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Determining Your Landscaping Supply Budget

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If you’re a new homeowner with a less than inspiring home landscape and a desire to build out the backyard of your dreams, you have a lot of good times to look forward to. But whether you’re planning on tackling your landscaping project with the help of a professional, or whether you plan to go DIY-style and purchase materials from a landscaping supply company, putting together a realistic budget will certainly present you with your first big challenge. Naturally, your budget should represent the costs necessary to complete the sort of landscape you truly want. After all, is there any point in tackling the project now if it won’t result in the sort of yard you long for? Then again, unless you’re independently wealthy, you probably will have to cut out at least a few dream line items here and there, especially when you consider that budget overages are almost a given in our industry. But don’t worry just yet: There’s a right way to put together a landscaping supply budget, and below, we’ve shared with you some of the most important rules of thumb for figuring out the smartest way to plan financially for your home’s new outdoor features.

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How Much Mulch Do You Need for Your Landscaping?

iStock 178104500 300x199 How Much Mulch Do You Need for Your Landscaping?If you’re reading this article, we can probably assume that you already understand at least some of the myriad benefits of making mulch a significant addition to your landscaping.

For anyone who may need a quick refresher, try thinking of mulch as an insulator that also happens to double as decoration.

Mulch helps your soil retain its moisture—about 20 percent more than would exist without the mulch—and that’s beneficial for any sort of garden or landscape growing. Mulch also helps to insulate plants, and it does an excellent job of keeping weeds from growing.

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8 Things to Consider Before Installing Outdoor Security Cameras

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Buying a security camera, especially for outdoor use, can take a lot more work than you’d expect. Apart from the wide range of choices, there are also tons of factors you have to consider to make sure you only get your hands on the best one for your home.

If this is your first time to buy an outdoor security camera or you just want to make sure you are making the right purchasing decision, here are the most important things you need to consider.

1. Price

A lot of homeowners, especially those who are on a tight budget, look for outdoor security cameras that are affordable and cheap. If you are one of these people, don’t expect too much from your camera. Although they can get the job done, most of them lack the features that can fully protect your home.

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Installing a Flagstone Walkway in Your Garden

iStock 497583765 300x199 Installing a Flagstone Walkway in Your GardenSpring is just around the corner, and a lot of us are thinking about our gardens.

We’ll leave the question of what to plant or not plant to the horticulturists. We’re concerned more with getting to your garden.

If you’re looking to give your garden a new look this spring, consider installing a flagstone walkway. This might sound like a big undertaking, but this is a project that you can wrap up in one weekend. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

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Adding a Fire Feature? Here’s How to Choose the Right One

iStock 157380538 300x200 Adding a Fire Feature? Here’s How to Choose the Right OneA backyard fire feature can transform your property.

In the summertime, it lets you enjoy your yard on cooler nights. Gather around the fire with your family to watch fireworks while roasting marshmallows. When colder weather comes, it gives you a chance to stay outdoors later in the season.

Although we’re in the midst of winter, it’s not too early to start thinking about the kind of fire feature you’d like to add to your Bucks or Montgomery County property. If you’re ready to add a fire feature to your backyard, here are a few things to consider.

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Enjoying Your Outdoor Living Space in the Winter Months

iStock 519158148 300x200 Enjoying Your Outdoor Living Space in the Winter MonthsWinter is here. The skies are an unfriendly greyish white, the ground is frozen, and the wind gnaws at us whenever we go outside.

In other words, it’s the perfect time to enjoy your outdoor living space.

No, we’re not joking. There’s no reason to stop spending time in your backyard when winter comes. All it takes are a few adjustments.

1. Install a fire pit

Having a fire pit in your outdoor living space gives you a place to gather in the colder months. Think of it like having a permanent campfire going in your backyard. Some fire pits are portable, so you can move them around your backyard space, but most are permanent, which is a better look for the overall aesthetics of your yard.

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Properly Maintaining Your Chester County Hardscape This Winter

iStock 476878890 300x200 Properly Maintaining Your Chester County Hardscape This WinterYour hardscaping is durable, but it’s not invincible. Like a lot of parts of your property, it needs to be maintained to protect against harsh winter weather.

With winter here, we thought we’d offer up these tips for properly maintaining your Chester County hardscape this season.

Clear your surfaces when it snows

We hope that you’ve kept your pavers clean this autumn. When dirt and debris get caught under the snow, they can dull and stain your hardscaping.

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How to Choose Hardscaping Material

hardscaping materials 300x225 How to Choose Hardscaping MaterialHardscaping is like a lot of other products: it comes in several varieties. They all have their advantages, but some will be a better fit for your home than others.

Here’s what to know before you pay a visit to your Chester County hardscaping material supplier.

Concrete

When we say concrete, don’t picture workers just mixing and pouring cement and calling it a day. In the hardscaping word, concrete typically refers to stamped concrete. This is concrete that is stamped and shaped and molded, allowing you to mimic the look of a more expensive stone without having to pay expensive stone prices.

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Autumn Hardscaping and Maintenance Projects

Tfire pit 300x200 Autumn Hardscaping and Maintenance Projectshere’s a chill in the air. The days are getting shorter, and the leaves have begun to change.

Fall has arrived, and although your thoughts might be turning to the indoors, there’s still time to take care of your lawn. That’s why we’ve put together this brief guide to some autumn hardscaping and maintenance projects you may want to tackle this season.

Be sure to use a reliable landscape & hardscape supplier in PA, like Woodward Landscape Supply, to gather the materials you’ll need to complete these projects.

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Planning Your Next Hardscaping Project

iStock 39176204 MEDIUM 300x199 Planning Your Next Hardscaping ProjectPlanning a hardscaping project is a thought-intensive process that must take into consideration many factors. While the creative process can be a lot of fun, you also have to keep in mind functionality, the existing space and your contractor before any ground is broken.

There’s a lot to consider, but with a little foresight and some help from your landscape and hardscape supplier, your space can look great for years to come.

Local Laws

First off, you may need to restrain your vision, depending on what your local building and zoning laws have to say. Check with your community’s rules governing such projects before you contact a contractor, so you don’t accidentally disappoint yourself with a dream design that can’t come true where you live.

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