Doster Landscaping Contractor

Doster Lawns & Landscaping, LLC

   Jul 30

The Many Benefits of Proper Hardscaping

How to Get the Most out of Your Landscape Design

Landscaping is a familiar concept to most homeowners. However, what many people don’t know is that in order to get the most out of a landscape, one more component should be considered – hardscaping. A hardscape is the part of a landscape that is created using inorganic materials. Driveways, sidewalks, fences, fire pits, pillars, and pergolas are all examples of hardscaping elements. Obviously, hardscaping plays a pivotal role in landscape design.

The key to perfect landscaping is blending hardscape elements with landscaping elements in a way that they all complement each other. The only way you can do this is if you hire a professional landscaping service provider. A true professional knows what type of hardscape to install in order to get the most out of your yard.

One of the most common hardscape elements is a patio. Because they can be built with all sorts of materials, patios can make for an unique landscape design. A well-designed patio can create an space in a backyard that is closely in tune with the surroundings. Among the most commonly used materials for patio applications are stone and pavers.

Another hardscape elements that plays a crucial role in the appearance of a landscape is a driveway. Driveways can be built with materials such as asphalt, concrete, and pavers. Many homeowners prefer to use pavers for their driveway applications; however, concrete is a close second. Because concrete can be stamped and colored any way you like it, it can add value and curb appeal to any property.

There are many other hardscape elements that homeowners can install in their yards. However, choosing the right ones for a specific setting can be challenging. So, in order to avoid mistakes, we strongly suggest that you consult a specialist in landscape design.

Doster Landscaping Contractor is one of the most reliable and affordable landscaping service providers in Knoxville, TN. We have many years of experience and numerous satisfied clients. If you’re interested in our services, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our phone is (865) 221-8548.


   Jan 24

Organic vs. Inorganic Lawn Maintenance

The Benefits of Organic Lawn Care

Today, the lawn care specialists of Doster Landscaping Contractor will focus on the differences of organic lawn maintenance and the inorganic one. We will help you understand the advantages and drawbacks of both options and make up your mind on which one to choose.

ORGANIC

  • Ingredients. Manure, compost, bone meal, sewage sludge, feather meal, alfalfa meal, urea, burned eggshells, bat guano, fish emulsion, fish meal, cottonseed meal, seaweed meal, and phosphorus (only in a few states where that is allowed).
  • Organic materials are easily decomposed by microorganisms in the soil.
  • They may cost a bit more than the inorganic materials, but they will help you promote healthy life of microorganisms and fungi in the soil. Over time, lawns will become more sustainable themselves, and it will require less maintenance in the long run.

INORGANIC

  • About 3,000,000 tons of inorganic fertilizer is applied to different lawns in the US on a yearly basis. This means greater potential for toxic runoff in our communities.
  • Constant exposure to some inorganic lawn fertilizers may, instead of making your lawn look healthier, burn your lawn and harm the plants on the territory of your property.
  • Over-fertilization can also cause damage to the soil because of toxic levels of salt in the soil.
  • Inorganic fertilizers can contaminate your water supplies and affect your family, pets, as well as the environment you live in.
  • Inorganic lawn care has been related to the following health problems and disorders: Irritation in your eyes, skin, and nose, burning or itching throat, rashes and blistering, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, coughing, nervous system disorders, hyperactive disorder, attention-deficit, asthma, poisoning, lung cancer, and leukemia.

If you are currently looking for a lawn maintenance specialist in Knoxville, TN but you do not know any contractor you can count on, you can consider trying the environmentally friendly lawn care services of our team. We will not apply any inorganic substances around your property and will do our best to keep your backyard environment healthy, so your family can enjoy spending time there. For more information regarding our pricing, call us at (865) 221-8548!