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I bought a house last year with a negative slope back yard going to a positive slope in the front yard. House inspection showed no leakage stains in foundation
I've been living in my house for 10 years. Never had water in my basement. Last March after a heavy rain, had water on my basement. Ceiling and walls
Hello! I live in a brick row house in Pittsburgh, PA that has a narrow but deep back yard with multiple levels (the first level is just behind the house
We purchased our home 3 years ago. Unknown to use, there are several areas in the landscape that flow water to the house, instead of away. This has caused
We currently have black rubber tire mulch in all of our gardens. I have been the person in charge of keeping the mulch clean and after 8 years, I'm over
I have a corner lot that seems to be the low spot at the intersection of 2 roads. I am dealing with water that is coming from two directions and when they
Hi, We bought a house in October 2013 we are still under builders warranty so when we saw the issue in our backyard we immediately reported it! They
Hi, I recently (about 2 yrs ) had my house renovated, increased the square footage & made it handicapped accessible for my son. the contractor allegedly
I hired a professional to clear my lot in my backyard, put fence up, irrigation and sod. He rough grated the lot as you see in the picture and put the
Hello, I am in the process of trying to create a useable backyard out of a hill. The back yard slopes down directly towards the back of the house. My
Hi Susan - I am really enjoying your website with all of your insightful ideas and suggestions regarding so many aspects of landscape design. We own a
Great ideas for fall landscape color with red leaves, berries, and evergreens.
Learn How To Use Trees Successfully in Your Landscape
My outdoor spa was built 3 inches too high out of the ground to meet code restrictions for drainage. The deck for the spa will connect to the back patio
Hi Susan, Can you recommend specific shrubs and perennials for my foundation? Specifically the area along the house, under the triple window. We are
Get my free ebook (normally this sells for $19.95) Trees for Landscaping.
It's a great reference book and also has beautiful photos.
Evergreen Trees - great information on which to use for privacy and how to place them.
Flowering Trees - which are my favorites and why!
Shade Trees - Why not choose those which have dazzling fall color?!
Find out their sizes, planting zones, how fast they grow and more!
Shade perennials can be colorful and interesting. If you want to create a perennial shade garden, consider some of these great plants.
Hello, I have a photo of the corner of our home that is a mess. We used to park a fold-out camper there and it had stones covering the area but due to
Hello. We just built a home on top of a hill. In order to get a backyard for our boys to play, we had to put in a retaining wall which is 10-12 feet
Is there some regulation in NJ stating that there should be spacing between new sidewalk slabs and property line on my neighbor's property so that water
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