garden art, garden seating, landscape design, plant selection

Landscape Design-WHERE DO I BEGIN?

We just bought a house and the "landscape" consists of a few trees and a weird assortment of shrubs here and there.  Where should we start? All of us long for a yard out of Southern Living or Architectural Digest.  In reality, most of us inherit something between The Jungle Book and Grapes of Wrath, so… Continue reading Landscape Design-WHERE DO I BEGIN?

disease, lawn care, plant care, plant selection, Uncategorized

Lawn laments

What do you do when 'take all patch' keeps attacking your St. Augustine even after you have diligently applied fungus control, fertilizer, appropriate water, etc?   Skip "WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY______?" begins most conversations pointed in my direction anyway, but  this year folks seem particularly desperate to find a prescription for landscaping woes.  While turf is not… Continue reading Lawn laments

disease, lawn care, native plants, plant care, plant selection, Uncategorized

Trees Need Extra Love in a Drought

We just bought a new house and it was empty for some time.  I use my irrigation system a couple of times a week, but should I water my mature trees more than that this summer? (pecans, oaks)  We haven’t had much rain for the last 6 months.   Anthony S. Most of the nation… Continue reading Trees Need Extra Love in a Drought