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Extend The Outdoor Season With A Firepit

Extend the Outdoor Season with a Firepit

  Fall is coming, and we can expect chilly nights soon. But wouldn’t it be great if you could still gather with family and friends out on the patio for a relaxing evening outdoors? Consider the warmth and congeniality a firepit on your patio or an outdoor...

August Landscaping Tips

August Landscaping Tips

It’s hard to think July is almost over and August is already here! August is the month that summer starts coming to an end and this is the time you really need to take advantage of your landscaping to keep it looking beautiful. This is mainly a maintenance month,...

It’S Time To Prune Oakleaf Hydrangeas

It’s Time to Prune Oakleaf Hydrangeas

-------------------------------- Oakleaf hydrangeas are a type of deciduous shrub that is known for its large, showy flower clusters. While these shrubs are relatively low-maintenance, they do require some pruning in order to keep them looking their best. Now that the...

Project Spotlight: Small Footprint, Big Impact

Project Spotlight: Small Footprint, Big Impact

------------------------------------------------- Sometimes a homeowner gives a landscape designer a small canvas and directs them to fill it to its best potential. Other times, the homeowner/gardener has a specific request – an idea, a look, a few must-have features...

Houseplants For Bright Light

Houseplants for Bright Light

----------- While many common houseplants originate in the filtered shade of tropical regions, there are others that crave the sun. If the summer sun is lighting up your rooms through south- and southwest-facing windows, you are among the lucky houseplant-lovers who...

Establishing Plants In The Summer

Establishing Plants in the Summer

----------------------------------------- Spring turns quickly to summer, and as you realize you never got around to adding this new favorite plant to the perennial bed, or if that little shrub that you bought in March is still sitting in the pot it came in from the...

Pro Landscaping Tips To Increase Your Home Value

Pro Landscaping Tips to Increase Your Home Value

------ As a homeowner, you always want to do whatever you can to increase your home value. If you're thinking about selling your home in the near future, or if you just want to make sure your home is worth as much as possible, there are a number of things you can do...

5 Best Plants For Middle Tennessee Landscaping

5 Best Plants for Middle Tennessee Landscaping

------- When it comes to landscaping in Middle Tennessee, there are a few key things to keep in mind. The first is that the climate can be hot and humid, so you’ll want to choose plants that can withstand that. The second is that the soil here is generally clay-based,...

July Landscaping Tips

July Landscaping Tips

July has plenty of challenges; protecting landscapes from intense heat, severe weather, and annoying pests - it's not always an easy task! Here are some landscaping tips to keep in mind during July so that you can keep your yard thriving even during the most intense...

Tips For Choosing The Right Houseplant For Your Home

Tips for choosing the right houseplant for your home

If spring is about the garden outside, summer’s heat and humidity may drive you back indoors, where you can still experience nature among the houseplants. But which plants to choose? Here’s what to consider when you’re trying to choose the right houseplant for your...

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....