LETA’S BLOG

Informative and interesting articles on a wide variety of landscaping topics.

Paving Stones

When thinking about your home outdoor layout and design, maybe paving stones aren’t at the top of your list of what’s important but think about it. Paving stones get you to where you need to be, creating a pathway to get from one end to the other or a great space to where you like…

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Water Feature Maintenance

Think of a water feature as miniature landscape and use it to mimic a natural scene. When you match the feature to the size of your available landscaping space, it will look like a natural element in your landscape design that’s easy on the eyes and brings years of enjoyment. Regardless of the type of…

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Water Features

Water features can turn a boring landscape design into an oasis retreat. This addition of such an element can be the biggest decision that you’ve ever made in regards to landscaping so take your time when planning a water feature installation so the finished project seamlessly blends into the surrounding elements. Before installing a water…

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Softscapes and Hardscapes

Think of your ideal landscape scenario — it probably contains a combination of man made features and natural features. Some landscape designs lean more towards one or the other but all the best ones feature both types of scapes. This is basically the difference between hardscapes versus softscapes and it’s an important distinction to understand.…

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Excavating

If you’re adding something onto your home as part of a large renovation, you may find that you have to excavate near it to lay the new part of the foundation. Although you want to do the entire project yourself, you may be nervous about damaging the existing foundation so use the following to safely…

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Grading

Grading in landscape architectural construction is the work of ensuring a level base, or one with a specified slope. For a construction work such as a foundation or landscape and garden improvements — the earthworks created for such a purpose are often called the sub-grade or finished contouring. In simpler terms, the grade around your…

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All About Hydroseeding

What is hydroseeding? It’s the process of combining the correct recipe of grass seed, fertilizer, mulch, tackifier and dye with the appropriate amount of water and spraying the application on the ground surface in a uniform manner to create a mat or blanket effect. Hydroseeding is an innovative solution to erosion control, grass seeding, re-vegetation,…

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Is Hydroseeding Right for You?

Many of our clients know that one of the simplest ways to add curb appeal to a property is through proper installation and maintenance of a thick, lush lawn — but what many don’t know is the newer technology of hydroseeding, which is an outstanding alternative to traditional seeding and sodding.

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