backyard pond and waterfallWater features are an often overlooked option for landscaping, but they can truly round out a space and turn a backyard into an outdoor retreat. And with the gentle sounds of rushing water, you’ll never want to leave your landscape. Here is brief guide to the many options for water features that you can have in your own backyard.

window flower boxConsidering installing flower boxes outside your windows, or filling existing flower boxes with spring florals once again? Flower boxes are a great way to add interest to your windows and happen to look especially elegant against a window that has been fitted with plantation shutters. Window boxes are also a great way to add a “garden” to your landscape, even if you don’t have room in your yard for much gardening. Here are some of the best flowers that you can add to window boxes in the spring.

Planting green pea seedsEvery seed has its own growing season, so make sure that you plant seeds within the proper time frame to yield the most fruit.  March is a good time to plant hearty plants that can survive even if there is a late March frost.  Hardy vegetables can tolerate temperatures as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit, and are perfect for early planting.  Semi-hardy plants can tolerate as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

A tomato plant with red and green tomatoes rests on the ground.Just as they have done for centuries, people are frequently coming up with new and exciting ways to utilize their yards and the land around their home. One incredible new way to innovate your landscaping is to play with the new concept of edible landscaping: landscaping that you can eat. While essentially taking the forever-old concept of the garden several steps further, edible landscaping is a new movement that is being tried in a variety of ways across the United States of America. The increasing popularity of edible landscaping isn't necessarily surprising, as it fulfills a variety of modern desires that are economic, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing, all at the same time. Here’s some information about the gift of edible landscaping...

Farmer's hand pouring fertilizer by green grass.There are many factors that go into creating a successful garden, but one of the most important things is to have good fertilizer. While it is often best to purchase professionally made fertilizer that will have a precise mixture of different nutrients that your soil needs to be fertile enough for life to sprout from, there are also many different materials in and around your home that are great additions to put on your soil, and work as a naturally fertilizer. Depending on what you are growing, each of these items can help you make healthy soil for your plants. Take a look at our list of some of these materials...

cooking outdoorsWinter in Utah, especially when it snows, can be almost unbearable at times, yet sometimes you still just want to enjoy the great outdoors. Sure, it might be too cold to go on your favorite hike in the mountains, but what’s stopping you from having a little outdoor fun right in your own backyard? You’ll enjoy the luxury of the outdoors without needing to commit to staying outdoors in the cold for very long. So how can you better enjoy your backyard during the winter? Here are five great ways.