Do You Need Some Privacy From the Neighbors? Tips on What Trees, Shrubs, and Hedges to Use When Creating Privacy for Your Yard

Is your house a bit too close to your neighbors house? Do you have a pool and don’t want gawkers? Are you tired of looking at the neighbors broken down car rusting to oblivion next door?  If so, you may want some privacy and this article helps you decide on using trees and shrubs to… [Read More]

Using Landscaping to Increase the Property Value of Your Home

Landscaping additions will boosts your curb appeal and your property value. The more mature your trees and plants are, the more your landscaping will affect the value of your home. A University of Michigan study found that consumers value a landscaped home 11.3 percent more than a home without good landscaping. SmartMoney.com states that hedges alone raise… [Read More]

Lawn Care Tips: How to Prevent and Get Rid of Fungus in Your Lawn

Every lawn has fungus and bacteria living in it and it’s good to have them there so they can help decompose clippings and thatch.  Fungus and bacteria also break-down fertilizers and help your grass get nutrients but some kinds of funguses can bring disease to your grass and plants. Late spring and summer is a… [Read More]

Lawn and Landscaping FAQs: When Should I Cut and Water Our Grass?

Watering and mowing your lawn are the most important activities to keeping your lawn healthy. Rule of thumb is to mow at least once a week during growth periods. Sharp mowing blades are extremely important so that you cut instead of rip the grass.  Ripping your grass allows your grass to be susceptible to a… [Read More]

Lawn and Landscaping FAQs: Is Fertilizer Important for My Lawn?

Over Outer Image Outdoor Services’ 20+ years experience in providing lawn care and landscaping services to the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area we get some of the same questions over and over again. It’s because they are GOOD questions. This frequently asked questions blog series is to help answer those questions as simply as possible.  Is… [Read More]

Hardscape Tips: Decorative and Stamped Concrete Can Provide the Look You Desire at the Price You Can Afford

Decorative concrete is a way to add pleasing aesthetics to floors, walls, driveways or patios. Normal concrete becomes decorative concrete when a variety of materials are applied during the pouring process or after the concrete is cured. These materials include stamped concrete, acid staining, decorative overlays, polished concrete, concrete countertops, vertical overlays and more. Advantages of Stenciled/Decorative Concrete… Decorative concrete looks… [Read More]

Getting Your Yard Ready for Spring

Spring is just around the corner!  Each spring your yard needs some routine yard maintenance. What you do in this spring will help you get your yard in top-shape for this summer. Tips For Cleaning Up Your Lawn This Spring… Prune away dead and damaged branches of trees, shrubs, and grasses.  – Use a small handsaw or clippers to… [Read More]

Want to Use Your Yard for “Outdoor Living” This Summer? Now Is the Time for Designing and Scheduling Your Project and Ordering Materials!

“Outdoor Living” is one of the top 25 housing trends for 20015 according to Realtor® Magazine. It’s all about turning the outdoor of your home into a multifunctional retreat for your guests and family. Memorial Day will be here before you know it so now is the time to start thinking about your pool landscaping. … [Read More]

Tips for Pruning Your Trees and Shrubs in the Winter Months (The Best Time to Prune Some Plants)

It’s cold but it’s time to have your trees and shrubs pruned. Winter is the best time of year to prune deciduous plants which are most of the shrubs and trees in the Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati area. Trees and Shrubs that are pruned in the winter will literally spring into spring with more vigor that if you didn’t… [Read More]

Make Sure Your Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati Landscaping Design Keeps Future Maintenance in Mind

See a cool picture in a Home and Garden magazine? Saw something you liked on one of the bazillion curb appeal shows on cable? Be careful what you wish for and remember who is going to have to handle the landscaping maintenance in the future. A lot of these designs look great when they are first finished but… [Read More]