Category Archives: Other Services

May 04, 2016

Not enough backyard space? Finding the space in your backyard to host friends or family can be difficult when you live on a hill. Yards that slope towards or away from a home provide a unique challenge for decorating or landscaping as lawn furniture and outdoor equipment require level ground to rest upon. The best […]

April 06, 2016

Now that it’s spring, you’re probably thinking a lot more about your landscaping. Maybe you’ll put some brightly colored potted plants on your patio or some hanging plants by your front door. Or, maybe you’re looking around your garden and thinking, “Something’s missing.” If you really want to ramp up your landscaping think about adding […]

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 09, 2016

Adding a lighting feature to your lawn can help emphasize your hardscaping and landscaping, and the extra light can help prevent trips and falls at night. There are many different outdoor lighting techniques, but here are just a few of the most popular ones. 1. Up Lighting Lights are placed close to the base of […]

January 20, 2016

Drainage systems are an extremely important part of landscape design, but they often get overlooked. Drainage systems consist of piping buried underneath your yard that divert water away from your landscaping and into an area where it won’t cause any damage, such as the street. Some yards may need a more intense drainage system then […]

December 09, 2015

Now that it’s December, everyone is gearing up for the inevitable: snow. When we imagine snow, we think of big, fluffy flakes floating down from the sky, covering our lawns and trees with a picturesque white glow. The reality, however, is usually much less serene. Snow can wreak havoc on the roads, the sidewalks, and […]

November 02, 2015

At Allen Outdoor Solutions we can provide you with all of your outdoor lighting needs. We turned our clocks back this weekend which sadly means we are entering the time of year where it gets dark earlier. Why not install some lighting so you can still enjoy your outdoor areas? Here are a few reasons you should […]

July 27, 2015

Allen Outdoor Solutions can provide custom water features for your residence. There are many benefits of having a gorgeous water feature on your property but today we are sharing five of them. 1. The benefit of natural sounds A stressful day can melt away as you listen to the cascading water washing away your workday cares. […]

May 18, 2015

Outdoor lighting is important for many reasons. Allen Outdoor Solutions can help you install the lighting you need to make sure you get all of the benefits listed below: Curb appeal A well-planned outdoor lighting design gives the impression that your property is well maintained. Your home will also appear to be warm and inviting to visitors and potential buyers. […]

February 16, 2015

The workload that snow can bring is not always welcomed. Storms that bring a good amount of snow mean that someone has to go out to clean the walk ways and clear the driveway. This can be a very labor intensive job and should be done safely and effectively. Here are a few tips to […]