Strict Standards: Declaration of truethemes_sub_nav_walker::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker_Nav_Menu::start_lvl(&$output, $depth = 0, $args = Array) in /home/theste11/public_html/wp-content/themes/Sterling/framework/theme-specific/navigation.php on line 79

Strict Standards: Declaration of truethemes_sub_nav_walker::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker_Nav_Menu::end_lvl(&$output, $depth = 0, $args = Array) in /home/theste11/public_html/wp-content/themes/Sterling/framework/theme-specific/navigation.php on line 79

Strict Standards: Declaration of truethemes_sub_nav_walker::start_el() should be compatible with Walker_Nav_Menu::start_el(&$output, $item, $depth = 0, $args = Array, $id = 0) in /home/theste11/public_html/wp-content/themes/Sterling/framework/theme-specific/navigation.php on line 79

Strict Standards: Declaration of truethemes_sub_nav_walker::end_el() should be compatible with Walker_Nav_Menu::end_el(&$output, $item, $depth = 0, $args = Array) in /home/theste11/public_html/wp-content/themes/Sterling/framework/theme-specific/navigation.php on line 79

Strict Standards: Declaration of truethemes_gallery_walker::start_el() should be compatible with Walker_Category::start_el(&$output, $category, $depth = 0, $args = Array, $id = 0) in /home/theste11/public_html/wp-content/themes/Sterling/framework/theme-specific/navigation.php on line 154

Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method truethemes_sidebar_generator::init() should not be called statically in /home/theste11/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 298

Strict Standards: Non-static method truethemes_sidebar_generator::get_sidebars() should not be called statically in /home/theste11/public_html/wp-content/themes/Sterling/framework/extended/multiple_sidebars.php on line 60
Hardscape Installation Hattiesburg MS « Brackman's Stepping Stone Rock and Garden Center, LLC
Brackman's Stepping Stone Rock and Garden Center, LLC

Posts Tagged 'Hardscape Installation Hattiesburg MS'

Halloween Landscaping Tips and Ideas

Halloween Landscaping Tips and Ideas

Does your family like to go all-out decorating for holidays? Do you enjoy creatively landscaping your yard? If so, we’re here to help. Today we’re going to provide a checklist of Halloween landscaping plants and provide a few ideas for bringing everything together. There are hundreds of ways to decorate for Halloween and all of them are not listed below, so please leave your favorite Halloween landscaping ideas in the comments below or on our Facebook Page.

Halloween Landscaping Checklist

1 ) Mums – When it comes to Fall, mums are the most popular in bringing Fall and Halloween colors to your yard.

2 ) Pumpkins – Who doesn’t think of pumpkins when thinking about Halloween? Don’t forget to carve your favorite jack-o-lantern!

3 ) Grapevine – Create a Southern or even scary look on your porch or throughout your yard with grapevine. With a little creativity, you can also make some great looking Halloween wreaths from grapevine.

4 ) Gourds – In the video below, you will learn about making shadow boxes from gourds. Be sure to email us pictures of your shadow boxes!

 

5 ) Cornstalks – A great addition in a basket with your other Halloween decorations, or on top of your hay pedestal.

6 ) Pinestraw/Hay – Pinestraw and hay can be used to help craft a scarecrow,  or as a pedestal for your pumpkins, gourds, or other decorations.

7 ) Dead Flowers – When combined with a pile of dirt, dead flowers can make a “graveyard” area in your yard!

8 ) Lights, inflatables, and other retail merchandise – There are several local stores in which you can purchase additional Halloween decorations that will provide some flare or scary elements to your yard. If you decide to purchase these items, design around them in a way that can make them the focal point of your yard.

Remember that landscaping for Halloween can be a fun family activity that shouldn’t break your pocket books. Most of these decorations can be used for the entire Fall season. Be sure to re-use old supplies that you have in your garage or shed such as empty planters by filling them with some of the Halloween supplies listed above. Decorate your shrubs and tree limbs with spider-webs, lights, and hanging ornaments from your local garden center or party supply store.

Many of the items on our list can be picked up from Brackman’s Stepping Stone Rock and Garden Center, LLC such as: gourds, pumpkins, mums, and straw just to name a few. If you need any help preparing your landscaping for Halloween, the professionals at Brackman’s Stepping Stone Rock and Garden Center, LLC are here to help with your landscaping or gardening needs. Give us a call today at 601-264-2886 or email us at thesteppingstone@live.com.

