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How to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies

Choose long-blooming colorful perennials for you yard and get a two-for ! You can attract all types of wild birds into you yard with colorful berry producing plants. Robins like the orangeier berry of the Mountain Ash Tree and are partial to Hollies as are the Red Bird.  As a bonus Hummingbirds are drawn to

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Planting for Privacy

Instead of building a privacy fence, or a chain linked fence, why not create a living fence?  First check your municipal ordinances for height limitations, however typically property-line planting is not restricted. To define your backyard with a fence-line, or walls for your outdoor living space, start with fast growing evergreens like Arborvitae or Italian

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Make your gardens whimsical with trellises from repurposed items

Kids like to climb and so do our plants, so get creative with them. You can repurpose household item or go with the basic cedar wood framed lattice, anything is possible with imagination: Baby crib rails, old screen doors, old box springs, headboards, chairs the items are endless… we did a google search using “DIY

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How to make a gloomy shaded yard appear sunny & bright

  Shade can make a yard feel gloomy, however with the right varieties of colors, textures and foliage your shady garden becomes an illusion of sun dappling in; stylish and exquisite.  One of a gardener’s old tricks is using variegated plants with yellow, chartreuse and white colors, Hostas are the perfect definition. Others are Sweet

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Do you know your yards ideal mowing height?

Certain types of grasses have specific height requirements. If you maintain your lawns ideal height, it will reward you with a healthy, lush turf that will fend off weeds, drought and disease.  The myth of “…the short the grass, the less you’ll have to mow…” is the foundation to a problematic lawn. Mow you grass

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Feeling Zen

Zen Gardens, also known as Japanese Rock Gardens, inspired by Chinese Culture became popular in Japan. They should reflect a place of peace and calmness, a place to de-stress and relax; and reflecting the simplicity of life. A Zen Garden should have more than just one meaning to the viewer. They consist of natural elements

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Sandstone

What’s Your Garden’s Favorite Rock? Sandstone, of course!   Highlight your garden or lead your guests through your hillside out to your fire pit or up onto your patio, creating a clean classic Greek or Roman garden appeal. It’s up to your imagination, or our design can make suggestions for you, the options are endless.

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Why Use Mulch?

Mulch helps stop soil from compaction during downpours. Loose, uncompact soil yields healthy plant roots. Also, mulch slows water runoff and reduces soil erosion. Which means the beds absorb more rain water, so you don’t have to water as often. Suppresses most weeds and makes pulling weeds that do sprout easier to pull. Reduces disease

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Landscape Solutions for Steep Hills and Slopes

Terrace Gardens – So, you want to update your landscape with a garden but have to contend with a steep hill or slope? A terrace garden may be your answer. This will allow you to grow a variety of plants and vegetables while utilizing the natural slope of your space

Landscape Challenges?

Some of the most common landscape challenges involve: Rocky or Sandy Soil Erosion Poor Drainage Excessive Shade Weeds or Invasive Plants Designing your landscape around your particular challenges is where a professional can be especially helpful. Generally they are able to put their knowledge and experience to work and find a work around that may

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