Blog

Why do we have a blog?

At EarthCraft Landscaping, we strive to educate and inform through our blog (while throwing a little fun into the mix). The EarthCraft Team hopes you enjoy reading about our passions! Please click on the following links to read the corresponding blog post.

What Looks Like Dog Vomit In My Mulch? (Slime Molds)

What Looks Like Dog Vomit In My Mulch? (Slime Molds)

Have you had the unsettling experience of finding the mulch or soil in your garden covered with a suddenly appearing...something...that looks like dog vomit?  Then you may have had an encounter with a slime mold.  So, just what is a slime mold? And can they harm the...

Are All Pavers The Same?

Are All Pavers The Same?

Pavers come in two distinct forms: Thru-Mix and Face-Mix. They each come with their own set of pros and cons so you’ll want to determine which one is right for you before you commit.  Continue reading below to learn about your paving stone options and how to go about...

What Should I Put Between My Pavers?

What Should I Put Between My Pavers?

Many homeowners struggle with what to put between their paving stones. Improper installation can lead to shifting pavers, staining, ineffective draining, and other problems that can persist throughout the years. So what should you put between your pavers? Read on...

Is Landscape Fabric Bad for Plants?

Is Landscape Fabric Bad for Plants?

You may have heard people talking about a product called landscape fabric or even seen it in your local home and garden section. But what is it? And is it something you should be using? Read on below to find out!Is landscape fabric bad for plants?What is landscape...

What Yard Work Should Be Done In The Spring?

What Yard Work Should Be Done In The Spring?

There are a few crucial steps that every homeowner should be aware of each year as the snow begins to thaw or the cold weather begins to dissipate after another long winter. Continue reading below to find out what we recommend you do to keep your outdoor spaces...

How Do You Maintain a Healthy Lawn?

How Do You Maintain a Healthy Lawn?

Maintaining a healthy lawn is more about consistency than it is about labor. It’s a cliche, but an ounce of preparation will save you a pound of effort if you regularly apply these techniques to your lawn. How Do I Maintain a Healthy Lawn?Weed Regular weeding is an...

How Can I Make My Landscape Look Better in the Winter?

How Can I Make My Landscape Look Better in the Winter?

The crisp, white background of a fresh snowfall creates the perfect backdrop to a carefully crafted natural vista. Read on below to see a few tips about how to maintain your perfect winter wonderland.How Can I Make My Landscape Look Better in the Winter: Evergreens...

When Should I Prune My Hydrangeas?

When Should I Prune My Hydrangeas?

We’ve received a lot of questions about hydrangeas. Namely, our clients and subscribers want to know when to prune them. Should you prune them in early spring when they’re just coming in? Or should you wait until early winter? In short, our answer is...it depends....

Can You Cut the Top Off Of A Tree?

Can You Cut the Top Off Of A Tree?

Over the past few months, we’ve gotten a lot of questions from the public about how to deal with unruly trees. Specifically, people are wondering if they can cut the top off of their trees without doing too much damage. This practice, called tree topping, has come...

Should I Remove the Leaves from my Lawn?

Should I Remove the Leaves from my Lawn?

Should you remove the leaves from your lawn? This question arises frequently in what is a layered and sophisticated debate about proper landscaping and horticultural practices. Some people claim that each and every leaf should be removed from each and every lawn....