Sweeping and recompacting decomposed granite

Decomposed granite also known as d.g. is a compacted granular material that develops loose particles on the surface. For safety's sake and to avoid tracking the particles into the house where they can do a number on hardwood floors , it's a good idea to sweep the particles off. An alternative method is to recompact the surface periodically with a lawn roller filled with water or with a vibratory place compactor. This compactor is, as you might guess, a big vibrating metal plate, the sole...

Creating a bubble diagram

Bubble Diagram Landscape Design

When you're ready to write down your landscape design ideas, make a rough sketch of your property on a sheet of paper. This rough sketch, or bubble diagram, doesn't have to be to scale at this point, but try to make it reasonably accurate. Then start writing words and phrases in appropriate locations new patio, remove tree, dog run, vegetable garden, and so on. The ideas you write down can include anything from problems, opportunities, and needs to desires and specific features you know you...