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5 Landscaping Projects That Improve the Value of Your Home

In real estate, first impressions are everything. Landscaping is a cost-effective option to add curb appeal and value to your home. In fact, it can even increase your property’s worth by up to 20 percent! If you’re looking to improve the look of your home, boost your home’s value, and attract more potential buyers, consider investing in these landscaping projects: Building a patio or deck Maintaining your lawn Beautifying your walkway Planting a garden Add... Read More

Winter Landscaping Ideas

How do you keep your landscape looking great in the winter? Winter is not exactly known for being the time of year when plants are lush and green, which can make cold month landscaping tricky. Trees have lost their leaves, grass changes from vibrant to more muted tones, and flowers with colorful blooms lie dormant. However, there are many things you can do to add some zest to your winter landscaping. During the holiday months especially, you might have more eyes on your yard than ever as p... Read More

Things to Keep in Mind When Considering a Pool

Things to Keep in Mind When Considering a Pool Whether you have wanted a pool for years or you recently decided to take the plunge (pun intended), there are a lot of things to consider when building a pool. Our experts have put together a must-read list of things to keep in mind when considering a pool.   Do Your Research and Set a Budget A pool is a big investment. It is equivalent to buying a car (or a couple of cars, depending on what kind of pool you get!). We recommend getting e... Read More

The Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens

The Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens Among the various landscaping trends that are taking over the yards of people everywhere, outdoor kitchens are near the top of the list. But why may you ask? There are several reasons why outdoor kitchens are a great benefit to add to your home. Throughout this blog post, we will discuss some of the advantages of outdoor kitchens. But first, let’s look at some statistics.   Top 4 Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens Outdoor kitchens are increasing in po... Read More

5 Quick and Inexpensive Ways to Add Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home

Why is Curb Appeal So Important? A beautiful and inviting entrance to your home is like a gift that keeps on giving. When you invest money into your home, it oftentimes returns the favor. Not only will you enjoy living in a home that is unique and well-kept, but you may also have the advantage of selling your home quicker than other homes on the market. If you are looking to sell your home in the future, curb appeal is one of the most important aspects of putting your home on the market. Whe... Read More

Guide to Using Landscaping Around Your AC Unit

Using Landscaping Around Your AC Unit Air conditioning units are essential to our homes all year long. But let’s be real, they aren’t the most appealing pieces of equipment. Your AC unit doesn’t have to obnoxiously stick out from the rest of your beautiful landscaping design. There are many ways to make pieces of equipment such as air conditioning units, garbage cans, and more discreet through unique landscaping design. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best t... Read More

Guide to Landscaping for Swimming Pools

  Landscape Design for Swimming Pools Investing in a swimming pool for your backyard is sure to bring many fun memories, but deciding on how to incorporate landscaping into your new pool area may seem like a daunting task. Luckily, the team at Gurley’s knows a variety of  tips and tricks to compliment your pool with the right plants, greenery, and other landscaping features. With the right pool-friendly landscape design, you can add beauty and value to your backy... Read More

Guide to Pond Maintenance: Tips for Updating Your Pond Seasonally

Why is pond maintenance important? Installing a pond can change the entire appeal of your yard, making it even more beautiful than it was before. However, one misconception about ponds is you will be able to sit back and enjoy it without any extra maintenance. Ponds actually require extra attention in order to maintain their beauty and functionality. When properly cared for, your pond can last a very long time. Fortunately, pond maintenance isn’t too difficult when you know the right t... Read More

5 Reasons DIY Landscaping isn’t Always a Good Idea

Why Hire a Professional Landscape Architect Many homeowners spend a significant amount of time and money working on the landscape design of their home. Lawn care can be difficult and stressful if you don’t understand the work you are tending to. However, with the help of a professional landscaping team, you can rest assured that your landscaping will be in great hands and look more beautiful than ever.   Why is DIY landscape design a bad idea? Although many hom... Read More

Designing an Outdoor Fireplace: Things to Consider

Designing an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit Your backyard can become one of the most relaxing and comforting spots for every season of the year. One customizable feature for your humble abode is an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Outdoor fireplaces and firepits offer warmth, coziness, and ambiance and add value to a home. With the help of our team at Gurley’s, sitting around the fire will soon become one of your favorite places to be. Before designing your very own fireplace ... Read More