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The Most Underused Plants

THE MOST UNDERUSED PLANTS for your area, Zones 7-10. This month I want to highlight the most UNDERUSED plants for several of the planting zones. I am located in the Piedmont Triad are, NC (Zone 7-8) and also for some of my readers zones- 9 and 10. Here are my top 10 most underused plants [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Garden Design, Landscaping Tips, Master Plans|Comments Off on The Most Underused Plants

Flagstone Walkway Design Ideas

Flagstone Walkways Design Ideas and Their Landscape Impact Looking fоr a wау tо guіdе vіѕіtоrѕ thrоugh уоur рrореrtу аnd ѕhоwсаѕе уоur fаvоrіtе dеѕіgn еlеmеntѕ? A great choice is a flagstone wаlkwау – it саn hеlр уоu ассоmрlіѕh аll уоur gоаls! Thе mаtеrіаl оffеrѕ a nаturаl bеаutу thаt wіll blеnd іn wіth thе ѕurrоundіng lаndѕсаре [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Flagstone Design Ideas, Garden Design, Garden Walkways, Hardscaping Ideas, Landscaping Tips|Comments Off on Flagstone Walkway Design Ideas

3 Reasons To Landscape With Fireplaces

3 Reasons To Landscape With Fireplaces Arе уоu оnе оf thоѕе реорlе who lоvе tо gеt аwау оn thе wееkеnd аnd fоrgеt аbоut lіfе, but fіnd іt іnсrеаѕіnglу hаrdеr аnd hаrdеr tо bе аblе to thаt? Arе уоu thе реrѕоn whо оn Tuеѕdау аlrеаdу wіѕhеѕ іt wеrе Frіdау ѕо thаt уоu саn gеt уоur wееkеnd [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Fire Pit and Fireplace Landscaping, Hardscaping Ideas|Comments Off on 3 Reasons To Landscape With Fireplaces

Landscaping with Pine Needles

Landscaping With Pine Needles When it comes time to decide on what type of landscape material to install in your flower beds, pine needles deserve attention. Using pine needles (a.k.a. pine straw), in flower beds is a healthier, cheaper and less labor intense option. You’ll reap year round benefits with a long lasting, rustic brown [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Landscaping Tips, Organic Gardening|Comments Off on Landscaping with Pine Needles

Creating Organic Compost

Creating Organic Compost Creating organic compost can be a very fun and satisfying project for everyone in the family. It’s a great way to spend quality time outside, while getting some Vitamin D. You’ll reap many benefits from composting such as a healthier, less expensive alternative to many garden and potting soil products. Composting is [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Compost, Organic Gardening|Comments Off on Creating Organic Compost

New Sod Care Instructions

New Sod Installation Care Whether you live here in Central Florida or in another county/state, all newly installed sod requires special attention and care, especially within the first four weeks after installation. Whether you’ve installed the grass or hired a company to perform the task, it is very important to follow these steps and tips [...]

How To lay Grass Sod

How To Lay Grass Sod How to lay grass sod is pretty simple and easy to perform if you pay attention to a few key steps and tips. It is all about executing the process efficiently which will decrease time and quite possibly, save you from a small migraine. The type of grass you'll want [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Grass Removal, Installation and Care, Landscaping Tips|Comments Off on How To lay Grass Sod

How To Remove Grass

How To Remove Grass There are many thing to take into consideration before starting the grass removal process. How to remove grass will be determined by the size of the property and the slope degree. Take exact measurements of the areas were the grass removal process will take place. Make sure to kill off any [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Grass Removal, Installation and Care, Landscaping Tips|Comments Off on How To Remove Grass

Choosing a Type of Sod for Your Needs

Choosing a Type of Sod for Your Needs Choosing a type of sod for your needs can be a tricky task to tackle.When it comes to choosing the right type of sod there are many different varieties to inquire. Many factors may come into play when choosing the right fit for you. There are several [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Grass Removal, Installation and Care, Landscaping Tips, Seasonal Care|Comments Off on Choosing a Type of Sod for Your Needs

Landscaping with Perennial Plants

Landscaping With Perennial Plants Spring is nearly here and what better way to celebrate it than hitting the gardens and installing some colorful perennials to brighten up the lawn. Perennial plants are the backbone of every landscaping garden project. Unlike annuals they die back to the groundeach year and resurface from their rootstock in the [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Garden Design, Landscaping Tips, Seasonal Care|Comments Off on Landscaping with Perennial Plants

How to Irrigate Your Orlando Lawn

How To Water My Lawn After learning how to properly mow your lawn, the next step (possibly the most important as well) to ensuring a healthy lawn is a proper watering regimen. You can fertilize, sharpen blades, switch mowing patterns and follow every instruction to the tee but it will be all for not without [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Landscaping Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Seasonal Care|Comments Off on How to Irrigate Your Orlando Lawn

Organic Gardening

Organic gardening was once considered a fad, but now since companies such as Monsanto have flooded the market with GMO products, and how they're able to handle unhealthy amounts of chemical herbicides and pesticides, it's more important than ever to be conscience about choosing healthy organic products. Many products we use to for weed control [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Organic Gardening|Comments Off on Organic Gardening

How to Properly Maintain a Lawn in Orlando

It’s very important to follow a strict regimen in order to maintain and achieve a pristine lawn. Mower blades need sharpening frequently, proper nutrients need to be applied and mowing patterns must be switched. The following guide will help you with landscaping instructions on properly caring for your lawn. If you’ve recently installed sod and [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Lawn Maintenance|Comments Off on How to Properly Maintain a Lawn in Orlando

Master Plans

This is the year to tackle your yard, making it a beautiful space to play, relax, and entertain with garden plans and design ideas. We have the essential tools you need in our Garden Plan Finder and selection of garden plans. Start by letting us do the garden planning work; take our short Garden Plan [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Master Plans|Comments Off on Master Plans

Drainage Plans

A good designer will analyze the nature of your yard, and may "shoot the grades" to establish the exact topography no matter how flat the site may seem. Spot elevations tell the designer where problems lie so that she can solve them through design. Ground water can also play an important role in drainage, and [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Drainage Plans|Comments Off on Drainage Plans