March Maintenance

Lawn Maintenance When the green grass begins to show and the brown grass bids farewell, it's time to tend the landscape.  Start with a soil test to find out how much your grass requires. If your soil is acidic, plan to do this every few years. Find a local cooperative extension to perform the test. [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Flowers, Garden, Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance|0 Comments

Camellias; A Rose By Any Other Name

Featuring thick green, glossy leaves, Camellias are known for their bright stamens and can be found in shades of white, pink, lavender and red. You can find single, semi-double and double flowers.  These beautiful puffs of color are loved throughout the South where they bloom in Fall and Winter. Resembling roses, peonies, and anemones, these flowers do not require a green thumb to thrive. If you follow a few guidelines, you will be rewarded with beautiful flowers for years.    […]

By |January 23rd, 2018|Flowers|0 Comments

Enjoy Flowering Plants in Your Landscape Year-Round

Flowers aren't just for Spring and Summer. If you plan your landscaping correctly, you can enjoy blooms year round - even in the winter. Here are some great Winter Bloomers. Some mahonias — leatherleaf mahonia (Mahonia bealei) and selected cultivars of M. x media — bloom in winter; these shrubs are hardy in USDA [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Flowers|0 Comments

Landscaping: Creating a Smooth Lawn

Do you often admire those smooth green patches of grass on other neighbors property? How do they get the bumps out? Why is my grass so lumpy? The questions pile up and it can seem overwhelming. Stop, take a breath and grab your reading glasses. We'll lay out the outline for a smooth lawn and [...]

By |October 10th, 2017|Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance|0 Comments

Built In Planters for your Outdoor Landscaping

Just because the weather is cooling down, does not mean you have to stop your outdoor landscape work. Instead, turn your focus to improving the hardscape and planters around your entertaining area. Take a look at a few of these ideas. photos:   Planter for small areas or a great way [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Flowers, Garden, Landscaping, Patios, Planters|0 Comments

Bye Bye brown lawn

Did Old Man Winter take a toll on your lawn? Do you have a brown lawn where your once green grass laid? Breath new life into it with these 7 steps from This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook. The 7 steps are printed below for you but there is also a video of the process [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance|0 Comments

January Landscape To Do List

The weather in the South allows us to get out and work in the soil much earlier than our Northern friends.  But, what is there to do in January? A lot! Here's your January Landscape To Do List Watch for signs of growth in early spring bulbs. When foliage is one inch high, gradually start [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Landscaping|0 Comments

Poinsettia Care

When you think of Christmas decor inevitably you will picture a Poinsettia somewhere in that image. We love the festive looks of these flowers at Christmas. However, just how do you know which plant is the best choice when buying one? Or, how do you take care of it once you get the Poinsettia home? [...]

By |December 6th, 2016|Flowers|0 Comments

Soil Testing: There’s more to soil than just dirt!

Do you ever consider the components in your soil? You should. Just like humans need certain nutrients to be healthy, plants and grasses need nutrients and a correct PH. Also, certain components in the soil can be detrimental to the health of your lawn and garden. So, how do you know what's in your soil? Test [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|Garden, Landscaping|0 Comments

Tips for Planting Bulbs in the Fall

6 Must-Read Tips for Planting Bulbs in the Fall Bulbs are one of the best ways to have a colorful spring garden, but when it comes to fall bulb planting, there are a few things you’ll need to know. Try out these tips this fall, and you should have lots of beautiful blooms next spring! Image [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Flowers, Landscaping|0 Comments