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15 Mar 2017

Caring for Flower Gardens

Anyone can care for a thriving flower garden; although it does take some time and effort. Below are some tips to keep your flower garden happy and healthy.

  1. The Three Necessities: Water, Sunlight and Fertile Soil

Your flower garden must have an adequate supply of water, sunlight, and fertile soil. Any lack of these basic necessities will affect your garden’s health. In terms of watering and sunlight; the best thing to do is follow the plant tag suggestions. During hot and dry cycles it’s okay to water more frequently; but too much water can cause your flowers to rot. It’s best to water at the base of each plant as overhead watering can encourage the spread of diseases. It’s a good thing to add organic matter and fertilizer to your garden yearly; as your flowers as well as earthworms and microbes feed on added organic matter causing reserves to be low for the following year.

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01 Mar 2017

10 Gardening Tips

  1. Create Planting Beds with Ease

To create a new planting bed, slice the lawn area with a spade and flip it upside down. Next, cover the area with about 3 inches of wood chips. After a few weeks the bed will be ready for planting.

  1. Keep the Dirt and Soil Outside

To prevent soil from being tracked inside keep plastic shopping bags by your door. So, if you have to go inside you can cover your muddy gardening boots / shoes with them. Also, to prevent soil from getting underneath your fingernails scrape them across a bar of soap before heading to the garden. The soap will provide a seal. Once you are finished in the garden, use a nail brush to remove the soap.

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22 Jan 2017

Planning Your Backyard

The most important factor for the planning of any backyard landscape is the homeowner’s vision for the space. Other important natural factors include the climate, topography, existing vegetation, views, soils and wind. We always like to work with the existing site conditions to enhance them and build upon them; rather than change a site’s eco-system completely. For instance; if a homeowner has a very undulating backyard we’d suggest creating terraces or different patio levels; as opposed to making a completely flat surface. Another important element to focus upon is the end user.

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10 Jan 2017

13 Questions to Ask Your Landscape Designer

  1. What type of plants can I use with a large deer population?

There is a big plant palette that can be utilized when dealing with a deer populated area. It all depends on what you’re looking for. There are forms of perennials that come in different colors and sizes that produce flowers throughout all of the seasons. It really just depends on what colors and styles you desire. The same goes for shrubs and trees, both evergreen and deciduous. As landscape designers it’s our job to design a plan while also being conscious of deer.

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16 Dec 2016

Bring Your New Landscape Ideas to Life For the New Year

The art of landscape design is much more than just updating one aspect of your landscape at a time. It is a total and seamless blending of color, style, and functionality all working in harmony to create a truly unique and inspired outdoor experience. Now is the perfect time to take those ideas you came up with in the winter months, and turn them into a reality.
With the help of today’s landscape professionals, you can create your own stunning outdoor experience. The right professional will bring your landscape to life with creative combinations of flowerbeds, water features, and beautiful stone or concrete patios and walkways running through.
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16 Nov 2016
Set the Scene

Set the Scene with a Stunning Landscape

After spending the winter on the inside looking out, spring is around the corner and you can already picture yourself ensconced in your favorite chaise soaking up the sun’s welcome warmth and light. The scene you envision is idyllic, but what about the scenery? Does it measure up to your warm weather fantasy? Or is your landscape in serious need of updating and redefining? A landscape professional with state of the art skills and resources can transform yesterday’s yard into sumptuous surroundings that will truly showcase your property and enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors.
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15 Aug 2016
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Superior Landscaping

Experience Makes the Difference

There’s a lot more to landscaping than putting in a few extra plants, and today’s design-build firms prove it. Instead, they combine their unique talents for horticulture, hardscaping, water gardening, and more to transform plain green lawns into livable outdoor spaces that reflect an owner’s lifestyle and personal taste. The difference is experience – firms that know what they’re doing can install everything from to gorgeous new terracing and flowerbeds to custom outdoor kitchens and living rooms. Even better, elite companies like these handle all the details; it’s a one-stop-shopping experience for all your landscaping.
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15 May 2016
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Perfect your Property with Professional Landscaping

When it comes to exterior design, today’s landscape architects have mastered it all. From new plants and flowers to soothing water features, timeless hardscaping, and more, these experts are building, planting, and sculpting outdoor environments like never before. Whether you want to sip cocktails along side a cool and relaxing poolscape or just enjoy a magnificent view from inside your home, they’ll help you craft your ideal outdoor experience.
To get the perfect landscape, you’ll need to selecting the ideal landscape architect.
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16 Mar 2016
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Create a Stunning & Fun Backyard Design

When landscaping fits perfectly in an exterior design scheme, the final product is a true artistic expression of color, style and beauty all perfectly blended together. Today’s professional landscapers can masterfully combine organic and inorganic elements to sculpt a stunning outdoor experience. Flowerbeds, water features, patios and walkways can all complement one another if the right designer builds your landscape. Entertain guests late into the night with proper outdoor lighting. New trends like outdoor fireplaces and outdoor kitchens will make entertaining at home fun. Play with your kids in the pool or wind down in a hot spa.
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