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How to Conserve Water This Summer

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Keeping Your Garden Healthy and Hydrated Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive.

Summers here in , TX can be hard on gardens. In order to keep your plants and flowers at their best and most beautiful, you may think you will need to water them more. However, this can lead to high water bills and may not be the best way to keep your plants healthy. There are a few ways you can improve your gardens utilization of water without watching your water bill soar. We have compiled some quality tips for your garden so that you can conserve and grow.

Water Conservation Tips

  • Plan Your Plants – Different plants have different needs. When choosing plants for your garden, take the time to consider its particular water needs. Try to select plants that either has low water needs or are native to your region. These plants will be able to work with the heat and natural rainfall to thrive.
  • Mulch It UpMulching provides a plethora of benefits for gardens, including helping your plant conserve water better. Mulch will prevent water loss, meaning your plants can best utilize the amount of water you have given them with minimal loss. Also, mulch can prevent weeds from springing up and stealing the water your garden needs.
  • Use Porous Stonework – When designing paths through your landscape or garden, try to choose materials or stones that will allow rain to pass through into the ground. This will allow that water to redistribute to your plants, minimizing the amount you need to spray them down and allowing them to flourish.

Your home or business can have and maintain a beautiful garden this summer while conserving water! Want more tips or to get started on your new landscaping look? MDM Landscapes provides you with quality landscaping and services in Godley, TX. Reach out to our experts for your landscaping needs by dialing (817) 396-0125.

Tree Pruning: 3 Simple But Important Benefits

Pruning an Old Tree

Pruning Promotes the Health of Your Trees and Supports Your Landscaping Design.

Most homeowners will tell you that pruning is never truly done, and they’re right. Tree pruning is hard work. While it may be tempting to indefinitely postpone maintenance, tree pruning provides three very simple, but critical benefits for your property.

Benefit #1: Protecting the House

Perhaps the most important mission behind tree pruning is protecting your home from damage. For tree limbs that hover directly above your house, catastrophic damage is never to far away. That’s why homeowners need to consistently keep their trees trimmed and pruned, so the next thunderstorm won’t leave fallen limbs on your rooftop. As a side benefit, this will also reduce the volume of twigs and leaves that flow onto your roof or into your gutters. Who wouldn’t like to clean their rooftop less often?

Benefit #2: Healing Your Trees

Dying limbs draw nutrients away from healthy areas of your trees. Pruning away these limbs allows your trees to utilize its resources more efficiently and grow new limbs in the process. If your trees can’t seem to continue growth, try scheduling a tree pruning.

Benefit #3: Beautifying Your Property

How many times have you driven through a neighborhood and spotted out of control tree growth. Overgrown trees detract from the beauty of your landscaping and can even affect your property value. If you think managing this wild foliage might be too big a project for you, reach out to a trustworthy landscaping service to help you get the job done.

If you’d like more information on landscaping, or if you’d like to schedule a tree pruning for your property, feel free to talk to one of our specialists at MDM Landscapes. Talk with us at (817) 396-0125.

4 Ways To Enhance The Curb Appeal of Your Business With Landscaping

There’s no denying that a beautiful exterior can draw in customers. Whether it be from amazing architecture or artwork, well-designed marketing signage, or greenery, what is directly outside your business can seriously affect the profits going on inside it. Landscaping is a great way to attract clients as it is so attention-grabbing. Here are some tips on how to enhance your business’s curb appeal with landscaping.

Lights, Plants, Walkways, and Walls Are Great Ways To Attract Customer’s Attention

Sign Visibility

If your sign is not noticeable, how will people know to come into your business or recommend it to others? Is your company’s logo being blocked by overgrown trees or bushes? MDM Landscapes offers trimming services. We also provide lighting installation that will help to put your sign front and center in everyone’s minds.

Flowers

Colors automatically catch the eye. Planting bright flowers around your business will not only attract customers, but help the environment. Keep them healthy with fertilizer and soil aeration.

Walkways

You’ve now got this beautiful flower bed. Immerse shoppers in them by placing walkways in between your gardens and leading it up to your commercial building. This can be greatly beneficial if your business is on unpaved road or land, providing people with ease of walking and comfort while also being very aesthetically pleasing. If you are worried about the flowers being destroyed from being too close to foot traffic, consider getting a retaining wall, which will safely enclose your little garden.

Sprinklers

Installing sprinklers will preserve the life of your plants and grass. It will keep them vivid, green, and colorful. Dry, dead grass can make shoppers think a commercial building is uncared for and therefore out of business. Show how much you love your business by taking care of the lawn in front of it.

If you want to improve your business’s visual with landscaping in Grandbury , TX, call MDM Landscapes at (817) 396-0125 for any of the mentioned services.

