Sprucing Up Your Backyard

Sprucing up your backyard is like the interior of your home. Make sure it is uncluttered, clean, and been maintained. Remove items that are not being used or organize it property with sheds, garages, hooks, etc. so it will look neat at all times. Clean your yard from your pets, or garbage. Maintain your lawn by making sure that your lawn is fertilized, edged, weeded, and mowed. When landscaping, have a plan. Pick up more mature shrubs, larger perennials; add a pop of color to your garden.

Backyard Patios & Decks

People love a comfortable spot to hang out. Patios, decks, are a great feature in a backyard. They make a difference in the value of your property. Just make sure they are in good shape and are maintained. Adding lighting, fountains, plants, outdoor kitchens and fire pits can make it feel like your very own paradise

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Your Backyard Matters

Backyard landscaping matters and adds immediate value to your property. A beautifully landscaped home compared to a home that is not can increase profit by five to twelve percent. Over the years the interior, bathrooms, kitchen, tile, carpet, appliances, may need updating. Not the same with a well maintained yard, it never goes out of style. Mature trees, shrubs, and growth of your plants and flowers are a welcome beauty and worth to your home.


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No one likes weeds along their walkway, pavers or in the garden. One home remedy for pesky weeds in or along your walkways is using white vinegar. It is cheap by the gallons and effective. There is no diluting necessary and works best in the hot sun. You should see the weeds wilting in about 2 hours. Using dish detergent mixed with vinegar will leave a shine to help you know what areas you have covered. Another inexpensive treatment for your pavers or between the cracks of your walkways is boiling water. Use a teapot to keep you from getting scalded.

The Heat Tolerant Crape Myrtle

The Crape Myrtle is a beautiful Tree in a variety of colored blooms and sizes. The blooms last from late spring to early frost and the size of the tree runs from 3 ft. to 30 ft. tall. The bark has great texture, and it rates high against disease and pest resistance. Great choice for the hot sun of New Orleans, and can be used by itself, along a driveway or added to the garden.

Heat Tolerant Flowers and Plants

There are several flowers and plants that are heat tolerant and hold up through the heat of a New Orleans Summer. The top performing bedding plants for sunny areas are Euphorbia Breathless White and Breathless Blush, Serena; Rudbeckia Early Bird Gold (will live and bloom for many years). To add a variety of colors, Zinnias would be a great choice. Lantanas are a low growing flower and can be sheared back to maintain its height. The best performers are Lucky Pot of Gold & Lucky Cream.

Trees and Shrubs Enhance Your Home

Trees and shrubs not only add beauty to your home but do so much more. Your shrubs give you privacy by planting them to make a wall or border. Trees provide shade and can keep your energy bills down, break the winds and noise, and give you less water runoff and erosion. Shrubs and trees are pretty and varieties of them add color with their blooms or change color according to season. Landscaping your home with trees and shrubs increases the value of your home.