Upcycled Garden? How to Grow Fruits & Veggies from Pits & Seeds

If you have a garden, you may already be composting your kitchen vegetable scraps. But did you know you can also grow a beautiful, healthy garden all year long from your kitchen leftovers? In fact, some vegetables are so useful and productive, you can buy them once from the grocery store and never pay for…

Beginners Guide to Growing a Beautiful Lawn

There are many benefits to having a killer lawn. It has a cooling effect, traps dirt and dust, provides oxygen and filters rainwater containments. Plus, it’s a great place for pets to play and so people can enjoy being outside in the fresh air. But, the best way to develop a healthy lawn is to…

Urban Gardener? 5 Tips to Grow Big Blooms in Small Spaces

There are lots of advantages to apartment living, but a yard of your own is not typically one of them. That’s no reason to give up on the idea of your very own garden, though. Urban gardening makes use of containers and vertical space to grow crops like tomatoes, radishes, lettuce and other greens —…

Ready, Set, Grow! When to Start Your Garden

Does winter weather have you itching to dig in the dirt? Get tips on when you can safely start planting veggies for spring and summer. Even though I’ve grown a vegetable garden for many years now, I always find myself wondering around this time of year, “When should I start my garden?” I know from…

2019 Landscape & Garden Trends

A new year brings new ideas & trends in landscape design. We’re always on the lookout for emerging trends, as well as creating some ourselves! This week we wanted to share a few of our favorite outdoor trends that might inspire you into 2019 and beyond. Small Space Gardening Gardening & plant-keeping is seeing a…

Homes With Classic Christmas Curb Appeal

Red ribbon, green garlard and tons of twinkling lights. Dripping in Holiday Spirit This head-turning Atlanta home is draped in festive greenery to highlight the holiday season. It just goes to show, when it comes to design, sometimes simple is best. Postcard Pretty We can’t get enough of this elegant, American Foursquare. With rich, green…

Six Tips for Winter Tree Care

If you think your backyard trees simply hibernate during winter, think again. The show may seem over once autumn leaves fall, but there’s actually a lot that trees do during winter to get ready for spring. Take tree growth, for starters: most of the growing points in a tree are protected inside winter jackets called…

Winter Yard Chores

Who says you can’t garden in December? Give your green thumb a work-out with these early winter garden tasks. Remove Leaves Keep dealing with leaves throughout winter any time you can. Be especially vigilant with leaves that pile up on the lawn—they can actually harm grass. Also remove leaves from walks, driveways or decks. Wet…

Low-Maintenance Plants for Easy Landscaping

Consider these easy-to-grow shrubs, trees, and perennials to create a worry-free foundation in your landscape. For each, we’ve included planting, watering, fertilizing, and pruning tips for every gardening zone. Shrub: Barberry Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is deer-resistant and deciduous, with thorny stems that make it a good foundation plant for increasing home security. Once established, this…