how to build a wood deck

Deck Building Guide: Enjoy your Outdoor Space

03/21/2017 J Gennaro 0

Who would love a beautiful wood deck around their backyard? It isn’t as simple as just nailing a few boards together, in most areas it starts with permits, then planning, then a lot of hard work. But We here at Gennaro Grass have broken the process down for you, so you can spend this spring building a deck, then enjoy it for years to come. Step by Step Deck Building Guide Inserting timber posts 1. Draw up your deck plan on paper first. (If you are stuck for ideas, there are plenty of resources online that supply deck plans) To […]

flagstone patio

Flagstone Patio: All You Need to Know

03/20/2017 J Gennaro 0

People who are trying to find the ideal material for a high-end patio certainly ought to consider using flagstone. Choosing artificial or manufactured materials for your patio is not recommended. The most obvious reason behind using natural materials such as flagstone is the fact that they are, of course, more appealing compared to synthetic ones. Flagstones are an outstanding option due to their natural splendor. This material provides an air of sophistication to any project. Flagstones are particularly well suited for patios and walkways due to their appearance and natural durability. Using these kinds of stones will surely provide a […]

Brick Patio

Brick Patio: In 9 Easy to Follow Steps

03/19/2017 J Gennaro 0

I have always thought brick patios provide an extraordinary visual enhancement around all homes, and is a major compliment to all your landscaping efforts. Having said that installing a brick patio is not a very difficult undertaking, however it will take a significant amount of your time to complete. The key to installing a brick patio, is proper planning and to break the plan down into distinct and clear steps. So that is precisely what we will do in this post, as I am going to present you with an easy 9 step process for installing a brick patio.   […]

All about Bermuda grass

All about Bermuda grass

03/18/2017 J Gennaro 0

There are two different types of Bermuda grasses. These two types are the most common Bermuda grass and the hybrid Bermuda grass. The hybrid Bermuda is what you will most likely find on lawns. The hybrid Bermuda grass does not produce seed and therefore will not spread causing a lot of weeds. The common Bermuda grass is a fine textured green grass. The roots grow very deep into the ground, making the Bermuda able to withstand high temperatures and lots of drought. Since the common permuted grass can spread very rapidly, you must keep an eye on the grass to […]

Water Consumption and Landscaping

Water Consumption and Landscaping

03/11/2017 J Gennaro 0

The Truth Behind Landscaping and Water consumption. Most people consider landscaping a great factor in water conservation. However, most critics contend that landscaping is the number one consumer of water. Most people believe that the more abundant the garden is, the more water it consumes. What they do not know is that, in reality, landscaping only consumes 2.9% of the overall water consumption on a national scale. This can even be lowered if people will be sensible enough to take into consideration the limitation of the water supply. So what accounts for the excesses in water consumption? According to some […]

Low Maintenance Landscape

Easy Low Maintenance Landscape Tips

03/03/2017 J Gennaro 0

Landscaping. The very word conjures images of sophisticated machinery and esoteric knowledge. To some degree, this may have а semblance of the truth, especially since landscaping is generally associated with professionals and experienced gardeners. However, the activity itself is not really limited to the chosen few. Whether you are too busy, too lazy or have very little gardening skills, as long as you have the willingness and the basic knowledge in gardening, you can actually perform decent yard work with a low maintenance landscape. Learn how with these easy, low maintenance landscape tips: Have а good plan for a low […]

5 landscaping design ideas

5 Do-It-Yourself Landscaping Design Ideas

02/17/2017 J Gennaro 0

Are those statues and stones not in the right place? Are the plants a little bit obscured by your overreaching porch? These are legitimate problems, but fortunately for you, you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars an hour just to fix these trivial details. Instead, there’s quite a few things you can do to spice up your landscaping design all by yourself. Here are 5 ideas you can use to add a bit more flavor to your landscaping design: Landscaping Design Tip 1: Install a Fountain Nothing attracts more attention to your home than an elaborate, flowing fountain on […]

fountains

Fountains Give Your Landscaping a Whole New Dimension

02/04/2017 J Gennaro 0

Fountains are a beautiful and soothing addition to any garden. They are easy to install, generally coming with everything you need, and they add a serene elegance to everything surrounding them. There are multiple benefits to having a fountain. It provides a peaceful gathering place for wildlife, especially birds, and the sound of the water alone is enough to wash away the stress of even the toughest day. The beauty of the running water cannot be compared to that of any plant; it’s an element all its own.   There are several different types of fountains you can choose from; […]

backyard landscaping ideas

Backyard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

01/21/2017 J Gennaro 1

The backyard is the last bastion of artistic expression on your property, and can create a bit of a private getaway. Often overlooked, this canvas can be brought to life, on  budget. So get creative, set your budget, and set come up with a great backyard landscaping idea to put into action   3 Backyard Landscaping Ideas 1. Japanese Garden The characteristics of a Japanese garden are simple, clean lines accented with bold colors, most often with a dominant red. It’s been said that the Japanese garden is never done, it’s always a work in progress. The basic framework to […]

Principles of Landscape Design

01/10/2017 J Gennaro 2

Whether you plan on “borrowing ideas” or plan on creating your own landscaping design, you should have at the very least a basic understanding of the principles of landscape design. This doesn’t mean that you have to apply every principle to every part of your plan. But just having an understanding of these principles will help you generate ideas and increase your creativity. Great landscaping lies in the eyes of the its creator. So, while the principles of landscape design are great guidelines to follow, don’t feel like they’re the “have to rules” of landscaping. Abstract and creativity are allowed. […]