disposal of trash and recycling items. What you may not know about is what you can and can’t throw into roll-off containers.

Although springtime is usually the time you begin a massive clean-up operation around your home, you shouldn’t hesitate to keep your home and your lawn as clean as possible even well into the summer. But just because you rent a roll-off container, it doesn’t mean you can toss whatever you want into it. You’re probably already familiar with rules regarding disposal of trash and recycling items. What you may not know about is what you can and can’t throw into roll-off containers. Fortunately, we have prepared this helpful guide to enlighten you. Read the rest of this entry »

Incorporating Stone Into Your Home’s Landscaping or Hardscaping

July 21st, 2017
Incorporating Stone Into Your Home’s Landscaping or Hardscaping

Incorporating stone is an excellent way to update your home’s landscaping or hardscaping this summer!

Take advantage of the summer’s warmth to update your home’s landscaping or hardscaping. One way to do this is by incorporating stone. Incorporating stone is an excellent way to update your home’s landscaping or hardscaping. But if you’re unsure of how to do this, you are in luck. We’ll show you some creative ways to blend stones of all kinds into your home’s environment no matter what part of Maryland you live in. Are you looking to redesign your garden? Stone can be used to define clear borders for various features in your yard. Choose stone to protect the ground, and slow down weed intrusions. You can also draw attention to certain features. Choose your path going forward!   Read the rest of this entry »

The Advantages of Deck Lighting This Summer in Bowie

July 14th, 2017
The Advantages of Deck Lighting This Summer in Bowie

If you live in Bowie, we’ve got a great deal for you. Deck lighting is another product we are excited to carry.

Are you looking to light up your summer nights? If you live in Bowie, we’ve got a great deal for you. Deck lighting is another product we are excited to carry. Consider installing deck lighting to help brighten your decks. Long days and short nights shouldn’t mean less time spent outdoors. Deck lights can be solar-powered, powered by LED lights, or even low-voltage lights. No matter what you choose for your deck lighting, you can make your deck the place to be whether you’re busy cooking a big meal or just having a quiet chat. Here are some advantages of deck lighting to think about. Read the rest of this entry »