Choosing the Right Trees for Your Property

When selecting the perfect trees for your landscape, it’s important to consider which trees would work with your property’s region and climate. Other factors such as aesthetic, maintenance, shade, privacy, and appearance are also vital considerations. Trees offer social, environmental and economic benefits throughout their lifetime, so it’s essential to understand which trees would be best for your landscape.

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Why Should I Invest in Hardscape for My Home

Hardscaping can considerably improve the appearance of your home by creating additional space between a home’s interior and exterior. Your overall outdoor living space can be the centerpiece of your landscape, allowing for an expanded and open gathering spot for family and friends. From patios and outdoor kitchens to driveways and walkways, hardscaping is the perfect solution to enhance your home’s exterior for both work and play.

 

What is Hardscape?

Hardscaping is the use of either natural or manufactured stone to create patios, walkways, driveways etc. Hardscape provides definition and a sense of organization to the natural areas and features of your yard. Our hardscaping services include:

 

  • Patios
  • Walkways
  • Concrete brick paver driveways
  • Permeable concrete pavers
  • Retaining walls
  • Cleaners and sealers for brick
  • Concrete and stone
  • Granite steps, posts, and cobblestones.

 

Benefits of Hardscape

Hardscaping is a great way to increase the appeal of your landscape and functionality. Some benefits include:

 

  • Low Maintenance: Once your hardscape is designed and built, parts of your backyard will be set for years to come. Unlike traditional landscapes that require constant watering, mowing, pruning, and trimming, the parts of your yard with hardscape installments offer a nearly yard-work-free environment. The most you may have to do is clean your hardscape which is also quick and easy.
  • Water-Efficient: Hardscaping is a great solution to fight water waste because you won’t have to worry about watering plants or grass.
  • Increase Property Value: This outdoor extension to your home adds more usable square footage and allows your home to have a better chance of attracting buyers because outdoor living spaces can be a huge selling point.
  • Extend Entertainment Space: A backyard hardscape increases your family’s outdoor experience with more places to sit and socialize with one another.
  • Add Dimension: Add verticality to your yard that is pleasing to both the eye and flow of the landscape with raised gardens, retaining walls, and hardscape paths and steps.

 

Why to Invest in Hardscaping/Landscaping

Not only are the benefits of hardscaping reasons to invest, but for many projects, the return on investment (ROI) is significant. Hardscapes that offer the most ROI are projects such as patios or walkways because they expand the living area, add sociable features, and often increase the safety of the home.

 

Importance of Choosing a Trustworthy Company

Choosing a trustworthy company like Dolan Landscaping for your hardscape services is important to ensuring its upkeep and well-being, allowing your hardscape to last for years. Hardscape is not just a one-time job as it requires a time commitment with a lot of involved work, which is why Dolan Landscaping might be right for you! For further information on how to create the perfect hardscape for your home, contact us at Dolan Landscaping today!

 

For further readings about the perfect hardscape for your landscape, check out some of our other blogs about hardscape firepits, patios, and concrete paversers.

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Although it’s a tough plant, your grass will eventually decline due to high usage from people (and pets). This decline can lead to bald patches, compact soil, and weeds. High-traffic lawns include areas like apartments, condominiums, park and sporting areas, and just active family yards. Fortunately, through key preparation and treatment steps, you’ll be able to minimize damage and quickly repair your lawn. Continue reading How to Maintain High-Traffic Grass

The Process and Benefits of Overseeding Your Lawn

What was once a promising layer of grass has turned into a thinning and discolored one. It’s important to keep up with lawn care so your lawn remains healthy and full throughout the season. However, your lawn can bounce back with the process of overseeding, which can be a complicated endeavor but luckily, we’re here to simplify it. Below lists the procedure to follow when overseeding and how you’ll benefit afterward.

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After the Installation: Caring for Your New Pond or Fountain

A country house with a beautiful backyard behind the house, landscape designNothing beats the experience of having calm running water flowing from your new pond or fountain. Not only do ponds and fountains bring strong aesthetics to your property, but they also improve the overall health of your environment. Unfortunately, a lack of proper maintenance of a fountain or pond can bring negative effects to its appearance, function, and ecosystem. Today we will take a look at what you can do to keep your pond or fountain looking beautiful. Continue reading After the Installation: Caring for Your New Pond or Fountain