Category Archives: Landscaping

May 11, 2016

Landscaping a yard can seem like a very daunting challenge to inexperienced consumers. Picking plants that compliment your yard and the exterior of your home can be a difficult task. For a beginner, it is important to pick visually appealing plants that are fairly hardy and easy to care for. Where to Start Some plants […]

April 20, 2016

Spring is a time of rebirth and cleansing. Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. All of this new life may have you realizing that your landscaping just isn’t inspiring you anymore. Here are some ideas to help you breathe new life into your landscaping. 1. Add a focal point Adding a focal point to your […]

March 15, 2016

It’s time to shake off the winter blues and get ready for spring! Spring cleaning means going through closets and drawers and cleaning out any clothes you haven’t worn in awhile, or any other random knick-knacks you’ve accrued through the years. It also means cleaning up your landscaping. 1. Make a plan After the long, […]

March 08, 2016

About a month ago, we talked about types of outdoor lighting techniques. Today, we’re going to talk about why you should add outdoor lighting features to your landscaping. Like many of the things we talk about on this blog, adding outdoor lighting will not only add beauty to your yard, but functionality as well. 1. […]

February 17, 2016

A retaining wall is a wall that retains soil or water behind it. In landscaping, it can be a protective structure, a decorative feature, or both. While you could add a retaining wall to a flat yard, its main purpose is to stabilize excessively sloped landscapes and provide flat surfaces. There are many functional and […]

December 02, 2015

Winter can be a nightmare for anyone who loves gardening. It’s almost depressing to watch all of your beautiful, brightly colored hard work wither away and disappear under the snow. It doesn’t have to be like this, though. By preparing your landscaping throughout the summer and spring, and even into fall, you can be sure […]

October 12, 2015

Clean Out Your Gutters Staying on top of yearly and monthly maintenance helps make sure you don’t have any housing emergencies. During the fall, be sure to clear your gutters and downspouts of leaves and other Debris, which will protect your home from water damage. Plant Some Flowers That Do Well In Fall Once your lawn […]

September 14, 2015

Watch the weather- If it is a warm, sunny day, use sun block and stay hydrated. Pick the right rake- Select a rake with the right height handle, and use proper posture while raking. You should also wear gloves, so as to prevent blisters from using the rake. The proper raking technique involves standing upright and […]

September 08, 2015

Home sellers beware: home buyers usually tour neighborhoods before expressing interest in seeing a home. This means if your yard is not up to basic standards, or neighborhood standards, you home could be looked over in an instant. Here are some tips on how to get your home looking as great on the outside as […]

July 20, 2015

Allen Outdoor Solutions can help with your outdoor lighting needs. We have the ability to help light your yard for parties with friends this Summer. Outdoor lighting is a key component to extend the beautiful summer days into the warm summer nights, even if the sun says out late. Here are some tips to get […]