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Compost Tea Puts the ‘Good Guys’ in Charge of Your Soil

Compost Tea Puts the ‘Good Guys’ in Charge of Your Soil

Compost tea is the superfood that gives your landscape a boost – a rich brew that uses the science of Mother Nature to improve soil. And as spring rolls into sultry summer, it’s a good time to plan for how doses of this rejuvenating liquid can help your landscape....

Include Edibles in your Landscape Plans

Include Edibles in your Landscape Plans

A landscape that includes perennial and annual flowers and plants along with its trees and shrubs can enhance any home. When that landscape also includes edibles, the benefits increase. “We’re definitely seeing an uptick of people growing food,” says Gardens of...

June Landscaping Tips

June Landscaping Tips

June is a great time to finish planting gardens, containers and hanging baskets and then spend time relaxing on your deck, porch or patio enjoying the beautiful colors. Here's a few tips to help you start summer on the right foot! Put down an organic fertilizer. Apply...

Beautiful Patio Ideas for Spaces of All Sizes

Beautiful Patio Ideas for Spaces of All Sizes

As spring rolls into summer, your patio comes into the limelight. It can be a place to hang out with friends and family, or it can become a quiet getaway in an outdoor setting, the central point of your private backyard oasis. “It can be your own personal escape,”...

New to gardening? Start with herbs!

New to gardening? Start with herbs!

Here are five easy-to-grow, almost foolproof favorites for the garden. They can also grow in containers on a sunny deck, porch or balcony. Most of these are perennials, which will remain in your garden for several years.

Perennials for Shady Spaces

Perennials for Shady Spaces

A gardener whose landscape spaces are overshadowed by mature trees may have mixed feelings about this: there’s plenty of shade to relax in on a hot July day, Right? But just try to grow a rosebush – or any of those much-loved perennials that need abundant sunshine --...

How to Grow Tomatoes

How to Grow Tomatoes

Ask a gardener what she grows in the kitchen garden, and the first thing she likely mentions is tomatoes. If you enjoy this nutrition-rich vegetable (technically, a fruit), nothing is better than a ripe tomato plucked from the vine in your own back yard.

How to Choose the Right Landscape Maintenance Company

How to Choose the Right Landscape Maintenance Company

  You may just have a patch of lawn that needs only a mower and a blower to keep it tidy. You can likely do that yourself every couple of weeks, or hire the kid down the street. But if you have a landscape that needs more than just mowing and blowing – you have...

Container Planting with Dana and Julie

Nashville realtor Julie Lee Simpson partnered with our in-house container planting expert Dana Stein to create an awesome how-to video! Anyone that knows Julie and Dana know they're huge gardening enthusiasts. And they've got us feeling ready to work on our spring...

May Landscaping Tips

May Landscaping Tips

May is here!  You know what that means - the temps are coming up, grass is greening up, of course those weeds are coming up. Here are a few tips for keeping your lawn in shape this May! Change the direction or pattern each time you mow your lawn. Different mowing...

Get Your Houseplants Ready for Spring!

Get Your Houseplants Ready for Spring!

There are 2 key parts to prepping you plants for spring: fertilization and acclimating plants to the outdoors. Fertilization Start fertilizing houseplants about 8 weeks before the last expected spring frost. Here in Nashville, that’s mid-late April. The first few...

Spring Color for Your Doorstep

Spring Color for Your Doorstep

Every spring, I’ve been putting the same tired geraniums on the porch near the front door. This year I decided I needed something different – I mean, don’t we all? – and I’ve chosen to go all-in on a mixed container planting to bring a shot of color to the doorstep....