Restraint. A seemingly simple word. A word that implies self-control, self-discipline, and moderation. It is a word that, when used in landscape design, will produce simpler designs that create a powerful impact. It makes every plant earn its keep instead of just showing up.
Nature provides us with an abundance of beautiful materials to work with, and stone is one of the most versatile and stunning. When natural stone boulders are used to create retaining walls, they can add functionality and beauty to your landscape.
Could you tell me the name of your favorite spirea? You just rolled your eyes, didn’t you?
That’s okay. While spirea is a commonly used plant for landscapers, it’s not the plant that customers get excited about when they’re at the nursery. Most people wouldn’t even recognize this favorite as spirea, though.
With grass seed prices skyrocketing, you need to maximize your fall grass seed germination. Choosing the right seed and installing it at the perfect time are just two tips for grass seeding success. Find out everything you need to know to create a healthy and lush lawn.
There is no denying the charm of lavender. The fragrance alone brings to mind idyllic images of meandering walkways bordered by the aromatic, silvery foliage. The musky scent of purple flowers on long, slender stems drying in a forgotten kitchen window. Very few plants can evoke such emotion and take you to places you’ve longed to visit.
Finding time in our busy schedules for anything above and beyond the absolute necessary can be difficult. Finding time for a hobby that offers us peace and helps with our well-being can seem downright daunting and often unnecessary.
Designing a landscape can be overwhelming. With so many options available, knowing what to plant can be a challenge. But planning a new landscape bed or improving your landscape doesn’t have to be difficult when you follow these garden design tips.
We all have that awkward area in our landscape that is tight and narrow. The space between our homes and sidewalks, areas between our driveway and our neighbor’s yards, and corner spots that need something with height but not much width. Columnar plants, while often overlooked for more floriferous choices, serve a much-needed purpose in our suburban landscapes and offer solutions to many of these problems.
We’ve reached the time of year where we enjoy autumn radiant reds, brilliant oranges, luminous yellows, and the yellowing of evergreen needles. This shouldn’t cause a panic or create any fear that you may lose your evergreen. It is merely the natural progression of all plants, even those that hold on to their foliage.