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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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