As a homeowner, you are likely interested in finding ways to make additions to the exterior of your home that are both functional and appealing. The exterior of any home is among the most visible, which is why making changes to enhance it is important. Illuminating the outside of a home with decorative outdoor lighting is well worth the money invested. Before adding lights to the exterior of your home, you will have to take the time to do a bit of research.READ MORE
Will the Installation of an Irrigation System Damage My Lawn?
Having a plush green lawn is a great way for a homeowner to increase the exterior appeal of their residence. A healthy lawn is no accident and will take quite a bit of hard work to accomplish. Making sure that the grass around your home gets enough water is a vital part of keeping it looking its best. The time and effort that is involved in watering a lawn by hand is just too much for some homeowners to deal with.
Keeping your home’s lawn looking pristine is not nearly as easy as you may think. There are a number of factors that contribute to the overall health of your grass. One of the most important factors that has to be considered when trying to keep a lawn in good shape is the landscape drainage. If you start to notice that there are massive puddles after rain showers, then you will have to act quickly to reduce the damage done to your lawn. Often times, it is wise to get a professional to come out and look at the drainage issues you have. They will be able to assess what needs to be done to fix these problems and suggest add-ons for the landscape such as a catch basin for excess water, or extending your downspouts for better control of where the water goes.READ MORE
Cold Temperatures Have Arrived in Kansas City, But There’s Still Plenty to Do to Prepare Your KC Irrigation System For Winter!
Temperatures are dropping fast in the Kansas City area, which means the trees are losing their leaves and the flowers fading. Winter months for many people mean less lawn maintenance, but the surroundings can be drab. Even though we won’t see beautiful colors again until next spring, there are plenty of winter projects you could (and in some instances, should) undertake.READ MORE
As Kansas City sprinkler irrigation system professionals, we know that low water pressure in your system can have a variety of causes. What’s the natural thing to do when it seems like you don’t have enough water pressure? Try increasing the pressure first, obviously. However, when all your attempts to get the water pressure up to speed fail, we have a few suggestions.READ MORE
Many KC home and business owners assume that once time rolls on into late September and October, Kansas City lawn care is done. The fact is, it’s important to prepare your lawn for the fall and winter seasons, you shouldn’t just ignore it until next spring! You want to care for your lawn properly during the fall months, so that it remains healthy when winter comes around and will be beautiful come next spring.READ MORE
It’s almost September, and it won’t be long before the days start getting shorter – it will be dark earlier, which means Kansas City homeowners may want to consider exterior lighting to light up the outdoors. Many homeowners think about the visual appeal of their outdoor spaces, even spending significant amounts of money on patios, spectacular walkways, flower gardens, and more. Landscape lighting is one more way to beautify the outdoors, and highlight all of the elements of your yard so that even in the dark, your landscaping efforts are visible.READ MORE
At IDL Company, we know that too much of a ‘good thing’ (such as flooding rains) isn’t always good. Certain seasons of the year often bring with them a lot of rain, so much in fact that it can result in standing or ponding water, or a soggy lawn that takes days or longer to dry out. Kansas City homeowners who experience too much water in their lawns – especially in areas such as around the foundation or basement walls – may wish to learn more about a French drain, and how it works. There are various solutions when it comes to the drainage of rainfall or ground water away from your home. Because Missouri has a clay-based soil, water can be particularly problematic, especially if your landscape is flat without any significant sloping.READ MORE
Every homeowner wants a beautiful lawn, and dead spots can ruin the appeal of your landscape. If you’re a Kansas City area homeowner experiencing spots in your yard where it seems the grass has vanished, this can be remedied with just a little work so that your lawn once again has a lush, uniform appearance.READ MORE