Doing any sort of work around a pool can be tricky work because of the risk of damage or the clean up that will be necessary in the future. Trees can dump leaves into the water that need to be cleaned out constantly. Ideally, you’ll want to place a pool in a large clearing that won’t get debris falling into it.
To successfully landscape around a pool you’ll have to think a little differently. Low lying plants and shrubs are a good way to start. These can be planted away from the pool and their short stature won’t allow any debris fall far from the plant. Potted flowers is another good idea. The pots can be of decorative qualities that can aid in the landscaping view, plus, if you like to change things up often, you have the option to do that by planting different flowers whenever you’d like. Full Story »
Banana trees are kind of an odd idea to decorate with. It’s a tropical tree that unfortunately can’t be grown everywhere. Ideally, this tree needs a temperature of over 85 degree with a humidity of over 50%. Banana trees will die easily if it frosts outside so be careful. It’s plant that can really add a little tropical flair to yard though if you have the opportunity to grow it.
There are a couple decisions that need to be made when picking out a banana tree for your yard. First, is the size. They can either be tall and lanky, potentially overshadowing the house, or short and stalky. Also, you need to decide if you wish to be able to eat the fruit that the tree grows. If it is simply there for decoration purposes then maybe the more expensive edible versions of the tree aren’t necessary for your needs. Full Story »
Buying siding is a trying experience if only because it can cost so much money. Its a long lasting decision that you’ll have to live with for a good amount of time as siding has a long shelf life. Well, at least it’s supposed to be, picking low quality siding can actually be a detriment as it can wear or get banged up and no long be any good protecting you home. That’s why long lasting durable exterior is necessary, so that it can properly protect the home from weather, rot, and other problems that can besiege a home.
We personally suggest getting steel siding. Steel siding prices are expensive upfront but their resilience and durability make it a good long term choice for a remodeling home owner. There are other types of sidings out there, such as wood, or plastic, but these are prone to getting broken from rocks and other debris the can come off the road or a lawn mower. Overall, those two alternatives simply won’t cut it. Full Story »