Landscaping Blog

Choosing and Using a Hedge Trimmer

Trimming your own hedges can be an intimidating process. Getting perfectly even shapes can seem impossible, but it’s a lot easier than you think. Untamed shrubs, bushes, and hedges create a curbside eyesore. On the other hand, a well-maintained hedge is a complement to your lawn, trees, and garden. If you’re a new homeowner, or new to trimming hedges, you’ll need to invest in a good quality hedge trimmer. The Green Pal recently published a helpful article authored by do-it-yourself expert Joe Truini, who writes articles for the Home Depot. He clearly outlines the [...]

By |2019-04-01T21:50:16-04:00April 26th, 2019|

Landscaping For Small Yards

Think your yard is too small? Think again. Even the smallest spaces can be used to create a beautiful outdoor space. You can find creative ways to create a space where you can lounge, entertain, relax, or play in the backyard you already have. There is a myriad of possibilities regardless of how many square feet you have to work with. We’ve gathered tips from some of the experts in the industry to take even the smallest spaces and create interest, space, and enjoyment. The Ohio Valley Group is celebrating 30 years as a [...]

By |2019-04-01T21:46:30-04:00April 19th, 2019|

When and How to Tackle Tree Trimming

It’s easy to take trees for granted. They don’t require much maintenance, they provide us with beautiful colors and cool shade, but are often forgotten. Trees enhance the beauty of your property, give you quaint tire swings, and can turn into amazing treehouses for kids in the summertime. While most trees don’t grow instantly, sometimes they can quickly feel out of control. There are many reasons tree trimming can be a vital part of yard maintenance. According to the Department of Agriculture (USDA), trees need to pruned first for safety, next for health, and [...]

By |2019-04-01T21:39:35-04:00April 12th, 2019|

Landscape Design For Pets

We all love our pets. We also love our outdoor space. Sometimes those two things don’t get along very well. Before you know it, your pets are digging up your favorite shrub or digging a hole in the middle of your yard. With a little creativity, you can give your home a beautiful landscape and a space both you and your pets can enjoy. Borst Landscape and Design is a leader among landscape designers and offers several helpful tips for designing a landscape for your pet. Pet-Friendly Landscaping “Start by knowing your pet. Some [...]

By |2019-04-01T21:32:48-04:00April 5th, 2019|

Lawn Mowing and Why It Really Matters

Whether you love it or hate it, lawn mowing is an important part of yard care. To some, mowing the lawn is a sacred ritual of getting those mow stripes perfectly even and being the envy of the neighborhood. For some homeowners, lawn mowing is a matter of pride, and brings some satisfaction from a well-manicured property. For others, mowing the lawn is put off until the very last second, until you finally hack through it while muttering under your breath. Of course, there’s always the third option, when you leave it to the [...]

By |2019-04-11T21:10:23-04:00March 29th, 2019|