Get Expert Planting Advice from the Local Garden Center

Every spring people take to their backyards looking for ways to beautify their surroundings. Many people have a lot of ambition but unfortunately little knowledge on how to select and grow plants that will fare well in their climate. Thankfully local garden centers can be relied upon to assist people with their gardening questions. There … Read moreGet Expert Planting Advice from the Local Garden Center

Natural Landscaping Design

If we were to have a truly native landscape in Houston Texas it would look like an abandon field of various grasses, a thicket edge of tangled vines, shrubs and underbrush or a mature grove of oaks with leaf ground cover underneath These landscapes are beautiful out in the countryside but in our suburban enclaves we seek some order and design

If we were to have a truly native landscape in Houston Texas it would look like an abandon field of various grasses, a thicket edge of tangled vines, shrubs and underbrush or a mature grove of oaks with leaf ground cover underneath. These landscapes are beautiful out in the countryside but in our suburban enclaves we seek some order and design. You say to yourself ?it looks messy or it needs to be improved upon.? Let?s say that the first requirement is it should look beautiful to you. It is your interpretation of how you want natural to look. The natural landscape is really improving upon the existing natural conditions and making it even better into our own liking. On the most wooded of lots in Piney Point and Memorial the issue becomes ?how to work with and plant under all this shade?? There is an aesthetic, a blend of the existing and the things we can improve upon based on the comforts, functions and the necessary uses of the site- a landscape design marriage. In the natural landscape interpretation we take the best of natural site elements and make it even better still based on the concept of form, function to house comfort and beauty. So now that we know the natural landscape is by no means native or natural what is it?

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Urban Gardening: Planning Your Vegetable and Herb Garden

Most people who decide to pursue urban homesteading already have an established landscape. Finding the space to grow vegetables can create a challenge, but it’s not one that can’t be overcome with creative planning such as cottage gardening, or growing your plants vertically on an apartment patio. Urban Gardening How Much Space Will You Need? … Read moreUrban Gardening: Planning Your Vegetable and Herb Garden

Landscaping Your Home With Your Dog in Mind

Is your landscaping going to the dogs? Is your lawn riddled with “dog spots?” According to many Orlando home landscapers, there’s no reason that you can’t have both dogs and attractive landscaping. But home landscaping with dogs does present challenges that may require some compromises.The goal in this balancing act is to achieve an attractive, … Read moreLandscaping Your Home With Your Dog in Mind

Getting Rid of Chipmunks that Damage Your Property-The Humorous Version

Most people think chipmunks are cute….me included.  There’s Chip and Dale and Alvin and his cohorts.  While they look adorable, they are also rodents and can do expensive damage to your home and property. I’ve lived in the country for almost 20 years and have always been comfortable watching chipmunks dart in and around my … Read moreGetting Rid of Chipmunks that Damage Your Property-The Humorous Version

7 Ways to Create Private Deck Spaces

The problem with decks can often be that they are raised above ground level and therefore make homeowners and family members clearly visible to neighbors. Fences already in place may be too low to provide a practical amount of shielding. There are alternatives that can be implemented to provide varying measures of privacy to deck … Read more7 Ways to Create Private Deck Spaces