DIY Landscaping in Texas Blog
Build a Backyard Waterfall
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Water features can create a tranquil environment and can add to the design on your outdoor space. For a great detailed tutorial on creating a backyard waterfall of your own, visit the link below.
Keller Material has all of the stone, gravel and other materials you need to create this stunning water feature. Visit our produ ct catalog or give us a call for more information. 210-648-4221
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Take a look at this Mulch Guide, provided by familyhandyman.com for some great information on adding mulch to your landscape beds and around trees. Keller Material provides a large variety of landscape mulches which include Pine Bark, Hardwood, Cedar and Pecan Shells. Our mulches range from $9.95 – $44.00 per cubic yard and are available for pickup or delivery. Please visit our website or give us a call today at 210-648-4221 for more information.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
While many of the always current landscape trends such as low maintenance lawns, and native plants remain this year, there are some new trends on the horizon for 2013.
The use of accent stones has becoming increasingly popular not only in large, sprawling landscapes, but in smaller beds and gardens as well. Adding a small boulder in a contrasting texture or color can break up larger areas of gravel or plants. View our selection of accent boulders here.
Each year, landscapers and homeowners alike delight in finding the best new products to keep their landscape as low maintenance as possible. This year, we are proud to offer our Drought Buster mix once again to cut down on your watering time. Drought Buster is sold by the pound and should be mixed in with soil at a ratio of five pounds per cubic yard. This material works by absorbing water and releasing it over time, and can cut your watering efforts dramatically.
This year we are offering a large variety of bright colored pots and containers to spice up your design. Pops of color can draw attention to specific areas, or break up a monotone design palate.
With people spending more and more time in the outdoors, a movement has been made toward making these spaces as comfortable as possible. This can be achieved in a variety of ways including comfortable furniture, peaceful sounds from water features and indoor conveniences such as full kitchens, barbecue pits and even fireplaces to warm up the space on cooler evenings.
Using native plants in your landscape can help your landscape blend with your natural surroundings. Additionally, native plants are easier to care for since they typically thrive in their natural environment. For a list of outstanding plants for Bexar County, please visit this article by the Bexar County Ag Extension .
The use of wood and natural stone in landscapes will help your landscape blend with its surroundings. For example, using stone on a pathway as opposed to concrete will provide a more natural feel which will make a seamless transition from your indoor space out. Mulches and gravels will work nicely in beds and around plants to tie your landscape together nicely.