Landscape Lighting Adds Beauty and Security

Posted on September 14th, 2011


Westland Landscape LightingWe spend much time caring and decorating our homes interiors while often neglecting the outdoors. It’s a fact: more people see the outside of our homes – it’s always the first impression you give. This is just one reason to spend a little time and money on outdoor design.

By simply adding outdoor accent lighting you can work wonders for the exterior of your home. Lighting installation illuminates the beauty of your house, gives that warm “glow” and display your impressive landscape – even at night. Even a few well-placed lamps and lanterns make great outdoor accessories (always choose outdoor rated fixtures) that can complement the interior too. Highlighting the flower beds and the trees in the yard gives off a sophisticated appeal.


Can You Mulch Too Much?

Posted on September 12th, 2011


Too Much MulchAs beneficial as mulch is, too much can be harmful. Unfortunately, we see many landscaping efforts falling victim to overmulching. By now we have all see those “mulch volcanoes.” Mulch that has been piled up around the base of trees. Deep mulch can be effective in suppressing weeds and reducing maintenance, but it often causes additional problems.

Most organic mulches must be replenished, but the rate of decomposition varies. Some mulches, such as cypress mulch, remain for many years.  Top dressing with new mulch annually (often for the sake of refreshing the color) creates a buildup to depths that can be unhealthy.


Welcome to the Westland Blog

Posted on September 9th, 2011


Westland LandscapeWestland Landscape is proud to bring to you our new blog. As we have continued to evolve over 20 years, so has our commitment to technology. Just as our new site has expanded the breadth of information we bring to you, our blog