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What Is Hardscape Landscape Construction?

Category : Hardscape , Lawn Care

Aside from regular landscaping services, Dudley’s Tree and Landscape specializes in hardscape construction for residents in and around Methuen, MA and Salem, NH. When it comes to different times of landscaping services, hardscaping is something that most people know little about. This is mostly due to the fact that the term hardscape is not as commonly passed around but a simple understanding can go a long way in enhancing your property with beautiful additions.

What Does Hardscape Mean?

Hardscaping is landscaping design that consists of non-living elements and materials. The materials commonly used in hardscape include stone, concrete, metal, wood, sand, and brick. Hardscaping is an important step in overall landscaping as some landscaping designs wouldn’t be possible without the help of hardscaping. Examples of this would be preventing erosion and water runoff through the construction of barriers, retaining walls, elevated areas, and improved irrigation. Hardscape is a great way to show organization to the natural areas and features that you add to your property.

What Are Some Hardscape Projects?

Hardscape projects can include almost any type of decorative or practical structure in a landscape. What makes hardscape so great is that it can be used not only outdoors but indoor. Some items you may not know are considered hardscaping is finding the right pots or planters for your plants and pebbles and sand for indoor gardens. For outdoor use, the following property enhancements are considered hardscape projects:

  •  Stone Retaining Walls
  • Concrete Patios
  • Brick Patios
  • Flagstone Patios
  • Tile Patios
  • Stone Walkways
  • Stone Landscape Steps
  • Metal Fences
  • Wooden Fences
  • Wooden Decks
  • Wooden Gazebos
  • Pergolas

If you are interested in hardscaping or general landscaping and lawn care services, contact Dudley’s Tree and Landscape!


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Spring Lawn Care Tips to Consider

Category : Lawn Care

Spring is finally here and it’s safe to say that we’ve seen the last of the bad weather. With warmer weather comes outdoor season — but with one caveat: A long list of Things To Do regarding yard work and lawn prep.

If you aren’t sure what should even be on your list this season, here are a few spring lawn care tips to consider:

  • Spring yard cleanup. Just as you would prep your yard for winter with fall cleanup, spring cleanup is equally as important. Winters are tough here in the North Shore and there may be dead branches or downed limbs from nearby trees that are littering your yard. If you don’t clean these up, they can ruin your fragile grass or blooming flowers.
  • Fertilizing. Early spring is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn with a slow-releasing fertilizer. Fertilizer keeps your lawn happy and healthy by providing it with vital nutrients it needs to grow. Without the fertilizer, you could end up with bare patches.
  • Weed control. Take action now before weeds become a problem later in the spring and summer months. Our lawn care specialists use only the most trusted, effective and environmentally friendly weed control products to ensure that your flower beds and lawn are impeded by competing weeds.

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with your list this season, Dudley’s Tree and Landscape is here to help provide homeowners with season-long lawn care and landscaping services. Contact us today for a free estimate!


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