Lighting Your Yard

Your yard is the first thing that people see when they pull up to your home. Undoubtedly, you want it to not only look nice, but you want it to be safe. This is where yard lights play a big role. Most people have lights on their homes, but many don’t have lights going up the pathway to their doors. This may not seem like a big deal, but if you are like many Americans, you may get home from work when the sun is about you go down or leave the house in the morning before the sun is up. If this is the case, for your safety, it may make you feel better to have lights put in so that not only can you see where you’re going, but you are in a well lit area. Even if you live in a safe neighborhood, you can never be too cautious about making sure you are in an area that people can see you well.

More Pros From Lighting Your Yard

Not only is safety a big selling point, but adding a few lights to your yard can actually change the look and add a little flair of your own. If you have a path that leads to your porch or your front door, you can put a few lights in the ground to guide the way in the dark. This will help you to see better and also gives off a beautiful look to a greatly lit pathwayIf this is something that you think you may want or have been wondering about pricing, call MDM Landscapes at (817) 396-0125 and we can go over options, pricing, and placement with you whenever you like.

Spring Lawn Preparation

Spring is coming. Is your landscape ready for it? Your yard and plants don’t suddenly burst with life when spring hits. They need help and care. Here are just a few of the many tips for spring lawn preparation that you can apply to your landscaping.

Flower and Plant Bed Lawn

We Perform Spring Lawn Preparation.

Plant Bulbs

Bulbs are some of the easiest ways to jump start new plant growth. Just put them in the ground, make sure they have enough water and fertilizer, and then let them grow. There are innumerable plants you could add to your landscaping with just some bulbs.

Lay Mulch

The best time to apply new mulch is just before new plants begin to rise to the surface. Remove your old mulch and put new stuff down. Good mulch retains water and fertilizer to aid your plants, and applying early is a great way to start your landscape off for spring.

Plant Grass

Early spring is the best time to plant new grass seed. Plant your grass seed early to save water and prevent the seeds from struggling in the hot sun. You can plant before winter, but the grass will need time to get established in order to survive winter. Early spring means green grass through the rest of spring, and in summer.

Prune Plants

Start pruning your plants. Pruning is an often-neglected part of landscaping all year. But, for many plants, pruning helps improve growth. Removing the dying parts of plants also helps your landscaping look better in general.

For more spring lawn preparation tips, come to the landscaping experts of MDM Landscapes in Granbury, TX. Call us for your landscaping services at (817) 396-0125.

Winter Lawn Care Tips For Your Grass

In the winter months, many Texas lawns go dormant, and turn that classic shade of golden-brown. This is normal, so don’t panic! There aren’t many things that you need to do to your lawn, but there are a few that can keep your lawn safe until the spring.

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Do You Know How To Care For Your Lawn In Winter?

Prepare in Fall

Generally speaking, the Fall time is the best time to prepare your grass for winter. While it might be a bit late in the season, you can always be ready for next season. In the Fall, prepare your grass by cutting it down shorter gradually, so that it will be short and hardy before Winter begins. This will prevent too much of the grass from freezing, and will ensure your lawn doesn’t become an easy place to nest for cold pests!

Spot Treat Winter Weeds

The nice thing about having grass that goes dormant in the winter, is that winter weeds are going to be very easy to spot. Winter weeds will be bright green in the cold months, which is the ideal time for you to spot treat them with the proper weed-killer. (Make sure to choose one that doesn’t kill grass!)

Don’t Walk On The Grass

Make sure that you keep your grass as free from pressure as possible. It may be brittle from the cold, and susceptible to breaking or damage. Don’t walk on it unless you need to, and make sure nothing is left on your yard, such as toys, rocks, or vehicles.

If you need help with any of your landscaping needs, don’t hesitate to give our team a call at  (817) 396-0125 for fast and affordable services!

Why You Need Hardscaping

Designing and building an elegant landscape outside your home or business is not always all about the plants. While the greenery is a big part of landscaping, there is a second part that ties everything together to create a functional space in your landscaping. This second element is call hardscaping. Hardscaping is the heavier elements in the landscaping. It can include driveways, stone pathways, stone walls or other solid elements. If you’re interested in learning about the types and styles of hardscape materials, MDM Landscapes offers services to install and replace hardscaping.

What Does Hardscaping Do?

Garden with Hardscaping

Hardscape Materials Make Great Patios and Outdoor Living Spaces.

Hardscaping is important to the design of any outdoor space. First, it creates an extra living space. Often times hardscape materials take on the form of a patio, which creates a place for people to gather and enjoy the natural beauty of the plants and other elements of the landscape. Second, it breaks up the landscaping. Without some hardscape elements, such as walls and pathways, a well designed garden will look like nothing more than a field or forest. Hardscaping creates breaks and helps you understand the function of the space. Finally, the heavier materials provide landscaping design options for areas of high drought and heat. Green plants need a lot of water. Hardscape materials don’t require water, but it can still create a unique appearance in your outdoor living spaces.

