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  • Save Money and the Environment by Saying No to Grass
    Save Money and the Environment by Saying No to Grass
    Landscaping in Florida is a multi-million dollar industry and basic lawn services are a large part of the sunshine state’s business structure. With small companies popping up every few years, and all of them making ends meet, it’s a...
  • Water Wise & Energy Wise Landscaping With Color
    Water Wise & Energy Wise Landscaping With Color
    When designing landscape, water conservation, energy efficiency and maintenance are 3 of the major areas to consider. A quality landscape design and construction company has the knowledge and experience to offer great solutions while still...
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    Cheap or free alternatives for landscaping fabric
    Have you ever priced out landscaping fabric for a large project? It's a considerable expense. Sometimes, nothing else will do the job. There are times, however, when a cheap substitute works just as well or better. What are the alternatives to...
  • Easily Maintained Landscaping
    The Best Low Maintenance Landscaping Tips
    So many of us love a beautiful landscape but don't have the time to commit to its care and upkeep. When you create a low-maintenance landscape, you can still enjoy a breathtaking setting without having to spend all your free time tending to it...
  • Double Red Knockout Rose with Frost!
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES OCTOBER 2014
    OCTOBER: KNOCKOUT ROSESThe frost rests on the lawn this morning as the misty fog vapors drift off the warm lakes. And what do my eyes behold? That’s right….bright red Knockout Roses still blooming away, as if it were 60 degrees! These...
  • Whirling Butterflies
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES SEPTEMBER 2014
    SEPTEMBER: WHIRLING BUTTERFLIESThe nights are getting shorter, cooler, and dew is forming on the grass in the mornings. The smell of fall is in the air. But the last grasp of summer heat still lingers and this helps push the Whirling Butterflies ...
  • Know when and how to prune a shrub
    How and when to prune a forsythia bush
    The forsythia is one of the first splashes of springtime color in many yards in the northern United States and has become a landscape staple throughout New England. Its bright yellow blossoms light up the yard, mirroring the golden sun above. They...
  • Panamanian houseplant
    All of Panama's Plant Nurseries
    One of the things that really surprised me when I first came to Panama over eight years ago was all of the plant nurseries I saw zip by as we traveled down the Pan-American Highway, observed on an entrance road, or passed in a town's central...
  • Japanese Quince Bush
    Best shrubs to grow in clay soil
    Working with clay soil wouldn’t be most landscapers’ first choice of medium to plant in, but it doesn’t have to be a death sentence for your shrubs. There are many plants that do well or at least tolerate clay soil, so don&rsquo...
  • Lawnless In South Park
    Xeriscape For San Diego Water Conservation
    In San Diego where water conservation is a must, the future of landscaping is xeriscape.Xeriscape is a type of landscaping designed especially for for arid and semiarid climates. With xeriscape water conservation techniques are used like drought...
  • Xeriscaping
    How to Create a Drought-Resistant Landscape
    Drought-resistant landscapes, or xeriscape landscapes as they are also known, are ideal for settings with little rainfall or regions prone to drought. By employing native and drought-resistant plants and installing optimum irrigation features, you...
  • The Benefits of Retaining Walls and Terracing
    The benefits of retaining walls and terracing
    Retaining walls and terraces have been an essential part of land cultivation since antiquity. Today, installing retaining walls and terraces allows homeowners to landscape otherwise unusable land or uneven terrain for a variety of purposes. If you...
  • Painting with landscape plants
    Turn your garden into a work of art
    Art in the garden is a popular trend. As we become more conscious of being environmentally friendly we look for ways to make our landscapes more decorative rather than depending on importing favorite plants and battling our climate to force them...
  • Echinacea 'White Swan'
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES JULY 2014
    JULY: 9SPECIES OF CONEFLOWER OR ECHINACEAYou might think that Coneflower is such a common landscape plant that it must be boring, and perhaps in some settings you might be right. But, when used in mass plantings, in mixed natural wildflower...
  • Get a lush lawn by watering the proper way: Say goodbye to those brown patches
    Get a lush lawn by watering the proper way: Say goodbye to those brown patches
    Having a green lush lawn is what every homeowner wishes for when the weather gets warm. Spring and summer months the grass needs to be manicured more than another other time of the year depending upon the area you reside in.Knowing how to water...