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Looking to re-do your landscape? From drainage solutions to patios & walkways, the Sprouts Blog contains info that will help you make an informed decision.

How Do I Know If I Need a Retaining Wall For My Landscape?

When Should You Build a Retaining Wall?

Retaining walls are rigid structures that are built to retain soil in a particular location. Under normal circumstances, soil will erode over time, but with a retaining wall that soil will be kept in place. There are also additional benefits to using retaining walls, such as preventing floods during large storms. The cost depends size of the project, and the materials being used, but the benefits more than justify the price.

Retaining walls can be beneficial for certain homeowners, so continue reading and see whether or not you need one for your landscape.

[Infographic] Should I Hire a Landscaper? What to Look Out For

Keeping your yard in good condition is important, especially since there are many factors that can disrupt it. If your yard is suffering from poor drainage or some other problem, you may need to do some landscaping to fix it up. However, landscaping projects are large endeavors, so unless you have a lot of knowledge about it you will need help. With this checklist, determine if you should hire a professional landscaper to help fix up your yard.

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season: How You Can Protect Your Landscape

Be Ready for Hurricanes & Other Storms

June is nearly here, which means hurricane season is approaching quickly. From the start of June until the end of November, the area around the Northern Atlantic Ocean experiences a peak in storm activity. Hurricanes are common at this time of year, and they can do a lot of damage to your landscape, even if you do not experience one at peak strength. Use the following tips to prepare your landscape for hurricane season.

Selecting the Best Walkway & Patio Pavers for Your Landscape

Choosing Pavers for Your Landscape

If you are planning to build a walkway, patio, or driveway, you will need pavers for your landscape. Pavers are built from several types of materials, and the materials selected typically depend on the homeowner’s personal tastes. Some pavers are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, while others are chosen for being more practical. If you are planning a landscaping project, take some time to learn about some popular materials used for paver installation.

Great Landscaping Trends That Make for a Low Maintenance Yard

Make Your Landscape Easier to Maintain

To keep your landscape in good condition, you have to be consistent with yard maintenance. From mowing the lawn to watering the plants, there is a lot you have to do to keep your yard looking nice. As a result, it is common for homeowners to forget a few tasks. If you are having trouble maintaining your yard, there are some things you can do to lower the amount of work you need to do each day.

Take advantage of these recent trends and design a landscape that is much easier to keep up with.