Considerations for your Winter Landscape

     If you are like most people, you have spent quite a bit of time this winter season looking out your window at the weather of the day. In doing so, you may have noticed a beautiful berry or branching pattern, or even a flower in your landscape. Your decision to install such an appealing winter plant was a good one, because you will most likely receive beauty from...

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Fall & Winter ▪ Landscape Final Preparations

It is early November. The leaves are falling and so are the temperatures. There is little time remaining in which to prepare for the upcoming winter season. Now is a good time to create an action list so you can prioritize your time and resources in these final landscape work days. The following listing is meant to give you some ideas or perhaps jog your memory as you...

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Irrigation Systems: Protecting Your Landscape Investment

Irrigation has been in use for centuries.  Channeling water through canal ways to supply water to otherwise desolate yet fertile soils that lacked only water to sustain life and/or produce crops.  Today’s irrigation systems are employed to deliver water to crops as well as residential and commercial landscapes. Although we have had ample rainfall this year, you might...

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National Lawn Care Month

April is National Lawn Care Month.  In honor of National Lawn Care Month Dwyer DesignScapes would like to pass on some tips on keeping your yard looking the best on the block. Mowing Tips for Spring •Give your lawn mower a check up. Make sure the blades are sharp and the oil has been changed. Also, drain last season’s gas and use fresh gas. •Don’t scalp  your...

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BRINGING THE OUTDOORS TO LIFE AT NIGHT

Outdoor lighting can extend your indoor living space outdoors by bringing your garden space to life at night.  Create an elegant mood for dining under the stars or a relaxing atmosphere for after dinner drinks while sitting by the fire.  If your patio or deck is covered with a pergola or roof structure, set the mood with a combination of lighting options: recessed...

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February Landscape Check List

Did you know that February thru March is an ideal time to trim and shape unruly evergreen trees and shrubs?  Evergreens that have become gangly or thin can be trimmed before new growth begins to emerge.    Trimming and/or pruning encourages renewed growth.  Plan now to remove old growth and/or diseased branches in order to allow sunlight to penetrate the interior and...

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