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Let There Be Light!

Let There Be Light!

I have two favorite spots in my house: The first is a chaise lounge sitting next to a large window overlooking the Vine Maples in my backyard. The second is my kitchen window with a view of two old mossy-branched walnut trees. I see squirrels scampering, birds looking...
Beautiful, Low-maintenance Groundcover Conifers

Beautiful, Low-maintenance Groundcover Conifers

When considering plants for your landscape, don’t forget about the vast options available in low-growing groundcover conifers. Evergreen groundcover conifers can be a low-maintenance option to fill in landscaped areas, providing beauty and longevity. They combine well...
Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Fabric

Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Fabric

One of the least glamourous materials in the landscape may be landscape fabric. It’s cheap, ugly, and is useful in a variety of applications. Our clients sometimes ask us about installing landscape fabric as a weed prevention tool, and we discourage this. Why you...
Rocks Rock!

Rocks Rock!

Rocks are natural materials excavated from the earth that add beauty, function, and stability in the landscape.  Much of the stone in your area will likely have been brought in from a nearby quarry or local river bed, but some may have traveled hundreds and even...
The Bark Dust Blues: Considerations for a New Backyard

The Bark Dust Blues: Considerations for a New Backyard

Builders love bark dust. It covers a multitude of sins, costs next to nothing, and allows them to move on to the next project. What do you do when a builder leaves you with a new house and a backyard with bark dust, a concrete slab, and not much else?   First things...
Fabulous Foliage Plants for Your Garden

Fabulous Foliage Plants for Your Garden

When thinking of plants for our gardens, we often think of flowers first. However, flowers are fleeting; they come and go, but foliage plants are hard at work bringing beauty to garden spaces and patio planters. Here are a just a few of the many plants to consider in...