5 Foundation Planting Ideas For Northeast Landscapes

Years ago, foundation plantings were mainly used to hide the plain, ugly bases of older houses. Houses are built with prettier foundations these days, but foundation plantings are still a great way to soften hard edges, blend your home into its surroundings and offer a pretty, welcoming first impression. Consider this front area part of … Continued

The 25 Best Foundation Plants For Northeast Landscapes

The plantings around your home’s foundation are like a blooming welcome mat. They soften that severe edge where your house meets the ground. They give your home a friendly vibe that shows you care about your property’s appearance. The right mix of foundation plants can make or break a home’s curb appeal. But what to … Continued

5 Best Outdoor Entertainment Ideas For Your Landscape This Fall

We love to be outside so much, we’re bringing all the comforts of the indoors out there with us. Outdoor entertaining these days means more than a few lawn chairs, a cooler and a grill. We’re watching TV outside. Perfecting our wood-fired pizzas. Snuggling up in front of a crackling fire. Who needs the indoors? … Continued

5 Container Gardening Tips To Enhance Your Home Entryway

We can’t say enough good things about container gardens. They’re perfect little mini gardens, tucked adorably in a pot. They create instant visual appeal, no matter where you place them. They’re fun to design and easy to plant. Poor soil in your yard? No space for a full-size garden? Containers to the rescue. The choices … Continued

What Is The Best Mulch For Landscaping A New York or Connecticut Home?

Mulch isn’t the prettiest word in landscaping lingo, but it’s a wonderful thing. It can help to conserve water, shield your plants’ roots from temperature extremes and discourage the growth of weeds. Over time, mulches made from organic materials break down and increase your soil’s fertility. Plus, it looks good. Decorative mulch can add color … Continued

5 Affordable Landscaping Ideas To Increase Your Property Value

Curb appeal isn’t just some urban myth that real estate agents peddle. It’s a real thing. Adding landscaping to your property boosts your curb appeal AND your property value. Decorating trends come and go, but landscaping endures. It adds value to your property right away, and its value increases as your trees and plants get … Continued

The Best Trees And Shrubs For A Natural Privacy Fence

Sure, that towering stone wall with the drawbridge over the moat will give you the privacy you crave. But that seems a bit extreme, doesn’t it? How about using beautiful shrubs and trees for privacy? Let’s take a look at some of the best trees and shrubs for a natural privacy fence.

Smart Landscaping: 4 Tips For Energy Efficient Landscaping

When the summer heat gets too intense, we instinctively head for the shade. If your overheated house could scoot underneath a big shade tree to cool off, it would likely join you. The next best thing: give your home its own shade. Planting the right trees in the right places helps cool your home in … Continued