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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

Guide to Pruning: When Should You Prune, How Do You Prune, & More

What is pruning? Pruning is an essential part of maintaining any healthy garden or landscape. Whether it’s trees, shrubs, or other plants, pruning can help promote growth and allow plants to thrive. Pruning enhances the shape of your greenery as well to keep your landscape clean and visually appealing, which can also add curb appeal to your home. Most importantly of all, pruning removes and helps prevent disease and abnormal growth to help your landscaping thrive as long as possib... Read More

4 Ways to Prepare Your Yard for Winter

Preparing Your Yard for Winter It’s getting chilly here in the Mid-South, which means homeowners will need to start prepping their yards for the winter season. With unpredictable weather in the South, it can be difficult to know when and how to start preparing your landscaping. However, it’s better to prepare sooner than later. When done correctly, preparing your yard for winter can be an extremely valuable and rewarding task. We are here to offer you all of the best tips and tri... Read More

Your Year-Round Maintenance Schedule

January   Spread winter mulch in beds Go through your garden and inspect for winter damage Prune damaged branches and dead wood on woody shrubs and trees (test for dead branches by scratching bark and looking for green) Do some formative pruning on Summer or Fall flowering woody shrubs (butterfly bush, itea, spiraea) Fertilize acid-loving shrubs, if not already done in Fall Water evergreen and broad-leaf evergreen shrubs during warm spells   February   Contact G... Read More

Transforming Your Outdoor Space

Outdoor living spaces are becoming the “norm” for newly built homes in Memphis. It’s an expected amenity these days and can really make or break a sale. We’re talking fancy patios, beautiful landscaping, and sometimes even custom built structures to add functionality and comfort. Sounds nice right? Fortunately it’s not necessary to build an entire new house just to add an outdoor space. Why not add-on to your existing home? Creating a comfo... Read More

Urban Gardening Becoming Very Popular

For the past couple years, urban gardening has become more popular among our everyday clients. We aren't talking about plowed farms in peoples' yard, but an aesthetically pleasing and organized vegetable & herb garden. Being able to grow your own vegetables and herbs from your own backyard can not only be therapeutic, but rewarding to your family. Plus, it promotes healthy eating habits. If you already have a guiding or just beginning, using the planting schedule w... Read More

Taking You Through the Construction Process

We began this unique job in September of 2016. This was a very fun project to work on as we got to work with a variety of materials that we don't see a lot of in the Mid-south area. Working closely with the client, we went through many options for materials to achieve the modern style that the client wanted. We started construction on the custom gunite spa with a 5 foot accent wall featuring three sheer waterfalls and accent lighting. Choosing a tile for the acce... Read More