If you’re interested in learning about the benefits and uses of hardscapes, contact the office of MDM Landscapes at (817) 396-0125. We are here to help you design the perfect landscaping for your home or business.

3 Benefits of a Flowerbed

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Flowerbeds Improve Physical and Mental Health

Any landscape project takes preparation and dedication. Flowerbeds, in particular, are a very appealing landscaping project that many homeowners covet. The problem however is that sometimes the task might seem too overwhelming to complete yourself. MDM Landscapes offers flowerbed installation in Granbury and Aledo, TX. If you are wondering about the advantages of flowerbed installation, check out these 3 benefits:

Environmental Aid

In the modern age, most homeowners are more environmentally conscious than ever before. But did you know that flowerbeds can actually improve the air quality around your property? This is a process known as photosynthesis. Not only will this help the environment, but it will provide relaxing scents in your yard as you relax after work or on the weekend. Flower roots also assist with soil condition and prevent corrosion and damage.

Physical & Mental Health

Studies show that gardening activities improve both physical and mental health for human beings. The physical aspect is obvious. To maintain a flowerbed, bending, digging and watering is necessary. The mental aspect is more subtle. Studies indicate that being around natural landscapes like flowerbeds reduces stress and creates a more positive outlook on life. After all, we are designed to relate to our natural habitat.

Resale Value

While you might not be moving any time soon, your home is one of your primary financial assets, and anytime you can increase its value, you should take the opportunity. If you know anybody in the real estate business, they will tell you that prospective buyers pay extra special attention to the condition of the lawn, as well as to appealing lawn features. Landscaping has a distinct aesthetic appeal on homebuyers. Call (817) 396-0125 for flowerbed installation in Granbury and Aledo, TX.

4 Undeniable Methods for Efficient Sprinklers

Sprinkler OptimizationWe all want beautiful, lush, green lawns. But sometimes, especially in the Summer months, water bills can be downright outrageous due to watering. Of course, many of us know the basic watering rules like watering in the morning for optimal retention and adjusting your sprinkler timers and sensors to run only when needed, but there are many strategies that are just as helpful and less common. Here, we examine 4 undeniable ways of saving water and still delivering proper irrigation to your lawn.

Water Distribution Tests

This is much simpler than it sounds and involves placing small cups or containers around your lawn. Run your sprinklers for the usual time and check the containers to ensure your water is being distributed where and how you need it. If not, simply adjust the sprinkler heads for optimal water delivery.

Divide Your Yard by Watering Schedule

This solution may take a little more work and involvement. Each type of plant and flower needs a different level of water to thrive. Try to keep foliage with similar water requirements together within your yard to make water distribution easier and more efficient.

Consider a Drip

For flowerbeds, tree beds, and gardens, drip irrigation systems are an inexpensive way to deliver water straight to the root with absolutely no runoff or evaporation. These systems can be a simple hose bought at a lawn and garden store or a professionally installed underground system. Either method provides optimal water retention and usage for areas with high watering requirements.

Recycle the Rain

As one of the most environmentally friendly methods of watering, rain collection through downspouts and gutter systems can save you extensive watering fees. In areas with heavy rain, this system can potentially save hundreds throughout the year.

We all want to save a little money while still having green, vibrant yards. Have it both ways with these simple steps. When you need expert lawn or irrigation care, call the experts at MDM Landscapes for a lawn evaluation.

3 Benefits of Mulch

MDM Landscape Trucks Lined Up as Landscapers Present the Benefits of Mulch

Mulch Prevents Weed Buildup and Enhances Soil

Homeowners know that a well taken care of lawn can be a visual enhancement to the entire property. But maintaining a healthy lawn takes hard work and dedication. Preventing Weed buildup, and improving soil health are two major factors in keeping a lawn healthy. One of the best ways to monitor your soil is with mulch application. At MDM Lawncare, we provide professional mulch application for homeowners in Granbury, TX and Aledo, TX. Here are 3 benefits of mulch for residents:

Moisture Prevention

For trees to properly grow, they need a substantial source of moisture. One of the primary benefits of mulch is that it traps moisture and condenses it for trees to access. This helps keep trees healthy and allows them to acquire nutrients for leaf development. Furthermore, mulch application traps heat which is very valuable during the hot Texas summers.

Visual Enhancement

Professionally applied mulch can make a pronounced visual impression on neighbors and passer-by’s. The color looks richer, the soil and grass looks healthier, and it is just an all in all aesthetically pleasing presentation for residents, and their surrounding area. Aesthetic enhancement is a primary advantage of mulch.

Weed Prevention

One of the signs of a poorly maintained lawn is weed buildup. These plant growths are ugly to look at, and can also eat away at essential parts of your lawn. After applying mulch, weeds are unable to form in the soil and therefore become a threat to your lawn. Call (817) 396-0125 for mulch application in Grabury and Aledo, TX.