The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Materials to Use For Your Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Patio Project

There are 3 main types of materials to use when building the patio of your dreams.  Below are the pros and cons of using brick, natural stone, or concrete for your Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky patio project.  Brick Patios Brick patios are very traditional and will never go out of style. Unique Design – Are a… [Read More]

Need to Build a Retaining Wall? Here Are Some Helpful Tips To Know Before Building Your Retaining Wall

Retaining walls can be a large investment of time and money so check out these tips before trying to build one yourself (not suggested) or hiring a pro to help you.  Design Your Wall To Be Used Within Your Lifestyle Retaining walls are sometimes only thought of as ways to hold back soil but if they are done… [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]

Why You Need to Hire a Professional Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Lawn Care Service For Your Lawn

Mowing and watering aren’t the only keys to growing a thick, green lawn. Lawns need other treatments such as regular fertilization, weed control, aeration and overseeding. Many of these treatments can be tedious and time-consuming and require very costly equipment you may not know how to use. Northern Kentucky Lawn Care Services own the equipment and… [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]