Mushrooms are a common type of fungal growth that can be seen in yards of all types. They can be toxic, and most homeowners don’t like the look of mushrooms in their landscaping. If your yard is prone to mushrooms, here are five landscaping tricks you can use to deter them or to help them die out quicker after they have already found a home in your yard.
You already know that natural swimming pools make beautiful additions to a backyard, but did you know that they offer several other benefits as well? If you are thinking about installing a pool in your backyard but you aren’t sure whether you want to go natural or not, here are five benefits of natural swimming pools you’ll want to consider.
Installing an irrigation system is a great way to save yourself hours of time in the summer. You won’t have to go out and water your lawn every day to keep it green; the irrigation system will automatically do it for you.
Many homeowners love having a green lawn all summer. Others have water features that require switching out the water periodically. Still others have sizable gardens that get parched during hot weather. Whether they are committed to their lawn, water features or the garden, all of these homeowners could benefit from rainwater harvesting systems.
Landscape design is a complex process that involves far more than choosing plants and putting them in the right spot. True landscape design begins with ideas. Think about how you’ll use your yard. Is it a place to entertain? Will it be an escape from the world? Do you need a deck? Would you like to attract hummingbirds and butterflies?
A deck adds value to any home. It’s the perfect gathering spot for barbecues and lazy afternoons. With the right outdoor lighting, your deck can also be the place to be at night. In fact, adding outdoor lighting can help you use your deck twice as much.
Outdoor lighting can be functional or decorative. Of course, the right outdoor lighting fulfills both purposes. Any plan for outdoor lighting should start with practicalities, and then transition to enhancing the aesthetics of your outdoor space.
A mole infestation is a nightmare for homeowners. They see the signs of it mainly in the spring and fall when mounds of earth erupt overnight. What can be done about it or, better yet, how can it be prevented?
While the fact that installing outdoor lighting is a fantastic way to improve the safety and security of a home is common knowledge, the knowledge that is not so common is how to actually accomplish this task. In fact, many homeowners do not really understand where and how to install their outdoor lighting to get the best results. Installing outdoor lighting isn’t as simple as placing a few floodlights here in there. Instead, here are four things you should know.
When it comes to using outdoor lighting to brighten up a yard for safety, security and visual interest, moonlight is the gold standard. Homeowners don’t want to have their yards filled with bright, obnoxious light, but they do want enough light to keep their homes safe, secure and beautiful. Mimicking the look of moonlight is a great way to accomplish just the right level of beautiful outdoor lighting. Here are five ways to do so.
Thanks to the recent economic downturn, many Americans are downsizing. This trend towards smaller homes has helped encourage another trend as well: outdoor living. While Americans still spend approximately 90 percent of their days indoors, many are looking to spend more time outdoors, and these seven water features provide a great reason to do so.
Water Features & Ponds
Ponds vary in size and start as small as 8 feet by 10 feet and usually can be completely installed in one or two days. You can enhance your pond by adding a number of aquatic creatures. Our experts can help by making a recommendation for size and layout based on your exact space.
Water Features: Fountains
Fountains are the perfect compliment to your pond adding not only beauty but serving to aerate the water for fish and plants. Stand alone fountains are a beautiful addition to any area of your garden. Our experts are available to provide guidance and design ideas to match your vision.
Water Features: Waterfalls
Your waterfall can be enjoyed year-round. KC Landscapes is Kansas City’s first and only certified Aquascape contractor. We maintain our certification through yearly continuing education which keeps us on top of trends and best practices in the industry.
Watch us transform this Kansas City backyard into a beautiful pond. Note: this pond construction includes a rain water harvesting reservoir on the side.
This Kansas City backyard water feature got a major upgrade with lights, softscaping, new stone walls and more.
Low-maintenance water features
Are you ready to turn an ordinary backyard into your own personal sanctuary? Adding a water feature to your yard gives you a place to relax and get away from a hectic and stressful world. The subtle sound of water creates a calm environment for relaxing and letting the cares of the office drift away. Let KC Landscapes create a unique, low-maintenance water feature for you. Choose from a variety of options including ponds, waterfalls, and/or fountains. Our ecologically-friendly water features create a natural eco-system that works with mother nature to stay clean, leaving you to enjoy your pond or waterfall without a lot of maintenance. So what kind of water feature is right for you? It’s all a matter of personal preference. Ponds with fish add extra color and character and pond-less water features are more convenient for smaller areas or for rain water harvesting applications.