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Fertilize Your Landscape With Compost Tea

Fertilize Your Landscape With Compost Tea

Give your landscape an energizing dose of tea this spring -- compost tea, that is, a rich “drink” that uses the science of Mother Nature to enrich the soil.  “I learned about the importance of compost tea at least 20 years ago, and it just made sense to me,” says...

April Landscaping Tips

April Landscaping Tips

Spring has officially sprung! What's the next step for your landscaping? For many gardeners, April is the start of the gardening season. Check out these easy tips to get your yard in shape: Reseed the damaged or bare areas of the lawn. Mow established cool-season turf...

Our Most Memorable Landscape Solutions – A small yard with big ideas

Our Most Memorable Landscape Solutions – A small yard with big ideas

Families are spending more time outdoors, and landscape designers know that every homeowner’s idea of the perfect outdoor environment is unique. We asked Gardens of Babylon designer Eric Vangrinsven to tell us about his most memorable project of 2020: A small yard...

How to Choose the Perfect Container

How to Choose the Perfect Container

Even if you don’t have a personal patch of soil, you can still have a garden. If you have space to plant a garden in the ground, you also want to enhance your porch, patio or deck. That’s the advantage and beauty of container gardening. But how do you choose the best...

A Guide to Seed-Starting

A Guide to Seed-Starting

What to Know, When to plant, & How to Do It!   Spring is coming. Can you feel it in the air? If you’re planning to grow food and annual flowers in your garden this spring and summer, the time to begin thinking about it is now. Starting transplants from seeds...

March Landscaping Tips

March Landscaping Tips

Spring is coming up fast! Now's the time to get cleaning! March is all about removing the old and getting ready for the new.  Here's some tips to help get you started! Rake the lawn, even if there are no leaves; it cleans the top layer of your lawn, allowing healthy...

Sustainable Landscaping Maintenance

Sustainable Landscaping Maintenance

If you’re concerned about the environment, you want to make sure your landscape practices are not harming the planet with unnecessary chemicals, unsafe practices or excessive use of resources. Gardens of Babylon shares your concern, and can take eco-friendly care of...

Our Most Memorable Landscape Solutions – At home in the woods

Our Most Memorable Landscape Solutions – At home in the woods

Families are spending more time outdoors, and landscape designers know that every homeowner’s idea of the perfect outdoor environment is unique. We asked Gardens of Babylon designer Ryan Fogartyto tell us about her most memorable project of 2020: At home in the woods...

February Landscaping Tips

February Landscaping Tips

Spring is just around the corner and February is the perfect time to start planning your landscaping for the year! Here are a few tips to get you started in the right direction! Except for maples, birches, willows and yellowwood, now is a good time to prune trees....

Raised Garden Bed Prep

Raised Garden Bed Prep

Start planning your garden, or let us do it for you! On days when the temperature struggles to get above freezing, it may feel like warmer weather is in some far-off future. Rest assured, though, that gardening days will return soon. Meanwhile, if you have an...

January Landscaping Tips

January Landscaping Tips

Here are some tips to keep your landscaping happy in January! A dry winter day is a good time to mow the lawn and remove fallen leaves and pine needles. Inspect your yard for winter weeds and pull or spray. Plant hardy evergreens, shrubs, and fruit and shade trees....

Best Wishes in 2021 – What’s on your landscape Wish List?

Best Wishes in 2021 – What’s on your landscape Wish List?

Take a look at your home’s landscape and how it has served you across the seasons. What do you wish you’d done differently in 2020? How would you change it? What could you add? Can you do it in 2021? *I wish I had a patio where we would get together with friends…With...