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Landscaping Do’s and Don’ts When You Have a Dog

Landscaping Do’s and Don’ts When You Have a Dog Published: May 16, 2014 By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Your dog may be your best friend, but he’s not your yard’s BFF. Here are some guidelines to help you all get along. You can create an outdoor space that both you and your pooch will love with a [...]

By |June 26th, 2014|Landscape Design, Landscaping, Natural Landscaping|0 Comments

Enjoy the Peak of Spring Gardening — Here’s What to Do in May

Bid the frost farewell and treasure the blooms. No matter what U.S. region you're in, one of these guides will help your garden flourish Annie Thornton Houzz Editorial Staff Click "Embed" to display an article on your own website or bloTraces of winter have all but disappeared by May; the last frost dates have usually [...]

By |May 21st, 2014|Landscaping|0 Comments

Interesting Facts About Dogwood Trees

Interesting Facts About Dogwood Trees By Shannon C The Dogwood tree, or Cornus florida, is legendary for its beauty. The Dogwood blossom, a four pointed white blossom tinged with red at each edge, is the state flower of North Carolina, and has a rich history—both fact and legend—attached to the tree. The Dogwood tree blossoms [...]

Color Guide: Warm Colors

By: Southern Living Plants Warm Colors are reds, oranges, and yellows.  They command attention and are best used in areas of the landscape where you want to make a statement.  If choosing a warm color scheme, plant reds in the background, oranges in the middle, and yellows in the front – the same order as [...]

Best Spring Planting for Alabama According to the Farmers Almanac

2014 Best Spring Planting Dates for Seeds for Lake Martin, AL and Surrounding Areas When determining the best planting dates in the spring for seeds, the date of the last spring frost is important to your success. NOTE: Our chart calculates U.S. frost dates only, based on historical data. Other factors can also influence planting dates, including soil [...]

February Garden Tips

Out with Cold in the New Planting Material~ Article by The University of Nebraska * Order perennial plants and bulbs now for cut flowers this summer. Particularly good choices are phlox, daisies, coreopsis, asters and lilies. * Check stored bulbs, tubers and corms. Discard any that are soft or diseased. * Don't remove mulch from [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Landscaping|0 Comments

Article by National Christmas Tree Association

Real Christmas Trees are Recyclable After the holidays, don’t throw your Real Christmas Tree in the trash or set it on the curb. Real Christmas Trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Here are some recycling options and tips on what to do with your tree after [...]

By |December 27th, 2013|Landscaping, Natural Landscaping|0 Comments

Backyard Decks

By: Backyards A Sunset Design Guide When backyards are sloped or the unevenness of the terrain makes it difficult to build a patio, decks are an ideal solution. Wooden structures can be freestanding or attached to the house, and if you choose composite decking instead of natural wood, you won't have much annual maintenance to [...]

By |November 25th, 2013|Natural Landscaping|0 Comments

Planning to Build

How exciting! Did you know the best time to incorporate landscape design with your new home is when architect plans have been completed?  We like to embrace mother nature rather than force her to change.  To be in on the project this early allows us to appreciate the character and topography of the site for [...]

By |October 6th, 2013|Landscape Design, Landscaping, Natural Landscaping|0 Comments

Water Garden Pest Control: Part Two`

Part Two: Water Garden Pest Control Credit: Better Homes and Gardens Water Gardening Insects and Diseases Water garden plants are generally fuss-free, only occasionally falling prey to insects or diseases. Leaf miners, aphids, and Japanese beetles much or burrow inside leaves, reducing the plants ability to make food and maintain strong defense against further attacks. [...]

By |September 22nd, 2013|Insects and Diseases, Patios, Ponds, Water Features|0 Comments