Entries by Heather Langley

LED: The NEW Landscape Light

  Entertainment, design, style, safety, security – the reasons for modern landscape lighting are many. From pure aesthetic to completely functional, today’s LED bulbs are offering longer lasting illumination good for any purpose. Long gone are incandescent bulbs requiring high maintenance with a short life span. LED lights offer a better value, a variety of […]

Landscape Lighting: Illumination and Beautification

Since Country Club Landscaping began in 2005, we’ve noticed customers missing the use of landscape lighting to increase curb appeal, safety, and time spent outdoors. Landscape lighting has steadily grown in popularity, and with new bulb technology, is more efficient and cost effective than ever (more on this next week!). Today’s lighting techniques offer a […]

Rain Gardens: Natural Rain Water Management

For customer’s seeking natural ways to manage run-off, while increasing soil permeability and fertility, rain gardens are an effective and attractive solution. Rain gardens are composed of native shrubs, perennials, and flowers planted in a slightly depressed garden or down-slope. The gardens are designed to catch run-off from hard materials, such as: roofs, driveways, sidewalks, […]

From Conception to Creation: The Outdoor Living and Landscape Design Project Process

  Country Club Landscaping believes the yard is an extension of the home and should provide the same attractive and welcoming feel. A well-manicured landscape, perfect pergola and patio, and/or soothing water feature can transform a mundane yard into an enjoyable year-round space for the entire family. As we explored in our post earlier this […]

Everything Begins With a Plan

With the promise of spring quickly approaching many of our customers are ready to embark on landscape design and outdoor living projects. Not only does a well-planned landscape or outdoor living space provide value to a home, it also connects our customers to nature and the great outdoors. Understanding the fundamentals of landscape planning can […]

Down and Out: Ensuring Proper Downspout Drainage

  Our last blog post discussed the importance of creating an effective drainage system to avoid water damage and costly home repairs. This time we more closely examine the cornerstone of any home drainage system, downspouts. Improperly placed and installed downspouts result in seeping and pooling at the home’s foundation. This can ultimately cause soil […]

Fight the Flood: Building an Effective Drainage System

Spring rain showers are a welcome relief from the dreary days of winter. However, much like their winter counterparts’ snow and sleet, these showers can wreak havoc on homes and landscapes. Pooling rainwater from ineffective draining systems can lead to flooded plant beds, wet basements, cracked foundation, and mosquitoes (yuck!). A proper drainage system is […]

Wintertime is the Ideal Time: Dormant Pruning

Dormancy refers to the suspended, or slowed down state, plants enter during the winter months. Much like hibernation in animals, dormancy conserves energy which helps the plants survive freezing temperatures and a reduction in natural resources. Although your plants and trees may be in a suspended state they still require care and maintenance. Dormant pruning […]

True Plant Health Care You Can Live With

An Unique Approach Your landscape is a continuous growing investment worth protecting. Country Club Landscaping’s new Plant Health Care program (PHC) has been designed to create the most beautiful, sustainable landscapes possible while protecting your family and our environment. This is NOT a traditional Tree and Shrub program that blankets your landscape in dangerous synthetic […]