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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.

Landscape Ponds: Everything You Should Know Before You Build One

Hardscaping an Attractive Landscape Pond

A pond will make an attractive feature in any landscape. Being able to listen to the rippling water in your backyard allows for a very serene and soothing experience. Also, if you plan to keep yours small, a pond will not be an expensive addition to your yard.

<p.However, lot of decision making goes into installing ponds. They also need a fair amount of maintenance once they are finished. If you want to install a pond, keep reading to see what you should know before you make any final decisions.

Ways to Landscape a Steep Slope Besides Installing Retaining Walls

Landscaping on Slopes

The challenge of working with a sloped landscape cannot be understated. The soil on hills is not stable, so debris can end up in your yard when the soil starts to erode. Most people use retaining walls to deal with this problem, but this is not the only method available.

Take some time to learn about other ways you can work with a steep landscape to keep it stable and aesthetically pleasing.

A Guide for Dealing With Lawn Fungus: Identifying It & Removing It

Combatting Lawn Fungal Diseases

Turf care is important for your lawn, and a major part of it is knowing how to deal with lawn fungus. Fungus can grow anywhere, but poor lawn care can allow it to grow exponentially. Fungal lawn diseases can kill your lawn and turn your landscape into an eyesore, so you should learn how to combat them quickly and efficiently. Read this guide to learn more about lawn fungus, and see what you can do if an outbreak takes place.

Let the Experts Help: Great Design Ideas for Your Patio Installation

Excellent Patio Installation Ideas

A beautiful patio can make a great centerpiece in your backyard, but it can be a lot more. Some people have turned their patios into outdoor bars, and others have installed patios with more artistic designs. By incorporating additional features and specific materials into your patio design, you can make your landscape into the talking point among your friends and family. If you are looking to do something fresh with your patio, check out these ideas for some inspiration.

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.