Raised Garden Beds Come in Many Shapes and Styles

Posted on April 28th, 2015 by
gardening tips

A raised garden bed is an excellent option if the soil in your yard is poor in nutrients or doesn’t drain well. Herbs, vegetables and flowers will equally reward you for taking the time and trouble to give them a proper growing space. Here are a few suggestions on how to accomplish this task:

Pre-Made Planter – While somewhat pricey for the amount of space they provide, planters provide a lot of versatility as they can be moved if necessary. In addition, you can keep an herb garden conveniently by your back door.

Wood – The old standby, it takes …
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Time to Get Moving on These February Landscaping Tasks

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by
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The most successful home gardeners know that they must get an early start for their landscapes to look their best in the Spring. Here is what these superior “green thumbs” are doing in February:

Traditional Landscape via Houzz

Fertilize – While counter-intuitive to some because the plants look dormant, February is an excellent time to give your landscape and extra boost to build its internal resources so it can really thrive in the coming months.

Pinch Annuals and Cut Back Perennials – An essential chore if you want to more flowers in your garden than last year. Both processes remove dead …
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Landscaping Tips for a Brick Building

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by

While brick has been around for centuries as a building material, landscapers throughout the ages have struggled to incorporate natural elements with this decidedly manufactured product. With that in thought mind, here are just a few tips for landscaping around a brick building:

Traditional Exterior via Houzz

Include the Brick Color

Most bricks are variegated in color with multiple natural looking colors. Concentrate on the predominant one – for example, pink – and include a flower similar in tone into the landscape design.

Complement the Color

For darker colored bricks, it is preferable to use lightly colored flowers, shrubs …
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Landscape With Plants That Help the Bees Thrive

Posted on May 15th, 2014 by
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While almost any grade school child can tell how vital bees are to a garden, many homeowners overlook this fact. Nevertheless, more informed ones understand the need for bees and do what they can to promote their well-being. Here are a few attractive plants that will help the bees in your garden thrive:

Sunflowers – These eye-catching plants are quite hardy – some even consider them a weed – but they create one of the best habitats for our avian friends. Sage, Rosemary and Oregano – Homeowners will love these plants as they do double-duty …
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Get Inspired to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home or Business

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by

The landscaping around your home or business is more important than you might think. This is because the quality of your landscaping affects your curb appeal. The more curb appeal your home has, the better chance it has of drawing buyers if you ever decide to sell, and businesses with high curb appeal make a better impression on customers. The following are some ways to improve your landscape in order to increase your curb appeal:

Use potted plants – Sometimes potted plants are a better option than having your entire yard filled with plants. This …
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Garden Outside of the Box With Your Landscape Design

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by

Accept the challenge to break the humdrum gardening principles of straight lines and neat beds with dynamic and beautiful gardening ideas for Atlanta homes or businesses.

Contemporary Landscape via Houzz

Create a Natural Habitat

Nature provides a more organic expression of the environment than the more traditional symmetric landscape design pattern. Create something similar to nature trails and the experience of subtle, meandering pathways.

To the sides, rather than evenly spacing plants, stagger them. When plants are more densely planted together …
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Sedges Could Replace Grasses in Your Landscaping

Posted on February 25th, 2014 by
commercial landscaping

The traditional idea of a lawn involves a closely cropped grass with a nicely edged border. Typically, the grass used requires a high degree of maintenance, including copious amounts of water, fertilizer and insecticide. This situation may be acceptable to a residential homeowner but commercial spaces involve a lot more space and a lot more cost to achieve this effect.

Sedges offer an excellent alternative. Here’s why:

Distinctive Look – While many traditionalists would consider the various sedges to be too unkempt to adorn a …
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4 Things to Avoid in Your Landscape

Posted on February 24th, 2014 by
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It’s easy to list what you want and should do while designing a landscape, but not enough people consider the potential mistakes involved. Before you settle on a final plan for your commercial landscaping project, consider these 4 common mistakes.

Planting trees and shrubs that will grow too big: With the vast array of species on the market today, it’s easy to select plants that will grow to the sizes you desire and save valuable time by avoiding unnecessary pruning tasks. Choosing plants that all flower at the same time: Different plants are at their most beautiful during …
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3 Ideas for a Feel-Good Landscape

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by
commercial landscaping

One of the many benefits of commercial landscaping is that it improves the ambiance of your property and puts current or prospective clients in a happier and more receptive mood. Knowing how to turn your space into a welcoming display of natural assets sends all the right messages and keeps your business in the green.

Utilizing the space in front of your building, or wherever most customers will be entering, is a great method of getting a garden noticed. Letting a spread of growth be your customer’s first impression of …
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