Services & Landscaping
We are here to help you find a Lawn Service, Landscaping
Contractor, or Landscape Architect in your local area. Our service
simplifies the process. You submit a request for a free estimate
and we provide you a fast response, typically within hours.
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HomeBlue will help you learn more about your landscaping
project. We can match you to a landscaping contractor, designer,
or simply provide you useful information.
A quality landscaping project is certainly what you are looking
for and it is worth the investment. With the information we
provide you, we hope that you will be able to make an educated
and informed decision on how to proceed with your landscaping
The Basics of Landscaping
So you have a yard, and that's great, but do you have landscaping?
Landscaping is different from the grass in your yard, no matter
how much time you have spent mowing and tending to it. Many
young people move into their first home and don't have a good
idea about how to manage their landscaping, and with new suburban
homes, they don't really know how to go about getting proper
landscaping for their particular home. The best thing to do
is to get back to the basics and start learning about landscaping
from the ground up (no pun intended).
It All Starts with Soil
Depending on where you live in the world, your
soil can be heavily acidic or alkaline. The soil can also have
large amounts of clay or iron. The point is, no matter what
landscaping or grass you are planning on growing, your soil
has to cooperate. In order for your soil to work as well as
possible, you need to have it tested. Your soil might be perfect,
or it might just need some nitrogen. Soil engineers can test
and analyze soil from different points in you yard to help your
yard perform at its best. Click here if you need soil testing.
Utility of Landscaping
What you need to understand about landscaping
is that it serves more than just an artistic or aesthetic purpose.
Landscaping is functional outdoor art, but it can also serve
as a vehicle for privacy; landscaping can exist to attract certain
insects or birds to your home; landscaping can be used to cover
up your foundation that sticks out from the bottom of your siding,
among other things.
Good landscape architects and landscape designers are trained
to utilize your landscaping for whatever end you desire (security,
privacy, etc) with a design that is pleasing to the eye and
to the neighborhood.
So think about what you are trying to accomplish with your landscaping.
If you are interested in attracting butterflies or keeping neighbors
from peering in, keep this in mind so that your landscaping
can serve this dual purpose.
Maintaining Your Landscape
After you have had your landscaping designed
and installed, there is an issue of maintenance. You will either
need to maintain your yard and landscaping yourself or you can
hire a landscaper to do it for you. Either way, early spring
through early fall, there will be steady work on your landscaping
to keep up with the Jones's. But it is good work. You will be
outside, sweating, and getting your hands dirty trying to get
that green thumb.