Posted in: Garden Center in Hattiesburg MS, Halloween Landscaping, How To: Landscape, Irrigation in Hattiesburg MS, Landscape Design Hattiesburg MS, Landscaping in Hattiesburg MS

Leave a Comment (0) →

3 Steps to Repair Problem Spots In Your Lawn

3 Steps to Repair Problem Spots In Your Lawn

Does your lawn ever have that ONE problem spot that always seems to give you trouble? Maybe your lawn has lots of problem spots and you’re just not sure how to repair them. Today we’re going to tell you how you can repair the problem spots in your lawn in 3 steps!

brown spots in lawn careEquipment & Materials Needed:

  • seed
  • fertilizer
  • water
  • rake
  • shovel

1 ) Prepare the soil – Remove any dead grass and soften any hard soil in the problem spot.

2 ) Seed the problem spot – To ensure the seeds will grow properly, you can try an all-in-one mix of seed, fertilizer, and growing material. You should water the seeds twice each day until it has fully grown.

3 ) Fertilize properly – Start fertilizing the new grass approximately 6-8 weeks after seeding.

So in 3 simple steps we’ve fixed the problem areas in our lawn with relative ease. Remember: Prep, Seed, & Feed! Of course, you can find all the materials & equipment needed for this project and any other lawn project at Brackman’s Stepping Stone Rock & Garden Center LLC.

 

Does your yard have one spot that drives you crazy? Maybe your yard is the opposite and has one green spot? If you have any questions or would like to join the conversation leave a comment below or post on our Facebook wall.

If you would like the professionals at Brackman’s Stepping Stone Rock and Garden Center, LLC to help with your landscaping or gardening, give us a call today at 601-264-2886 or email us at thesteppingstone@live.com.

Posted in: Garden Center in Hattiesburg MS, Gardening in Hattiesburg MS, How To: Landscape, Landscape Design Hattiesburg MS, Landscaping in Hattiesburg MS

Leave a Comment (0) →

5 Steps to Build a Simple Stone Walkway

Would you like to improve the look of your yard while adding a practical walkway? Using stone and other hardscape is a great, inexpensive way to add a little “something extra” to your garden or yard. Today we are going to talk about 5 steps to build a simple stone walkway.

1 ) Design the walkway – The first step is mapping out the walkway with spray paint or strings. This step should also include clearing the walkway itself-which can mean pulling up sod, weed eating, or removing pine straw.

stone walkway - The Stepping Stone Hattiesburg, MS2 ) Lay Stones – Assuming that you have already ordered your stones from Brackman’s Stepping Stone Rock and Garden Center, LLC, the next step will be laying the stones along the walkway that you have cleared. This works best if you first apply 4 inches of limestone as a base with a little sand on top to help with leveling (see Step 3). The limestone base is essential to help keep the flagstone/pavers from shifting or cracking. Your Stones should be laid about 6-8 inches apart.

3 ) Level the Stones – I realize that not everyone will be this particular, but leveling your stones can be important if they are placed closely to your house. Leaving a slight slope away from your house will allow water to flow away-out from the house.

4 ) *Optional: Install a Weed Barrier & Gravel – Installing a weed barrier will help keep weeds from over-taking your new stone walkway and will significantly reduce the maintenance involved after building your walkway. If you decide to install gravel, I would recommend using a color that is complementary, yet contrasting. This will provide a nice clean look, while avoiding you and your guests from straining to see the walkway in dim light.

5 ) Add Edging – Whether you decide to install gavel, mulch, or pine straw, installing edging will help to keep it in place. For the edging itself, you can use stone pavers, black metal/plastic stripping, or any type of edging that you desire. To avoid tripping over the edging, you can place the edging itself in a small trench, leaving it about 1 inch over your gravel or other filler.

Do you prefer gravel, straw, or mulch? What type of edging do you like? Tell us about your experience building a own stone walkway by leaving a comment below.

If you would like the professionals at Brackman’s Stepping Stone Rock and Garden Center, LLC to help with your hardscape installation, give us a call today at 601- or email us at thesteppingstone@live.com.

Posted in: Hardscape Installation Hattiesburg MS, How To: Hardscape, How To: Landscape, Landscape Design Hattiesburg MS, Stone Walkway

Leave a Comment (0) →