Hometown Landscape & Lawn Service
P.O. Box 4727, Silver Spring, MD 20914
30 Oct 2018

3 Ways Hardscaping Can Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

When you think about adding new features to your outdoor living space, you might be focused solely on generic landscape changes. Whether this means adding new flowers or getting someone to perform tree maintenance, these changes are typical and standard. So, to change things up, consider adding or updating hardscaping features to enhance your property. Not sure what hardscaping is? Hardscaping is the non-living part of your landscape and trust us, it is just as important as the living component of your yard. Here are some ways hardscaping features can completely transform and enhance your outdoor space.

If you enjoy hosting events or parties and notice that your home is getting a little crowded, hardscaping is a great solution to your problem. Additions like a patio or a deck provide you with space to entertain and relax outdoors, while simultaneously extending your living space. Plus, with your new outdoor space, you can put anything you want outside to help entertain, such as an outdoor kitchen to cook or an entertainment system to listen to music or watch television on.

One of the main perks of hardscaping is that it creates less maintenance for you to worry about. Living landscape features, such as plants and trees, require watering and constant maintenance to make sure they stay alive, are healthy and flourishing. Hardscaping takes up space that certain landscape features normally would have, thus making there be less for you to maintain. Features like patios and paths rarely need maintenance, so you will be significantly decreasing the number of things on your seasonal to-do list.

You also cannot ignore the fact that hardscaping adds tremendous value to your home. Whatever money you spend on adding hardscaping features can be seen as a home owner investment. Hardscaping features will be a big selling point when you try and sell your home, meaning that the money you spent you will certainly see a return on.

Whether you need maintenance or landscaping services, hardscape, fences or woodwork projects or residential or commercial services, call the professionals at Hometown Landscape & Lawn Service. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, attention to detail and set our goal at exceeding your expectations.

03 Mar 2017

Preparing your landscape for the winter ahead

At Hometown Landscape & Lawn Service we understand that your landscape is an investment. Here are some tips to ensure a happy transition from fall to winter.

Mulch

Mulch is especially important for plants during the fall. Mulch acts like a blanket for your plants’ roots, keeping them warm and protected during the winter. Not only does a layer of mulch protect roots from frost, it also helps to retain moisture during the cold, dry winter.

To mulch your plants, simply spread 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the base of your trees and shrubs. It’s best to invest in a quality hardwood mulch.

Remove Dead Plants

If you have any annuals that die out when frost hits, it’s a good idea to take the time to remove them before winter really sets in. Removing dead and dying plants now is a great way to prepare your landscaping for winter, because it tidies up your landscaping for spring. Now, when spring rolls around, you’ll have a nice, neat landscape instead of one that is full of dead plants that need to be removed!

Wrap Delicate Shrubs

Do you ever worry about your shrubs when you’re sitting inside your warm home watching the howling winter winds whip through your garden? Strong winds and heavy snow can leave delicate shrubs looking ragged by spring. You can protect your shrubs by wrapping them in burlap. For smaller plants, cover them with overturned pots or buckets to protect them.

Give us a call! Hometown Landscape & Lawn Service, Inc can help get your landscape ready for the winter!

Call us at 301-490-5577 today!