An even, green lawn full of soft grass is quite an accomplishment! There are a lot of things that can go wrong. Build a few good habits when caring for your lawn and it's easier to reach that goal than you'd think. Whether you do it yourself or hire a landscaping service, your lawn needs regular replenishment and care.

Sometimes, people manage their lawn wonderfully one week, forget about it for a month, and then wonder why it's brown and dying. How did that happen? After all, they did a great job for it that one week! Yet lawn care must be regular to be effective. That isn't all that difficult. There are a few key ways to make sure your lawn becomes green and healthy:

There’s nothing quite like digging in the dirt, planting seeds and seeing them sprout, and watching the fruits of your labor (whether literal fruit or veggies, herbs, or flowers) grow. But we don’t often have the luxury of spending hours each day - or even each week - creating our own garden paradise. The right landscape designer, though, can help you bring your vision to life.

How do you choose the right professional to care for your lawns, gardens, walkways, terraces, water features, patios, and other outdoor living spaces? Some helpful tips: