The Truth About Low Maintenance Landscapes

Everyone wants the outside of their home to look beautiful and inviting, but not everyone has the time or patience to deal with landscapes that demand a lot of attention. Let’s face it, we all have a long list of responsibilities that make it difficult to keep up with what’s going on in the yard. Low-maintenance landscapes are a great alternative to demanding ones, but the truth is that low maintenance does not mean no maintenance. Anyone who tells you differently is lying.

Low maintenance landscapes are attainable through well-planned design. By incorporating outdoor living spaces, plants that are well-suited for the local climate, and materials that help maximize hydration, you can achieve a low maintenance landscape. Read more

4 Outdoor Lighting Ideas You’ll Enjoy This Summer

Memorial Day has come and gone. The swimming pools are open and the kids are out of school. It’s official – summer is here! Long, warm evenings beg for cookouts and more time spent outdoors, and one of the best ways to enjoy these activities is to illuminate your landscape with a bit of outdoor lighting. There are so many wonderful options when it comes to lighting, it all just depends on what you’re looking for and what your style is! Here are a few of our favorite lighting options: Read more

Homeowner in Kansas? Here are Four Foolproof Summer Lawn Care Tips


Consistent care and maintenance of your lawn is the key to healthy, sustainable growth, but summers can prove challenging with the rising temperatures. At Topeka Landscape, we’re here to help with tips you should follow to keep your lawn looking great despite how hot and humid the weather gets. Read more

Seasonal Adjustments for Your Irrigation System

The first day of summer is drawing near, and while the prospect of backyard camping, cookouts, and time at the pool may have you feeling less stressed, we can’t say the same for your lawn. Heat, dry weather, and foot traffic are three major stress factors for grass, and the first sign of weakness opens the door to the invasion of weeds and insects that can do more damage.

One of the most important things you can do this summer to keep your lawn in good shape is to keep it hydrated. Read more

Summer Outdoor Living Ideas


Backyard Inspiration from Your Kansas Landscaping Experts

Now that we’ve started to shake off the frost for real, it’s time to think about what you want to be doing with your outdoor space for the coming summer. What’s your outdoor living situation like, and even better, what do you want from it?

Are you looking for a community-minded group space, or a family-centric retreat? No matter where your interests lie, you might find what you’re looking for today with these great summer outdoor living ideas! Read more

Does Landscape Fabric Help Prevent Weeds?

One question we get asked a lot is whether it’s worthwhile to lay landscape fabric beneath mulch for weed prevention. While using landscape fabric sounds like a good idea, it’s typically a short-term fix that will eventually run its course. To explain why this is, let’s look at the different kinds of mulch and how they perform in your landscape.